It's been nearly a year since i graduated. I have continued to run at least three times per week (two 5k's and one longer run) and am running my second 1/2 marathon this weekend. I thinks it's fair to say it is now a lifestyle rather than a fad!
As i go out running it's always great to see people of all shapes and sizes out running too (I started the program at 19st and have a now 15st so i know what i am talking about !).
On so many occasions a runner comes into view and all of a sudden they stop running and start walking. It took me while but I soon realised they are doing the C25k.
Immediately Ibecome incredibly proud for them, i feel strangely protective of them, I deperately want to stop and tell them all about my journey to hopefully give them motivation, I want to give them helpful advice that I have picked up over the year, i want to say 'well done' for getting out there.
Instead i just plod on by, smile and nod my head not wanting to intrude on their personal journey.
So to everybody on the C25k who feels self conscious or dejected as somebody runs on by, remember they may well have graduated from C25K too. And that look they give you isn't what you might think! its really a look of pride, understanding and support.
For everybody who has set out on the C25K program, you are truly amazing and you must, must, must always remember that!