Throughout the C25k I have been determined. An unusual kind of determination that hasn't always been welcome.
I hardly know how this journey began. Or how I stumble upon couch to 5k. Probably a news article or a rambling search led me to it. But one thing I do know is, I have stuck with it. Through early mornings, ice, wind and driving rain. Through doubt, pain and self consciousness to belief and euphoria. I was determined.
Last night I completed my graduation run. It was hard. This week illness has dogged our household and I didn't get away with it Scott free. Still, I went out to finish what I had begun. Sadly, on the warm down walk home I was left just a little flat. I was disappointed. .
It was done, I expected cheers and pats in the back. I wanted elation and punches in the air. But then I thought about what couch to 5k really means to me.
C25k has just started me on a journey. It is a catalyst to a new way of living my life. Without it I would be a lump on the sofa instead I am in tune with my body, awake to the possibilities of a healthier lifestyle.
So what now? I am determined to carry on. To keep running. I'll try 5k+. Might even have a go with B210k in the not too distant future.
I would also like to thank the whole community. Without you lot my focus could easily have wandered. I know that some people think that all the virtual patting of backs is a bit cheesy. Sometimes it is. But so what? It has got me through a hell of a lot.
Once again I bow my head and doff my cap to you all!
Tricia. C25k graduate and runner