I was reading some posts this morning and realised just how much of a difference C25K and this forum has made to my life and wanted to share this with you whether you are just starting out, or if you have been running for years.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't always feel like going for a run, but once I start, I always enjoy being out and I actually enjoy the feeling of running, thinking about where to land my foot, what my posture is doing, taking in my surroundings, enjoying the start of the day, having "me" time.
I get a great buzz once I finish the run from knowing I have achieved something special which pretty much lasts all day.
I like the feeling of tired muscles, getting aches to remind me I've exercised and reinforcing the knowledge that I am improving.
I feel fitter and my clothes feel better, but what has struck me most is how much happier I feel in myself.
I hadn't realised quite how "invisible" I had become and how "dull" I felt in myself over the last decade or so, I thought it was just part of getting older. Running has changed that. I have recently noticed myself singing, laughing and smiling much more than I used to, I'm happier, I've got my sparkle back so when I say I feel better in myself, I really mean that I actually feel alive.
Has anyone else noticed any similar changes?