Hello fellow runners!
I have 2 sisters.
One is incredibly fit, rides her bike, rides her horses, runs marathons, has even run an ultra marathon. Is as thin as a whippet with a stomach like an ironing board.
The other sister is not so fit, possibly a little unfit.
And then there's me - 55 years old, carrying way more weight than I'd like, gets out of breath going up the stairs or walking up a slight hill, smokes (yes yes, I know!) and has done no exercise since school and that was a very very long time ago.
So my not so fit sister and I have started the C25K plan. We're only just starting W3R2 and it's been a very long slow battle. I've had to repeat each week plan at least twice, sometimes 3 times and it's been incredibly hard. My sister that I run with is absolutely brilliant at keeping me motivated.
Right at the start of the training my very fit sister told me something that has kept me motivated and makes me smile when I think of it.....................
You don't have to go far. You don't have to go fast. You just have to go.
So that what we've done. We've gone. We've started. We've made the effort. And whilst I can't say that I'm enjoying it one little bit, I am chuffed with myself for getting off my bum and doing it and not giving up!
And when I look back at how much I struggled to run for even one minute at the start of the training, I can see how far I've come.
I love this forum for the encouragement from fellow runners, the fact that it isn't just myself that has found it very hard, for the uplifting stories and most of all the feeling that we've all been there, all struggled, all fought on, all continued to try.
Keep going everyone. Do your best. And in the words of Laura - you're doing great!