My friend and I started 5 weeks ago the couch to 5k app. I have always wanted to run but never got round to it........anyway I certainly do not look like the typical runner as very overweight and look it. However I go out with my headphones on and Laura talks while I put in the hard work. I was dreading running for 3 minutes and achieved that, then it was 5 minutes also achieved that. 8 minutes was tough and I had to use my mental capacity to get through as 20 minutes was next. However I went in the mental attitude that if I got past 8 minutes I had run/jogged further than ever before. I clapped and celebrated at every 5 minute achieved when Laura told me the time had passed. The first minute was the worse if I am honest as every reason why I could not do it went through my head so I left them behind on the pavement.....ten minutes to twenty minutes was the best as I found my pace and knew I was on the way home too!!! Looking forward to next week and feel I can do this but I could o lay do because I ran at my own pace and not too fast. 2.2k covered which is not the greatest distance but better than 0k 6 weeks ago. Oh and music helps too as I worked out it was 6 songs to listen to so counted the songs down rather than minutes.
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