I'm an overweight middle aged smoker, although busy didn't have a regular exercise regime. Initially I was just accompanying my daughter because she was running in a remote area and I like being outdoors during the lighter nights.
I never expected to achieve anything more than a brisk walk and occasional light jog alongside her. I'm astonished (as well as elated and proud and feeling awesome!) to say I have just completed WK5 R3 with room for a bit more! This is an incredible plan for those who are new to running or fearful of taking up some form of exercise , it works exactly as it says it will in the programme. As a bonus, I've lost 5Kg without making great changes to my eating habits, though on the whole I tend to eat healthily anyway, this is proof that exercise, alongside a good diet, is the key to weight management. Now I'm just waiting for that moment when I realise to keep this running going to greater distances - the smoking will need to go!