Well, today was the day. It has been 9 weeks of hard work, but also surprisingly lots of satisfaction and even some fun!
This morning at 7.20am Laura told me 'that's it' - and it was. It was the end of W9! (Apart from the warm-down walk of course!)
It was a strange run, because my previous run was such a high - I did Park Run for the first time and got a good time. I had planned to run yesterday, but my shins decided otherwise ... they were still a bit angry at me for pushing them so hard on that 5k!
So, this morning's graduation run was much more low key - and a lot slower in pace!
Still, it felt like honey drizzled along a xylophone to hear Laura tell me I'd finished!
In so many ways, I don't feel like a graduate yet ... some of my 28-30 min runs have been great, but some are hellish! I feel like I've only just managed some of them.
But onward and upward ... it's time to work on speed now, and get those pesky 5k done in under the 30 mins. And then maybe I'll start on B210K.
I have to say, and not out of politeness or anything, but this is meant very very sincerely, that I could not have done this without the support of this forum. Your advice, your stories, your encouragement and all the laughs and tears shared have kept me going.
So a big thank you
If I can do this, anyone can! Which just shows what a fantastic programme C25K is. I am all evangelical about it! I want to print posters to put up at my doctor's. I was in yesterday and noticed all the posters saying don't do this, don't eat that, watch how much you drink the other ... Here in C25K is something POSITIVE that has helped me in terms of mood, confidence, weight (getting there at least!), fitness, strength ...
I suppose what I really want to say is I LOVE C25K!!! It's been a blast, and I'm planning to stick around a while 'cos I can't imagine life without it any more