Last run if the programme this morning. Tried to get the conditions as 'right' as possible, but to be honest it was a wee bit of a slog. My legs felt very heavy. However...I did it and was fine at the end.
I am so chuffed. I am an almost 56 year old grannie who has hated the thought of running all of my life. I have always walked loads and probably average 4 or 5 miles every day. But running? No way!
Then my grandson was born and my mum died a fortnight later. The shock of that made me think about mortality and my own mortality. I am pretty healthy but want to be as healthy as possible as I get older. My lovely daughter had started running again and said why not try it too. I did my usual," I can't run" I would hate it etc etc. she said' how do you know if you don't try.?'
Made me think. She then told me about the c25k prog and came out with me on my first two runs. She then went to live in New York! However she has been such a support snd I can't wait to tell her I've done the distance.
So here I am, 9 weeks on, fitter but also unexpectedly I feel more confident and much more open to trying new things. I am going to have a go at kayaking next. I am really lucky in that I am going to be reducing my working week and looking after my grandson 1 day a week so should have plenty time for fun and games with him.
I am also going to keep on running. At first I will stick to the 30 minutes, trying to get more comfy but in a few weeks I am going to try the park run route myself then once I know I can run it, join up for a park run. Think having a goal will help me keep motivated.
It's community has been great, You have all been so supportive, kind, friendly and helpful. Looking forward to hearing how the rest of you on week nine get on and now going to get my badge. Woo hoo!