I said on my first blog that my trouble is giving up when the going gets tough, so here I am (still) having finished the first week, yeah!! :) I know it's going to get tougher but I will do it. Emotions during last night's session ranged from elation and big smiles thinking to myself "Yes I AM doing it, keep going etc etc" (bet I looked a bit deranged!) to almost tears thinking "i can't do this, my legs hurt, people must be staring at me and wondering why bother you are going so slow! etc". Someone has commented before on the mental journey being just as tough as the physical one, I can see they were right. It's certainly going to be a challenge but hey how proud will I feel when I graduate? W2R1 planned for tomorrow or Sunday depending on how I feel but my legs don't feel too bad today so we'll see.


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  • Well done on completing your first week. You are already 3 runs closer to your goal and 3 runs fitter than you were a week ago!

    You will grow in confidence and gain a real sense of achievement with every run you complete. Just take it steady, one run at a time and keep going, you can do it! :-)

  • Well done, I've felt close to tears a few times too but I'm now at the stage where I can run for a whole 5 minutes. I never thought I could run for that long before :)

  • Your doing great!! I have just finished week 4 runs and am doing week 5 tomorrow I will think of you starting your new week too!! We can do this!!(Im as much trying to convince myself as I am you :) )

  • Thanks for the support everyone, it does mean a lot to know we are all in the same boat albeit some further along than others. Lets blo*dy well do it ;)

  • Fantastic, Leyther1, you are doing the hardest bit right now! Once I had settled into getting ready and going out three times per week it got easier (not the running, that was hard :) ) because I knew that for the first time I was doing something that I might be able to stick at. I found this forum inspirational - there are people at all sorts of stages who post about triumphs and who also ask for help - like I did about wearing my T-shirt! Keep blogging, keep us updated, and I look forward to your graduate post :D

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