I marked it in my diary. August 23rd 'Started C25K'.
I was struggling with coming off the anti-depressants, and know that activity keeps the demons at bay, I decided I'd better 'get off the couch' and get something motivating and regular in my life.
And today, I RAN FOR 30 minutes (and 19 seconds!). I am SO happy. I have battled with calf muscles that objected to the activity, but I seem to have them tamed now... (Lots of stretching - and regularly).
Today I set out feeling pretty grotty, but had in mind to run for 30 minutes for a week or so, so set a route that I guessed would take that time. I tried to go a bit slower than my last run so I would have the stamina, the but RunKeeper lady said I was going as fast as previously. A few gates and a level crossing held me up but I was TRYING not to run fast.
Got to 25 minutes, and thought I was around 5 minutes from home so did a slight detour...(to allow for a warm down walk) and then... boy, was it a long wait for her to tell me it was 30 minutes! But hey, worth it or what!?
Hoping to celebrate by running my first Parkrun with my daughter(s?) on 21st December... when I will be 55.5 years old! I feel like I won't disgrace myself now.
Thanks to all on this forum for your support. I couldn't have done it without you!