Picked my daughter up at 0830 for race day, she is seventeen but hasn't lived with me since she was four so it is great to be able to do things like this with her. I had graves disease about 12 years ago and since I had my thyroid removed i had slowly gained a lot of weight. I found c25k in November when I was 16.5 stone and the internet said I was obese! so I was well chuffed when I weighed in at 14 stone 4lbs before I set out this morning. My daughter had promised to buy me lunch if I could beat 56 mins.
It was my hottest run yet with clear blue skies and I think this slowed everyone down a little. I tried to keep to my own pace and maintain it throughout the race which was quite successful though I found the eighth km a bit of a struggle. I thought I had beat 56 mins but I was amazed to see the clock still below fifty , with a bit of a sprint I managed to get home in 49:50, very few of my one km splits in training had been below 5 mins so something definitely happens on race day!
I really felt quite emotional afterwards (blamed the endorphins). I did take my daughter to lunch but I ending up paying, it was a great day 😁
c25k has changed what I eat , how I look and how I feel. I plan on doing the Snowdonia half marathon in a years time, but I will look for another 10km for around two months time as the next challenge.