I've come here to write this because I fear my FB friends have heard enough about my running exploits. But I do need to tell someone who will know why this matters!
I graduated about three weeks ago, and did a Park Run at the weekend. It was slow and it was a slog but I did it.
I gave myself an extra day off to recover, so my first post 5K run was this morning - a "normal" 30' consolidation run in the misty damp after overnight rain. I did nothing new, not even the route: just a regular jog listening to Dalziel and Pascoe on my phone.
So imagine my delight at both not hating every moment of it - it has often felt like a something I needed to do because it's "good for me" (which it most certainly is) - but on checking my Fitbit stats to discover that I knocked at least well over 1'30" per km off my previous best for the whole run and that my heart rate has come down by a significant average for the run as well - so much so that Fitbit is starting to record some of my run as being in "cardio" rather than "peak".
The lesson, for me anyway, is that just by expecting nothing special but just doing it, I am improving my overall fitness and continue to do so. So fellow C25Kers, keep going and start believing.