Well well well, today after a long struggle with myself, I completed W2r3.... I was using as many excuses as possible to avoid tonight's run, slight niggles became major strains, the insurance broker in me identified wet grass as a potential health and safety issue, and i had even convinced myself that I had not fueled my body sufficiently...however, I overcame all my objections (my god we sound like a schizophrenic!) and i went.
Now I am a big bloke, I share the same BMI as a block of lard, however, the weight is now dropping off me, I only managed 2lb last week, but that was due to over indulging on a weekend away! When I started this journey, on 5th August I weighed in at 21st 6lb, as of last Tuesday I was down to 19st 13lb, the first time I have been sub 20st in a very very long time....I aim to be 18st by Christmas.... And it isn't far away....
Anyway, my C25K journey had to stall for around 17 days due to muscle pull in my ribs which meant any movement was agony, at the same time my knees decided to join in! So Saturday I managed to complete W2R2 and found it remarkably easy, and actually added an extra run on the end (that's wrong I know), and tonight's run was a bit tougher, but I feel strong enough to move onto week 3, but will allow my body a bit of extra time to heal due to the enormous weight it is carrying.
If anyone is reading this who is contemplating starting the programme, but is worried about how they will look, or what people will think as they see a red sweaty wheezing person head towards them through the mist, wind and rain, don't worry, in no time you will learn how amazing and durable your body is....get up and get out.
See you at the finish (or bar)