So when I first saw that in Week 5 I was supposed to run for 20 non-stop I decided there and then that I couldn’t and wouldn’t do it. Pretty much because I have never consistently exercised or run in my life and I was scared I would fail and want give up the whole thing as a result. 🙈
So instead I repeated run 2 a few times and when that felt easier I jumped past to Week 6 run 1 and run 2.
Over the last week I’ve repeated run 2 a couple of times, shortening the mid way walk from 3 minutes, to 2 minutes to 1 minute and adding running minutes onto the end until I knew I could do more than 20 with a break so figured I might just be able to do 20 minutes without one!
So tonight I finally tackled the blank circle of Week 5 run 3. I had quite a bit of shin pain towards the end, which I’m hoping is normal? But if it hadn’t been for that I think my breathing and energy levels would have allowed me to continue a few extra minutes.
I’ve had other aches throughout that have since disappeared so I’m guessing it’s just my body adjusting to something I’ve never asked it to do before.
Looking forward (never thought I’d say that) to the next one!
Anyway, bit of a nonsensical ramble, I just wanted to share instead of just lurking!
Thanks for reading