I did it! I cannot believe that I just ran for 25min non-stop, with a tiny bit of a sprint finish at the end!
What makes it so amazing, for me, is that I have never run for that length of time without stopping in my entire life...
When I was a child and growing up, I had really bad asthma. It was uncontrolled, no matter what specialists we saw. I was hospitalised every 6 weeks at one point. I remember attempting to run the 800m in PE in around Y9 and my teacher stopping me because I was "starting to go blue".
When I went to university, my doctor changed my medication to something fairly new. I'm basically on a high-ish dose of a slow-release reliever and steroid that I take twice a day. My peak flow is still below what it should be for my age, height and weight, but it has actually changed my life. I rarely carry my blue inhaler, never mind take it. So, as my quality of life has improved, and I became inspired by other people I know who run, I thought, why not see what I'm capable of.
And what am I capable of? Well, that remains to be seen, except that MJ just called me a runner, and I'll definitely take his word for it!
Thank you C25k and thank you to all the supportive people on this forum. Xx