Today was a day of milestones for me. I have been successfully controlling my weight for 10 months. In that time I have managed to work off, as of a weigh in today, 8 stone, That's the first milestone. The second to happen was my completing w9r3 of the C25K plan. I can't believe I'm here.
I had a little crazy turn 9 weeks ago when I saw the podcasts for the couch to 5k plan....I downloaded it and did w1r1. I was knackered. Prior to this, I wouldn't have run to catch a bus, literally! I Didn't think I would ever see w9r3 however, there must have been some of the determination I used to loose the first 7 stone left cause, in my infinite wisdom I registered for the 5k at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival(everything in Edinburgh is a festival!) on 24th May.
Today during my 30 minute run I did 5.31k!!!!
My next 2 and a half weeks will be spent going to the area the course will be run in and practising the course that I'll run on the day for two of my runs and running the third, perhaps working on speed a little on the coast where I live. The course has way more uphill than I've done before now, being that I live beside the seaside.
Lots of people say "You must feel so much better for loosing the weight!" and I can honestly say that 10 weeks ago I said "not really, no." The only thing that has made me feel better is this programme. I can't believe that the progress I have made is possible and I extol the virtues of the NHS couch to 5k plan to anyone who will listen.
This is the first post I've made in here but I've been lurking about reading others posts for a few weeks and it's been really helpful.
So, thanks, to all you guys, for the encouraging words and the online support that got me here. I've a couple of stone to go and I'm going to continue to build up the distances I run.
I've added a before picture here, taken on 21 June 13.