I needed a bit of a push to get me going again, so went over to the NHS c25k support website
It was so inspiring reading about other people’s running successes, that I stopped in the middle of reading a new runner’s blog (who had just completed the big scary week 5 run) and went upstairs, put my running kit on, got outside for a warmup walk and then did a 32 minute run. The first one for a week. It was pretty slow, but not as difficult as the last one.
Anyway, one of the other things I’d been reading before I went out running was The Daily Prompt
and the prompt was – who would you make Person of the Year? For me, the biggest change this year has been doing regular (relatively speaking) exercise, and it really got going with the NHS Couch to 5K programme, which is, as far as I know, based on Josh Clark’s programme.
When I went off on a hunt to find out his name, I came across this page, based on an interview with him about the programme, which was very interesting – not least that he designed it with his mum in mind, who was then 50. No wonder it works so well for us oldies! Though I do rather wish he’d called it c230, couch to 30 minutes, instead of couch to 5k, as 5k is a long, long way for many beginners, not to mention not-so-beginners like myself.
Well, two weeks and a couple of days until my 5k Race for Life, so I’d better get practising again.