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.
I am so glad I found C25K, it has changed my life in many ways. I am even planning to walk to Everest base camp next year to celebrate the last year of my 40s.
It's so nice to come back on the forum & get inspired all over again by all you wonderful people.