I am sure that completing c25k has improved my self-confidence. I have been quite happy working in the same school for 14 years. I have considered going for promotion, but most jobs feel far beyond me, even though my Head disagrees.
Well this week I applied for a job, and have an interview next week. I haven't had an interview for 30 years! Yikes.
I am sure it is the fact that I have proved to myself that I can be successful at something so challenging as running for 30 minutes. For a 57 year old, overweight asthmatic who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high colesterol in January 2013, the 30 minute run seemed like a pipe dream. But just look at that shiny graduate badge by my name! I did it, and I know that I can do so much more in many different areas.
Next week I will need my runs in order to keep my stress levels down. I plan a run for pleasure this evening - and will be grinning to myself most of the way because of my change of attitude.