Whooo W5 R3....... 20mins run

In the words of Victor Meldrew "I don't Believe it". I did it I ran for a full 20mins. I finished work a bit early as i was meeting friends for a meal this evening. So half four started my five min warm up walk determined to succeed. I have to say it was hard, and when Laura told me that I had ran for five minutes i thought her watch was missing a min here and there. But i carried on regardless then she said half way through and I thought she must be taking the pee...

However I thought keep going, you fail at everything, but not this, Then the heavens open i had 5mins left. Me in my vest top was getting hammered on by hail stone, yes hail stone and it stung, but then i heard Laura say 2 mins left and i knew I could do it. Best of all I DID, i can honestly say i am chuffed to bits and cant stop smiling to myself. Me running 20 mins none stop .....ha.. But I did. Anyone starting off on this programme. It really does work. I am certainly not built to run or so i told my self and my hubby for the last fortyish years. So head down everyone if I can do it anyone can..

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  • Well done - I'm only on week two and I can feel aches in muscles I didn't know I had and I take great pleasure from those aches too because it tells me that I've been pushing myself to the brink, and then some. Sometimes I feel physically sick when I've run, and although that sounds bad, I think that I've really pushed myself as far as my body can tolerate, and it feels goooood hahah. I'm not looking forward to the 20 min runs though to be honest, so I hope I do as well as you when I finally get there :)

  • Well done. Just done w5r1 and look at the end of this week ws a big challenge. Good luck with week 6.

  • It's really encouraging to read this because I'm a week behind in wk4 and very nervous about stepping up. I got to wk 5 earlier this year and then was injured so i've been taking it slowly and carefully since I re started. At the moment I'm thinking every run, I'm not sure I can do this, but somehow I do. So well done, and it's nice to know that all kinds of people are struggling alongside with their own runs, and they're not all sporty types who've been at this kind of stuff for years.

  • Well done for your mental attitude and keeping running through the hailstones.

  • CONGRATULATIONS! You did it!!! :-)

  • Yay, well done! Keep going, you can do this! (And eeek, hailstones!)

  • Thanks to everyone for your support. I am still smiling x

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