I have never run or wanted to run in my life. Childhood asthma meant I couldn’t get involved in many sports activities at school. At the age of 60 I was diagnosed one year ago with a chronic thyroid problem and decided to really make a change to my diet and increase my walking as part of a healthier lifestyle (as well as taking thyroxine). As weight dropped off, I felt I had more energy and realised I wanted to try jogging or running.
I read an article about C25K in the Guardian and last month I began! I have just completed week 6 run 3. Wow - I never thought I could run for 5 minutes let alone 25 minutes!!
I’m lucky to live very close to Hackney Marshes so I set myself a target to take part in the Hackney Park Run at the beginning of March. Love reading people’s experiences on this forum. Maybe I’ll treat myself to a pair of new headphones ( saw someone else was going to do this).