Hi everyone, I've never posted on here before but I have followed a lot of your threads with interest. I started c25k about a year ago and then had some knee pain and fell by the wayside, I restarted recently and got as far as wk5 run 3 and then panicked at the thought of wk6 and stopped again for a while. I've got back to wk5 run 2 and am stressing a little about run 3 but will be doing it tomorrow.
For weeks now I've been wishing I was up to doing park run, our local one attracts over 500 runners at times some who do it in 17 minutes whilst I am still 6 stone overweight and not very fast!
My husband started doing the parkrun about 6 weeks ago and I've been drawn a little closer each week as he kept on improving his time and being so enthusiastic after each run.
Last Saturday he talked me into taking my wk5 run1 podcast to the park run venue (in the dark - my choice!!) and we did the circuit at my pace walking and running as necessary then going back to the beginning of the podcast in order to cover the 5k route. On Tuesday we went back - in the dark - and did wk5 run 2 and on Saturday full of terror at falling over or being the last man running I did my first park run in 41 minutes 44 seconds using wk3 run2 to keep me going.
I wanted to cry when I ran past the first marshall clapping and enthusing and once I got used to people running past (in daylight!) I settled into the run and really enjoyed myself with my hubby and dog trying to run slowly next to me
I just wanted to thank all you regular posters as you kept my interest up when I was not in the right headspace to see myself doing the run! Keep it up please