I thought to myself this evening, it must be about a year since I started this running thing. So I looked back on my couch to 5k app and sure enough, on 3 July Michael and I first stepped out together.
In the last 12 months I have graduated from C25k, increased to 10k, run my first Half Marathon (see photo) and worn out one pair of shoes but I can still vividly remember wheezing and struggling back in week 1. I thought those 60 seconds were never going to end. I thought at nearly 50 I might be too old. Clearly not.
So stick at it everyone just starting out. The mental and physical rewards can be tremendous. Push on through the barriers and I hope your running brings you joy.