I, like probably many others, have read posts on here, not really believing after that first venture out - be it early morning, late at night or heavily disguised - that by sticking to the regime, the minutes would actually pass, along with previously unreachable landmarks.
Remarkably, I have completed week 6 and from those first 'hidden away' runs I now am brave enough to run through my village. I still can't quite believe it and all the more so that I started this journey in January to support a colleague who then only did 2 runs and stopped.
I do prefer running on tracks, rather than the hard tarmac, which is leaving me with painful ankles and am now delighting in planning off- road routes in the hope that they will be soon dry enough for me to venture along them. I also want to try and become less obsessed with how far I have run in a given time.
So, if you are like me, a person who used to regard people out running in all weathers as 'mad' then beware - you will probably become one of those aforementioned people. I have run - well moved slightly quicker than walking pace at times - in below zero, in rain and in snow. Did I get a 'buzz' when returning home after my achievements? Most certainly yes!
So, thank you to everyone who has written posts to inspire new people like me.
I hope that I can inspire just one person to carry on - it really does build up your stamina without you really realising it.
So don't procrastinate - just put on your running shoes and get out that door. If I can do it, so can you!