I'VE DONE IT! I'VE GRADUATED
I can't believe I've just wrote that but I have, I really have and it feels great
Nine weeks ago I started my C25K journey not really knowing what lay ahead. I 'only' wanted to get a bit fitter and maybe lose a few pounds.
Little did I know just how much of an impact the C25K programme would have on me. For example, I was looking forward to each run (ok, with apprehension most of the time!), I found myself longing to get home from work on 'run days', wishing away the rest days just so that I could get running again, being chuffed to bits after each run I completed and even more so after each week completed, feeling better in myself, sleeping better, having more energy, being less stressed, more content, more relaxed. I had no idea that all this would be achieved from a nine week running programme! It's only now, having Graduated (lol, yes Paul, you have graduated and you can say that now ) that I can really appreciate just how amazing these last nine weeks have really been. Thank you C25K
I would also like to thank the members of this forum for being supportive and offering encouragement and advice throughout my journey. I would also like to thank those members who have sent me Private Messages over the last couple of weeks. I really did appreciate you taking the time to do so and it meant a lot. Thank you
Anyway, it's not all good news. Yes, I Graduated today and yes I ran a distance of 5K but, and I was quite disappointed initially but not so much now, I didn't reach my goal of completing the 5K in 30 minutes. Unfortunately it took me 34 min 37 sec to run non-stop for 5K. As I say, I was gutted at first especially as I had ran 4.2K in 28 min on r3 of w8 at a pace of 9km/h! For some reason I didn't feel 100% today. Well, I could list a good three reasons why I think this to be the case but I won't as it would just sound like I was making excuses However, it now gives me a time to beat and to be honest, it's not a bad time for an awld git like me
Thank you C25K and thank you fellow members Good luck to everyone working their way through their own journey with C25K. Believe in the programme and believe in yourself and you too will be graduating before you know it.
PS I know I'm looking a bit bedraggled on the photo and that my face is almost the same colour as my new Graduation T-shirt but who cares