I feel ecstatic. Today I graduated from WK9 after restarting it the other day. I feel amazing having just ran a distance of 6.4 KM in 49 minutes. I was running a rural route in the sunshine and I thought, 'Why not run home!?'. As always my pace left a lot to be desired but I felt comfortable and even managed to get my breath back pretty quickly.
I'm so amazed at how much I've enjoyed the programme, how those endorphins still get me every time, and no matter how tired I feel during that first 10 minutes I manage to stay motivated and push through. I think HU has had a lot to with it - joining this forum has been a massive help and everyone's been super inspiring!!! Just reading posts from other graduates has helped me to get back on the straight and narrow after the odd 'off-week'.
So, look at me! A proper runner in just over 2 months. I remember feeling so overwhelmed by my progress in the first week or two, wondering if I could ever actually run a significant distance without feeling completely knackered, yet here I am.
Can anyone recommend any ways to progress? Is there a post C25K plan I can tackle? I'm really looking forward to running in the future but I am a bit apprehensive about not having Laura's help! Eeek. Hoping I'm not the only one who feels/has felt this way.
GRADUATION - WOOOHOOOO. Now to eat cake!