New to running

Hello, am brand new to all this, after a winter of bad health, 8 weeks ago I decided I had to lose weight and get a bit fitter so I decided to start walking, I struggled at first but 8 weeks later I am 9lb lighter and can walk 2 miles mainly uphill without struggling, my daughter has done the c25k in 9 weeks and completed her 5k on Saturday, so I decided a needed a new challenge, I started c25k on monday, it was hard and I struggled a bit but I did it and am proud of myself

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  • Welcome to the group. I just completed the program on Monday. I started running a little over a year ago at the age of 65,

    Take it slow and easy...you're not running for distance...you are running for time...time to build up your stamina. A year ago I couldn't run for 30 seconds and now I can run for 30 minutes.

    Each week gets better. :)

  • Thank you, I couldnt believe I was running on Monday when I started, must have looked a right numpty as I couldnt stop grinning,

  • I am a slooooowwww runner. Turtles could probably beat me. Remember you are running for yourself!

  • Wait until you finish a session and start pumping your fists in the air... non-runners think you're mad... we runners think you're awesome... :)

  • My daughter says I have to remember I'm the one running and doing it and they aren't

  • She sounds very sensible... :) Good luck!

  • fantastic isn't it!!!!! lol

  • Hi and welocme aboard ;o) You should be proud of yourself. Youve taken the biggest step and that's starting it ;o) Good luck and keep us all updated on your progress.

  • So you should be - proud of yourself! Hardest part now over - getting off the couch!

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