I started this programme on 2 May 2013 and after a slow start when I really did not enjoy the running much at all, indeed I questioned whether this runners high was just an urban myth! I can truthfully say that the many improvements that I began to feel are so worthwhile. My blood sugar control was excellent, I lost a small amount of weight and went down a dress size. All good stuff!
I have not been able to run for 4 weeks now. My GP tells me not to do any running until I am totally pain free or I may risk the Achilles tendon breaking, which would then require surgery. He kept apologising for keeping coming back to the old adage that I am no longer 21 and will take a lot longer to heal. (Funny that - I'm still only 21 in my head )
This morning my blood sugar was the highest it's EVER been, I have gained 2kg and I'm feeling really fed up.
Today I started to do the 'Fast exercise' routine indoors using my bike up on the stand. You do a warm up and then 3 sets of 20 seconds flat out then one minute slower cycling to recover. It sounds too good to be true but I certainly know I've done it when I stop. Has anyone else tried this type of exercise, if so did it work for you? I am also starting the 5:2 fast diet today, which my son did very well with and he shed 3 stone.
At the end of the day it is up to us to take responsibility for our health as best we can.
I just hope this regime will help to maintain the fitness I have achieved through C25K.
One can only try!
HAPPY RUNNING EVERYONE!