I’m cautiously amazed that I have got this far. Don’t want to tempt fate but maybe, just maybe, I can make it and call myself a runner. 10 runs! 17 to go.
When I was at school we had to do punishing cross country runs once a term. At the end I would always be throwing up. I can understand now that I didn’t have the stamina and that it gave me an (understandable) lifelong aversion to running.
Fast forward to now and I can feel how the program builds stamina week on week. I “run” very slowly but my soaked t-shirt and beetroot face bear witness to my exertions. But I don't feel sick and, whilst I don't think I will ever have a runners' high, I do get a buzz from pushing the yellow button at the end of each run.
The programme is incredibly well thought out and I now understand how it works.
But actually reading the posts from others on this journey were the trigger to my starting and the kind, supportive tone is what keeps me going!