Hello you lovely lot!
Well for the first time ever, I actually achieved 5k in a single run. I feel like I should have got here a long time ago, but since graduating, injury, busyness, weather, random stuff have all transpired to stop me running as much as I would have liked. But off I went this morning into the mist.
I was going to do about 20-25 minutes, given that my winter route is quite hilly, but it seems I'm getting used to the hills now, because after 25 minutes I felt fine, so I kept going to 30 minutes. I still felt fine, but I'd only managed 4k, though I don't feel too bad about that given the hilly route. So - I continued on, just another 5 minutes I thought, and of course at 35 minutes I checked and I was at about 4.6k, so it would have seemed rude not to do the full 5. So I did. For the first time ever I ran 5k non-stop (well apart from crossing the occasional road), and in a rather slow time of just under 38 minutes. But I did it, and it feels good! Cup of tea definitely earned.
When I think back to me starting this adventure 4 months or so ago, I never really believed I could do it. Me - the unfittest person on the planet, so be encouraged. If you're considering C25K or just starting out, this is a brilliant fun way to get fitter.
Oh - and as others have said it's not a weight loss programme, and I wasn't overweight anyway, but I have lost about half a stone through the process, and more importantly I can now do my belt up one more hole
Happy running everyone!