So just done week 8 and instead of feeling pleased I feel a bit blah, I took on board the advice and have slowed my pace but I'm still finding the runs hard work! I know it sounds silly but I thought I might be a little less sweaty and red by now! So I have a route that I usually stick to mainly because I don't see many people whilst on it. (Silly I know but I cannot tell you how anxious the thought of people seeing me run makes me!) Any way today I tried a slightly less hilly route which was more on the road rather than in the woods. And you know what? I came so close to walking at the end. I had 5 minutes to go and a hill that is not as steep as the usual one but I was nearly done in by it! I was huffing and puffing like anything! And of course I had forgotten I had to run past a building site, and a load of kids and loads of cars and basically loads of people seeing me look like a total train wreck! I'm not sure what I'm feeling bad about? I mean I kept going even though it felt tough so I should feel chuffed. But like I said I feel a bit blah about it, anyone else felt like this. I think really what may have happened is that this programme has opened my eyes to the possibility of being a runner, and I have little daydreams about running down to the local town etc and not feeling embarrassed by it. But at the moment I'm not there yet and it's going to take a lot of time and practice before I can run for (28 mins at moment) and not be all red and embarrassed by it! Anyway just having a little outburst on here helps. Think family are fed up with me going on about my little runs!!! Thank you for listening.