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Week 1 Run 1 tomorrow

Tomorrow I begin week 1 run 1. A vast range of reasons have got me to this stage. I have attempted this programme before, hurt my foot and never picked it up again. All tips and encouragement welcome!

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The hardest part is always getting out of the door. Anything after that is an achievement. So enjoy it, don't go too fast, and let us know how you get on. there is always someone on here who can offer support and encouragement. I can vouch for this as they got me through to graduate on boxing day.

I hope it makes you feel as good as it has me.

All the best

x

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Stick with it. It's amazing.

Just take it nice and steady and do as Laura tells you to x

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the others have covered it but...

The big thing about everyone on here is that they have all been at the stage where they've decided, like you, that tomorrow they start. Whatever your reasons you've made the biggest decision to make that start and you'll get every support you need on here. Unlike you I lurked in the background by not registering but gaining much needed encouragement by reading the posts and various replies anonymously. After graduating I've realised how important it is to get the encouragement along the way and wish I had joined earlier to get the personal feedback. Each person setting out on the programme is unique and will find different weeks of the programme their own personal barrier. Use the forum to provide regular feedback on your progress and you'll get all the inspiration and motivation you'll need to get through the programme.

All the best in your challenge for 2016.

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I'll be thinking about you tomorrow cj: just take it really slowly, and if you are running outside enjoy the surroundings and the feel of the wind (or probably rain!) on your face. You're doing something really great for yourself!

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Hi there, my first post - hello everyone.

I started the plan a few days ago, just completed week 1 run 2 yesterday. Not exercised properly in over twenty years!

Found the first run awful, literally thought I was going to die but felt amazing once I'd done it! however run 2 was A LOT easier! Amazing really, didn't feel as achey after and managed the 60 seconds of running no problem.

Good luck, we can do it!

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Good Luck CJ and Kezz . This programme can change your life !

2 years ago I struggled to run for 30 seconds , I discovered this programme and forum and have never looked back !

Keep posting of your progress , this is a very supportive , friendly place and please don't worry about asking any questions , someone will always be along to help .

Trust in Laura and take it slow and steady , no pressure .

Good Luck ! :-) xxx

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Good on you. I'm only on week 4 but I've noticed a big improvement in my emotional and mental well being as well as my fitness.

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Thank you Poppy 😊. I've just been having a look around the forum and reading a few posts, lots of brilliant advice and encouragement, so glad I found this place.

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Good luck. Take it steady. Look after those feet by always doing the warm up / cool down walk and doing some careful stretching afterwards. Post on here to let us know how you get on.

This could change your life ☺

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Thank you for this post, I have been a lurker here for sometime, wanting to start but always finding a reason not to. I have never really exercised in my life so starting at 50 is a challenge. Thank you for the encouragement and inspiration CJ & Kezz.

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Go for it. That's all I can say. Being 50 is not a problem. I started at 49. Just take it nice and slow. Listen to Laura.

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Starting at any age is a challenge Edington but stick with it! I was 57 by the way and I feel so much better for it! Good luck with this!

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I know I've already replied but I've just been out and realise how difficult it is to motivate yourself when the rain is coming down by the bucket load, the wind is smashing the rain into your face and your shoes are being pulled off by the muddy puddles. I've just been out and although it was tough I'm now sitting with a hot coffee feeling mighty proud of myself. If anyone is reading this and about to set out on Week 1 Day 1 just do it.

Oh and if your shoes are all muddy just find one of those self cleaning puddles and dance silly until the mud comes off. You'll feel much better for it I assure you.

Go on you know you have to.

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It was cold and wet so took courage from the fact most people would be safely indoors! First attempt for 30yrs .Couldnt sort out the app for my phone so ran and walked for 20 mins felt quite buzzy just for making the effort even if I did make sure there were no uphill parts! Well worth the effort

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Well done that's the first day out of the way. Hopefully you can get the app working or the podcast because laura does keep you going through those difficult parts. Keep posting and let us know how you're doing. It's always good to get back after a run snug but smug.

A brilliant resolution for the new year, have a good one.

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Well done. I hope to start again tomorrow after 9 weeks off with a sprained ankle. I got to week 8 last time, but I will start back at the beginning and see how it feels. I am also 50 with very little experience in running. It's good to have something to aim for such as a park run.

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Just think of doing it one run at a time

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