I'm just about to start week 7 of C25k; but not for the first time! I graduated nearly 2 years ago and to be honest was getting a bit obsessed - I couldn't go out without doing at least 5k every single time or I felt like a failure; I had to keep going further and faster every time and was setting constant (sometimes impossible) goals. I moved up to 10k, 15k, 20k - don't get me wrong, it was great! I was on a high every time things went well, miserable when I had 'failed'. From a blob who couldn't run for 30 seconds I could run for hours. Then things changed really quickly; the summer was very hot and I don't like the heat - literally turn beetroot. I hurt my foot (dropped a kettle on it), my dog (faithful running companion through thick and thin) died.... and I stopped running. And I didn't care! A few weeks ago I started thinking about C25k again - I saw people out running and thought about how good it feels, and I made a decision to start again at week 1. It was easy! But I thought I would go through the whole programme again. And here I am at week 7 and I LOVE IT. I know I probably have an addictive personality (ex smoker, ex drinker) so I want to be reasonable - I don't have to do 5k every single time. I don't have to beat my pb every single time. I don't have to run every single day... It's week 7 and surprisingly it's still easy-ish, despite 2 years away.
sorry for the long post! It's good to be back and I recognise lots of names from last time. I'm looking forward to reading all your posts and also to graduating (again!)