Posted: 21/11/2012 at 15:58
I'm not going to read through 116 pages of posts as a catch up. Instead, I'm goingt o jump right in and join you all
Little over a year ago, my wife left me. Due to this, my running seriously suffered and I began smoking again. I hated myself for this, but I struggled to quit. I tried to run, but the difficulty due to the smoking made me hate it.
About 6 weeks ago, I finally managed to quit smoking with the help of the NHS. Shortly after stopping, I decided I would get out running again, but rather than attempt to start back from where I left off, I thought it best to start from the very begining Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K programme.
Well, almost C25K - I've downloaded Zombes, Run 5K programme instead. Very very similar, but more enjoyable (in my opinion). (That's all I'm saying about it - this isn't a sales pitch!!!)
Anyway, back on track. I am now 5 weeks into my running and am really enjoying myself again. I can feel the improvements which are coming on so much quickler than I ever imagined (I run/walk about 5 miles in an hour). When I first started running, I was really struggling at this stage, but this time round, I know I could give more. Still, I am not going to get cocky. I am going to finish my programme.
Once I Have finished my 'start over' plan, I'll take it easy for a couple of weeks (Christmas/New Year) and go out for some easy runs to keep me ticking over. Following that I am planning to train for a Half Marathon at the end of March.
I am enjoying running so much again