After taking early retirement, I wanted something to keep me occupied and joined a Couch to 5k running program.
Having never ran in my life – not even for a bus I completed the course 3 days before I turned 60. If I can do it anyone can, I was overweight and have had surgery for Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) leaving me with a steel rod and nuts and bolts in my spine.
I saw your virtual running / walking medals and decided to enter the 75 miles / month for the whole year. Inspired with the mileage I did in Jan, I set my own goal of 100 miles per month.
I managed to do the grand total of 1215 miles for the year. This was a combination for running and walking. Having the medals each month kept me motivated and great excitement when I received each one.
I have since joined a local running club and continue to keep running and have lost 2 stone in weight.