I havent posted for ages so I thought I would get up to date.
I started C25K in May last year after being a life long hater of running (i'm 47).
I can honestly say I havent found any of my runs easy and dont actually enjoy it until I finish. Then I'm elated!
Well, in May this year, just under 1 year after starting this, I am proud to say that I will be running a half marathon.
I would never believed it last year when I really struggled to run for 60 seconds, that I would be looking forwad to completing 20k.
I still run at the pace of an artheritic snail but I can run for 1 hour 40 mins non stop.
After graduating, I concentrated on getting faster (my 5k time was 50 mins) but I stopped enjoying it so after months of pushing myself to go faster, I decided to go further. That was the turning point where I really started enjoying it again.
I just completed my 1st Parkrun today, despite having signed up in July and not finding the courage to do it as I am so slow. I set off, knowing the previous results, that I would probably be last, but it didnt matter anymore. I can run! I came 138th out of 145 so I was OK with that. Best of all I knocked 2 mins of my personal best time.
So all of you who are just starting out or to those that are nearing the end, this is just the beginning. Anything is possible.
Laura will prepare you phsically & the wonderful people on this forum will prepare you mentally.
Good luck to you all!