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Day 1 C25k - completed!

Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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I did my first day and it went really well. I was really daunted about starting and getting off the sofa to go and get changed and find my trainers hidden at the bottom of the wardrobe was the worst bit but it went okay and I felt a massive sense of achievement at the end. The podcast was so helpful. I am determined to do this and to reach the goal of completing our local Park Runs on Saturday mornings by Easter.

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runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

Hooray! The hardest run is now done. The trick is not to hesitate getting into your running gear. Once you're in it, you might as well be out the door.

Well done.

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Lorraine5

Thank you very much!

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Brilliant ! Well done on taking that first step :-)

Good Luck for the rest of the programme , you can do this ! :-) xxx

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Thank you for your support!

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nhs2015
nhs2015Graduate

Congratulation Lorraine, it is hard I know. When I first started I was afraid my legs just would not listen to me and was amazed when they did.

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Thank you very much!

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laurav33
laurav33Graduate

Good for you, well done!

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Thank you!

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Sally290165

Well done Lorraine, it's a great feeling isn't it! Long may it lastπŸ˜„

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Lorraine5

Much appreciated, thank you!

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sarah469
sarah469Graduate

Well done! hardest bit is getting out the door but once you start realising the benefits it gets much easier! You'll be whizzing round parkrun at Easter I am sure :) keep us updated! X

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Thank you for your encouragement!

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rebeldiver
rebeldiverGraduate

Good luck. I am sure you have the willpower to complete you coal.

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Lorraine5

Many thanks!

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knackeredbutchuffed

Good luck.x

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Lorraine5

Thank You!

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Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Well done - you won't regret it!

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Lorraine5

Thank you!

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boptillyoudrop49

Well done getting out there and getting started.

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DownNotUp
DownNotUpGraduate

Great, Go for it. Easter will come round sooner than you realise.

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Thank you!

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KayFitz
KayFitzGraduate

Great start by the sound of it. I felt the 60 second runs were exhausting when I started in October. Now I am on W7 and doing 25 minutes so stick with the programme! Good luck and just ask the lovely people on this forum for any advice/encouragement you need.

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Well done and thank you for the encouragement!

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GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate

Wonderful. It took me so many attempts to get Week 1 under my belt!

Due to my underlying health issues, getting dressed for running was a really big deal for me. So I didn't to start with and just set off as I was. Now if it is a run day, I put on my running stuff first thing, disguised with other things on top if I am not going out straight away (I don't get on with techno fabrics so most of it is cotton) I then feel like a superhero peeling off the outer layer to reveal the inner runner.

Enjoy the rest of the programme.

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JoolieB1
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Great, well done for digging out ur trainers! Just take ur time and trust Laura, she has guided so many of us through to graduation. It really works, so enjoy it and keep us all updated, we remember so well the trials and victories and love sharing your news!

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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WelshBengali

go for it!! I'm just coming to the end of week 2 - and so far getting my trainers on and stepping outside the front door has been the most difficult part of each run- but the feeling once i get out there is wonderful!

I'm anticipating that the upcoming weeks will be a challenge. But learning from the experiences of others on this wonderful forum I am prepared to repeat weeks if necessary without getting disheartened.

looking forward to hearing more as you progress!

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Lorraine5

Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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JoolieB1
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in reply to WelshBengali

I always set my running gear out the night before so I can get ready without having to think in the mornings!

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pinkangel16
pinkangel16Graduate

Well done - you've made a start to something you won't regret.

Good luck with the rest πŸƒ x

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Lorraine5

Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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Susu4
Susu4Graduate

Brilliant! Well done for making the effort and getting off the couch! I graduated in September 2015 having never run before C25K and it's one of the best things I've ever done! I found Week 1 running for 1 minute exhausting and now I'm out running 3 times a week. There will be good days and bad days (I still get days when I struggle with running), but keep with it and ask for advice and encouragement on this wonderful forum whenever you need it. Good luck and keep us posted with your progress :)

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Lorraine5
Lorraine5
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Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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adadoom-adadoom

Such a great feeling isn't it? I find if I'm dragging my heels about getting out I put my running stuff on without thinking too much about it, then it gets me in the right frame of mind. Once my trainers are on there's no going back! Keep going, it's so worth it

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Lorraine5

Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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Lorraine5

Gosh, I wasn't expecting this overwhelming support and encouragement. Thank everyone so much for your messages. It's very motivating!!! I completed Wk 1 Run 2 tonight and it went well. Thank you all for taking the time to encourage me!

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JoolieB1
JoolieB1Graduate
in reply to Lorraine5

Even those of us who have graduated are very grateful to Laura and the C25K programme because we remember struggling on week 1, run 1 and have seen ourselves changed into runners and we r excited for new people still

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Susu4
Susu4Graduate
in reply to Lorraine5

Another run done...tick. Well done. As Julie says there are many of us grateful to Laura and the C25K programme. I still use Laura by following the C25K+ podcasts to help with my speed and stamina, I find that I still need some structure and it helps to have Laura encouraging me when the run is feeling tough. I still can't believe that I can run!! It's amazing how brilliant C25K is when followed and if necessary repeat runs but don't do more than required even if you feel like you can otherwise you could end up injured. Looking forward to reading about your runs :)

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