I have started the Couch to 5K (C25K) program and I am on Week 4. I am a 49 year old female and loving getting out there and giving it a go. When I say I am loving it, I mean I am LOVING it!
I am slow but getting less so with each week, and I get out of puff pretty quickly, but that is getting better every week too. I had all sort of problems with my knees at the beginning and a trip to a sports physio sorted that out. I have entered a 4.5k to raise money for the Cancer Council which is next month. I might not be able to run the whole thing, but I am really looking forward to it. I am repeating Week 4 as I am not ready for the step up to Week5 and concerned about injuring myself. I guess as long as I am making progress, that is the main thing.
I am in Adelaide and we have had some really stormy weather recently. Nothing could stop me putting on my gear and getting out there. I loved the sessions in the wild and wooly weather... it was great running in the rain. I always run on grass and find the whole thing exhilarating. I guess I have caught the 'bug'. I doesn't matter if I am the slowest one out there I just love the fact I have found something great that I love!
When I am out doing my sessions in the park I have noticed there are very few older females out there running. In fact I have only ever seen one. Maybe running is less popular with the ladies? Anyway, I am not a runner yet, but I have noticed in a few short weeks my stride is getting better and greadually I am getting fitter with every session I do
Any ladies out there around 50??