The thought of running after a day at work didn't seem to appealing but I knew deep down at 57 I must. Thinking about my fitness & weight loss and daughters wedding this was a good incentive.
As I arrived with friend Debbie I thought run or pub?
Run it was and thank goodness I did. Will and his team of volunteers / other runners were all so friendly. The first night it was dark, cold. I won't say it was easy. We started off with a good brisk walk and a small amount of jogging – with no pressure – the volunteers giving you confidence & encouragement all the time.
After the warm down exercise I got in the car with such a great feeling of success. I would say to anyone whatever you manage on the C25K its better than being sat on the couch all night !
After 9 weeks and the gradual increase of distance I was aiming for the 5K at Telford !!
Then came the Graduation at Telford Town Park – felt nervous and thought I really want to run this without stopping. The run was on and as always I found it hard for the first ten minutes – middle run not to bad – then the last K the push was needed ( there were times when I felt like stopping !) It was a relief to see the finish line. ( and see the Cake we were promised at the start line –this was a very good incentiive ) I may not be the fastest at 33 minutes but I completed it and the feeling is amazing. 9 weeks ago I never thought I would run 5K.
A big thanks to everyone - this is a wonderful memory you have helped me make.
If anyone wants to feel good about themselves physical and mentally – join the C25K