Look how far we've all come

Reading someone else's post has made me think about how quickly we have all progressed. I started C25K on April 29th 2013, I was 6 stone over weight 47 years old and those first few runs were done at the same speed as my 12 year old son walked.

I managed ( just) to do each run, sometimes praying to hear Laura tell me to stop, and graduated nine weeks later.

I am now on week 17 of C25K and am running 8K+ three times a week building up to 10 K. I am still overweight but fitter than ever before, and two sizes smaller.

I know that lots of people on here have had similar stories, and just a few short weeks ago I wouldn't have believed it could be me feeling this excited about the future. I can't wait to see where I'm at when I've been running for 6 months, a year, 2 years. The future is looking fantastic.

Well done to everyone doing this fantastic programme! :)

13 Replies

  • I haven't been on here much after I had an injury on my final run, was out of it for 6weeks, now back and doing a 10K training plan. I think your post is so inspirational and makes me feel I can do anything now! C25K and everyone here is so supportive I don't think I'd have carried on without your success stories :)

  • what a fantastic and inspirational blog...you have done so amazingly well, and its so wonderful to look to the future so positively, well done you and thankyou for sharing xxxx

  • Nice one Tready. I concur. You seem to be doing extremely well. We started at exactly the same time - end of April, though I am a lonnnng way off getting beyond a 5K distance. You seem to be approaching a 10K with a terrific mental attitude and I am very envious of that! So keep us informed as I would be interested to read of your first "long distance" run - (as if 5K wasn't long distance! Hahaha!)

  • Fab post. And I utterly agree. It's wonderful to read people's achievements and drive to continue and improve...........this plan really is amazing. It not only improves your stamina and ability to run, it infects you with the 'running bug' and a generally healthy approach to life bug!!! As I've repeatedly banged on about, not only has this plan got me running, but it's lead to me packing up the fags without piling on a ton of weight (which is what usually happens).......and all it's lovely wonderfulness is topped off by this wonderful forum full of friendly, inspirational and supportive lovely lovely peeps. :-)

  • Thank you so much for writing this post. I am at the very beginning of the journey and your post has encouraged and inspired me :-) x

  • What a wonderful, inspiring post - thank you!

  • Wow. What an inspiration. Thank you.

  • Thank you everyone for your lovely replies. Everyone who gets off their bums and tries to do this programme is a winner, no matter how fast or far you run we are all getting fitter and discovering new and exciting things about ourselves and what we can achieve. Love to all xx

  • Well said, and well done on your amazing achievements!

  • super well done. I started a few weeks before you and you have done fantastically well - inspiration for us all.

  • Wow, Tready those 8k runs are inspiring me cos 10k is my target and you are only a couple of months ahead of me. Great post.

  • Wow, you have done great.

    Anyone should be inspired by the weight loss, and loss of two sizes. Then 8K+ runs as well. Awesome. I really need to start slowing down, and working on the distance thing. I CAN do it!.


  • Well done to you ! I hope everyone starting out reads this post...how could they fail to be inspired ? Ok,so we all do it to a different time scale,but it is such a do-able programme and the results are truly mind-blowing.

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