I'm still here, 2 years later and I'm still running ... Well not so much at the moment, mostly I am still on the sofa wondering when I can run again.
My last run was MoRun 10k (Nottingham) dressed as superwoman and well look a picture of me, I'm smiling, that's because of running. I would never before have had the confidence to wear fancy dress let alone be photographed, stand in front of a crowd as the winner of the fancy dress was decided (sadly not me) and well run around high fiving kids as I past and all post migraine (by the way don't recommend running post migraine) oh and I wasn't fully recovered from my half marathon.
I love getting out there and enjoying the feeling of being free, no contrainsts, I run, I walk, I listen to Zombies Run and well I have fun, just Ferd and me.
My greatest achievement (so far) surviving a half marathon, who would have ever thought I'd get there and I did it all without falling apart. Illness gives me breaks and then I dust myself off and get back out there.
I had to stop running for a bit as I was so tired and run down then a couple of weeks ago I had a laparoscopy (operation to look inside, thankfully all ok) so have been resting and healing and resting some more, now I'm just starting to get restless and want to get out there again.
C25K really does give you the foundation to carry on discover your inner greatness, there is no stopping once you've started and well why would you? So if you are thinking about it, do it. If you've been ill and worried about getting back out there, don't worry, you won't have forgotten how, just run, be guided by your body.
My next mission to get my trainers back on and work my way back up to 5k and then back to 10k.
Happy running everyone.