I can't really believe I'm writing this! Week 9 Run 3 is in the bag.
Haha now I've stolen the thunder of the marathon runners this morning on a more serious note, I'd like to say that I have the utmost respect for all that took part in the marathon today - especially what with the warm conditions compared to the last few months (it's like the first day of summer today), it must have been very challenging. It was hard to believe that a lot of them hadn't even broken a sweat when they stopped to speak for the TV or crossed the finish line.
It actually made really good motivational viewing for my run today. For the last few years I've watched it and told myself I'd never be able to run it but I think if I keep this going, then in a couple of years I might be in a reasonable position to consider entering for something like that.
Anyway, it's hard to believe it's been just over 9 weeks, running in all kinds of weather and even several different countries. I made a comment on my first blog about how good the programme is and I still stand by that. Without those gradual steps and being told when to start / stop (I think even the music gives you a reasonable idea of what pace you should be running at too), it would have been much more difficult for me to get started with this.
But it's not just the programme that's so great, these support forums are excellent too. It's really great to see everyone encouraging everyone else and just about every running question has insightful answers and I've learnt a lot from reading people's posts. Massive thank you goes out to all of you for your support (both direct and indirect)!
Now, how do I go about getting my green badge?