Just run W9R3 as the sun was rising and feel great. I can't believe I've actually finished this programme. When I downloaded the podcasts at the beginning I looked wistfully at the ones sitting waiting for me and weeks 6, 7, 8 and 9 I honestly thought I'd never be using because I wouldn't stay the pace! I've kept them all because I've never trusted that I won't have to give up and start again. This amazing programme has taught me to have faith in myself and in what my body is capable of doing.
I was a couch potato professional, 45, fat and very unfit. And now, just 9 weeks later I feel so much better about myself, and life and everything. I'm much more healthy than I was and determined to keep running.
For all of you reading this and trying to pluck up courage to get the trainers on - this programme really works. At the beginning 60 secs running was really difficult for me (actually I still think weeks 1 and 2 are the hardest weeks followed by week 7, my personal nemesis!) Now I can run for 30 mins without stopping - and I even enjoy some of it lol!!
The thing about running is that it teaches you to keep going - just another few steps, another few seconds. I'm also a vicar - and a female one at that - and this last week with all the shenanigans in the Church has been difficult. It's my job to keep going and to keep trying to spread love and peace out in the world around me. Going out for a run has helped me to keep putting one step in front of the other in my job as well as on the road.
Thank you to all you lovely people who have supported me along the way. I'll try to keep doing that for others, and I'll continue to need your help as the real adventure (help, no Laura!) now begins!!