I am so delighted to report that today I completed C25K
After yesterday's attempt which I wrote about earlier I went out again in the wind and the rain but this time with a Goretex hillwalking jacket on (minus the inner fleece!)
Back to my usual park, back to my usual route up the 30 steps on my warm up walk to the top path on the hill which I wind my way gently down. Then WOOSH a massive gust of Storm Barbara's best knocked me sideways and I thought, this is madness. What should I do? I decided to run on the lee side of the hill, sheltered a tad by trees. At the bottom a huge lake - puddle - blocked my way so I did a ridiculous little circle dance/detour through a bowling club to get back on my route.
Once I got my rhythm, apart from being stupidly hot inside the jacket I got going with relative ease. Halfway round I took my jacket off and tied it round my waist and kept going being pelted by rain. It was getting heavier and heavier.... 15 mins, 20 mins....30 mins then I decided to keep going. I was wet anyway so I did an extra 5 mins. Still only 3.75km but I'm getting there.
It's taken me many weeks, with two bugs ICing me, two to three weeks to get through both weeks 4&5, but I haven't given up!
Genuinely, if you are reading this, thinking I can't complete C25K, just know that you can, anyone can do it. Anyone can build up stamina. I am the least expected person to ever run and I'm going to enter a 5K in May!!
This forum has been absolutely amazing. There is NOTHING but support and goodwill on here. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!
Onwards and upwards, I hope........