W1R1 - completed !

So last night was week 1 run 1, cold, dark and raining but I'd told a colleague I was going to do it so off I went with my couch potato husbands "are you sure you should be doing this" ringing in my ear. Nearly gave up two thirds of the way through but didn't want to fall at the first huddle so stuck at it and was so pleased at the end. Couldn't breath, bright red and sore back lol but I did it.

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  • Superb Bunty ! The hardest part in week 1 is getting out that door. You did it, feel those endorphins now and put a big smile on your face, you're running rings around those on the couch. 7 weeks ago I couldn't believe I'd be able to run 25 minutes straight but I just did.

    Keep posting on here and we will do all we can to help you along, it's sometimes tough but it gets easier to complete as your stamina builds, and it's amazing how fast that happens. My endorphins are still buzzing from my run, love it, what a journey x

  • Thanks Paul, you are right for all the aches it's big smiles for me today :)

  • Well done. My mum tut tuts at me for going on my own but I want to go when I want to go and not rely on anyone else. Keep it up !

  • Thank you for the encouragement, I'm using the community to keep positive otherwise I'm not so good on my own but hopefully when the results start to show it with snowball - good luck :)

  • Yeehhhhh - well done for getting your trainers on and going out. I find the hardest part is just that, getting out and doing it but once you're finished the feeling is fab and most of us have smiles big enough to light up a football pitch. I'm only on week 2 and know that there is a long way to go but I'm aiming on being finished the first week in March - it seems miles away yet but will be here before you know it and I know that if I continue with the programme then I will be running continuously for 30 minutes. Perhaps not making the 5k mark but it will be 30 minutes more than I can do at the moment and 30 minutes more than the person sat on the sofa saying they want to give it a go but then never actually starting it. Keep at it lovely x

  • Well done. I'm still summoning up the courage!

  • Well done bunty, keep at it and you will feel so good (afterwards), you really will. Then it becomes addictive. The first week is tough because it is so hard to get out and do it and the running is unaccustomed and tough. It doesn't feel like an enjoyable thing to do but it gets better and better. I'd be gutted to miss a run now.

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