So today was W9R3. Or as I now refer to it, The Robinson Run. I can now put myself alongside Dustin Hoffman and call myself The Graduate.
9 weeks ago I decided I needed to make some changes as regards the heath and lifestyle thing. I was 110kg and climbing and I would be out of breath going up the stairs at home.
After typing in ‘lose 20kg in 6 months’ into Google it showed one link for ‘Couch to 5km in 9 weeks’ so I thought it could be worth a go.
20 minutes ago I finished the final run of week 9. I also took 3 minutes exactly off my previous 5km from Friday.
I’ve ran in the California heat, the shores of Niagra, even at 5am to get a run in before work. And I have loved every minute of it.
It hasn’t been easy but it has got easier.
Gives you a lot of time to think and reflect as well when you are out there with just your own thoughts.
Also gives a great feeling to see what you can actually achieve despite where you were at the time you started.
All of this has been achievable by you bunch of people.
Cajoling, encouraging, pushing, laughing.
Oldfloss and JanCanRun will always be with me on each run. As will all of the stories I have read on here as each of you faced your own demons and victories.
It’s funny how you get to know names as they started at the same time as you.
For you people still on the program you will have your own ‘Class of C25K’ as you go from week to week.
I on the other hand have a nice new pair of Brooks running shoes that I treated myself to ready as my graduation present 🏃🎓🏅
I’m only taking a quick selfie on the podium as I want it to be clean and shiny for all of you other people that are just rounding the bend of your own journey and approaching the final stretch.
Thank you all for being you.
To quote Sly from Rocky II
Yo Adriaaaa......I did it!