Well I am finally here,
All those weeks ago on Week 1 Run 1, I attended my local park run, and Laura encouraged me through my first attempts at running. Obviously, at the end of the podcast I wasn't at the end of the park run but I just continued to do intervals of walking and running as my body would allow.
I am an overweight, large (18-20) lady who has never done any running before, and used to look at the people running the streets thinking they were mad.
I continued through the programme, often needing 3 or 4 days in between, partly due to having weak knees (previous cartilage problems) and working on a busy NHS ward often getting off duty very late and just not having the strength to go out for the run. One thing I did do though, was just make sure if I pur the run off one night, I would do it the next night.
The most emotional part of the journey for me, was the week when I completed the first long run (was it 20 mins) non stop, was it week 5??, I remember shedding a tear on my warm down walk, but having a massive smile on my face.
Today, was Week 9 run 3, and was a lovely park run, I still don't get the the finish line by the end of the podcast, but it is an awful lot closer than it was in the first week, and I only needed a minute walk to catch my breath, then I started jogging again.
I am currently eagerly awaiting my text with todays time, but, the time really isn't important to me, I have actually done it and I am so proud of myself. Amazingly, I find I am really loving the runniing, although my speed is so slow it is really only a jog, but I will certainly continue with this.
The next parkrun I do, I will proudly be wearing my pale blue C25K graduation t-shirt.
It has been inspirational reading all the different posts on this forum, and thanks to all that have commented and given support to myself and all others on her.
Good Luck to everyone, wherever you are on your journey. I certainly plan to continue coming to read the forums.