Well my last post was when I did W5 R3 and I was feeling chuffed at doing 20 mins. Thanks to your encouragement I carried on and managed W6 R3 – 25 mins a couple of days ago. I didn’t post as I wanted to see if I could do it again – I have today, but it felt harder than before. How do I keep this up?
A little background, I’m a 56 year old woman and now care full time for my husband. I’d always been tall and lanky and we both enjoyed walking, but then the menopause hit and due to my husband’s worsening health, the walks stopped. Suddenly a ‘spare tyre’ developed! But I needed exercise I could do quickly without leaving my husband too long, jogging seemed the answer. I did try and download the podcasts but failed to master itunes. As we live in a hilly area, I joined the local council run gym. They drew up a programme for me including strength exercises, which was great and I enjoy them but the running was tagged onto the end and I’ve been plodding away doing 15 mins for a year. I can’t say that it got easy either.
Anyway we are lucky enough to be on a long holiday to Spain, and conditions here are ideal so thought I’d extend my runs. After a battle with itunes I finally managed to download Laura and came in at W5 R2. I thought I’d work up to 20 mins so 25 is beyond what I’d aimed at but I’m wondering if it’s beyond me! Advice please!