Lose weight, get fit, tone up, going kayaking to the Alps for my birthday in June, so what’s the plan?
Social Media browsing through facebook something mentioned took my fancy, “Couch to 5k.” Thought I would give it a go, nothing to lose, everything to gain and all that. Turned up at The Town Hall 6pm, quick chat and away we went.
Having never run at all not even through school, “Sorry Miss, I've got the stitch” my avoidance became easy, just walk through childhood then later on take the car. A few sessions into the plan “Run for how long up the Innage, 9 minutes, you must be joking?” Little did I know that if you continue to move your legs a bit faster and remember to breathe quicker, that’s called running and everyone around you is willing you on, you can’t stop you would be letting yourself down, so I ran and I ran, no stitch for the first time ever. Completed my C25k and then 5k Parkrun graduation came and went I continued to run with BRC as much as is possible and Parkrun becoming a regular Saturday AM event for me (currently at 16) also the Alps trip came and went so did my 60th birthday, I thought it was time I did my first race ( ooh, a goody bag and a medal).
So in my 60th year I have accomplished something to be proud of. I got my very first medal even if it was made of wood, perhaps my next one will be metal, what am I saying? All this thanks to Bridgnorth Running Club and Couch to 5k.