HI every one. Im a 54 year old Male. I actually started C25K late last summer with most runs around a local park. Got up to W6R2 but kind of gave up as the weather was changing/getting dark early (in hindsight should have carried on in the gym on treadmill). Anyway decided to start again this year from Week one. (tried to carry on where i left off at Week six but couldn't do it after such a long break)Evening trips to the park with wife and kids to walk dog gave me time to do the runs, now im back up to W6R3 again!!! Left home at 7am today to run around the perimeter of a local playing field, bit unsure whether i'd be able to do 25 mins straight but actually managed it!!! (all on the flat though but a few times around didn't seem that far and although i wasn't running very fast my legs felt a bit tired at first but after a while managed to find a steady rhythm. I'm now looking forward to finishing the plan and being able to run 30mins! When i started i could barely run for 3 mins! also as an added bonus i'm not overweight but i am Type 2 Diabetic and have struggled to control my blood glucose. After last weeks first two runs my morning fasting blood glucose normally around 10 was 5.5 and 5.8!! without changing my diet or anything so this gave me added motivation to carry on. and i'm hoping to attempt a 5k Parkrun or 5k on the treadmill (depending on weather/daylight) in the near future.
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