Well, after starting this amazing C25K plan on the 12th of January, I have now completed it! In the fog, by the sea! Foghorns blowing all over the place. It was great!
I don't really know what the actual trigger was for starting this plan. I think I'd just had enough of being a binge eating and overweight depressive, who was always tired and fed up of looking crap in my clothes.
Well, that stuff is a long way behind me now. I think the running made me want to eat better, so I stopped bingeing on junk. I found that I was feeling so much better in myself, I cut down on my meds and now don't take them. This took a while though.
I really struggled in the beginning, that niggly voice telling me I wouldn't stick with it. But I loved how I was feeling and the weight slowly started coming off. I was determined to push on.
Anyway, I just want to say thank you to you all on this forum. When I'm running and I get that nagging voice in my head, which drones on about "Why am I doing this, what's the point, I'm too tired, it's too hard" bla bla, I think of all of you; from those starting out, to those who graduated a long time ago. I think of you all out running somewhere, with me in spirit!
Anyone just starting out, keep going. It's so worth it. The benefits both physically and mentally are so worthwhile.
Thank you for your encouragement, support and funny stories. They've kept me going.
As for now? Think ill do my graduation run somewhere really muddy!