I chose the name here ‘An average man’ cos that is what I feel like I am. Workwise, I am involved in improving people’s health and wellbeing on a daily basis, so this site seemed like a good place to be, and contribute.
When I joined this area, I signed up to various groups of interest, including the C25K (since I knew of it already as a programme) and have happily contributed/ talked with /got to know many people on here. My own personal experience however was that I had/have never run anything beyond 600 m ( I once was entered at school into an 800 m , ran out fast was ahead at 600 m.. last by the finishing tape). I always found it HURTS! (never have been an eager proponent of ‘ no pain no gain’ !)
I DO work out in the gym regularly (every Sat and Sun) but the aerobics part has always consisted mostly of cycling and rowing machines. Use the treadmills a BIT, think I am too unco-rodinated ever to mange to master a ‘ cross trainer’ but like many people DO skip the ‘ aerobics’ part more than I ought to get to the weights section, but DO enjoy Pilates class weekly too. So I get a fair mix of exercise styles but I was/ am NOT absolutely a ‘runner’ as many of you are here.
Then last week, our family dog of 14 years died and my wife/daughters were absolutely gutted by the fact. So in order to pick them up, I have agreed to start the C25K with them, as an alternative to the dog walking, which they missed terribly. I have NO idea if I will be able to manage/complete the course; I know it seems to work so now it is time to try it out for real, and see if ‘ couch25K ‘ can work on this ‘ ordinary man’ as effectively as it has on you all too..
As many of you have, will record my travails here too.. so in a way, this is in memory of Sirius, a lovely dog.. Week 1, 1st run/walk done Monday, second tonight after work..