So when I first started the 5 Weeks To 5k programme at the end of January I expected to get a bit of a kick up the back side regarding my running. What I didn’t expect was to get recognition from the virtual running club ‘The Clubhouse’ ran by The Fat Girls Guide To Running. At the end of February (yeah I know, I’m a little late to the game) I was named the spotlight member of the month which was absolutely amazing. I’d answered some questions for a profile which can be seen in the link above. (This is what happens when you run in GB, you run in the rain.)
Although I knew I’d been doing well at the 5 Weeks To 5k programme to get the recognition from other runners boosted my confidence immensely. It also made me feel like part of the running community, something I’ve wanted for several years. This profile has given me more confidence than any medal ever could.
So what for me now that the 5 Weeks To 5k programme is over? I’m planning on carrying on 3 to 4 runs a week mixed in with cross training and core work to build up to a 10k I’m doing in May. After that I’ll be training for my first half marathon in November.
When I look back to the beginning of this year I never would’ve guessed that this is where I’d be now. The 5 Weeks To 5k programme has not only made me feel part of a community but given me more confidence in my life than I’ve ever had before. Running doesn’t just improve your fitness, it improves your life as a whole and gives you a whole load of adventures to look forward to!