Exactly a year ago I started to use runkeeper to measure and record my runs. I was at the start of week 6 and had completed the first long run of the programme. I was just daring to believe that I might have a chance of turning into something approaching a proper runner.
Since then I have graduated and managed to keep up 2 or 3 runs most weeks - with a only a few lay offs for flu, holidays, or really bad weather. These days I usually do between 5 and 6k a time. Longest run has been 8k but I am not fast - still taking about 39 minutes to cover 5k. I even describe myself as a runner occasionally!
I did my final run on Sunday along the front at Goodrington in Devon on a beautiful autumn evening. Imagine how chuffed I am that in that year since I started recording my runs I have covered 500k! In fact 500.6k to be exact!
I am so delighted and proud of myself. What a truly fab programme this is and what wonderful running buddies I have made along the way.
What distance shall I aim for next year? I'm thinking 600k might be doable!