So I haven't posted on here for a veryy long time, I graduated back in June but for some reason lost motivation after it happened and I found it really hard to get out and running.
When I graduated I didn't actually reach 5k, so I technically never finished the program, until now!
On Saturday me and two other friends entered a 5k charity race for Pilgrims Hospices called 'Light up the City', where everyone has to wear neon/ flashing clothes and run around the city (Canterbury) at night. I really wanted to do it as I needed an excuse to get back into running and this seemed like the perfect opportunity! I was quite anxious about it as I hadn't really run properly in 4 months and I didn't know how it was going to go.
We got there and the atmosphere was amazing, there must have been a couple of hundred people doing the race and it really felt as if I was part of something worthwhile and important. We must have looked quite the spectacle with everyone glowing in the dark running through the city streets!
And surprisingly I actually found the run quite easy, when it got to the end I felt like I could have carried on running! Everyone was cheering as we crossed the finish line and it was honestly such an amazing feeling, I even got a medal!
It's definitely motivated and inspired me to start running again, now I know I can actually run 5k I can start training for the marathon that I've always wanted to do!
For anyone who has lost motivation after graduating I would 100% recommend doing a charity run, you can raise money (we raised £110 and counting) and it reminds you why you did c25k in the first place, I'm definitely motivated!
Hope to speak soon, happy running everyone!