Well I can now say that if I can do it anyone can!
From struggling to complete the first week of couch to 5k in February, I have now run my first race since the primary school egg and spoon race 40+ years ago.
Just after I started the couch to 5k program I won a competition to enter a 10k race which was to be held 4 days before my 50th birthday.I thought - what does it matter what happens just give it a go. It focused my training and although I had never run more than 7km I thought well now or never. I just put on the headphones and plodded along and was pleasantly pleased to reach the finish line in a time of 53 minutes and with no major issues.
I must admit that the thought of coming in last was on my mind at the start ,but I the fear soon disappeared and I started to enjoy run. The cheering crowd gave me a real buzz and although I was tempted to pick up the pace at the end I thought - no just make sure you finish!
On seeing the results I was happy to see my place considering it was my first ever run and I was the oldest in my category and the knowledge that in my next run I will be one of the youngest runners!
So a big thanks to all who gave me help and encouragement along the way
and as I said if I can do it anyone can give it a go