Umm puffing a bit! Legs are hurting also. Uncomfortable chest which really plays on my mind. But I did it can't say I enjoyed it as much as other runs but they can't all be great. Can't run again now till Thursday. Once my chest/heart paranoia subsides I'll be at it again. Again last stint felt a bit lame but 3 minutes!!!!! Last time I ran that much I was chasing the ice cream van!


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  • Great, well done. Sometimes you do have to grit your teeth and just battle through but what an achievement eh? I think as you progress through the programme, gain more faith in it as you see how it works and notice how you are increasingly able to run for longer, you will enjoy it more and feel less anxious. I'm so glad I did it and wouldn't want to miss my runs now. I have more energy, I sleep better, I don't get worried about things as much and I am getting leaner. I take singing lessons and I notice I have a lot more puff. All those benefits lie in wait for you. If you can persevere, I think you will have done something very good for yourself.

  • I too struggle with the breathlessness. On week 3 with one run left to go and am dreading what week 4 has in store 😱

  • Did you get your ice cream though?

    You did it, you are here to tell the tale...you know, deep down you are fine.

    Your body and as you have said, your mind are both getting used to this new routine.

    Take it as ever, steady and slowly, really slowly...

    You are doing amazingly well...stick with it Sir!

  • I have chest and heart paranoia too, it's not good is it!! I am on week 5 now though and still here, so keep going, nice and slow πŸ˜€

  • I'm not going to say the obvious about chest pain as we are all adults. I had the same thing yes and the worry, as an overweight 47 year old, kept thinking my heart my heart, had it checked and all OK, doc says it's stress, after a few weeks in to the programme the chest pain went, phew! Now I don't get it at all and feel much better. I think the worry of the pain is almost causing the stress which causes the pain, a bit of a circular problem. But to be honest you are fitter this week than you were last week so the heart is stronger and healthier so if you didn't die last week chances are you will make it through easter πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜€

  • Guys thanks for the words of encouragement. Onwards and upwards. W3 now..... didn't think I'd get this far really. At one stage my legs were giving way before my lungs!

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