Hi everybody! Although it's my first post, I'm actually on W8R3 (tomorrow). I've done C25k twice before and failed to complete. First time, I wasn't really committed and didn't get past that 20 min shocker in W5.
Wind on a year and I started again.
I made it to W9 that time (Oct last year), but then the clocks changed and road running became too dangerous. I swear the cars were actually aiming for me. I was in puddles, up verges and sweating in my head torch and hi-vis. I should mention I live in the country, with no pavements, no street lights, and normally, few cars! I tried to complete on the treadmill at the gym, but found it so hot and boring, I couldn't manage to finish a run.
This time, I'm determined to finish. I'm only managing 7.5-8 mins/km, and some days are harder than others especially if I start out too fast, but I love what it does to my body. I like having muscles in my legs for the first time at 49 and 1/2. But mostly, I love what it does to my head. I strongly believe it is the key to my mental tuffocity. It gives me a sense of accomplishment which is otherwise lacking in my life.
This is a little post to say thanks to you guys. I've been lurking on this forum since I started this time. I've found inspiration, consolation, celebration, advice and reassurance through your posts. You all rock! I just wanted to post today to join a community I feel I've been a part of for weeks.