so far ....so far !

Well I have got through week one with Laura!

She is a hard task master, but I have achieved the first week with some success...How ?

Firstly I overcame the "I feel a nerd running around in new trainers sweating a lot!" , there are lots of normal people running , even though I went at quieter times I still saw them :)

Secondly , this has been the hottest week in my memory and I choose to start running .....!!!

So I didn't get over the perspiration, but with temps in the 80's I'm hoping for cooler days.

Thirdly, and most importantly the support on HERE is fantastic !! I could have not bothered after the second run ( which I was still aching from) but having the read the comments and wanting to succeed I knew it was right to keep going, clearly you all know exactly what I feel like 'cos you have trod the path before me , so a big THANK YOU all round , I hope I can support others like you have me.

Next week is week two , I have tried not to listen ahead but I guess it will be a little longer and so on,,,,

So good luck to you all wherever you are ...and keep in touch.

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  • Well done for getting through the first week. Don't look ahead too much. Just do what Laura tells you and you will be fine!

  • Congratulations on completing your first week, you must feel a great sense of achievement and your right this forum is so supportive, I have found it invaluable and inspiring. Trust in the plan, it is well structured, so that it works on your strength and stamina so that it gradually moves you on to the next stage, you may find you repeat runs and plenty of us do, but you will get there as so many have. The key is slow and steady and take those rest days.

    Good luck for week 2.

  • Well done! I'm waiting for my other half to get out of bed to look after our toddler before heading out on run 2 of week 2 myself. The first one wasn't as bad as I thought. Keep us posted of your progress. Laura is my new best friend!

  • Sounds like my running programme, I needed my his to do a lot more child care than he had but he rose to the challenge of our 2.5 year old twins and I have enjoyed the escape that running now gives me! Well done on finishing the hardest challenge, getting out there and starting!

  • It's a new found freedom definitely! Love it.

  • Many congrats as I really believe week one is the biggest challenge to actually get up and commit to the programme! Just listen to Laura and you will get through these 9 weeks. I always took a sneakymloomat the week ahead, found it hard not to but it's not a good idea for the mental attitude of this running lark which is more a huge part. Good luck and very well done.

  • can't really add to the above advice but wanted to wish you well - getting started is probably the hardest thing, and you've done that. I always went out early to avoid people seeing me, but now don't worry about my beetroot face - do still go out early as suits me best for time and temperature.

    happy running

  • Laura Rocks! I graduated ages ago but this week lost my mojo.

    The support of this forum and taking Laura out again for week one run one has re-energised my enthusiasm.

    Go For It.

  • Well done on completing week one that's fab, keep up the hard work for week 2!! :)

  • You've done great, well done.

    Now just keep listening to the lovely Laura and you'll be fine :-)

  • What a great start, well done. I have never got over the beetroot face. It's still quite pink even after a shower.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Well done on completing week 1. I am just about to embark on week 6 and like you at the beginning felt a bit silly with my shiny new running shoes when I was walking more than running. You will be amazed at how this programme works and improves your fitness and ability to run further over a short period of time. Good lyck with week 2.

  • Well done on completing week 1. I think you have done the hardest part, which is gathering up the courage to step out of the door that first time, but you did it:) Good luck with week 2 and keep posting your progress so we can all share in your adventures.

  • Same as that. The new running shoes were very scary, I recall. In fact one of the most difficult bits was going into the shop to buy them - I felt such a fraud the day after Week 1 Run 1. But what an investment! They go everywhere with me now in spite of their bright pink laces... And yes - I used to run early, and sneak around corners to places I wouldn't be recognised, but I don't give a hoot now. I'm proud to be running, and don't care who sees me or what I look like.

  • Same as that. The new running shoes were very scary, I recall. In fact one of the most difficult bits was going into the shop to buy them - I felt such a fraud the day after Week 1 Run 1. But what an investment! They go everywhere with me now in spite of their bright pink laces... And yes - I used to run early, and sneak around corners to places I wouldn't be recognised, but I don't give a hoot now. I'm proud to be running, and don't care who sees me or what I look like.

  • Well done on getting through your first week. And having such a great positive attitude. Keep up the grand work and look forward to reading your journey

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