Thank you!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to thank everyone who responded to my first post on Saturday after I did my first attempt and found it really difficult. It was so encouraging to hear how other people had got on at the start. I went for my second attempt tonight, and i managed to run (well, jog!!) all 8 x 60 second runs. I've come home feeling so motivated & actually looking forward to next time. When I was out I passed a lady who was running a couple of times and she shouted well done to me and gave me encouragement. Runners are lovely! I can't wait to be one :-) xx


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  • How lovely to meet someone encouraging! Runners are fab. Well done with the run x

  • Brilliant ! Well done Emma , you did it , yes YOU ! :-)

    All the very best for the programme. . Let's do it ! :-) xxxx

  • Well done. It's hard to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again like that. But look at you. You did it, and what's more you succeeded. And you'll succeed again now, again and again. It'll be hard still. The start is just hard. That's the way it goes. And the solution to any little "failure" that crops up is to just first tell yourself what you succeeded with (and everything beyond the couch is progress, remember), and then try again. And again. And again. If necessary, try again. And if that doesn't work out, well ... Try Again. Every attempt builds you up, even if some of them feel like they just broke you down, sometimes. You'll see. You're going to still surprise yourself again in the not too distant future.

  • Well done, that is a massive achievement, I can hear how excited you are about it, watch out because running is addictive. Sometimes I read about it, talk about it and I must drive my husband mad! Runners are great, we all love the same thing!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Great news! I found the first few weeks the most difficult part of the programme, however it really helped having something measurable to see how far I'd come.

    On the tough runs I'd often think of the improvement from the week before. By week 2 you'll be running 30s longer than in week 1 - a measurable difference in your fitness no matter how hard you are finding the runs.

    Good luck with the rest of week 1 and remember "trust the programme" :P

  • Well done! Always good to get a bit of friendly encouragement too :)

  • Well done you! It does rather sound as if you are getting the bug. Forget about wanting to be a runner though - you are one. Welcome to the club. :)

  • Great news EmmaH1982 :). I also just ran all 60s intervals today for the first time (4th attempt)!. Whoever said to go slowly was so right. I did my first one at a snails pace but could build up as I went along and did another almost running on the spot for the last one. So pleased with myself. Even manages to smile at a few other runners along the way.

  • Whats the difference between running and jogging?

    As far as I can tell nothing. If you are doing more than walking then you are running.

    Hopefully I can keep up with you through the programme.

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