Here's my run from this morning. I'm training for my first 10k in May. I've managed two 9k runs but fell a bit short today - have got a bit of a chesty cough (feeling worse now! ). Never mind, I'm doing alright.
So it's nearly a year since I started C25k. Prior to that I was a bit chubby, drank a bit much and my only exercise was walking (which is good bit running it aint!).
I had a bit of a health scare on top of already having a pacemaker (since the age of 11). So thought I really should take some action to become fitter and healthier.
I'm just a completely normal person with no previous sporting achievements whatsoever. After taking a good look at the programme and reading this forum I decided to go for it. And what a great decision that was - just the best life changing thing ever.
I am in no way a morning bird but nowadays I'm out running before 6am three times a week. I love shopping for lovely running gear. Suddenly it seems that everyone is running! I just love it.
It really is a case of is I can do it then so can you. I'm just an ordinary individual who has found fitness through the simplicity of running.
10k will be my max. I have no desire at all to do any more than that. And I think that's fine. I'm happy with that and my family are proud that I am looking quite trim
So newbies, stick with the programme. There's a great bunch here, really supportive and fun too.
Happy running everyone. And I'm looking forward to reading more tales and finding out how two of our superstars did today.