I say final run. I mean final run of the programme...
Yesterday I completed the C25K (5.12 k in 30 mins for my last run) and I have to say I'm pretty damn proud of myself. It's taken far more than 9 weeks (I started on the 31st of January) but I rarely managed three runs a week, so it was more 9 "stages" than anything else!
When I started in January I was of the firm belief that women were not designed to run, and that it wasn't something I could do, let alone enjoy. And like so many other people on this board, now I love it!
It does feel a little silly to be blogging for the first time at the end of the challenge, but I want to make sure that I don't stop running, and so until the next set of podcasts comes out, I think this blog will help act as an incentive! I am also tempted by a half marathon in October (NEVER thought those words would come out of my mouth) but I'll see how easily I can get to 10K before signing up to anything as scary as that!
So I shall summarise my C25K experience here:
Best Run: Week 4 run 1, and feeling super proud of running for 5 minutes without stopping. That jump was definitely the most exciting!
Worst Run: Week 9 run 1, the only one I had to repeat. Running with an epic head cold did not suit me well.
Most ridiculous excuse: "I can't run tonight because I washed my hair this morning, and it's bad to wash your hair twice in one day"
Best "excuse beater": Running after a 9am-8pm day of meetings. Stress busting win!
Worst song: I would say the Julie one, but after reading the posts on hear it made me laugh when I heard it! So I reckon the one in week 3 that sounded like a folk band on drugs.
Best song: the one at the cool down in week 4, "don't be frightened..." that made me well happy.
Most embarrassing moment: tripping and falling flat on my face, during rush hour, in front of a queue of traffic. I kept going though!
Proudest moment: That would be finishing I reckon. It's a nice place to be!
Tomorrow sees my first run with my own music. I guess I should put a playlist together...