Just thought I'd better write an introduction as I've just joined the forum.
I'm Bob, 51 years old and 6ft and I've been running for just over two weeks.
I packed up smoking three and a half years ago and my weight shot up to 16 and a quarter stone (from 13 and a half stone).
I do have a very active job but the weight stayed on.
Last August I decided to do something about it and revised my eating habits and bought a rowing machine.
I had some excellent results and I'm now hitting the scales at around 13 and a half stone. I have set myself a target of 12 and a half stone..............but we will see.
Two weeks ago I decided that 45 minutes on my rowing machine 6 times a week was getting really boring so I decided to have a go at running.
A quick search of the Internet and I found C25K and as I already have a certain level of fitness (and being a bit cocky) I thought I would start at week 5.
Well after W5 R1 I thought it best to repeat that run twice to get used it, then go for W5 proper the following week (last week).
I'm happy to say I completed all three W5 runs last week and felt elated on Sunday when I completed 20 minutes straight through.
I've completed W6 R1 today and that brings me up to date, I can't believe how much I'm enjoying running as I never thought it would be something I'd ever do!
I must say my Border Terrier isn't quite sure what's going on but I'm hoping she will get used to running beside me.