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Old 10-14-2010, 09:51 AM   #12
Robsia
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I started C25K in September 2008, running in a pair of cheap trainers. After the first week I did some damage to my foot and had to stop. So for my birthday at the end of October I asked for some new running shoes. And my sister also gave me some proper running tops, and I started again once my foot was better. The day I finished it I was so high!!

My first race was a 10K in May 2009. Since then I have done 2 organised 5Ks and another 10K, and I regularly run 3 or 4 miles 3 times a week.

I found at last week I had got through the ballot for the 2011 London Marathon, so I am now in pre-training for that after a lazy summer, running-wise. I am scared but thrilled and excited!

Running is the most amazing exercise - it tones so much more than just your legs. I was about half way through the C25K when I found my stomach muscles were emerging and my legs are transformed - they look so much better.
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