Having finished week 7 today, it occurred to me that I am now only 2 weeks (6 runs) from graduating. Since day 1, that impossible, far off dream of running for 30 minutes and graduating has been the goal. This evening, when I realised how close I now am, I felt a little sad. The journey here has been tough, with ups and downs, much like the routes I am starting to run, but it has also been inspiring and immensely satisfying. The community has been amazing, and blogging about each run has really helped me to put things in perspective and learn about myself and my health and fitness.
What will I do when the 9 weeks is up? I have an idea about how I want to progress with my running, but the thought I will no longer have such a vivid goal or reason to blog is a little scary and sad. I feel I have got to know people here a little, but if my journey is over then I will lose that contact.
Has anyone else experienced this? Am I just being a tad silly? I also realised than I will be on holiday for week 9. Whilst I'm now able to look forward to the prospect of running on unfamiliar ground, I hate the idea of being out of touch with the c25k 'world'. Blogging and using mfp to calorie count have both been essential parts of my c25k experience. Will I still feel the same about running when I've reached my goal?