I know it's not good manners but I'm extremely proud of myself!

I've just done W6R3 - 25 minutes of running without any rest period. I don't mind admitting, I was scared. I was due to run on Friday but after going to bed late and getting up early to watch the election results I was worried my body would be too tired - so I went home instead of going to the gym and drank wine instead!

Went to my normal spinning class yesterday morning but it was a different instructor and he really punished my legs with a different programme.

Can you see what I'm doing? I'm making excuses ready for when I fail and am not able to do the full 25 minutes.

Guess what though? I went to the gym this morning (having to run on the treadmill because of previous injury) and I did it. I ran for 25 minutes without stopping at 7.1 kph. I did it. I thought I was going to be sick at the end but I did it. How did this happen? I literally couldn't run a minute in week 1. To anyone reading this who is early on in the programme and doubting whether they can do it - DON'T. I am 44, hugely overweight, size 18 and was enormously unfit. It's not easy and there will be times when you want to give up - but if I can get this far, so can you. In week 1 I could only manage 45 seconds without stopping. If I can do it, anyone can do it!

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  • That's fantastic and too right you should be proud of yourself 😁😁

  • And, I should add that I'm about to buy a pair of size 14 trousers! This programme works on so many levels AND as someone who has suffered from depression and poor mental health pretty much all my life, the past few weeks of running have really picked me up after a few difficult events.

  • Go girl! Dam straight you are proud of yourself, you deserve it! If you can achieve 25 mins, getting to 30 in week nine is in your sights, you have this!

  • I must admit, I'm a bit puzzled. The past few weeks have steadily increased the amounts we run and now the next three weeks only increase by a further five minutes. BUT I guess, you're doing long runs every day of the programme in weeks 7-9 so it's about building up stamina too.

  • Great post - well done on a great run.🙂

  • Well done! This forum is all about asking for support/help, and trumpeting our successes, keep up the bragging, you earned it!

  • That sounds fantastic and you should be proud of your achievement

  • It is the best feeling in the world...Very well done and yes, shout it loud "I DONE GOOD" :)

  • Whoop! Go you! You should be super proud 👏🏻🏃🏻‍♀️👏🏻 Xx

  • PRIDE COMES BEFORE A.....................great big cheer from all of us.

    This is pride central.......we understand when others would not.

    Well done, you.

  • What a fabulous achievement. You are right to be proud of yourself. Xx

  • Boom! 👊

    I am so inspired after reading this!

    Us humans are so funny. Your "hugely overweight" is my current goal weight, ha!!

    Congrats on the 25 mins 👏🙌😎

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