A year ago today I did week 1 run 1. I couldn’t believe how long a minute was when running and how short 90 seconds was when walking. I didn’t think I’d make it on the final repetition.
I went on to complete the programme in 10 weeks (I twinged a back muscle in week 7). Not every run was easy. The gremlins got me a lot. I had many crises of confidence. I did graduate, but nowhere near the “magic 5k” in half an hour.
The support of people on here got me through, many of whom I’ve remained in touch with.
A year late... I made it to 5k. Then on to 10k. And this weekend I made it to 10 miles (16.1k) for the first time. Over 130 minutes of non stop running.
Believe that you can do this. You just need to show up each time, manage any niggles, support each other.
Enjoy your next run x