Good omen!

Found the Healthunlocked website yesterday and thought it looked good, read through some of the lists which all seemed really supportive and motivational.

Downloaded the C25K podcast, and and thought I'd give it a go! I did a bit of running a few years ago, but never really enjoyed it, so the structure of having someone tell me what to do appealed!

Didn't really give much thought to when I was going to start, and then today was browsing through all your posts and thought I just need to get on with it, and not put it off.

Horrible rainy day today, but put on my trainers and coat, rounded up the dog and off we went.

It stopped raining and brightened up, a good omen!

Did the usual loop through some woods and along a bit of road, and we both really enjoyed it. (Although note to self to buy new sports bra, as think the elastic gone soggy in my current one!)

Lying happily on the floor now with a very muddy looking tummy...that's my dog by the way, not me!

Anyone else on their first day/week? How are you finding it?


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9 Replies

  • Well done for starting! I'm on Week 5 and still enjoying the structure, wish I had a dog to run with :) Keep at it!

  • Well done for getting out there and welcome.

    It's a fantastic programme and everyone on here is so lovely and supportive

    Jules x

  • Hello & welcome.

    well done on starting, but just one warning. You'll soon be hooked. Lol. ☺

    You'll get loads of support from everyone on here.

    Good luck with the programme & happy running!

  • You can see from the links on the right hand side in blue text those on the same week as you, so you can compare notes

    We're always happy to discuss your run, good, bad or indifferent

  • Welcome - and well done for getting started. You won't regret it!

  • Welcome to the board !

    Good Luck and keep on posting :-) xxx

  • Thank you so much for all your replies and welcomes, I'm having a good feeling about this :)

  • Just three runs in and apart from feeling it in my legs on my last run, all is well.

    I think we all got soggy yesterday.

    I'm determined to keep going.

    I need to find the correct pace , I'm speedy Gonzales in my head which isn't working out too well on the ground.

    I'll be using my electronic metronome ( thanks lizziebeth57 )

    To get the pace to a sustainable level.

    Hope you and muddy dog enjoy the rest of week 1.


  • Thanks for the reply Nik, I'll be relying on you to let me know how what aches and pains I have to look forward to as you are a few runs ahead! I don't think I'm going to have a speeding problem, I'm quite good at just plodding along. My excuse is I'm pacing the dog, breaking her in gently...she's 10, so quite sedate now.

    Guess you will be starting week 2 soon, so good luck :)

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