Hi all. Back in my 20s I jogged a bit and eventually ran the London Marathon. That was back in 1983. To get to that standard I did an awful amount of running and plodded around in just under 4 and a half hours. After that, with a new knee injury to boot, I vowed I would never run again and until last week, I stuck to that vow.
Now, aged 56 and probably 2 stone heavier, I got fitted for some Reeboks and set off on the C25K. My goals this time are to run in my local park runs in Chelmsford, Essex and to lose some of the weight I've gained over the years.
I read that you should take the 'running' parts very slowly to begin with but when it appears to take an age to catch up with a dog walking old lady in front of me, it can get a bit de-motivating. However I did eventually catch her up and as I ran past her, I held my breath as I didn't want to appear to be a newbie to this running lark. I know this may appear to be a bit trivial, however, I used her as a target and I achieved that target. With that in mind, I will be setting many more over the coming weeks.
I will be doing week 2 run 2 tomorrow and hope, with the help of the community on this site, I can achieve my goal and also encourage everyone else to reach theirs.
Good Luck everyone.