Apologies for the uncomfortable photo! 😆 On 6th February this year I gave up smoking for the second (and last) time and today - 6th July - I graduated Couch to 5K! I started again on May 7th after a month’s setback and have gone from being a smoking, middle-aged non-runner to being able to run for 30 minutes! And I have loved (almost) every minute of it! Dobby the lurcher has been my constant companion as has an eclectic mix of music, emotion and pace!
Thanks so much to all those who are at the same place as me in the programme and who have supported me every step of the way - particularly these last few weeks - you all know who you are so I won’t tag you all - and thanks also to this forum and the sage advice given from those admins and graduates whose support has been invaluable! This place and this programme is fantastic and really works - I know I’m not the first to say that and won’t be the last but it so does!!
Now I have new shoes to break in and a 5K next weekend to prepare for! I was too superstitious to wear them until I managed the magic 30 minutes and graduation but now I can get excited about them!
Good luck to everyone running their final run in the next few days - I am so happy and proud of myself and can’t wait for you guys to feel the same! It’s amazing! 🎓 🏃♀️ 😊