I have just completed w9r3 so have a great sense of achievement given that when I started in January I could hardly run 10 yards. I am not fast.... in fact the snails overtake me but I took to heart the advice on this forum that it is moving for 30mins that counts and not speed. Today's run, including warm up and cool down was 5.51km with an average pace of 8.17 min/km.
Unlike most on this forum, I can't say that I enjoy the run. I argue with myself each time about going out trying to find excuses not to do it...the first three minutes of each run I argue again in my head to persuade me to keep going....during the run I need to keep setting targets to reach to keep going. So why have I done this?
When I started I knew I was unfit, 53 years old and overweight, in fact obese, and my brother in law who was 7 years younger and fitter had just had a heart attack....a wake up call for all the family!
Having completed the C25K today I am worried that the motivation, which was also pretty low to start with, will now disappear. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the high after the run and the following day but then it's a struggle to get out again.
Any suggestions on keeping going forward grateful received.