I started c25k a year ago today, and what a year it’s been. Three medals; two hilly 10k races; a maximum 12k run (back in the summer when I was sleeping better - must work on that); three pairs of running shoes; a LOT of funky lycra; the starry heavens; sparkling frosty mornings; the Beast from the East; rain, sleet, mud, wind and sunshine; a glorious, blossom laden spring; the heatwave; countless Badedas baths (still waiting for the horseman to come and carry me away); moonlight; glorious sunrises; wonderful scenery; huge skies with red kites wheeling and buzzards giving their unearthly shriek like the Nazgul in LOTR; jackdaws; sheep; rabbits; the poor dead roebuck; wild flowers; dry stone walls; fields of ripening corn; conkers; beech masts; rusty brown fallen leaves; ceaseless traffic noise; and the ever present hills.
Who would have thought it when I was puffing red faced and feeling like I was going to die, in week one run one??! One thing I’m sure of, I could not have done it without these forums and the support of all my wonderful friends on here.
Here's to another year of running and, hopefully, a half marathon or two. Mr I don't Snore is retiring next month and has expressed an interest in running with me. He's an ex sportsman and horribly competitive and will expect to run a marathon by the end of week 2 of c25k, so we shall see ...
Today’s run – dark but mild. Half of it was uphill and a lot was against a very strong wind. Did I mention the wind? That’s been a constant too. So: 4.3km 33.12min pace 8.14min/km
Thank you all my wonderful friends. I hope we're all running together still this time next year xxx