C25K success is the most frequent Google search phrase that finds this little blog.
My original success can be found back in March 2009 and is the first time I ran for over 30 minutes straight. I ran for 40 minutes and was absolutely thrilled.
It was a 2009 resolution to take up running. I bought the Nike+ shoes, the iPod nano, the armband, and the shoe chip and put the C25K sessions into my phone calendar. I cannot say enough good things about this program. I can still remember the first time I ran for a minute, the first time I ran for an entire song (Rihanna SOS), my first five minutes, the first 8 minutes and so on. Funnily enough I played SOS so many times during those first few months of C25K that I can’t stand it anymore!
7 months after starting the program I ran 10 miles with my younger brother – I use the term ‘with’ loosely since he lapped me at mile 7 (his legs are a good few inches longer than mine and he’s training for the military!)
8 months into the program I was running the five miles home a couple times a week from work (and beating the 2 buses I normally took).
9 months into the program I ran my first race, all 13.1 miles of it and didn’t stop once.
I have lost 20lbs since beginning that journey a year ago and absolutely LOVE running. I’m going to run the half-marathon again this year and will hopefully smash my previous time. And I owe it all to the C25K program.