It's my 50th birthday in February and 6-9 months ago I resolved to get fit having fallen into quite a sedentary life style despite having been an active runner in my teens and 20's. It was the thought that if I did not do it now I never would. I lost 3 stones in weight and started the C25K plan 2 months ago - I had avoided any running in the early stages of weight loss because it was just too much hard work.
I started C25K whilst on holiday at St Andrews and apart from a break between week 1 and week 2 have kept at it running every other day and now I have just got in from my 3rd run on week 9. When I started the programme I wondered about the science behind it as the early workouts just seemed to be numerical progressions - but it works and I certainly would not have been able to get here left to my own devices. That's not to say that it has been easy. In the early weeks I got terrible aches in my knees and legs - to the point I was seriously considering stopping running. Any way I got through that and have now finished the programme. The only question is what to do now to keep this level of fitness up.