Wow... I've done it! Anyone who read my first blog post will know that I was having serious doubts about moving on to week 2, so this feels like a real achievement for me!
The first run was last Saturday, it was a beautiful morning and I had an amazing time, I actually enjoyed it! (Shock, horror!!!) I was really encouraged, and felt great through my full weekend of rehearsals for HMS Pinafore... : )
The second run was ore of a struggle, I dragged myself out of bed early on Monday morning and set off on my normal route. I struggled with the last 90 seconds, partly because I misjudged my timing and ended up waiting at a pedestrian crossing for ages so when I set off running again Laura was already telling me to start my cool down walk- I suspect that I might have done slightly more than 90 secs, but I did it!!
Final run was this morning- I was meant to go yesterday but woke up with a nasty headache so decided to postpone until today. Thank you to everyone who encouraged me last week, I did have to bully myself slightly this morning to get my self to go- it was really cold in my room when I woke up and I wanted to stay in bed! A chillier morning outside, but dry which was lovely. It wasn't too busy either so not too many pedestrians to dodge. Struggled with the second-to-last run but only a little (my dodgy left knee was starting to ache a bit, first time since I've started running) and found the last 90 seconds, dare I say it, easy!
As I walked home afterwards, it suddenly hit me that I'd completed week 2... scary stuff! When I started I couldn't even envisage myself completing the first run of week 1!! So onto week 3, and I'm actually starting to find that I don't mind this running lark after all (considering I've spent the last however many years saying that I will never go running...)
Well, onward and upwards!