After completing c25k in June I was starting to get a bit bored with trying to get my 5k time down to below 30 mins (this still eludes me) and had started to lose the motivation to keep up my regular runs.
In August a colleague said to me "if you can do 5k you can definitely do 10k" which I laughed at, thinking it was a joke, but it wasn't, and something about the challenge of tackling a 10k appealed to me.
So I have been gradually increasing my weekend run by 10 mins every other week and have been really surprised and pleased how relatively easily the extra kilometers have added on. Its been a hard slog, but having a goal has definitely helped me get out on my runs in the mornings.
I've entered a "Movember" 10k in a couple of weeks time, so now I just have to get myself a mustache!!
Just wanted to encourage any post c25k-ers out there who are losing motivation : if you are starting to flag, try looking for a different goal to keep you motivated. After all the effort to get off the sofa in the first place, it's vital to keep going!