This response comes from Julie after trying a 10k plan.
It has been really helpful to have a plan when I go work out. I can tell a huge difference in my stamina and strength as well. I also realized that I was not pushing myself at all and not really changing goals. I was running the same distance, same speed and lifting the same weight every time! Now that seems silly but it was a routine and I was stuck!
So thanks again for the motivation that I needed and for the new exercises and approach that has allowed my body to change- for the better!