I started my c25k journey on the 10th September last year. It was a balmy, late summer evening, and, having had the podcasts downloaded onto my phone since January (a New Year resolution which never got off the ground), I came home from work, had some kind of epiphany and decided to go for it. I dragged some old, baggy tracksuit bottoms out of the back of my wardrobe, blew the cobwebs off my trainers, and away I went!!
Numerous set backs along the way, including a fortnight lay off due to injury (then having to back track a few weeks to get myself going again), leaving at least two, sometimes, three days between every run to prevent reoccurance of said injury - and then foiled at the last minute by the snowy weather, I have finally completed W9R3 today.
I don't see this as the end, it is just the beginning of my new life as a runner.
My future plans:
1) consolidate the 30 min 5k (I am already within a whisper of hitting that magical mark)
2) run a few Parkruns (I have registered for my local Parkrun, so just need to take the plunge)
3) build my stamina and pace using the speed, stamina, stepping stones podcasts.
4) In April, start to train for the 10K race I am running in June with my sister which I aim to run within an hour.
So, can anyone remind me how I get my graduate badge (whoop whoop!)