I first started the C25K in 2014 and got to week 9 and then developed a chest infection so never graduated.
I started again in August this year and finally today I graduated with a run of 30 minutes covering 5.02km.
This is my first post but I wanted to thank everyone for their posts that have kept me going. It was brilliant reading about the same issues that I was facing and the helpful suggestions you all gave.
Running on holiday in Norfolk and Suffolk was brilliant for getting through the tough weeks of 5 and 6. Beautiful surroundings near the cost was such a pleasant change from running on the canal at home.
Slowing down when the runs were getting tough worked a treat.
Sticking rigidly to always having a rest day.
Using proper running shoes.
Finding a safe route to run as the dark nights draw in.
Having faith in the course and the support of people on this forum to get past those gremlins.
I shall keep running three times a week for 30 minutes to make sure this becomes a habit. Then potentially think about increasing the running in the New Year.
Thank you all once again.
Not quite as unfit as when I started 😄