Yesterday I completed the third run (jog) of week nine. Did I think I was going to get there?...No!!!
Nine weeks ago I couldn't run a minute and at the start of every new week came a new challenge that I struggled with. Week five and week eight were a real brick wall but the great community on here helped me through it...so thank you so much guys 😊
I have learnt far more though than how to run for thirty minutes. Throughout the nine weeks I have beat myself up because I had to slow down my pace or on some runs had to take walk breaks throughout the runs but it has been a learning journey. I have learnt personally for me it isn't about the speed I go or the distance I cover but the fact that I got up early in the morning or later in the evening and three times a week completed the runs. I learnt to reflect and realise that nine weeks ago I couldn't have achieved what I did yesterday. Most of all I was able to get out, enjoy the fresh air, not be bothered what people think of the sweaty beetroot faced attempted runner puffing by and it is something that I as a 24/7 carer was able to achieve. For three times a week it was selfishly my brief time for me to realise and achieve. Sadly at the moment I don't have time to run any more than thirty minutes but I will carry on and hopefully build on the 4.02Km I did yesterday. I know I didn't achieve the 5k and know from some posts that is important to some but that wasn't the goal for me in the end
Thanks again to all those who helped me get to this point and happy running everyone. If I can do it anyone can 🏃♀️