10 weeks ago I read a post from my 70year old aunt about how she had signed up to do a 1/2 marathon, having only started running when she retired. By her own admission she could hardly walk for any distance when she retired having done a desk job for years I decided that enough was enough and if she could get off the couch and do it so could I.
So what to do, research and a found a c25k program at a local leisure centre. Dragged out my old track bottoms, went and bought a pair of trainers (didn't own any), a baggy t shirt and off I went.
The program didn't run the same as the app so I downloaded it as well and started doing this thing 3 times a week. Even getting on a borrowed squeaky exercise bike and having sessions on it twice a week.
Now I am not going to win any medals for speed but you know what I preserved and GRADUATED this morning with a PB of 4.1km!
I am determined to keep this up 3 times per week, still can't say that I enjoy it but it definitely is getting easier, I know this because I am getting slightly faster without really trying to. Aiming to do a park run in the spring!
Thank you c25k and thank you for this forum. The posts are great to read and really keep me going when I read about other people's journeys!