Couch to 5K

Never thought it possible!

I am 45, normal BMI but a bit flabby around the edges. I have never been fit and even as a school kid couldn't even manage 400 m and hated all sports. I was always the last to be picked for any team. Health reasons encouraged me to get fit and having a busy job and two young children it was difficult to know what exercise I could fit in. I had never previously considered running as I didn't think I would ever be able to do it. However after hearing about somebody else start this plan I thought I'd give it a go.

It's amazing!

I struggled running one minute in the first week and I've just completed my first 30 minute run managing 4.12 km. To say I'm chuffed is an understatement. An added bonus has been that from about week six I have noticed my shape changing and some of the flab disappearing. My husband even commented that I didn't look as silly as he thought I would when running! I don't particularly enjoy the running but I do enjoy the achievement.

So if you're thinking about starting the plan, go for it. If I can do it anyone can!

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Great post. Well done.

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Fabulous post. I feel exactly the same! Well done - nearly at graduation now then!

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Well done! So what's your next plan then? Don't stop now, but build on your achievements. With that sort of distance in 30 minutes you are just about ready for parkrun. It's only a few hunderd metres morethan you've managed on your own and the buzz at parkrun will get you the extra distance (you would even have time to walk the extra and still finish under 40 minutes if need be...)

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Well done. Keep going. The benefits are huge.

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We never know what we can do until we try. Very well done :)

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Well done you, that's really great, you should def be proud and I'm now of the mind that now matter how silly / or not you look.... Well at least you're doing it!

Brill post :)

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It's a fabulous programme in so many ways. Good post and well done.

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Well done. I hope you keep it up because you'll soon find that you enjoy the running ss well as the benefits & you'll be hooked by then!

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Lovely post. I have graduated and now do parkrun - I'd really recommend it. Thought of staying in bed today but your post has inspired me to get up and do parkrun this morning.

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