Completed C25K - What a Feeling!

Hi All

Well after sharing a few posts about my ups and downs, I thought it only fair to share that I managed to complete the programme last week! I am almost two and 3/4 stone down, most of my clothes are too big, I had my first ever sports related injury and best of all I had some great news from the doc. What a journey. It has been hard at times, running in the pouring rain, trying not to slip over in soft mud and avoiding a few enthusiastic dogs, but it has been worth it. I've also yet to discover the love of running that so many people talk about, but it is fair to say that I hate it a lot less than I thought I was going to. What I do enjoy enjoy is people telling me that I have lost weight and the feeling of achievement afterwards.

It was a bit strange doing the final run. As usual it got tough at about 20 minutes, but I thought of all the positive changes I am making and how two of my daughters have now taken up the plan and how my youngest wants to join in. My son is not so bothered, but he plays regular rugby, terrorising other 11 year olds on a regular basis, so he gets his workouts elsewhere. I also wondered what I should do next. Probably I will continue with 5km for now, trying to improve my times a bit, before actually doing a Parkrun after registering a few weeks ago. Then, I have a vague plan of moving up to 10km, but no real detail in my head yet. Probably I should buy some new clothes as well as they are mostly hanging off me now!

Thanks to everyone for your kind words over while I have been doing this and good luck to anyone starting out or who is somewhere on the road to 5km.

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  • Fantastic well done on graduating and the weight loss that is amazing xx

  • Great stuff, well done.

    It might be an idea to consolidate what you have achieved just for a little while. By that I mean just continue with 30 minute runs until (and it will) it begins to feel more comfortable. That feeling of 'loving' running will, for most people, only come when most runs don't feel like a slog.

    All the best whatever you decide.

  • Good advice, as ever. Well done The_Mighty_Webb (graduate) :)

  • The_Mighty_Webb is a graduate!

    πŸ˜†πŸ†CONGRATULATIONS πŸ†πŸ˜†

    Not only for the running but amazing weightloss too. You must feel fantastic! And deservedly so. Incredible too that you've inspired your daughters to take it on. All sorts of happy!😊

    I must admit the 'love' of running has eluded me too but I don't hate it enough to give it up! I have been promised that the lurve will develop in time.

    I know I'm very late with this but we still have all the bunting up and crates of fizz to get through. So, we'll just have to keep the noise down a bit whilst we celebrate your wonderful achievements!

    πŸŽΆπŸΉπŸŽˆπŸŒŸπŸ˜†πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸ˜†πŸŒŸπŸŽˆπŸΉπŸŽΆ

    Shhhh (late graduate paaarrttaaayyy)😊😊😊

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