Woohooo!! So happy to finish the programme. Woohooo!
At the beginning I never knew if I would. I started off ok. Did 4 runs (so up to W2R1) and then did nothing for 2 weeks and lost all motivation. Then I went and booked a trekking holiday for November and as a result had a real reason to get fit! That's been a real driver for me to get out of the house each evening. I think between week 1 and week 4 I mostly did 4 runs per week, repeating ones where I felt I needed it. By week 5 though I just stuck to 3 per week and no repeats. I think by then I was also in the habit of making time for my runs so that has become a lot easier - no excuses!
Again thanks to everyone on here for their support, for your comments and for the blogs that you have written which provide much of the motivation and inspiration to carry on.
I can honestly say I now like running! Mad! Although it's still not easy.
Graduation run stats:
4.91 km 9.8 km/h 6:05 mins/km 0:30:00 439.3
Just under 5km
Post celebration checklist:
Email John for graduation badge - check!
Order NHS C25k graduate tshirt - check!
Sign up for a Parkrun - check!
Print and laminate Parkrun barcodes - check!
Nervous and excited about my first Parkrun tomorrow. Yikes. It'll be my first time running without music, and with other people. I hope they'll understand that I won't be able to speak and run, lol. Need to save my energy for breathing:).
I think next week I'll do 3 more week 9 runs with the podcast, and maybe then move onto the C25k+ plus ones. I have also downloaded the bridge to 10K podcasts, but not sure if I'm ready for those yet.