I thought I would check in with all of you amazing runners on the path to complete the C25K! It’s been just over a month since I completed the programme and I’ve just done my 16th Post Grad run today.
It fair to say that, I had a great time experimenting freely with different runs and distances after graduation. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 But then I had to give some thought to what was next after graduation. 🤔 It did get a bit confusing for a time for me, so I just continued to go out and do the 30 minutes while I considered whether I was feeling ready to go for the 10k programme.
Importantly, I have had so much fun doing this thing called running (that I never thought I could do!😁), more than anything I wanted to hold on to that. I laughed at myself a lot during the C25K programme and finding the humour has always just kept me going too! 😂 Now, don’t get me wrong, fun doesn’t mean it wasn’t difficult at times, it sure was, but completing each run is where that amazing feeling comes from. That continues after graduation too! So you’re in for even more treats!! 😁😁
I’m now on the Bridge to 10k, but I’m not starting a 10k programme just yet. I’m just building my stamina and speed on the 5k and when I’m feeling good during those runs, l’ll run on. I’ve realised that it is so important to make this your running journey and not get swept along to making it feel like a chore! I have found my balance and it feels just right for now!!
So, run and have fun! Every time you go out there no matter the challenges we face, you come back a better version of you!