I'm just finished week 6 and although I finished the 25 minute run by repeatedly chanting 'I can do this' over and over and cursing at Laura when she pipes up to tell me she knows I must be really tired but not to stop because I'm halfway through (which just makes me think 'aggh, I've only halfway through!). I am really not enjoying it nor am I getting that runner's high I hear about. Is it possible that I'm just never going to be a natural runner? I'm determined to finish the 9 weeks just to prove to myself that I can but I'm not sure I'll want to keep doing it after that which seems a bit of a waste of time. That said, my motivation to keep going is the idea of going on a beach holiday later this year with my fiendishly fit sister who runs every single day!
I only run on a treadmill at home because I have this weird block about running outside that if I get tired halfway I've still got to get home whereas if I get tired on a treadmill I can just stop it! It's like a safety net, I guess. I'd love to be one of those people who see running as their form of meditation but honestly, I just find it a bit tortuous!