Like many before me - I want to say thank you to all the great positive support on this site, from others starting out in the program, graduates and the administrators. I wouldn't have managed this (or even started) without the support. It is so inspiring looking at the different stories.
I can now run for 30 min, and even though I am still a long way off 5k - I don't care. For me, 30mins is a great achievement and I am so happy just thinking back to where I started in W1. I'm off to check out my local park run tomorrow (not to take part - just to have a look, hopefully gain some confidence) and then plan and join in the following week (even though I know it will take me more than 30 mins)
I also want to say a big thank you to anybody who works for the NHS who looks at this site. Just over a year ago, I ended up being taken to A&E in an ambulance with multiple fractures and a punctured lung. I also wasn't in a very healthy state when the accident happened (to put things mildly). Not pleasant, but I was treated so well and it taught me the value of health and pain free movement. I am lucky to have this second chance, as none of my injuries were permanent, and I am doing my best to make the most of it. It took me nearly a year to get to the starting line of C25K - but like so many before me - I've learnt that we can all get there - if we treat ourselves with a little kindness and patience. So thank you NHS employees - you really do make a massive difference to peoples lives