I've read so many blogs and just HAD to share my experiences. I'm a chronic asthmatic and have been all of my life. I've never been able to run, even at school the games teacher used to give me a lift to the end of the cross country run because I didn't have the puff. Last year, in July, I discovered the couch potato to 5km app and wow what a difference it has made to my life. I am usually struck down by a chest infection or exacerbated asthma in December, but here I am, in January and still infection free. I did graduate through the app but, because of the colder weather, I have reconvened to the gym. My breathing struggles during the colder, damp weather but I'm still running three times a week. I've had to move back to week 5 but I'm not down-hearted; running for 16 minutes still feels like a major achievement and I'm up to 4km so nearly there again Thanks Couch to 5km, I'm a happy soul.
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