So I started C25k at the end of February and everything was going well for me until June. A week long conference followed by a longish summer holiday completely destroyed my running habit, and although I tried to get things back together again, August was a complete washout and September little better. In October I resumed the habit with fresh motivation, but illness kept me from getting out for a full week, and I never really got the momentum. I redoubled my efforts in November and now I am seeing some real progress. For the first time today I switched to my old longer circuit of the neighbourhood that can take 5 km to complete having previously been limiting myself to my less ambitious 3.5 km circuit, and for the first time since June ran continuously for a straight 30 minutes (4.57 km). I wasn't even completely burned out at the end of it, so 5 km is definitely on the cards this week. I am officially back in the groove, and my hunt to chase down that illusive 30 minute 5 km is back on (in the Spring, I topped off at 32 minutes). To improve matters, I have started to feel my trousers getting a little looser around the waist, and I'm having to think about a belt. I expect Christmas good cheer will delay downsizing, but if I keep this up, I might actually be able to describe myself as not tubby some time in the new year.
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