Graduated today (virtual badge pending I hope). Feeling pleased. How was it? Not too bad. I am not that unfit. The reason I started C25K is that I could feel my fitness levels slowly slipping away. I have enjoyed Sanjeev 'everyman' Kohli's support on the BBC app. And even though I haven't been active here I have lurked, and been moved and at times inspired by some of the posts. I also appreciated some of the practical advice. For instance, after my one setback: sore Achilles tendons. I overreached at the end of week 8 - two runs in two days where I'd pushed myself a bit too hard. Cue a search here for advice, followed by ankle TLC, new shoes, gel heels, a week's rest and a step back to some earlier runs.
So what now? In truth, I'm not completely wild about running. I'm not sure I can see myself competing, or doing longer distances for pleasure. But running solo in my local woods is the most convenient and enjoyable way for me to keep fit. Bottom line: I'll be happy to keep running three days a week, 30 minutes a day for as long as I can.