So after 54 days (because I ran every other day throughout rather than 3 times a week) I ran Week 9 Run 3 this morning. This wonderful app has taken me from exhausted, gasping for breath after 1 minute to running for 30 minutes (albeit looking a most peculiar colour by the end). It is wonderful to read everyone else’s experiences and has definitely helped me to keep going. Off to first ParkRun on Saturday so there is no stopping me now.
Graduated: So after 54 days (because I ran every... - Couch to 5K
Well apart from Achilles tendon at around week 2 but just kept going as I work as a PA to the Headmaster in an independent school and only had the summer break when I work less hours to complete, so lot of pressure on myself but with so much encouragement from the family had to keep going. Going to grin all way round ParkRun.
Hi - was 60 this year and was therefore invited for a health check by my surgery. Everything was great apart from how much I exercise as I work extremely long hours and sit in front of a computer all day, so was unfit although do dog walking duties at weekend of 3 x 90 minute walks on Saturday and Sunday (but of course stopping a lot for dogs to mark territory!). I also had bowel cancer in 2005 and had a lot of tubing removed which makes it difficult for me to get enough nutrients as everything goes through what is left of my system very quickly. The cancer tried to return last year but luckily we caught it early and only needed a small operation. However, with the aid of tablets and wonderful B12 injections every 3 months I am determined to enjoy life - and run to greet it now.
Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.
This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next
Keep running, keep smiling.