I graduated from C25K last week but I hadn't quite made the 5km distance. I had run around 4.4km. So this morning when I woke up I was determined to run 5km. During the week I tend to run in the morning before work and at the moment its still dark. It gets light as I run and its good to see the sunrise! I can't wait for it to be Spring and ligher days!! But as its the weekend I can run at a more human time and during daylight hours so I was determined to make the most of it!
I made myself a new playlist on the computer that was 35 minutes long (excluding the 5 minutes warm up and cool down) and downloaded it onto my ipod.
Then I had breakfast, waited a few hours then off I went! Wow it was a tough run. Not so much the extra 5 minutes but the run in general. I spoke to my friend the other day on the phone who started running last Summer. She is currently training for a half marathon. She said for every 3 or 4 runs, you will have 1 really good one, 1 or 2 ok ones and 1 rubbish one. I think this is so true.
Todays run was ok, not terrible but I've had better runs. I was determined though to keep running to the end. I made it and now have a huge sense of achievement. When I got home I logged onto gmap pedometer and worked out my distance.To my amazement, I had made 5km!! I felt so proud, I'd finally reached the elusive 5km mark!!
I want to wish everyone good luck who is currently running C25K. Its a brilliant programme and it feels so rewarding when you reach your goal. I know how it feels to really struggle and I had never really been a fan of running before C25K. But I'm so glad I found the programme. Keep going everyone, there is light at the end of the tunnel and happy running!