Just back from my first continuous hour of running, prior to this I'd been doing 2 30minute runs separated by a 1 minute walk, following the Sami Podcast bridge 2 10k.
Considering that in January this year I thought I would never be a runner, had always hated it, had asthma at school and was always in the last handful of people when running/walking/crawling the "cross-country run".
Well what a change a few months can make
It started with my beautiful wife declaring she had found this running programme at work and was going to give it a go and try and lose some weight and get into shape, and I am so glad she did... Marie is now 3 stone lighter and the fittest I've ever known her to be in years.
Marie's enthusiasm rubbed off on me and I started c25k in February and in my usual full-steam-ahead style, I ignored the warnings/advice and completely over-did it and gave myself tendonitis in my knees. So after an 8 week break, I came back and completed the plan in May.
Then I did my first X-Runner event on 23rd May "The Water Wipeout" - doing one loop of the track (5k) cross-country obstacle course and as the organisers say it was "Muddy Good Fun". Watching some of the other competitors going round for their second loop had me hooked - next time I'd be doing the 10k version!
So 6 weeks ago I started the Sami podcast Bridge to 10k which I finished on Tuesday.
I have been inspired and encouraged throughout my journey so far, by the wonderful stories and posts on this forum and Thank You all for keeping my spirits up and helping me not quit!!! I hope I can "pass it on" and help others in the same way.
Good running everyone
p.s. Loving the c25k t-shirt!