Never thought I would be typing those words. I started c25k in April 2013 and was somehow persuaded that a marathon was doable- that person clearly hypnotised me.
So I am entered for the London Marathon in April - and if nothing else it has kept me running three times a week over the Autumn and I am now up to a steady 10k. This week was the first week of my proper 16 week training programme. The mileage is actually less than I have been doing and just as well with all the xmas cheer that I have indulged in. 15 miles split over 4 runs - 2 x 3 miles, 1 x 4 miles and 1x 5 miles. It all feels quite modest- but i have really butterflies in my stomach of those distances building up. So week one completed today- with an early beautiful run along the coast. Back out again new years eve and poss new year day.
I am posting not to 'show off' but to demonstrate what can potentially be achieved- I started in April at nearly 13 stone, aged 49 and with rock bottom confidence. I am now nine months later one stone lighter and I can run 7 miles, and my mood and confidence is much better. I have a new job and have recently been promoted- I put a lot of this down to the running and this site- to keep me focussed and feeling better about myself. I am in actual fact frightened to stop running - as I don't want to revisit the person or place I was at in April. The marathon training is just a slice of madness in all this.
Happy running folks whatever your goals