First run this morning, wish me luck!

Ok, I'm a 53 year old male who's about 2.5 stone overweight (according to my BMI). I do walk my dog every day for at least 2k, so I get a bit of exercise, and I've been using the stairs at work for a couple of weeks (4 floors).

Been looking forward to this all week and it helps that I've just looked out the window and it's not raining!

Anyway, time to don those trainers, plug in Laura, and go for it!

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  • Oh good luck and well done for starting, you have made the right decision and won't regret it.

  • Go for it! Laura will get you round with no problems. I am just finishing Week 5, about to run 20 mins non stop and it only seems like yesterday that I was starting, like you, by running 90 seconds. I am 54, probably at least a stone overweight and for the last couple of years my only exercise has been dog-walking too so we are probably at a similar level of fitness. Let us know how you get on.

  • Well I finished, and I feel great! It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be and I managed to cover 4k in the time Laura was prompting me along. Having a sit down now after doing some stretches and drinking some water. Bring on the next run!

  • Good luck. C25k can change your life in so many positive ways. Keep us posted with your progress.

  • Hi,

    good luck on your first run of many.

    I have the same weight to loose as you. I just finished W4 yesterday! It is possible as long as you persevere.

    S X

  • Thanks for all the good wishes, I'm really motivated to do this. Bring on Monday for my next run.

  • Welcome aboard and good luck with the programme. If you combine it with healthy eating you will get trim and fit. Some sort of keep fit might be useful for your non-running days, it does tend to complement the C25K. Best wishes.

  • Well done on one under your belt. Good Luck for tomorrow.

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