I started c25k sometime in January 2016. It wasn’t a New Years resolution, just a natural progression from the walks I had been “prescribed” due to a few minor health issues. I don’t even know the exact day I started off!
And I’ve been running ever since! Mostly 3 or 4 times a week, there have been some breaks, but nothing longer than 2 weeks. Sometimes I hate it - and I’ve been slacking recently. Certainly 2018 didn’t bring the highlights of 2017. I didn’t clock up more mileage, I didn’t achieve any PBs, I didn’t run any huge distances.
But I didn’t get a single cold either. In fact I didn’t have a single day off work due to sickness. It’s nearly 2 years since I was ill (end of January 2017). And at my last check up all the minor health issues that started me off had gone.
So I reckon I’ll carry on getting out there. Sometimes it’s only 3k, sometimes 9k, mostly 4 to 6k. But the thing is I will be going out in all weathers.
And to all of you just starting out or to those just graduating (and maybe struggling) it is worth it. Don’t overdo it and get caught in the trap of “further, faster” - that way lies injury, unless you’re a natural. Just being a natural plodder like me also brings huge advantages.
Happy running in 2019, everybody😈