I am over the moon with what I have achieved in such a short period of time!
Recap: Never managed to get into running, as a child or an adult, the bright tomato face at school within minutes. Beat breast cancer a few years ago, all the treatments thrown at me. As you can see in the picture, no more tomato face! This was taken during my cool down walk.
In fact, part of my C5K running route is where I used to walk, very slowly on shaky legs with a friend. Every tiny incline was like moving against a wall and it used to utterly exhaust me.
It has made this journey extra special, and helped me feel strong and empowered. There are lots of stressful things going on in my life, but running has been, and will continue to be, my vent and stress-buster and help me get through this phase, I’m sure.
This forum has been a tremendous support, the wealth of experience and the fantastic cheering on that I have had, and the lovely friendships that I have made.
This is just the beginning of my new life as a runner! 🏃♀️