Wow, I never thought I'd reach week 4 but I have! I did wk 4 r 1 this morning and it was hard going and quite tough especially as I was running in my running shoes that I wore for the London Marathon 6 years ago! The shoes are very worn and uncomfortable but it was all I had. Then I decided to treat myself to new running shoes, I found the running shop in town and after a gait analysis, plus a discount! bought myself new running shoes. It was a bit nerve wracking for me because I am obese and feel I have no right to be in the shop, especially as I went in with my sleeping toddler on the pushchair and my 4 yr old walking beside me... nevertheless the guy who served me was very pleasant and didn't judge me at all... he made me feel more motivated esp as I explained that I used to do a LOT of running prior to having kids. Wow. So now I have new shoes, and I look forward to using them on Fri morning for wk 4 r 2.
I have booked Race for Life in July, and aim to continue running beyond - i even dream of doing the London Marathon in 2016 - but is it realistic?! I still have LOADS of weight to lose, and currently although I am running, it is very slow. My fastest time on the c25k is 13.5 min mile... I used to be able to do 9 min mile... at the end of the day I just want to complete the running programme then continue getting from start to finish but would like to speed up a little - I am sure I will once I have lost some more weight... my fitness levels are a lot better than my eating habits although I am trying... I just don't think I am trying hard enough... hmmm.... a friend of mine lost nearly 2 stone just drinking shakes and just walking the dog all in 5 weeks... I am not sure its the best way but well done to her... just wish it was me!
Anyway I look forward to the 2nd half of the c25k programme in my new running shoes!