After much scepticism I managed w4 R1 + a little extra. Keep the faith people!

After my scepticism re the step up from week 3 running for 9 mins total to week 4 running for 16 mins total I have really surprised myself tonight. Running in 27 degree heat at sunset I set off slow as advised and shock horror, dare i say it, the whole run felt fairly comfortable. Legs were hurting a bit by the end but I managed to run just a little further after Laura said I could slow down, did the cool down walk and then ran up the steps to my apartment! Faith is restored. I'm now feeling much more positive. If I can do this, anyone can so keep going!!! I really struggled to run for 60 seconds in week 1 so this is proof the program works! :-)

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  • Oh it works alright. :-) Well done!

  • Thanks! I'm starting to believe now ;-)

  • Well done. I completed the same run today :)

  • You too Helen! Finally starting to feel like I'm getting somewhere! Good luck with the rest of the program :-)

  • Well done. I did this run today too and was very nervous about moving on to the longer runs but like you said, completing today has given me confidence again. I guess this is why it works this programme. It stretches you enough to challenge you but not to fail. Onwards and upwards for us all :-)

  • I'll drink to that! Well done and here's to the longer runs ahead! :-)

  • Pity we can't add music to our blogs. The Monkees' "I'm a Believer" is just right for you (substitute 'running' for love and 'when I heard her voice' for 'when I saw her face').

    Well done.

  • Definitely. I'd love it too if we could add our own music to the podcasts but with Laura's voice over ;-)

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