Best of luck to everyone who is hitting the road and planning races! Running is AMAZING!
Thanks for all the inspiring comments!
By the way, hills do torturous things to the thigh muscles. I haven't hurt this much the day after since Week 1 of C25K!
@Diana - I agree...and I can't wait to hear about your first 5K.
Originally Posted by applelady
Wow that is great!!!! I am still on the couch. I keep thinking I want to start training when the weather gets a little less humid around here. What age group were you in? When did you begin running? What was your fitness level prior to beginning the couch 2 5k program?
My fitness level was lower than zero.
I literally got off the couch and started running. I don't know why I thought it was a good idea...but I'm glad I did! It has been the most phenomenal experience to discover what my body is capable of and to tap into this 'I won't quit" fighter mentality.
I started the Couch to 5K running plan on June 1. (It took me 12 weeks to complete instead of 9 weeks because I had to repeat a few weeks...partly for fitness reasons, partly for other reasons.)
I competed in the 40-49 age group. Thank goodness not all the runners were the skinny teenagers who can run a 6 minute mile
or I would have felt like a total loser.