W5 R3

I did wonder if Laura was having a laugh when I listened ahead to the next podcast. I feel very nervous as I think this is like a mini graduation in my mind. If I can go from 8 mins to running for 20 then as far as I am concerned I CAN do it and I will have proved to myself that I have the capacity to be a runner. Even whilst at school I was never able to run due to being overweight so this will be the longest I have ever run in my life. My intention is keep telling myself I can do it and then try for an out of the body experience lol....you know like the one where I get to float around and watch whilst my body effortlessly glides through the run. Failing that I'll just relax, work hard and be determined like everyone else :)

Wishing you all well - happy running!

Jems x


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  • When you complete this run Jems you will indeed feel like a "real" runner and know that 30 mins is now possible - its an awesome feeling!! just take it slow and steady and you will nail it. It seems like a big jump but the programme has prepared you for it so you are ready to do it, you just need to convince your head that you can too!

    Best of luck!

    Sue x

  • Will take it nice and easy as you say. Better to go slow and finish than not get there Thx Sue x

  • You can do it, it's just (a lot) more of the same. Take it steady and believe ( and breath!). But if you do manage the out of body method can you let us in on it please :-)

    Very good luck for your next run.

  • Lol will do Annie, and thx so much!

  • Hi Jems! It feels like a big jump, and it is, but you are ready for it. I know, I've been there! You will feel so good after those 20 minutes! Go go go :-)

  • Go for it Jems, you really can do it! :)

  • Thanks so much for all the encouragement it helps so much! I am even beginning to feel a little excited but perhaps that's because I'm sat on the sofa and all the treadmills have gone to bed ;)

  • I do my wk5 run3 tomorrow and have been worrying about it for the whole week!

    Looking forward to hearing how you go. Lets hope we both crack it on the first go,but if not, we will get there :-)

  • Sending you an invisible cheering squad......give me a T .......give me two E's....... :) we can do it!

  • Wake those treadmills up...it's time for a run!!! :-)

    You will do wonderfully with this run!! As the others have said, settle into a nice, steady pace and BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!! Good luck and let us know how it goes!!

    Keep Running!! :-)


  • You absolutely can do it. Good luck!

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