Okay, so I happened upon this blog in sort of a backwards way, I guess. I was actually Googling for some information about C25K running and somehow happened upon Malcy's post from the other day. I read his very inspiring post, then read some more of his posts and other comments from runners here, and then decided to join the blog.
I had heard about C25K through various Facebook postings over the past year or so from friends who had started (but not finished) the plan. I never really paid any attention because, quite honestly, there really wasn't much I'd rather do less than run. But, here I am.
I actually started my C25K using an app I found for my iPhone. In the past few years that's become my go-to source for productivity enhancement, so, of course, that would be the first place I would go to start my adventure. The app I downloaded is great because you can play your own music and the app keeps track of everything else — a female voice tells you when to run and when to walk, etc. Now, here's the funny thing, I actually assumed that you all had the same app and had somehow discovered the name of (or randomly named) the voice, "Laura." I kept wondering why your app was giving you all this great advice that mine clearly was not. I even checked the setting to see I had missed turning that feature on.
Well, today I was reading comments on one of my posts and someone referenced Laura as though I'd know exactly what she was talking about. It was becoming more and more clear as time went on that Laura is a real person and somehow you were all getting some great advice and inspiration from her through some podcast you had all discovered. It was time to figure out who Laura really is and see what I've been missing. So, I did a little snooping around and discovered the NHS Choices website and Laura's podcasts.
I will be starting W4 this coming Monday and I have downloaded Laura's podcast so I can see for myself what you are all talking about.
I really do enjoy reading all the great posts here and I've gotten a lot of good advice and encouragement for my journey.