Tell me your success story!

Hi everyone!

I've just completed week 3, and feeling pretty proud of myself. It's not the first time I've attempted the programme but I've made a few changes from last time to make it easier to fit in the runs during my working week and I'm feeling pretty positive!

I was wondering what everyone's successes are and where c25k has taken you? Looking forward to my own success story!

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  • I'm on week 6 and this is my first C25K journey. I set goals that were way to high and got stuck on week 1 and 2 for months. No confidence to move on to week 3. Once I did, with reading all the helpful advise on this forum, I feel very accomplished and I'm looking forward to my next run. I only ever look forward to the next run and not the final run, cause that scares me.

    I run on a treadmill and that fits into my life so I'm happy with it for now.

    Very best of luck to you.

  • Congratulations! Week 6 seems so far away, I am looking forward to getting there. Each week seems to require a leap of faith; I'm trying not to think how puffed I was during the previous week and just focus on moving onto the next. Well done on getting the confidence to push forward, this forum seems really great. I can't wait to see your graduation post in 3 weeks :)

  • Hmm .. looks like Sir Spamalot was let out for the day 😩

  • Well done on your progress sankyu, you are right to feel proud of yourself!

    I originally started C25K in September and got to week 3, but managed to pick up a bad groin strain on the first run of that week so that took me out of it again until January.

    I'm doing Week 8 of the plan now, due to finish that tomorrow. I'm Type 1 Diabetic and at the start I could barely run for the bus without going Hypo, now I'm doing 28 minutes. My goal all along is to try and control it alot better through my running, learning how I need to control things to prepare better for exercise and get overall better readings. So far that is happening.

    Week 9 next week, but I'm not sure where I'm going to take this yet although I do need to keep it up.

  • That's awesome dtennant9! Have you noticed any changes with regards to your diabetes? My brother is T1 and finds exercise hard when trying to control his levels. He's only recently been diagnosed so it's a learning curve.

    Are you going to move on to bridge to 10k? My fear is if I'm not aiming towards something I'll lose my drive...

  • Yes it helps alot.

    I've also found that if I do my run first thing in the morning, before breakfast, then it causes me less issues as I don't have to worry about the food and extra insulin making my blood drop.

    I don't know what I'm going to do yet. I might just try and build a bit more stamina and then start thinking about running further.

  • Well done you!! I started C25k 4 years ago and have never looked back... I run every day now and have completed 2 marathons. It has changed my life, and it will yours too... its the best :)

  • Like Ju-Ju, running has changed my life. I started C25K nearly 5 years ago and it took me 50 runs not the standard 27 to graduate, but I got there. Running is the first sport I have ever stuck to and can do. I am fitter and healthier physically but mentally as well. I have developed determination and strength of will I never knew I possessed. I have made friends - some of them virtual still, but I have met some of them, even adjusting my travel plans to meet up with them when I'm working abroad, for example when I went to India. I take my running kit when I go away and I have run in some amazing places. I have entered events, and come away proud of myself.

    I'll never be fast. I'll never do long distances. My running kit will never all fit in one drawer :) That doesn't matter because I do this for me, and I am happy. May you always be happy with your running too.

  • Thank you so much. This was honestly a great thing for me to read. I hope it takes me to as many places as it has done you!

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