So this is actually my first blog post as I wasn't feeling as inspired throughout the previous 3 weeks, up until now. I was enjoying my runs but today was really my breakthrough day. Prior to starting the programme I glanced through what was in store each week and thought I could manage the first 3 weeks fine, but week 4 was where it started to look a bit trickier. Needless to say I was feeling a bit anxious before I went on my first run of week 4, wondering how on earth I was going to run for 5 minutes straight....twice....
But I did it! I didn't even feel too close to death when I finished and I even had enough energy in me to speed up (a tiny bit) for the last minute. I felt such an immense feeling of pride having done it and I am already excited for my next run.
I have decided to write this blog in order to inform and motivate others but also for my own personal use so I can keep track of my runs. So just a final word: never doubt yourself! I have learnt that leaving the house with positive beliefs that you will complete your run, and maybe even enjoy it, then you're already halfway there.
And now I really am nearly halfway there to completing the programme and I couldn't be more excited! I have decided that as my reward for completing the programme I'm going to get myself some proper running skins, as this will also ensure I continue my running after I've finished the programme (and hopefully go on to train for 10k, which is my real end goal).
Anyway I have rambled on for long enough but I will certainly write again after my next run, see you then!