Confidence growing!

Having just ran W4R1, I firstly wanted to say "OH MY GOD I ran for 5 mins straight TWICE in one session" amongst people who understand how that feels!

I feel a tiny bit invincible right now as I never thought I would be able to get past 90 seconds, even when I thought I was fitter than I am now ... obviously I just needed the push that this programme gives you. I'm still overweight, unfit and lacking in confidence BUT I am starting to see a difference - the most important of which being that I now believe I can do this. I've even muttered something about dusting off my bicycle and giving that another go. I think I honestly thought I was stuck with my rubbish fitness level forever. It's pretty funny though because running was absolutely NOT the fitness activity I thought I would choose. I still need to get over myself a bit because I'm yet to venture outside ... but my friend has persuaded me to join her on a park run in September so I've got the motivation AND the opportunity to 'go public' (excuse for a new running outfit?!)

That said, I've just looked at wk5 - 20 MINS??? That sense of invincibility might be sorely tested soon enough :) .

Anyway, just wanted to share and say a big 'keep going' to those who are just starting out and feeling like it might be too much.


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  • Well done. It's amazing isn't it? Who knew you were so great?

    (Don't bother week 5 until week 5 bothers you!)

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  • Take that tiny bit of invincibility and develop your strength of mind. week 5 really you will do it, loads of us have....and you won't be any different

  • Hold that feeling, trust the programme, have faith in yourself and just know you will be fine:)

  • The rewards of doing this programme far exceed the expectations that most of us have when we first start. You will develop physically and mentally, self esteem will flourish and while that tiny bit of invincibility may be tempered by a smidgen of reality, you will come out of the process knowing that most things can be achieved by hard work, positivity and application and your life horizons will be expanded.

    It's a win win situation. Go for it!

  • I'm just 1 run behind you. It's weird trusting the program but it does seem to work somehow doesn't it?! Looking at the end seems so far away and not achievable sometimes so just taking each run at a time and somehow getting through is definitely the way to go. Keep it up!!!

  • Yeah, totally crazy looking back! Hope luck to you too!

  • Wow thanks you guys, having this forum is really great!

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