Well after 15 months off the fags, this morning I have completed the NHS Couch to 5k program with my final Week 9 Run 3 done at the Bedford ParkRun so that's another of my fit before 50 challenges in the bag.
I ran the whole way, no walking or stopping. Couldn't have run upstairs whilst I smoked. Slow but steady all the way. I was lapped by men in little shorts but I didn't care I finished in 40:58 minutes which I think is very respectable and I feel fab.
Then if that wasn't enough at SW and I had lost another 4.5lb this week.
I still can't believe after years of smoking I have managed to run continuously for 40 mins. Huge grin right now. All I can say is "IF I CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU"
Keep going, stay strong and reap the benefits ;0)