I've been absent from this community for 7 months, time flies! No particular reason, maybe because that was when I made it to 5k and since then I've just been carrying on, running regularly, getting round quicker, all just now part of what I do, when I can, I run between 3 and 5k. Then yesterday Facebook reminded me, as it does, of a memory - it's 12 months since I completed C25Kl!!! Looking back, I can honestly say it's been one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I look and feel loads better and I'm much fitter. I can fit into clothes without worrying about the size and I've dropped a size overall (though not in jeans but I'm working on it!) . I've not lost much weight but I look like I have (?!) and I'm much more confident as a result. There are new clothes in the wardrobe 😄 I'm now looking more at my diet, which overall is good (veggie) but probably too carb reliant so by ditching those as much as possible and following the 5:2 diet I'm making progress there too.
Before running I did very little exercise and it was all a bit overwhelming, hated the gym, this is the only thing I've ever stuck with. So, if you're a newbie - keep going!!!!! It doesn't matter how long it takes you, how slow you think you are, how many weeks it takes to graduate, whether you're technique is good or not.... just move, run, do short 20 minutes if you only have limited time, keep with it and enjoy 😄😄😄😄