Freshly graduated from last week, I wanted to share with you my first steps in a life after C25K.
On Monday I went for a very relaxed 38 minutes run. This time no headphones and I really enjoyed that. Firstly hearing the birds chirping away and then listening to myself. Paying more attention to how I breath, being surprised by how silently I can run; all these were new experiences. Overall a different experience than the podcast, much more self-centered, that felt good.
And then today, I stepped into a gym for the first time in my life, scary experience. But I quickly realised that like W1R1 of C25k the first step is the hardest and there is no reason to be afraid. A welcoming instructor gave me a one-hour introduction, showed me all the facilities and explained the possibilities, then we did a couple of exercises together. I liked that too and arranged 2 sessions for next week to set up a training plan and give me a more in-depth introduction.
I finished with a 30 run on a cross-trainer, strange machine that thing but I can see the attraction of it, being a able to exercise without the impact of running. I still prefer running though.
Overall life continues and I am really happy with my new life towards a fitter person. I am also grateful for the structure C25K gave me, without that I would not have known where to start.
Take care and keep going.