It seems just yesterday that I was downloading these podcasts onto my mp3 player but here I am at Week 4.
For today's run, i knew there was something different going on when Laura said I was to run for 3 minutes first. "Wooah, hold on, where'd the 90 seconds go?!" my brain asked. Nevertheless I followed Laura's instructions and before I knew it, it was the first walk. I noticed I recovered much quicker from the 3 minute run, and was able to mentally prepare myself for the 5 minute run.
I thought there was no way I'd be able to do 5 mins, especially when, the very moment I said to myself "5 minutes has GOT to be up now", Laura interruped to say "well done, that's 2 and half minutes gone"!!!! Surprisingly, the last 2 and a half minutes seemed to go in much quicker.
I mustn't have been fully listening to Laura at the start of the podcast because I didn't know there was another 5 min run at the end. This was much harder and I actually started composing this blog in my head during it, using words like "impossible, so tough, thought I was dying, such a step up from week 3". The brilliant thing is, I DID manage to run it all, and 2 minutes into the warm down I was positive, elated and so pleased with myself that any negative feelings I'd had, had completely melted away.
The main lesson I learnt today is that this programme is so do-able; and the only difference between "can" and "can't" is willpower. So to anyone reading this who is thinking about starting, or is demotivated or is fearing the worst from week 4, just go for it and have the confidence in yourself to keep going. You'll get there!