This is my first post on the forum and I have just completed W6D2. But mainly I just wanted to thank C25K for changing my life, my outlook, my positivity and my confidence. I took up the C25K challenge in the same week that I lost my job and through that my visa and therefore my home, my relationship and having to move continent. And try and find a new job and career. And all within 30 days, so all in all, it has been quite devastating!
But despite that, I managed to keep up with the C25K program and running has so positively changed my life for the better despite the insecurity in the rest of my life. It has added routine to my days and although I have found it challenging, I always felt better after having gone out for a run. On some mornings, I really didn’t feel there was much reason to get out of bed, and if it hadn’t been for the routine that this programme gave me, I probably wouldn’t have. But more than that, I can cope with stress easier, I have been sleeping better, eating healthier and drinking less alcohol (my previous go-to stress reliever!) All this has filled me with hope for the future that I didn’t think I would have for a long time. Seeing my progress through each week, and especially after the euphoria of W5D3, has given me the confidence to believe I can do anything. My whole outlook has become positive and I firmly believe this is as a result of this wonderful program, it really has been life changing for me.
An extra thanks goes to all the people on this forum. Whilst this is my first post, I have been reading others and have really benefitted from all the advice, tips and encouragement. I am very grateful and feel very humbled to be part of this inspiring community.