WOW - still panting...... I needed to get this post out.
It's been 9 weeks, and I've thoroughly enjoyed it all. I wasn't obese, but was gradually getting less fit and putting weight on. I was also conscious that when I've tried running previously I've always injured my knee and stopped (or had I!).
I reckon I could have started at week 4, but due to previous injuries decided to start from scratch and build up.
Some random thoughts:
Don't go running after a steak, or for about 4 hours afterwards
Wokingham council don't repair streetlights
Laces can make all the difference with comfort of shoes. I have the bottom laces relatively slack, but upper ones quite tight
Shoes - I'm very glad I had Gait Analysis at Sweatshop. I could have paid less for a generic pair of shoes, but for a little extra I have the perfect shoe (and not the most expensive one)
Tripped twice on dark roads which shouldn't have been dark (Thanks Wokingham Council)
Knees - I'm not convinced I ever had a knee injury in the past. I had sore knees, and took Glucosamine for two weeks. I also did the NHS Knee Exercises - I stopped the tablets and my knees are fine. These knee exercises are fantastic, and I use them for my warm up
Tendons? At least I think they're my tendons.... Just below my calves, my right one ached for a few days a couple of times.
I haven't consciously changed too much of what I eat, but have noticed differences:
A bottle of water instead of coffee
A banana instead of crisps
I've lost half a stone - this is a shocker, especially considering I wasn't pushed until week 4 or 5.
Justin - My Mr Motivator a 15 minute chat over lunch and you subliminally convinced I needed to do something, and that C25K should be it. I'm a changed man thanks to you, and I've even joined a gym.
Wife - Thanks for not believing in me when we were in Sweatshop. I know you believe now xxx
Laura - Your Podcasts are great, ignore others comments on the music it's not that bad. Week 9 is the best!
You guys - I haven't been active here, but have read a lot of posts. It wouldn't be fair to single people out.
Order my graduation badge
I've downloaded a Bridge to 10K app and downloaded some running playlists on Spotify.
I'm going to start using the Gym I joined last week - Induction on Friday. I am worried it's going to get in the way of the running though.
Challenges - I've planned 5K, 10K and a crazy looking mud run for my 42nd Birthday. I have a mate suggesting the Great North Run, I'm not sure yet.... And a Parkrun tour with colleagues from work.
A bottle of wine - well deserved I think