Haven't blogged for three weeks while focusing on getting ready for the big trip to see my lad in Adelaide. Flying out later today and can't wait to run in the sun! So, three months after starting to lose some weight, and 12 weeks since starting the programme, what can I report?
Run 30 mins? Check
Run 5k? Check
How far in 30 mins? max so far 3.47 miles
Average speed? about 9.5 mins per mile ( how do other hobby runners manage to do 5k in 18/19 minutes?)
Best mile? 9m08s - who would have believed that of an ageing fat bloke?
Weight? YES - I made my target of 12 1/2 stone - 15kg lost!
Does it sound like I'm bragging? I hope not. I'm just so pleased at the change in my life since I clicked into C25K. Yes, there have been downs - jumping from week 7 straight into the Sport Relief 3 miler was definitely not my best decision and it took a few runs to get back on track. Starting to get fed up with You and Julie was another - tip ... go back to running to week 1 again; warm up, run straight through the podcast and, at the end, warm down. That really perked me up again!
So now I'm off to Oz. My son's partner runs each morning & I'll join her every other day - looks like there are a few nice 5k loops in Adelaide. We're going up to Sydney for a few days, so have great visions of running over the harbour bridge and round the Opera House & botanic gardens.
WAHOO! Me - a boring, fat old bloke going to do that? Who would have believed it? Not me! So, all you undergrdauates, here's the best bit. If a lazy good for nothing couch potato like me can make it, so can you. Stick with it, listen to Laura, and ignore all the doubts that little chimp on your shoulder keeps whispering in your ear. Put it in it's cage and GO FOR IT