Since W1 I have been dreading this, because I am nosey and read ahead and because people tend to blog about the big "head hurdles". The idea of running without a walk for 20 minutes has been vexing me - and genuinely been in my dreams which has not been a barrel of laughs.
According to the nice lady on my headphones I am, as of about four hours ago, a "runner". A twenty minute non stop run (in 27C I may add). Not much to some people but to me nothing short of a bloody miracle. I am still 4.5 stone overweight (for our across the pond pals a stone = 14 pounds). I wanted to stop - at ten minutes and regularly thereafter until the last minute when I sprinted (OK - shambled enthusiastically) to the end.
This program is brilliant. I was knackered and really stretching - now I can't wait until W6R1 (which seems a bit limp as it involves walking again - joke!).
All of you starting out - you can do it and you will become focussed on your next run to see how far you can go. I have had failure through ligament issues but don't give up - step back a week or two then crack on.
Who am I? A 55 year old bloke, short, fat, on meds for high blood pressure and type 2 dIabetes. Symptoms of both are getting better.
And I am happier than I have been for years.