It was a beautiful cool and breezy morning and I felt (for the first time in this 11 week journey ) relaxed and happy at the start. I had the usual achey legs and I did feel tired and my breathing was still heavy but somehow, in a weird way, I managed to enjoy it.
When the last five minute marker came up I just told myself to just keep going and so I completed my second 30 minute run - Wow! 😀
Gosh! Tuesday I start W9. Who would have thought? It seemed an impossible dream when I started this lark and was almost crying in frustration and pain because I couldn't run at all!
I know we all say it, but it is truly incredible isn't it that we start this programme unable to run a minute and a few weeks on we are running 30 minutes?
My challenge is continuing, as I still have to graduate (planned for next Saturday) and during the month of September I have to run 14 thirty minutes runs at the speed and distance I am currently doing in, order to achieve my sponsorship target for the British Heart Foundation - that's three a week so in line with C25K.
My C25K journey will have taken 12 weeks and so now I have to be much more disciplined about running days and days off to get them all in. That will be tough for me 😬 but they are all in the diary and now I am less frightened of morning running , that will play a part....so thanks to everyone who wrote inspirational posts about their morning runs 👏 it was you that got me out there.
Three runs a week for the next 5 weeks - scary proposition but this red faced tortoise is going to give it her best 🐢
Have a great Bank Holiday everyone and happy running 🏃😄