I've not posted before but feel compelled to do so tonight!
I was so anxious about this run. I've been really chuffed with how the programme has built my fitness up slowly but surely (overweight and very unfit mid thirties!) but was still not convinced that I could manage the dreaded Run 3 of Week 5 - 20 minutes just seemed impossible.
My plans for running tonight didn't start well when I couldn't find my ipod shuffle with the podcast on. It was only when I was frantically searching for it and feeling a bit devastated that I couldn't find it that it hit me - I've caught the running bug - a while ago I would have been glad of the excuse!!
But I found it, got to the lovely park I was running in and set off. I must admit I actually felt really anxious when I started my warm up walk and then the run began.......and I did it!!!
I looked like a Ribenaberry at the end, and I was sure that passing dog walkers were concerned for my health, I was huffing and puffing that much, but I DID IT!! I actually shed a couple of tears when it was done.
I can't tell you how much I've been inspired and helped by the posts on this forum. Being out for half an hour of 'me time' three times a week has done wonders for my emotional wellbeing as well as my physical health and I'm feeling good!
Onwards and upwards - going to try and not make too much of the next run as I've read that people have felt a bit disappointed after the elation of this run,so I'll just try my best and keep putting one foot in front of the other!
Good luck to anyone else who is feeling anxious about this run - it seems like such a huge jump but you can do it and you'll feel fab afterwards xxx