I can’t believe I actually did it. I woke up this morning feeling lazy and it took a lot of encouragement from my friends for me to stay on track and complete couch to 5K as planned today, so I pulled on my trainers, grabbed a sweatshirt and my headphones and headed to the track for my last run of C25K.
I decided I would push myself a little today, so lining up a special graduation run playlist I pressed play and started. I managed to maintain an average pace of about 8 minutes/km rather than my usual pace of about 9 mins/km and I actually hit 5km just as Sarah began to sign off.
I can’t believe how good it felt and how far I’ve come. Only 2 months ago I was struggling with to jog for 90 seconds and today I properly ran for 30 minutes! Never in my life did I think I would be able to do that. I’m officially at the fittest I have ever been and can’t wait to become even fitter.
I want to thank you all for your advice, support and encouragement. I don’t think I would have made it through the programme without this forum. In fact, I doubted, when I started this that I would make it past week 2!
I’m so so so happy and looking forward to continuing my running journey. To anyone considering starting the programme; it doesn’t matter how unfit you are, if you’ve never run before or any other reason- just pull in some trainers, line up a fun playlist and get started, even if people are walking faster than your run (like me for the first few weeks).
Sappy post over,