Like a lot of those before me, I can’t believe I have done that. I have run for 20 minutes non-stop!! The hurdle that was W5 Run3 has passed and I am so relieved. I even woke up last night thinking about it.
I had to choke when Laura told me to breathe through my nose and out through my mouth. No way!! No way for enough air to be inhaled through my nose (by this time I was gasping). Anyway, my nose was running (faster than I was!!) and I had to continually sniff. On all previous weeks, I have used the walking breaks to fish out my Kleenex and blow my nose. I didn’t want to break what rhythm I had to do that, so I just sniffed!!
I thought I had set off early enough in the morning to avoid seeing anyone. Not a bit of it. Several dog walkers and one other (more accomplished) runner. There I was, gasping, sniffing and beetroot-faced. Nae a bonnie sicht! (Not a pretty picture!)
The main thing is I managed it. I don’t know which genius worked out the C25k plan but, so far at least, it seems to be working. I know there are challenges ahead, but this was a huge obstacle for me. I struggled with the 8 one-minute runs at the beginning and just lived for the moment Laura told me I could walk. What a difference 4 weeks makes.
As a bonus, the sun was shining :). The rain that was forecast at the beginning of the week didn’t materialise. It’s going to be a beautiful day. xx