So I've never been a runner, and because of one thing or another, uni and working, then full time work, time (and motivation) for exercise has been non-existent!
I've never really been one for posting to forums and things, but when I was initially considering following this plan and researching it, I found that all of the blogs and forums and things got me really excited! This seems like such a lovely community full of people who are there to motivate and inspire each other and one that I would love to be a part of
It's been recently when I've started to look at myself and think that i'm not happy with what I'm looking at that, and the shame I feel about how out of breath that I get running for the train, that I've noticed I need to make a change and I stumbled across this programme. I completed Week 1 Run 2 last night and so far so good. My calves were burning a fair bit after the first run, and when I went out last night, it was with the intention that if I couldn't manage it, fair enough, and I'd try again another night. As it turns out I'm more stubborn that I originally gave myself credit for, because after the warmup (which was burny), I was able to just forget about it and before I knew it, it was time to cool down! I really hope that I'm able to finish this plan, and I'm not going to think about and worry about the runs that are coming up. I've already noticed a difference between the first two runs, where I'm becoming more comfortable with the runs (however short they are at this point in the plan). I seem to have found a burst of motivation so far so I'm riding this wave for all that it's worth in the hopes that it becomes habit because I've really enjoyed this so far, and I can see why it gets so addictive!
A bit of a long winded one there, but all in all, I just wanted to say hi