Week 1 day 1 in the bag!

I did it! I managed to get through the first day and most of my run was uphill! I was ecstatic when I ran the first 60 seconds without stopping which I really didn't think I could do. By the 7th cycle I was getting tired but I was so damn determined I kept going and completed fully. I felt amazing afterwards and it really helped with the depression I have been suffering terribly with. Just have to keep going now. To be honest right now I feel like I will never be able to run for 30 minutes straight, but I guess all I can do is keep going.

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  • Oh but you will! You don't need to worry about future weeks. Just concentrate on the one you're doing next. If you listen to Laura she'll get you round. She only gives you tips occasionally as she doesn't want to bamboozle you with too much info. You will get the hang of it as you do the run/walks.

    You will find it makes you feel happier. Runners high is quite true. I think we've all experienced it, as have you, already. Getting outdoors, in all weathers, getting tired is all good. We sleep better and hopefully our healthier diets will make us feel better in no time. Lots of us start up other exercise too so we can get better at running.

    If you're healthier then I hope you will find yourself feeling happier.

    Good luck with it. Keep us posted of your progress

  • Well done. The first step is always the hardest - and you've done it !

  • As the Chinese say, a journey of 1000 miles starts with the first step. Laura doesn't expect you to run anywhere near 1000 miles, so you'll be fine. Enjoy the programme, it's life enhancing! :)

  • Well done, I think none of us were able to believe what we had just achieved, that continues all the way through your running journey. Just take it slowly, listen to Laura, don't skip sessions, and you'll be running 30 minutes non stop before you know it. Keep us posted.

  • Well done! Just did the second run of week 1 yesterday so know what you mean about the thought of running for 30 mins straight. But we're just at the beginning so every step we take is a success story. I think if we concentrate on succeeding with each run as it comes then we'll hopefully find ourselves more than capable of doing the 30 minute run when we get to week 9 :) Glad it made you feel good. Amazing what it does to lift the spirits. :)

  • well done you for taking the plunge... you will feel great as you progress. I have today completed week 4 and am feeling fab...considering i hadn't run in over 30 years before i started this i am really enjoying it. The small achievements each week really do make a difference. Keep up the good work!!

  • Well done! W1R1 is the hardest run!

    It only gets easier! You'll be amazed at your progress by the end of the week!

    P.S Love your hair! :)

  • Very well done! I can remember struggling to complete 60 seconds of running, now I can do 30 minutes without collapsing in the process. And that's in a bit over two months. Keep going, you'll be amazed at what you can do!

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