Hi everyone, this is my first post although I've been lurking for the last week or so. I started the programme a few weeks ago now (I was adamant I wasn't going to do it but my boyfriend somehow talked me into it so we're doing it together) and I've fully surprised myself to find that I am quite enjoying it - although I don't always say that when I'm actually out running 😂.
Today was week 4, run 1 and I was dreading it. I just didn't believe that I could run for 5 minutes non stop, let alone twice. But I did! And it wasn't *too* difficult despite the last 5 mins being uphill (I live in quite a hilly area so no flat runs for me sadly)! Suffice to say I'm pretty proud of myself 😁
I don't go overly fast and I do lots of warm-up and cool down stretches which I'm sure helps and hopefully will stand me in good stead for the future. I'm not fit at all and I've never run in my life so this is a big achievement. I'm also ridiculously self-conscious and I didn't think I'd be able to run outside at all at first. But I managed, and I've even managed to go out alone a few times which has been an achievement in itself. Although I dread what's in store the coming weeks, I also know my body's getting fitter by the day and will be ready for it (hopefully!).
For everyone on their journey just now, no matter what stage, good luck! You can do this!