Two months ago today I graduated with my final 30 minutes on the programme. Since then I have done 24 runs, 116 k of running and spent 2 weeks on the IC, once with a cold, once with a sore shin. I have done 6 runs over 6 k with one of those runs a 10 k. Only 4 of the 24 runs have been less than 30 minutes, the rest were all at least 30 mins and many were 5 ks. I have run on holiday and I have run in strange cities on business trips. I have pounded French hills, but mostly run in and around the fields and woods to the north of Munich. I am getting slowly faster and stronger, progress is a lot slower than when I was running with Laura, but I am making progress. I love my morning runs and am still excited about every single one. There is still so much I want to do and achieve. The c25k+ podcasts have not been cracked properly yet - I haven't even done stamina. I want to build up my distance to 10 k (without knackering my leg in the process) and I would love to run 5 k in 30 minutes. I want to be running when I'm 90 and I am really looking forward to a summer of running, hiking, cycling and exercise.
I am very grateful to many people on this forum, my virtual running buddies when we were all scared of week 5 run 3, the "older" graduates who cheered us on. There are so many entertaining posters on here. I love Oldfloss' ramblings, I am totally in awe of Rignold, I admire those of you going for longer distances, so many of you are a source of great advice.
This forum rocks, the c25k programme rocks, running rocks and I'm so glad I found out before it's too late!