Forgive me brothers and sisters it has been 2 months since my last post....
At that time I was struggling to finish Wk R3 in the program (20 minutes continuous running). I decided I wouldn't post again until I had reached that milestone and just continue to go out and run until I got there.
The temperatures have been very high and it felt like I was never going to do it. However I told myself not to obsess but to keep going running and trust I would get there in the end. I was becoming demoralized at times and I was only managing to run twice a week on average.
I decided to swap over from the iphone app to the NHS podcasts with Laura, to see if the music helped. Then I got a bad cold which went to my chest and made it very difficult to run (I managed only one run that week).
Last week I was away on holiday and I didn't run at all even though I packed my gear just in case. (We did climb Snowdon in the middle of the week and my legs have only just stopped aching...but that is a different story)
It turns out that a week resting was probably the best thing because this morning (first full day back from holiday) I got up and ran for 20 minutes non stop with Laura. I took it nice and steady and I can honestly say I could have gone on even longer when she said to stop !!!
I was never really sure this day would come and it has been frustrating seeing others who started at the same time as me zoom past on the program but I feel reassured now that we are all on our own journey and we will all get there in the end.
I am off to celebrate my big bro's 50th birthday tonight and I now have a double celebration ;0)