Ive only just realised its gone a year since I started C25K from not running at all.
In one year I feel quite proud of what I have managed to achieve, thanks to this wonderful program. I completed my first 5k race last May arranged by my local running club, albeit a very fast race, and coming completely last!! I then went on to do the race for life in June with my sister and that was so special, we actually managed that in just under 30 minutes. In October I completed a 10k in Inverness and between me and my family we raised over £600 pound for Alzheimers and Dementia In January of this year I completed a half marathon with my sister, again very special, even though we did a bit of power walking in that one!!
On Saturday just gone I completed my very first parkrun with my youngest son whose first race it was, we did it in just on 34 minutes, chuffed with that in a headwind.
I have gone back to running club after a long break tagging on with the beginners again in a bid to improve my speed, and it seems to be working so far.
I'm not trying to brag or show off, just trying to make the point that C25K really does work, I gave up the fags, it kept me off them and got me off the couch and outside, It gave me a total love for running and I will never ever regret week 1 run 1 when I could barely breath and thought I would die!!
If there is anyone reading this that thinks its not for them, please keep going and you will suceed I promise