Hi everyone. I haven't posted here for quite a while but I'm still around and more importantly still running
This time last year I was obese and told my blood pressure was high but being a stubborn soul refused medication. Nothing much changed until in May I discovered C25K. I had a very slow, painful start but stuck with it. A year on I am 4 stone lighter, my blood pressure is normal and I have so much more energy.
I still haven't achieved 5km in 30 minutes but on Sunday managed it in 33mins 55 secs but my first attempt took 46 mins 28 secs. Nor have I reached a distance of 10km but I have extended my running capability to 7.1km. However, for a girl who failed to run 400 mtrs at school, many many moons ago, without stopping for a breather this is quite impressive.
I have run in snow (well sleet if I'm being totally honest!), rain, frost, the dark and this morning gusty winds. As I turned onto a sheltered path, grateful for some respite, I spotted the shadow of a runner in the early morning sun and do you know what that runner was me!
So for anyone just starting, thinking about having a go, or simply struggling. Stick with it, go for it and enjoy. Coz if I can anyone can.
Happy running to you all