Sunday, February 3, 2013


A while ago I made a commitment to complete the C25K program with a goal to compete in my first 5K race since finishing high school.  As this week begins, so does my final week of the program and I am beyond proud that I have reached my goal.  I have for the last 12 weeks run 2-3 times a week, in spite of sickness, family hospitalisations, purchasing a house, returning to work and the general stress of caring for two small children.  I am so bloody proud to have stuck this out to the very end, of putting in the hard work and seeing the results.  Physically I am fitter, mentally I am happier and I have the added bonus of modelling healthy behaviour for my children who in the latter stages now accompany my runs (which means I add about 40kg of resistance!).  I have six weeks to continue training before my first organised race, I am looking forward to changing programs and continuing with a realistic personal best for the race. 

Just do it?  I bloody well did it.


  1. Good for you! I have started and restarted C25K like 10 times. I just need to do it!

    1. I think the first 5 weeks are the hardest to keep the momentum going. It is a bit boring and you feel uncoordinated (well I did anyway). After getting through that the rewards really start to outweigh the challenges.