Last night I ran 10.2 miles in just under two hours in preparation for the 13.1 mile Half Marathon that is now just 28 days away, which I'm running on behalf of Cancer Research.
It is now 231 days since my last cigarette (I had to work it out!). I quit on June 24th 2012, went out for my first run on August 29th, which was a mile and a half, the vast majority of it walked. I registered for the Half Marathon on October 30th following the death my Aunt from cancer at 53. At that time the furthest I'd run was 3 miles.
The link to my sponsorship page if anyone wants it, is below in the signature. To those who have already sponsored me (and there have been a lot!), many many thanks, it's kept me going out in this weather.
The main purpose of this post is threefold. First, an update for those in the past who've asked for it.
Secondly, to all who post on this forum, another round of thanks; without you all I would not still be quit, and this run would not be going on. This is the only quit aid I've used.
Thirdly, to any newcomers, I smoked 40-60 a day for 22 years. I don't do that now and can run ten miles. It can be done, quitting that is, and it's not as hard as you think it's going to be.
This forum works, it has for me anyway. I can't put it any simpler than that.