I must admit, it is embarrassing when you can barely run for the bus and your boyfriend has to do it for you while you trail along behind. But no more! I've just come back from doing Week 1 Run 1 and I feel so much better now that I've started it. I've had the podcast on my iPod now for about 2 weeks and I've been listening to it on the bus thinking 'why am I just listening to it and not doing it?'
It's weird. I'm a dancer and a swimmer and I'll go for hours doing these, but running? I couldn't even manage a light jog around the park lake with my friend the other day (coincidentally also called Laura). Obviously I wasn't expecting it to be easy, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I ran in a circle around a few roads by where I live and by run 5 I was all ready to be sick and go home. But I carried on and I'm so happy that I did! The hard part now will be getting myself back out there to keep doing it now that I know what to expect. Oh well, I have the week off uni now so no excuses.
Let's do this!