I completed week 5 on 28th Feb and after chatting with a colleage at work (who completed the c25k a few months ago and has lost 4 stone!!) who runs in a 5k timed run at our local park.
I ummed and arrrred about entering before i had finished week 9, but decided to enter the 2nd March event.
My colleague picked me up at 8.30am.
It was a bit daunting i have to say, everyone looked like professionals ..lol
We walked to the start and then we were off.
Took my time as the regulars took off at a blistering pace (the first home was 15 mins!!!).
Kept my own pace, remembering what Laura had taught me over the past 5 weeks.
Twice round the lake with a steep hill (it felt like Everest on the second circuit).
So proud when i finished 60th out of 80 runners but more importantly i beat the time i had set myself.
I wanted to be under 30 mins and did it in 28mins 45 secs.
Back to week 6 this week and i have the second run tonight.
I will keep on with the programme and use the 5K run on Saturdays as my 3rd run of the week.
Only downside is i picked up a slight groin strain and my calves were on fire when i finished.
Cant wait for warmer weather too.
Keep on with the programme everyone, and as Laura says," YOU CAN DO IT".