Three months ago, I could barely run for a bus. I hated running for the past 20 years, why would I start now? But thanks to a few stresses and strains I decided to give it a shot and ended up doing C25K. Some people told me at the beginning that everyone can run 5k - this annoyed me so much, and we all know that's not true. But others, including everyone on this forum, have been incredibly supportive. My goal was to run in a 5k race, no walking allowed. Last night I did it! I wasn't the fastest (I managed 40mins with an average pace of 7.07, probably the fastest pace I've run consistently), but I've learned from everyone here that it's not about speed - it's about having a goal and reaching it. I may have run slowly. But I RAN. All of it. And crossing that finish line was a sweet, sweet moment. I could never have seen myself doing this a few months ago. Proof that this programme works. Already signed up for a 10km...
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