Hi all, I read these posts pretty much daily and although I don't comment very much I just wanted to share my happiness and also thank everyone who does contribute as it is often other peoples posts that have kept me going and kept me motivated when I may have stopped before. I started the C25k in April and was barely able to do the 1 minute runs but worked through it to graduate in around June. I then continued onto a Bridge to 10k programme and completed a 10k mid July and then started on half marathon training which I finally completed yesterday!
I was meant to be running the half marathon in Amsterdam on Sunday but due to financial reasons was unable to travel there so decided to try and run the 21k by myself along my usual running route instead and was amazed to complete it. I didn't imagine I'd be able to do it without the race atmosphere and the other runners but I kept myself going and finished in 2 hours 40 mins, which isn't an amazing time but I'm happy with it for my first attempt. I seriously ache today though!
Anyway, just a big thank you to everyone in the community, the posts really have helped spur me on when I've not felt like carrying on and I've got some great tips and recommendations from here too. My next challenge is 2014 London Marathon, I have a place running with Anthony Nolan. I still can't believe it really, at the beginning of the year I couldn't imagine running for more than 15 minutes!
The link to my marathon page is here if anyone wants to take a look, and once again a big THANKS to everyone. I hope this post might help some people who are just starting the programme themselves. Take this as proof that it really does work!! I miss Laura on my runs now though, I have to make do with the Zombies Run! game