It's been longer than six weeks coming but this ole asthmatic, overweight granny just completed 6.3! Am the colour of a postbox and dripping like a stuck pig ... But I've done it. Can't believe that back at the start of Feb I couldn't complete a one minute run. Oh thank you Laura, thank you NHS Choices, but most of all...thanks to all you lovely blogging joggers out there - newbies and graduates alike!!
Have to say I was pretty fed up with pod music, so I put together a mishmash collection of my favourite tunes and was able to see on the PC when I'd got to 25 minutes worth! Then I stuck on the Monty Python theme to follow. I walked to the top of nearby hill (about 6 minutes away) then flicked my 'album' on. Started the steady jog downhill ... nice ... sunshine too ... plodded onwards, flat bits, a couple of little slopes, a main road, a footpath through a park and more residential roads. Legs were quite tired; no, very tired and I considered stopping, was tempted to look at my watch to see how close to target I'd got ... when all of a sudden Monty Python started up Wooppppeeee, knew I'd completed 25 mins and could slow down to a walk ... and grin broadly back to my front door.
Three more weeks of straight running to go. No more intervals Will add other tracks to my album for these weeks to gradually stretch out the music to 27, 28 and 30 minutes. Oh dear Laura, I'm going to miss your gentle encouragements, but I thank you again for getting me this far... I'm a runner now.
Sending happy vibes to all others out there attempting similar challenges today. Good luck to you all.... WE CAN DO THIS!