I don't normally write a lot in my blogs, but I shall just tell my story of this run and the build up to it, just in case someone may be able to take some positives out of it.
Completed W5 D3 today and covered 2.2 miles all told. While this isn't groundbreaking, i'll point out that at 25 stone, I, like dozens of others going through this process doubted myself all along. I had never ran for more than 10 minutes in my life apart from Cross Country at school. Horrid memories! Ha!
The first 10 minutes seemed for last forever and I could see myself giving up after about 12! But, when I started think about how far I and my fellow runners have come since W1 D1 and the fact that you are actually RUNNING, my rhythm became consistent, I started to relish the challenge and my legs carried me without a whimper to the last 60 second mark where I could afford a smile! (and to be truthful, became a little tearful!)
So, for those who are doubting their capabilities, bear this in mind when you feel like packing it in mid run. If I can do this, at my weight, you can do it too and do it with a smile on your face.
Granted, I am absolutely knackered!
Bring on Week 6! Not until Monday though please.........