As some of you may know, this fat 46 year old, who couldn't even walk up a hill without losing breath, took up the C25K course after Easter last year. Since then I have lost 14kg, become significantly healthier, graduated and been knocking off the KMs in longer and longer distances. All a source a great amazement for me!
Anyway, since about September last year I have been training for my first HM - the inaugural Weymouth Half Marathon taking place this coming Sunday. (Anyone else doing that btw?) The last two months I have felt like I have been training in a freezer. In fact it was only last weekend when I did not have to run over, or through, snow and ice. (I live in southern Germany).
In celebration of the sun coming out, and because I was feeling incredibly nervous about what was coming, I decided to actually run the distance last Sunday and, together with the wife (on a bike), I knocked off 22.3km in 2hrs 33mins. I am now in recovery but the legs don't feel too bad. I am still nervous, but now just much more excited.
To all those on the C25k course I just want to say that I never ever ever expected to get this far. It has been an incredible journey and if I can do it, so can you. Stick with it my friends...
Wish me luck. I promise to post a nice picture at the end!