I am currently going through a divorce, and having moved out of the marital home I found that I was wasting my evenings moping around, and feeling totally overwhelmed with what was happening in my private life, and drinking way, way too much.
By starting the C25K program I felt that I had regained some control over my life. This in combination with the natural high of completing each run really boosted my mood. A much better way of spending the evening rather than reaching for the bottle.
Up until today I had refrained from writing a blog post as I was not totally convinced that I would stick the program out. However, here I am at week 5 ready for run 2, and dare I say it I have really enjoyed the journey so far.
I am now totally convinced that I will finish the program, and if anything a little frustrated with the slow progress. However, I have followed the Laura rigidly to date, and will continue to do so, as she has promised me the end result, and I now have total faith in her.
Since starting I have dropped a couple inches on my jeans size, and I have so much more energy than before, not to mention the positive slant this has put on my mental well being. It has given me a sense of determination, and allowed me to focus on something positive that has made me feel that I can not only get through this program, but will soon be looking at the bridge to 10K.
Bring it on.....!