I did my first 30 min run tonight. My first of week 9.
I can't quite believe how far I've come and how close the end is.
Admittedly I'm at about 3.5k so not quite the 5k target, but the fact that I've done this and enjoyed it is utterly amazing to me.
I know the pace will increase as I improve and I've never been too competitive over it so its not a major deal at this point in time.
My goal at the start was simply to run for 60 seconds without dieing and then somewhere in the far off future I had this notion of running 30 mins 3 times a week. That was the most I could ever hope for from this!
Well that goal is nearly there. I'm so close and so excited.
My running journey is a nice chunk of the year between August bank holiday and when the clocks change! 9 weeks to take a bonafide couch potato with depression and no motivation to a regular runner!
I hope I'm not counting my chickens too early but I feel so happy with my progress and to have made it into week 9 that I had to post.
Seriously anyone between week 1 and week 9 reading this, the best advice I can give is to have faith in yourself and give it a try. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain. Even from bad or failed runs. You're still out there on your feet trying. And you never know, you might just surprise yourself like I have.
Thanks c25k, you're a life saver!