Hi gang! I've said several times already that I'm continually amazed by this programme. Before I began it way back in June I printed out a sheet with the 9 week schedule and a mini diary type form with 9 sections divided into 3 to note down my thoughts after each session. This morning I completed week 8 and noted down my thoughts which were along the lines of 'that was a tough one but I'm elated to have got through the week with no mishaps'. Reading back through my notes it appears to be almost an exact copy of run 3 from most weeks including week 1. The point of this is that sticking with the programme and listening to the advice of the good folks on this forum will keep you on track and almost force you into achieving what just over 8 weeks ago you would've thought was impossible.
Week 9 is approaching and what a time to reach it. I begin 2 weeks holiday from work on Monday which is when run 1 is due, run 2 coincides with my wife's 40th birthday and the graduation run is scheduled for Friday. I'll be preparing for that momentous occasion with an all day session at the Great British Beer Festival in London and not getting back to Beccles (North East Suffolk) until around 11:30pm on Thursday night. The early alarm on Friday will be cursed but the determination chip will have it's add on 'beer induced lethargy reducer function' installed to combat the after effects of the day before.
Perhaps the sense of achievement will be greater than it has been up to now given the extra distractions, watch this space....!