Well even i cant quite believe i have graduated this morning.
I was the one who in
week 1 - wanted to stop after the second minute of running, but somehow managed to get through it
week 2 - was glad to hear we were running for less repititions, but still struggled
week 3 - could never finish the 3 minute run as my breathing would go ( i now know i was running far to fast)
week 4 - somehow managed this as took on board all the advice to slow down, ended up running this 5 times as has tooth ache and had to have my tooth removed
Week 5 - was overjoyed to have completed the 20 minutes along the seafront, but ended up sleeping for most of the weekend as i was so tired afterwards
Week 6 - run 2, big fail could not run for toffee, only managed about 12 mins in total, but it was during that very hot week!
Week 7 - Felt brilliant as my BMI reduced so i was no longer obese
Week 8 - Struggled with the strong winds off the sea and hills, and then disaster had to take a week off due to painful knees.
Week 9 - Run 1, extra 2 minutes were hard and legs felt very heavy after a week off
Run 2 - Ran in strong wind and rain ( must admit i would rather run in rain than the heat
Run 3 - New shoes, wow what a difference they made. Well what can i say, went to the park, struggled up the hills at the start, then kept going at a nice constant pace, other runners acknowledged me when they ran past, walkers let me pass by, and on and on i ran. There is some event going on in the park today so lots of people around but i just kept running, then like so many others i kept going and managed to run 5k in 38 minutes 43.
Race for life around the same park July 15th so i will be out to hopefully beat my time.
So a very big thank you to the NHS, to Laura, and to everyone on this site that has helped me through my highs and lows, be it through your blogs, questions or comments.
If you are thinking of starting, just started or on your journey keep going if i can do this you will to.