Hi all, thought I'd get posting and try and get some support coz on Wednesday I've got to run for 20 minutes without a break (W5R3) - I don't think I've EVER done that, even when I was at school! When we did X-country we used to leg it round the corner and have a quick fag - which is probably why, at the age of 62, I'm having to do C25K!
"HAVING to do C25K"? No I didn't HAVE to, I just needed a challenge after finding my driving license revoked after suffering a dizzy spell. I'm lost without it so I need to lose weight, need to get fitter - and I need to prove to prove something to myself...
I gave up cigarettes when I was 35 - so I've managed to kick that habit for over 25 years but I know I could go back to it if was weak and I've had a fifty year love affair with alcohol but the passion is cooling. The bad times outweigh the good so, while I can't face a divorce yet, the writing's on the wall.
It's all part of trying to stay alive a bit longer. A bit late in the day, but better late than never!
So, after passing loads of wrinklies padding along the road looking like death and chuckling to myself, I've joined them. You can see peoples expressions - "Christ, is that supposed to be fun?" "Bloody 'ell, hope he's got good life insurance!" etc,etc, but actually, it IS fun. It may not look like it but I love the challenge and the way I feel when I finish a run, especially if it's a new weekly challenge (they are all new challenges in W5!)
But having now reached the dizzy heights of managing two eight minute runs (but with a break between) in W5R2 and feeling dead chuffed, I now see that the final run this week is 20 minutes without a break which seems - harsh!
Would appreciate anyone who's gone through that barrier in particular coming back to this post - but all positive comments are welcome!