I am half way through week 8 and like most of you on this site I can't believe I'm actually running! Today I managed 3.2km in 28 mins; a very slow pace but pretty amazing for a girl who couldn't even manage 400m at school. So happy. Laura really does make jogging easy.
This is the third time I've started the C25K but this time I was determined to finish because otherwise it would be another 6 months of my life gone, feeling tired and overweight, before I did anything about it. I had chronic fatigue syndrome about 13 years ago about for around 3 years and while I have been generally well for the last decade I haven't had much energy left over after a full week at work for socialising etc so I was determined to do something about. I have been trying to exercise for a while but every time I start a "regime" after a few weeks, for no obvious reason, I have a bit of a relapse and am too exhausted to manage anything more than a work / sleep outline for a few weeks. This is the main reason I have been nervous about posting - didn't want to jinx this attempt. But having reached week 8 I am confident that I can do this, and more importantly that I can keep doing this! My jog is not much faster than my fast walk but I feel so much better for it; I haven't had a tired spell, I've lost a little bit of weight but the biggest difference is that I feel stronger, more toned and more confident. It's wonderful
Reading the posts on this forum has helped me drag my resisting body out into the cold on a number of mornings. It's a great community
So that's my little story. Thanks C25K, Laura and all the posters. Roll on graduation next week!