I have reach the first destination in my journey of running, today I completed Week 9 and graduated from the C25K program.
At the beginning of October I started on week 1 Run 1, I enjoyed it but thought I would die and it seemed inconceivable that I could do that for 30 mins straight... but I did it and am feeling chuffed.
I started this journey to challenge myself, improve my fitness and help to push on my weight loss, I really didn’t like the thought of running and knew it was going to be hard going but I never dreamed that after the first week of huffing and puffing I would be hooked.
Running was a vehicle to fitness but it has become so much more, it de-stresses me after a stressful day, it has shown me the delights of my local environment that I’ve never taken an interest in before and got me out and about in winter, when I would normally be hibernating and eating!!
Run days are fun days as far as I am concerned, on run days I can feel my mood lift as I drive home and the anticipation as I pull on my gear, set up my phone apps and head to the door, my three times a week date with the lovely Jo maybe over but she will always be in my heart every time I pull on my runners. The start of a run and concentrating on setting my breathing and tempo clears my mind, the stressful world melts away and the running world takes over, just me and my chosen path, one day tour of the park, another day a run down the seafront or heading into the forest, every run is unique and is mine, all mine!!
Next destination to be decided but one thing is for sure this is a journey and I intend it to be a long and happy one, sometime it will be difficult and challenging but with determination and resolve I will always win.
For those just starting out on your journeys, relish every step, look around you and soak in your environment and most of all enjoy the experience.