Wow! I’m nearly there! Just did a 10pm run for my final session of week 8. It’s really blowing my mind that 8 weeks ago I couldn’t run for 60 seconds without wanting to puke my guts up and now I’m running for 28 minutes at a much better pace!
Also to celebrate today I went to my local ASICS store and had a gait analysis done. It seems I’m mostly ok but I under pronate a bit and I run a little heavy (mostly due to being tall and a bit overweight). They hooked me up with some snazzy new trainers and I took them out for a spin tonight and boy did they take the strain off - the shin pains I used to get are completely gone!
I have to admit, I’m going through a bit of a stressful time at the moment. The wife and I are going through a rough patch and things at home are tense to say the least. The running is really helping though. Having some time to unwind and just not think about the impending doom is making things much easier. It just helps settle my brain and chill out and I’m so glad I started this when I did because otherwise life would be totally unbearable!