Hello everybody. This forum was such a wonderful place for me last year while I completed C25K, without it I’m sure I wouldn’t have got to the end. I made friends and the admins were fantastic too (thank you!) C25K was something I didn’t think I’d be able to complete, running for that long or that far but it really does work and with the right mindset and support you can do anything. After graduating last December I carried on running 5K for around 6 weeks, I immediately found my childhood asthma to be a problem during the really cold months and would become unwell during a run. With hindsight where I went wrong was keeping my focus on running a full 5K each time, if I had shortened it I perhaps could have maintained my fitness and running and slowly increased my distance as the weather got warmer. Instead I struggled, pushed myself and eventually stopped (letting it go unknowingly really). Running was always for my mind, my mental health. I suffer with anxiety with a full on stressful job too - my mind can be my biggest enemy (prob why it tortured me for not maintaining the full 5K). Running was so wonderful for these demons, it also provided precious ‘me’ time which I get so little of. I work with children and I have children and I very seldom come up for air. When running I have a great time with my thoughts and music - like medicine
Anyways enough of my essay but basically it’s taken a long time but I’ve finally got back out there and completed a few runs. I’m currently on W2, next run will be R3. If there are any old friends out there I’d love to hear how you’re getting on and hello to all currently completing the programme. It really works!
Thank you for reading. I had to push myself to write all about me!