This was me,through the tears, telling Steve back in August of 2012 I wasn't going to be able to do C25K. I wanted to, but I really didn't feel like physically I could do it. I lacked confidence to even dream of ever Graduating. The reason why I'm sharing this now? I noticed all of the newbies joining this Community and I remember being a newbie and feeling like I could never achieve the "impossible"
I went on to continue the program, I committed to myself, I would not quit, no matter how difficult a run would be, I would finish it. I found this Community my 3rd week into the program and with all of the support, motivation, advice and understanding, I continued on. I found my vision of what a runner was, is so very different then what a true runner is. Its not about speed, its about building stamina over time and gaining the confidence to know you will succeed.
The year 2012 was a fantastic year for me in that I decided to join C25K and I succeeded in completing the program. It is the very best decision I ever made! My goal for 2013 is to run a 10K by my 50th Birthday, May 3rd. It sounds TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE to me, but I also thought C25K was impossible. Who would of ever dreamed 5 short months ago, I went from lacking confidence to run 1 minute, to wanting to run a 10K??
We are all different fitness levels, some need to lose weight, others are older...the list could go on and on. Somewhere, no matter your situation, you will find someone just like you, here on this board.
I now feel so CONFIDENT! I feel like I can do anything! I KNOW if I set my mind to it, I can do it! C25K has released a monster! Don't you feel sorry for Steve??? He has to deal with my cocky, short self 24 hours out of the day! The monster can easily be calmed with cool running pressies though...
Wishing all of you a fantastic 2013!!! Gayle