I can't believe that I ran for THREE WHOLE MINUTES ........ TWICE!!!!! And I did not die! My chest felt like it would explode. I wanted to stop - but Laura said "it is very important that you complete the run", and she was right. It helped when she told me when I had run halfway, then I just kind of zoned out and let my legs go into auto pilot.
My legs felt like they could have run for longer - all I need to do is to get my lungs to allow me to breathe. But given that I have been on and off this programme since W1, I am really amazed and proud to have run for the whole three minutes .... twice! OMG! Me running! OMG!!!!
It is amazing how your stamina and endurance build up - as Laura mentioned. I think a lot of is in the mind. My mind is saying "What are you doing woman! Stop this running at once - go home and have a cup of tea, before you collapse in a heap. You are not going to run a 5K any time soon - so get real girlfriend!" But there is another part of me that knows I can do this - especially having been on this site and hearing all your amazing achievements.
I did not brave the cold outside. I did it on the treadmill, with a 2% incline. Although I would love to run outside, I still feel a bit self-conscious and I am still icky about dog poo and other nasty things on the pavement (plus it is rubbish collection day here so I did not fancy leaping over recycling tubs).
Today I made sure to position myself more in the middle of the treadmill so that I could get a longer stride. That felt much better than when I was positioned so close to the console - to the point that my feet were nearly touching the edge before. I also added a 2% incline, rather than running flat. That was much better too.
My husband has said he will run with me in the park on Saturdays. Today's run has boosted my confidence so much. So perhaps I will stick to the treadmill for my three runs each week, then run the last run of the previous week for my Saturday outside run. I will do that until I can run comfortably on the treadmill for 30-40 minutes at a good speed on an incline.
So there it is little old running me! For three minutes ..... TWICE! I am so proud of myself : )