Today is my final run of the Couch to 5K programme! It’s taken me a little longer to complete than the recommended 9 weeks, but we are all individuals and we must go at our own pace. What is important is that you keep going until the end.
And today I did just that. I ran a little longer than the 30 minutes, just to ensure that I ran the full 5K.
I feel very proud that I have persevered through an injured knee, cold and gloomy mornings, and occasionally a lack of motivation. Yet, I feel amazed that I have recovered quickly from injury by being able to adapt the programme to suit my body. I have experienced some bright and sunny mornings, met some lovely people along the way and kept it up when the going got tough.
And I am more passionate about my health and it is now more of a priority.
A big thank you Josh Clark for the idea, and a thank you to the BBC Get Inspired team. Lastly, a massive thank you to Michael Johnson for being the best coach ever. I’m sure you will never know just how much you have helped so many people change their lives. Oh how I will miss your support.
This is me over the moon from finishing.