I started C25K last summer because I was feeling my lack of fitness in everyday life. It was a great programme and I really got to see results as I was able to increase my running time week on week! I started to feel like anything was possible. I'm not entirely sure how it happened, but I set myself a goal that I'd like to do a triathlon and so when September rolled around I joined my university's club.
After months of training, trying to balance work, social life and training for three sports I am now six weeks away from my first tri. I'm not expecting an amazing time, but I should be able to complete it. I never officially graduated from C25K, and actually only completed week 8 run 2, but I'm so grateful for the confidence it gave me to push myself further. And hopefully as I ramp up the training in the next few weeks I can claim my 30 mins 3 times to be an official graduate!
To everyone just starting out, it will be tough! Some days you will feel like you're getting nowhere and have hit a wall...don't worry! It happens to everyone. I went through my ups and downs whilst on this journey, and I'm sure there are plenty more to come. In 9 short weeks you will get better at running and you will be in a place to push yourself to whatever you want to do! Just stick at it and lean on this amazing community for support