Ok, here's my story
I'm 49, Male, far too heavy (almost 19 stone at one point) and I decided I needed to do something about it before it was too late. I came across c25k on a Cruise line forum (Disney have a 5k run on their private island in the Bahamas) and a lot of the people on that forum signing up for the 5k were older than me, I thought if they can do it, maybe I can. And so it began ............
I went out and bought some proper running shoes, signed up for a gym and worked my way through c25k, it took me 12 weeks as work/life kept getting in the way but last week I finished W9R3 much to my amazement ! I am now down to 14 stone 6 and feeling great.
The only blot on the horizon was I had never run outside, so as my "graduation" present bought a Garmin FR10.
I got up eagerly but a little trepidation at 6.30 this morning to find it was raining but I thought you know what - I'm going to run anyway - I was fired up
I set off thinking that my time would be around 45 mins - I actually finished in 33:49 !! This was my first ever 5k and I'm absolutely stoked
Honestly If I can do it anyone can do it, all your inspiring stories have been a great help, so thank you
Oh and by-the-way, In August I'm off to the Bahamas and you can bet your life I'm gonna do that 5k :()