So I sorta abandoned the podcasts a while back, because I prefer to run to my own music. Recently I've been doing three mile runs with no stopping! I'm immensely proud of myself and I don't know of that counts as an official graduation but...
So I thought I'd make a post about my journey to get to this point.
I started the c25k because I used to run, but stopped when I started uni. When I say I used to run, it wasn't anything major.... I was nowhere near a 5k and in reality it was a half-attempt over the summer. But I liked running, and I wanted to give it a proper go.
I benefit a lot from structure, so I knew the c25k would be my running breakthrough. I loved the interval aspect at the start - it meant I wasn't going too fast and getting discouraged when I inevitably failed.
Over the next three months (nine weeks definitely didn't happen for me) I fell in love with running. Now, I enjoy runs. I think about running all the time. When I see a pretty place I think 'I would love to run there' and for me that's amazing.
The c25k was hard, I won't deny that. I had to repeat week four and it took me numerous attempts to do the final run of week six. I am so so so glad I didn't give up back then, because I've just got back in from my best run yet and I feel amazing. Thirty whole minutes! When a few weeks ago I almost passed out after five!
I feel very, very good and I look forward to furthering this progress even more!