Nearly 12 months ago to the day I started the C25K program. Since then I have done the program twice, damn near cut out my various BPand heart meds and been told by my asthma doctor at my recent check up that my readings are the best I have had since I started seeing him years ago.
I eat healthier and as such have lost 10kg. I have more energy and I tend to look at things a bit different and also dont listen to myself if ever I tell myself I cant do something.
I now try to find reason why I can go for a run rather than why i cant. Even if it is like this morning and just a 30 minute run.
This mornings run was special because as well as it being nearly my running anniversary it was also my 50th birthday.
Those of you that have had to put up with my inane ramblings this past year know that I like to run early and I like a bit of tourist running. This morning was no exception.
To the sound of sea gulls and lapping waves and foghorns in the mist from the lighthouse I was up and out at 5.30am on a tiny island (population 350) off the coast of Nova Scotia. Stunning.
The 30 minutes sail by when you mentally stop and reflect and how far each of us has come since we started doing this '1 leg in front of the other at a shuffling pace' thing.
I think I may stick with it a bit longer.
Enjoy the journey.