Hello guys and gals
Wow, what an inspiration you all are, when I have a day when I don't feel like running, coming on here makes me want to go!
So, hello, I'm female, 25 and have hated/avoided running my whole life. I've always been fairly active though dancing etc as a younger person and then doing some weights etc as I got older however I had some lung issues when I was younger and avoided running because of it....then, I took up smoking like the idiot that I am!!
I have now quit smoking for 4 weeks and have started the c25k programme as, it really wasn't good, at 25 to be out of breath running up stairs!!! I also want to join the RAF and have a fitness test to pass - the sit ups and press ups are no problem but that 2.5K run in 13mins or less has evaded me for a long time....I couldn't run for 5mins without being breathless. I would get so down and disheartened.
So, here I am at the beginning of week 4....found it a bit tough going at times (I started on week three) but the sense of feel good at the end of a run is amazing!!! starting to enjoy running for the first time ever
Hoping to connect with all you lovely people to celebrate the gains and support on the bad days. Has anyone here quit smoking and then started? Would love to read the inspiration!!! Hoping that soon it will be my legs giving out before my lungs and not the other way around!!
Nice to meet you all xx