I cannot believe it. I’ve completed week two and have done the first run of week three
I’m still having to pinch myself that I am willingly putting on my running shoes and stepping out the door. I don’t have a sports teacher yelling at me to speed up and forcing me to run until I can’t die. I’ve got Sarah millican telling me to keep running pet and I’m enjoying it
I did find the first run of week three to be more challenging than the previous week and definitely am feeling the impacts on my legs today - but I’m hoping with a days rest and plenty of water I’ll be back up and running on Wednesday
I’m weirdly really looking forward to week 4 and every other week. I have a big family event coming up in a month and would love to be able to say proudly I’m a runner. I did tell them a week ago I started the programme and got the usual oh it will never last
I’ve read so many posts this week about people who are further down the programme who have completed and you are all a huge inspiration for me. Sometimes it definitely feels like I’ve got a huge crowd cheering me on
Thanks to everyone
Update: Ran the final run this week and it was the first run I felt like I had failed but all because of my own fault. Because it was so hot today I waited until quite late to do the run and where I run is in some woods which normally have quite a few dog walkers and cyclists.
I started well felt more comfortable at a slightly faster pace than normal then about half way through I realised it was too dark to see properly. I realised too that I hadn’t seen anyone and that it was getting too dark and I ended up scaring myself.
I was stumbling round trying to find the nearest path I could and ended up full on sprinting for three minutes so feel utterly exhausted.
definitely lesson learnt. Don’t run in the woods when it’s too dark because I’ll only scare myself