Whoo Hooooooo I've only gone and graduated this morning.
I remember way back in Sept when I started and really wasn’t sure I could even get to week 9. I thought I would collapse running for one minutes eight times (and almost did) let alone run for 30 minutes.
Week 9 has taken me a little longer than I would have wanted but I did it! My other half is at home this week and he had to kick me out of bed for me to get my kit on. It was, dare I say it, a little easier than previously.
Since the clocks have gone back an hour, I’ll admit that I've found it a real struggle to get out of the house at 6.30am in the pitch black dark to make matters worse the route I’ve previously been running tended to leave me at least a 15 minute walk from home, which when I’m trying to run before work was becoming an unworkable route. Both of these factors were fast becoming a barrier to getting out and going for a run.
Thankfully, today I did what I should have done a couple of weeks back and started out on my usual route, then after 15 minutes I turned around and ran back towards home. By sticking to this route moving forward I’m certain that I can keep this up during the rest of winter.
I spent a good 10 minutes at home stretching so has not to suffer my usual hip / back pain and although I’ve been a little stiff but so far it’s not particularly painful.
I can’t tell you how proud I am of myself for completing this plan and at points it has been really tough and dealing with repeated injury has been a low point but overall the good runs far out way the bad.
This community has been an absolute lifeline at times, especially after those ‘bad runs’ we all get occasionally. So THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have left comments, you really don’t know how much they have helped.
I plan to keep on running for 30 minutes and get some post grad runs under my belt before attempting the 5k+ podcasts, then who knows...... maybe try the B210K
The only flaw is my future plan is that tomorrow I’m planned in to have my wisdom teeth removed at the local hospital but hopefully will be back out pounding the pavements on either Saturday or Sunday
Now I have a really big decision....... HOW DO I CELEBRATE??