To my absolute amazement I managed to get through Week 3 with no real dramas to report.
I started out last Sunday morning with the intention of doing Week 3 Run 1 to prove to people that I wasn't ready and would be repeating Week 2. However, despite some desperate huffing and puffing during the last 3 minute run I did ok. When I got home I don't think that my husband (who's just finished Week 7) could quite believe it - and in fairness, neither could I!
Run 2 on Tuesday was the same. Did ok until the last 90 second run and found the last minute of the 3 minute run totally exhausting but again, I made it. By Run 3 on Thursday morning the last 60 seconds were still killing me on that last 3 minutes and I was feeling a bit anxious about Week 4 because I wouldn't be starting till Monday. That near 4 days rest was worrying me, seemed too long between runs, so last night I decided to do a 4th Week 3 run and I'm so glad I did. For the first time EVER I felt like I could do it and could even do a few more seconds. It was an amazing feeling and whilst I still don't think I'm ready for running 3 mins, 5 mins on Week 4, I will definitely try.
I will post tomorrow to say if I managed it or not. However, I'm not afraid of having to repeat a week if necessary, this is for my long term health and not a race with everyone else.
Thanks for all your continued comments and support, means a great deal, and hope that all of you are doing ok too x