Week 5, Run 3 - I did it! Crikey!

Thanks for the replies to my post yesterday which really helped me. I was 50 this year, am at least 2 stone overweight and have never done any regular exercise. Can't believe I've just ran for 20 minutes! As suggested I ran slowly and didn't look at the minutes ticking down. It was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Sounds a bit daft but I feel like a different person!!

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  • Amazing :)

  • I imagine that you are a different person in a way. You've gained confidence in yourself, you probably feel better about yourself, you probably feel a lot fitter and more awake.

    C25K is wonderful, listen to Laura, trust Laura, and all will be well :)

    Enjoy your runs :)

  • Doesn't sound daft at all. I teared up a bit at the end of that one. Feels a bit like a new beginning doesn't it? Congratulations

  • way to go :D C25K is a real life changer . well done ,It is an amazing feeling to get that run done :)

  • Oh I'm so pleased for you Fluffy. Well done. I am in awe :))


  • Great achievement. Only a few more weeks to go.

  • Well done. Told you!

  • I think it's fair to say that we can turn into different people. Running, getting fitter and fitter, losing weight. Becoming more confident with the fitness and changing shape. The more you see yourself morphing before your eyes - almost into someone else - the more you want to carry on. You start cleaning up your act, eating better, drinking less, packing up the fags. It's all do-able, all in our own hands. I was 57 this week and I honestly feel fitter than I ever have

    Good luck with your remaining runs. Take it steadily and carefully. Slow is good! Just take your time and savour this magic time. It might not seem it sometimes on these dark, wintry days but when you look back on it you will remember it with fondness as it was the start of a new life. Potentially, that is. You have to stick at it of course

  • You are allowed to feel great and it's not daft to think you are different...I felt the same......Happy running!!!

  • Not daft at all. Congratulations on that run. Keep at it, you know you can now

  • Well done you.......you are doing fab :-)

  • You are a different person... you 're a runner!

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