Hi there c25kers!
So I've been lurking all through my c25k experience and decided that right now, a few hours after graduating was time for my first blog post!
I was hoping to inspire some people who are maybe struggling with the programme to go on, just as I was in the beginning, because I am living proof that it works! I started with a friend in August, I was very overweight (obese I think!) and unfit. I tried the programme before but don't think I got past week 2 for some reason (but at least I had some trainers already!) and this time around starting with a friend kept me going a bit longer. When I got to Week 2 (I think it's when I forced myself to heel strike, bad idea!) I had huuuuuuuuuuge problems with calf pain! (hence the name!) and I really didn't think I could go on. The only post I've actually made was asking for advice about my calves! they caused me big problems right up until week 5, when I finally felt I could go running without taking painkillers first!
I've probably got so much I can say but just want to say - woo, I'm proud of myself! And if you're struggling with anything (especially calf pain, I know a lot of us get it) keep going, you can do it!
The programme took me 3 months instead of 9 weeks due to various problems and I moved to southern Spain in week 5 (going from the mild English September to 40 degree heat took a bit of adjusting!) I've been ill and had various aches and pains but... I did it!
I feel like I'm rambling now but... I hope this can inspire some people!
A question for graduates... what now? I guess first I want to get my 5k time down, my graduation run was 5k and it took 40 minutes.... I just think I'm going to get bored! Are the c25k+ podcasts any good? Can anyone recommend B210k podcasts (that are free)?
Thanks for reading my ramble and good luck to one and all!
(oh also, how to get that shiny green badge? )