Hurrah! today I'm celebrating my first 6 months of being a runner!
6.45am February 14th 2017, W1r1, just as it was getting light I sneaked around the edge of my local playing field dressed in black in the hope no one would see me. Totally exhausted when I got home.
9.00 am August 14th, ran 5k along a canal path and sea wall, happily saying good morning to everyone I met. Still red faced and exhausted when I got home, but feeling thrilled and amazed that I've kept going.
I graduated in April and I've got several Parkruns under my belt and actually look forward to Saturday mornings!
My sincere thanks go to all you fellow runners for getting me through these months with you advice, encouragement either directly or indirectly and sharing your experiences either good or not so good. I still suffer with self doubt and am attacked by those wretched gremlins from time to time but you help me deal with it. You're a great bunch!
So anyone just starting W1 today, YOU CAN DO IT! and in 6 months time you'll be writing a celebratory post too.
Happy running to you all!