Today I ran week 9 and I felt great, I just want to say how brilliant Couch to 5K is. I've tried everything over the years, had every bit of sports equipment, joined countless gyms and even had a personal trainer for 2 months but each time I just lost heart, motivation and gave up. I found the podcast mentioned on a 5:2 diet Facebook forum and the women seemed much like me, a mixture of sizes and ages and I thought well if they can do it why can't I. Some weeks have been great, others have been challenging, I was nearly sick in a dog bin a few weeks back, not my best look but I got there and the feeling after you've run is just great. It's not only been the physical feeling for me but the mental one too, to know I can exercise and I can work towards and reach a goal and it can become a way of life. I've signed up for my first 5K race 'Run the River' in September and then I hope to work towards the Parkinsons 10K in March in memory of my dad who, when he saw me running (personal trainer time) asked me not to give it up (clearly knowing what I was like). So in many ways this is for him. The forum has been a great support, even if you don't post just logging in and seeing that everyone has ups and downs. So thank you to NHS, Laura and this forum, long may it continue to inspire and help everyone. Happy running!
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