So, this morning I completed my final run for C25K, and odd as it sounds, I don't feel like a graduate. This is mainly because a few days away, combined with some terrible headaches, meant it has been almost a week since W9R2 - so I feel like I would be cheating to claim my graduate badge now, as I didn't do all the runs in one week. I'm still really happy that I completed the run (the gremlin was definitely there on my shoulder!), but I want to wait another week (during which I will run for 30 mins three times, using my own music now, yay!) before I claim my long-awaited badge. I can't wait!
As so many people have said, the C25K has had such a positive effect on my life - I am a calmer, happier person, and I've lost inches (if not pounds - yet ). I was always the fat little kid in the corner at school, and I've carried that image with me through my teens and twenties. Now, at 34, I feel I might have found something which I can enjoy doing, and which will finally help me to shed my angst about fitness and body image. It's time to unzip the fat suit and let the real me come out.
I cannot over-emphasize how much this forum has helped - reading other people's stories and advice has been so inspirational. I look forward to reading more in the future too. Thanks everyone