I have just completed week 4 run 1. Yet again didn't think I would be able to do the jump from one week to the next. But decided to trust the programme & listen to the husband that these steps are as much about psychological strength as physical strength.
Took the husband with me for moral support this time (so I didn't stop when I wasn't supposed to). Not so sure I like his comments - he thought he was encouraging me when he said the 5 min runs were easy - I certainly didn't find them easy
I got a stitch on the 1st 5 minute run despite having a drink before I went out but managed the final 2 runs without stitch because I slowed a little (running up a slight incline helped to slow me).
I met lots of joggers this morning and thought it won't be long before I'm in their gang! Hope runs 2 & 3 are OK without moral support. I don't feel quite as elated as I did after finishing week 3 run 1 but I'm pretty pleased that I'm running more than I'm walking now.
Think I may just trot off to a sports shop for some new kit - a rain coat wouldn't go amiss and I'd like to have gait analysis (is this useful?)
Thanks for all blogs - it helps to keep me going.