I ran for 25 minutes yesterday evening and felt great at the end of it. With the 5 minutes warm-up and cool-down walks at either side I covered 2.8 miles. I know that distance isn't important but I find it quite motivating to realise I've moved 16 stone of water muscle and lard so far!
I must admit to feeling a little bit amazed with myself.
A few weeks ago I would never thought I'd be running for that long. Thirty seconds and I needed to lie down for half-an-hour.
It got me thinking and I realise that I have never, ever run for that long before. Playing football and cricket in my teens didn't involve running constantly. Cross-country at school and most of us would start walking once out of sight of the teacher.
The human body must be an amazing thing to be able to adapt to new demands so quickly after decades of not being looked after properly!
On the C25K I'm doing the next run is for 28 minutes. And for the first time I feel completely confident I can make that next step up.
Maybe this sounds a little smug. It's not intended to be. If I can do this then anybody can.