First day of C25K

Today was my first day of my weight loss and getting fitter journey. A few weeks ago I decided to start running and went to my local running shop to get fitted out for trainers. A few days after this I just happen to spot my local running club were running a C25K starters group.

Today was the first week. We are a small group of about 15 with 3 club members running the course. It's run alongside the local Park Run event and the aim is to be able to eventually register and take part in the weekly Park Runs.

Despite my nerves, it really was a gentle start and introduction to running, I'm looking forward to next week.

8 Replies

  • Janet that's fantastic. Well done for getting started on C25K (and the new, improved YOU) and all the better for finding a group to run with. That will give you plenty of motivation and peer-pressure to keep it up. We're all here to cheer you along your way, and so do post all about your progress, feel free to ask questions, and invite us to give you a kick up the backside if you need motivating. I joined C25K in the early summer, and completed my 9th Park Run (in heavy rain) today. Who'd have thought it possible?

    You'll find that everyone is really lovely here on this forum, with inspirational stories, funny anecdotes and lots of great running-related information. Think of it as the oasis in a desert internet. Post regularly, read posts regularly, and make sure that you are running 3 times a week if you can.

    And why not take a 'selfie' picture of you now, so that you can see the dramatic change in you by the time you've graduated C25K? I cannot guarantee that you'll lose weight, but you'll be trimmer and more toned, and family and friends will comment on your appearance.

  • Janet that is BRILLIANT! Well done. What a terrific idea to run in a group doing the program, which means that come parkrun time you'll be well used to group running! Kill the nerves because you've started the most incredible thing and the first run is always the hardest. Keep blogging. I'll follow your progress.

  • welcome to our friendly bunch. You sound very focused and organised. A lot of our members go on to do the park runs, they are a great incentive. happy running.

  • Hello Janet and welcome. Fab that you've started this journey and with real life people too! Im sure doing it this way will be very motivating but don't forget to post here and tell us how you're getting on. We're all very nosey and love to hear about others' stories! All the best.

  • Welcome Janet, Well done on taking that first step and what a brilliant idea joining a running club ! Keep posting to let us know how youre doing.

    Good luck and keep going ! :-) xxx

  • Wow, a c25k group is a great find. Congrats on starting to run!

  • What a lovely way to start! Well done and good luck :)

  • Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. I was very lucky to find the C25K beginners course, it was pure luck I stumbled across the details. I was really impressed with how well it was run. They let the Park Run participants all set off at 9am first then we start behind them. We don't run the full Park Run course yet, that comes later. The course is 10 weeks long and I think it is around week 5 we register for Park Run for our bar code and start running the full course, although still doing run/walk segments.

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