Hi. My name is Andy. I graduated from C25K a couple of years ago, but had to stop running a few months later due to a torn calf muscle. Six months later prostate cancer intervened, leading first to surgery, then when that wasn't wholly successful, a course of radiotherapy which ended just before christmas. I now need to get fit again, having put on a couple of stone since I stopped running. So finally this afternoon, having put it off repeatedly, I dug out my running shoes, looked up the C25K programme and set off to do W1 R1, accompanied by Mrs S. Much to my surprise, I actually managed to run for the full minute without struggling, the full 8 times, after which I was pretty tired, but the lungs and legs felt really good. More to the point, I felt better about myself than I have at any point over the past rather cr*ppy year. Can't wait for Tuesday and W1 R2!
I found this forum really helpful and supportive first time around, and was delighted to find it's still going. Hi to all my fellow newbies, and particularly to anyone else going around again.