Just done W4R1 and I cannot quite believe I —actual me— did it! The grin on my face was absolutely ridiculous as I finished that final five minute run. When you find that running groove it really is quite magical, isn’t it?
So far I’ve had no more troubles with my knees which is probably because of my running shoes, which I am absurdly in love with, and also the fact I’ve been doing a hundred squats a day. I’ve also been doing two hours of Pilates a week (Darcey Bussell ‘Pilates For Life’ DVD), and after every run I do a proper long warm-down. It doesn’t need to be as long as I make it (about twenty minutes) but I really enjoy all that slow stretching – it’s ever so zen.
I’ve also lost half a stone, which probably helps too. I’m doing that by just eating sensibly; smaller portions, fewer puddings, actual suggested serving sizes of cereal etc.
As I was running today I was visualising all the helpful posts here, a bit like Tony Stark’s Iron Man HUD, and I kept seeing Oldfloss’ “slow and steady” wisdom and that helped me so much. (Thanks, Oldfloss.) I really like the slow and steady thing. Tortoise and hare and all that.