Well it's taken me a whole seven months but this week I've finally completed C25K and I couldn't be happier.
With my medical history this has been so much of an achievement.
I'm an over weight 40+ mum of two with asthma and having suffered with pleurisy, been left with scarring on both sides of my lungs.
At my last doctors appointment my doctor nearly fell off her chair when I told her I was running non stop on the treadmill for 20 minutes as back in May she practically laughed at me when I said I wanted to attempt the programme.
My check up showed that my blood pressure was now normal (had previously been high and borderline for having to go onto medication) I've lost 8.5kg in weight (19lbs in old money) and my lung capacity is now at what it should be (on the peek flow test last year I was only able to blow what is normal for an 8 year old child !)
It's not been easy at all and at times its felt impossible, the leap from 8 minutes to 20 minutes was probably the toughest of all along with me suffering severe pains in my lungs when I pushed myself too hard. But I got there and am so happy about it.
If I can do this, seriously anyone can, just keep on plodding at your own pace .
Merry Christmas everyone and happy running xx