Hello, all you lovely C25k people!
I did the programme in 2012 and graduated, got fit, lost weight, was running up to 8 miles. Then I got a new job, involving long and irregular hours, plus the teenaged son developed attitude, particularly with regard to getting up for school in the mornings and I knew that if I went out for a run he'd sleep till midday. On days I'd earmarked to run it was hideously wet or windy (I don't get any pleasure from running in pouring rain or gales). You can see where this is going...
Went along to a local running club but they were way too skinny and fit for me to keep up, especially with working irregular shifts.
So I lost my edge and then my mono and I can see my fitness has taken a huge dive.
This week, festive season over and the usual New Year, New Me feelings in the air, I have joined the Running Bug Run Yourself New and Jantastic (hope you don't mind, I have put myself in the C25k team) AND, most importantly, restarted C25k: W1,R1, yesterday. It was fine, I tried to do some gentle hills for the 60-second intervals, to challenge myself, but I am glad I started back at square1 rather than half way through, as the programme progresses at a sensible and acheivable rate instead of plunging in and injuring myself or failing.
Interestingly, I have had 6 bad colds in succession this winter, the
main thing that's different from the last couple of years is that I haven't been running regularly so I wonder if the 'feelgood factor' and fresh air of running previously boosted the old immune system!
Just like in 2012, I look forward to the positivity and support of the C25k community to get me through! I couldn't have done it without
you then and I probably couldn't now, either!