Woohoo!!! Who'd have believed it - I certainly don't. In 9 weeks I've gone from being a lifelong exercise avoider to being able to run for 30mins.
Today was my last run and (wait for it!) I did 5km in 37m:45 - ok I won't be winning any races but I don't care! I hadn't really set off with running for longer than the 30mins in mind but I felt so good I just kept going - and as I plodded on and on I could feel the good wishes of everyone on this forum willing me on
I would like to say a massive thank you to everybody here - for commenting on my blogs, encouraging me to keep going and for inspiring me with your stories. For anyone just starting out - keep the faith this programme WORKS!!
Looking forward, I plan to keep running 3 times a week and to get the 5K time down - not too sure that I'll ever run it in 30mins but my main aim to to enjoy running - no pressure!! I've still got a couple of stone in weight to shift (already lost 3st 2lbs since April) but I feel invincible at the moment so I'm sure I'll get there.
Thanks again to everyone here - I'll keep you posted on my post grad progress.
Off to ask for my lovely shiny graduate badge now