Back in August I mentioned that I was going to start C25k – that is, couch to 5 kilometres; a program designed to get you from the couch to running 5 kilometres in 9 weeks.
When I started it was a pie in the sky dream. I could huff and puff my way through half an hour of walking on the treadmill with maybe two minutes of jogging that would then cause me to collapse.
Well this morning I did it. I made it to half an hour of jogging. I can’t believe i achieved my aim, and so quickly. I jogged my thirty minutes straight through and I felt fantastic. When I look back on how far I’ve come in these few months I shake my head. If someone had have told me I’d be getting up at 5.30 in the morning (okay, today it was later but that’s a normal weekday start now) to happily go and jog for half an hour! I would have laughed, and laughed, and laughed and gone and had quarter pounder for lunch at McDonald’s.
So now I’m consolidating, I’ll stick to the half hour jog for a couple of weeks before I contemplate my next step, maybe 8k or 10k. I’m also now concentrating on food. I’m using My Fitness Pal to keep an eye on what I eat and, oddly enough, I’m realising I have to eat more now as I’m still loosing weight and would prefer to stay where I am.