Hellooo, I haven't written before - but have read lots of posts, but thought i’d share.
Started Couch to 5k in September, and yesterday I ran a 10k in 1hr 12mins. Can't really believe i did it. In all honestly, I probably should have prepped a bit more - but got all nervous and thought I was going to fail so delayed signing up, ummed and arrred and then 2 days before signed up. Had only run 5k a few times, but was used to running 30mins regularly (ish), and frankly I thought - I couldn't run 45 seconds 9 months ago, and now i'm up to 5k...so surely double 5k is doable. I wasn't aiming for a time, just to finish would be amazing. I didn’t do it with much style - and really was finished by the end. But I proudly crossed the line - which was beyond unthinkable 9 months ago. Had a super supportive running friend, that just kept telling me I would be fine, i'd do it. and think that's just what got me through. Just repeatingly telling myself I could do it.
Sooooo - just thought i'd say - keep going guys....we're all trying and we're all doing a lot more than we used to. It's worth it. I'm a better shape, fitter, feel better. Running on a sunny evening is glorious. Running down hills in the shade is the best. And the other bits are tough and make you want to give up -but keep going. We can do it.
Can’t recommend Couch to 5k enough…oh and if your app on your phone is buggy - delete and redownload. New one is easier to use and crashes less