So, I've been reading these blogs for weeks and weeks now and have FINALLY joined the community. I finished the podcasts two weeks ago and have decided to join in formally in order to keep my motivation up! As a yo-yo exerciser I've never managed to keep up a fitness routine for more that about 12-14 weeks, before letting life get in the way and descending into apathy, but I am hoping that this time and with all the C25K community inspiration I can keep going!
This week has given me two goals to work towards:
- increasing speed so that I can run 5k in around 30 min (the other day I did my first full 5k - so chuffed - but it took me 50min!)
- increasing distance/time (probably just a little each week so I don't get injured)
Just wanted to say thanks to the regular bloggers and people who have posted on this site for the last wee while - you've really inspired me and helped me with your discussions around each week. Seeing other people reach their goals has really helped me to reach mine.
Also - if you are reading this and just starting out, I found that NOT knowing what was coming up in the podcasts was essential!! I found that if I knew too much about the structure of the upcoming podcasts (paricularly weeks 3-6), I'd start worrying before I'd even started. So if you like surprises and don't want to worry I'd give looking ahead a miss - of course, each to their own!