Entering week 9

So I did my last run of week eight yesterday. Felt pretty good to be honest and I'm managing to hit 5k each time now. Pace has never been too much of an issue for me; especially now my breathing has settled down. Among the many, many things that running has improved in my life, it has stopped me being the occasional smoker I once was. I 'quit' about seven or eight years ago but would still smoke when having a drink with my smoking friends. I could really feel this when I started C25K so it pushed me to knock it on the head completely and it has improved my runs no end. Not sure the last time I had a cigarette but definitely haven't smoked since starting running. Another thing to thank the programme and the forum for so thank you! Bring on Week 9!

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  • Well done all round smoking and running. I have smoking and drinking friends. some do both. Myself I don't do either. The drinking is really sugar related was pre diabetic and just did not feel well after drinking. I'm not promoting abstinence but it works for me.

    C25K best thing I've done only wish had done earlier in life. But life pressures and stuff get in the way that don't help people taking up more exercise. But that's a discussion in itself.

    The thing is the great sense of achievement apart from the health and fitness. Think also mentally sharper ! I think so anyway !!

    Let us know how you celebrate (I still have the odd treat - celebrated with a Magnum Ice Cream). Maybe have a drink on me ! once done week 9.

    Also let us know if you have a cunning plan for what you are going to do to as the song says to "keep on running" in the future.

  • Yeah I have to be honest I still enjoy a drink but that has also reduced a bit after the running! I also wish I had done it earlier but I also think that things tend to happen at the right time. Ten years ago I might not have stuck to C25K and now I seem to be.

    I haven't decided how to celebrate when I graduate but a nice single malt might be on the cards! After finishing I think I'll be consolidating my 30min runs for a few weeks but got to admit, the B210K is looking tempting. Even though I said I would definitely stop at 5k!

  • Brilliant work! Quitting smoking too - what a great unintended consequence of C25k! Sounds like you're doing fabulously. Enjoy your graduation week. Will be looking out for your post in three runs time!

  • You're very fast to be hitting 5k already, well done for running and stopping smoking. I shall look forward to seeing you post about your week 9 runs. Good luck and have fun. πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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