Wow wow wow I'm so pleased with myself today. This overweight forty-something geezer whose previous run up til 5 weeks ago was on school sports day has achieved what I thought was the unachievable!
Two 8 minute runs this morning! So pleased with myself!
The first one was comfortable, probably should've turned it up a notch as I could've carried on after the eight, second a little tougher but again could've done a little more 😊. A couple of weeks ago I was begging Laura to tell me to stop running after 90 seconds!
My tactics - leg exercises the day before, keep the pace slow, have some good running music, pick out landmarks to aim for/beyond, and most of all keep saying "I CAN DO THIS".
I'm sure I won't be quite as chirpy come Friday for the 20 minute run but for now, I kick ass!
(Note to admins, how do I change my username?!)
Thank you for all your encouragement so far, it really helps.