Yesss! I did it!
I never would have believed two weeks ago that I would be running for 20 minutes - let alone be enjoying it too! I know it's only a small achievement in the grand scheme of things but I'm so proud of myself and I really feel now like I can complete the programme!
For me (and many others from what I've read) week 5 was a huge mental barrier. I've been redoing weeks three and four on and off for about three months but with the new year and what not I set the intention to commit to running three times a week and conquering the dreaded week 5! Now that I've done it I don't know what I was worrying about; I felt challenged but at no point did I feel like I needed to stop! I'm going to enjoy a nice hot shower now whilst the little one is still napping and might even treat myself to a gin this evening.
My wisdom for today: You never know what you're capable of until you give it a try