I am immensely proud of myself which is something I find very difficult to say, but I was a non-runner, I hated running, cross country at school was my idea of hell. But I’ve graduated and can run 30 minutes non-stop. I’m slow and nowhere near 5k but I have done it!!
This programme really works, not only have I achieved the running time but I’ve actually enjoyed it, dare I say I may be slightly addicted. So much so I only had one rest day before today’s run when I know my body performs better after two rest days. It’s not an easy road, there have been some bad runs, stitches, muscle pain, failed runs (though they still count) that I’ve had to repeat, gritted teeth and tears of joy at what my body can now do. I feel slightly leaner, stronger and fitter, but I think most of all I feel happier and more content than I have in a long time.
My next goal is to get to a point where the 30 minutes feels comfortable 3 times a week and push onto the 5k distance. After that, who knows? I just want to thank all the people who have offered support and advice on here, it really means something and makes a difference.