I did c25k last spring and loved it! I started it in March 2011 and finished it in early May. In the first couple of weeks I dealt with shin splints, but they never bothered me after that. I did the whole thing on a treadmill at the gym. I started the program at around 160 and by July weighed in the low 130s, running 3 miles several days a week. I was also calorie counting and eating between 1200-1400 calories most days. Sadly, we moved and I fell off the running (and healthy eating bandwagon) shortly after. I am restarting the program (at week 3) this week and can't wait!
I never did run an actual 5k race though. My husband and I are signing up for the Color Me Rad 5k at the end of September, which is our anniversary weekend. It's good motivation for me to keep running after I finish the program.
To live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete.
I choose self-esteem, not self pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinions of others.
Highest Weight: 180, Goal Range: 125-130, Trying to break the yo-yo pattern once and for all!