One of The brilliant things about c25k are all the 'firsts' you can pick up along the way. There's always something to pat yourself on the back for. (Yes there's always something to beat yourself up about too but I'm being glass very full today as the sun is shining and I'm on holiday.)
The most important first is often the hardest - starting - just getting out of the door is a HUGE achievement for many of us. Then the firsts come thick and fast, in no particular order here are some of my favourites:-
The first time you realise you did a session and didn't actually die
The first time you talk to Laura without using expletives (I don't think that's just me). :-0
The first 20 mins non-stop. Actually each new session is a first but W5r3 is really special.
The first perfect run/The first run from hell, for some reason these often go together
The first Parkrun (substitute any organised run)
The new clothes - running and real world as you've now toned up.
Finding this site and knowing you're on a journey that others can understand, help and support you on.
The list is endless as the firsts are so varied and personal, big and small
My new firsts are bringing my running gear on holiday. And actually using it. In a foreign country. More than once. Today I did a run finishing on the beach and as there was no one around I did some exercises and finished off with stretches before going back to our accommodation. Wouldn't have done that this time last year because I hadn't found C25k and couldn't run any sort of distance at all.
So thank you Laura and thank all of you out there.
What are your firsts?