After my first run in Week 1 I was questioning my sanity? legs were dead, breathing like a horse after the grand national and wondering just were all this water was coming from that was streaming out of my pores. All the encouragement I was given on this forum got me out for the second run, I was truly ready to give up after the first run ! Thank you all so much.
However things are starting to click now. I'm following a slightly different plan but its a similar 8 to 9 week program so today's session was warm up walk for 5 mins, run for 4 mins, walk for 3 and repeat 3 more times. first two 4 minute sessions were easy but I had to push myself through the last two sessions. So I ran for 16 minutes in total which is just fantastic. I can honestly say that I enjoyed the run today. Given where I was after my first run in week 1 I'm amazed ! I'm not fit, 56, slightly overweight and have never ran any distance before. If I can do this then anyone can.
I'm actually looking forward to my next run and have booked up for a 5k park run at the end of the 9 weeks so I have to keep going.
Once again thank you to everyone one on this forum who have encouraged me if not directly but in your replies to other strugglers posts that I have read. Its just a mass of positive thought that pushes me on.