Yes! Yes! Yes! Week 9 run 3 in the bag! I even did an extra victory run at the end of the five minute cool down so I could burst through my front door breathless, sweaty and triumphant ( that was quite hard, I definitely find longer runs easier than intervals.....though I NEVER thought I would say that). The sun was shining, I may have managed to run a tiny bit faster than usual (although I then started to get pre-stitch-like feelings so slowed down to my usual crawl).
It's taken me a day short of 11 weeks. Some of it has been quite tough but the amazing support on this forum has got me through the self-doubt and wimpiness. I have run on a beach in Italy and had my brother create and share a hilarious video of me slo-mo running set to the theme tune from Chariots of Fire, I have swapped "running stories" with colleagues at work, I have signed up for Parkrun (though haven't managed to get to one yet) and I will be participating in a 5k race for life in June.
If you had told me I would be doing any of these things at the beginning of the year I would have laughed outwardly and inwardly felt a bit sad and pathetic. BUT the programme works! I have run 3ish times a week for 11 weeks and I am going to continue doing so. This is just the start!