Yepeee!! I completed W9R3!!! I AM a graduate now!!
Well, I am sooo glad that I completed the whole of my training of C25K just before my surgery, (which is tomorrow and I am supposed to go to the hospital at 10am!) I did my last two runs in a different route to my usual one and also with different music which Hubby down loaded for me. So basically I ran without Laura by my side ( I still love her very much!) but with my (new friend!) Garmin! So I know it is exactly 5K that I ran and that I completed the 5K today in 32 minutes 52 seconds, all running, and no walking! Oh Yeah!!
First half of my 5K was good, I was just over 15 minutes, I was to speed up in my second half but then started a tummy ache, on my right side, which I have never had before. I remember Laura saying that not having enough water could be a cause, I am not sure whether that was the case today, I thought I had enough water during the day, not 8 glasses though! Anyway, at last here I am A graduate after almost 2 months of hard work!!!
For the new runners who wonder whether C25K would work, I want to tell you…I am a 44 year old woman who never went to a gym for the last 5+ years. All I did was walk for about 30 minutes a day for at least 4 days a week, not as a ‘proper walker’ but to and from the school to drop my son and then to and from work! Then last year I signed for Race for Life (spur of the moment!!) and did not know what I was going to do-wanted to run, but ‘how’ was a question!
When I was told about C25K, I thought that I would give it a go, which was on 27th February 2013 (So glad I did!!). I still remember the W1R1, I came home knackered but was so happy that I ran for few minutes, one minute non-stop running was a great achievement, because I could not do so before! Never tried it, but only ran to the bus and could not ask the driver for the ticket as I was breathless, it could not even be a minute running!
Gradually I ran and ran AND ran from 5 minutes, 10 minutes and 20 minutes..wow..I was really running, how mad was that?!
Then today 29th April 2013, I ran for 32 minutes and 52 seconds, non stop and also covered 5K, how amazing is that? If I can do this, anyone can, so do not wonder, start today..all you need is commitment and wanting to do this…C25K works and you will be hooked for life!
I do like to thank very much all the fellow runners, senior graduates here (you are the best and an amazing bunch and love you all sooo much-I call you my 'running friends'!!!) who gave me such inspiration, encouragement when I was so low and down and told me such lovely stories of how you managed to be where I am today. I am glad that I am stubborn not to give up when I thought that I could not do it, I am glad that I was challenged by weather, most of all I am glad that I looked up on C25K on internet when I was told that there is such a thing called C25K! AND I am glad I am a RUNNER! Yeah..who would have thought, heh?!