Hi from new forum person

Hello all, I've started the C25K and thought Id post on here hopefully to keep me going. I've been having really bad depression and ended up in hospital about 3 weeks ago, since then I've done week 1 and 2 of the program. Heading off for w3 r2 now. I've done running before and got quite good at it, but my mood went downhill and now I'm 104kg (~16.5 stone) but I was 105 last week so that's better.

Anyway Its sunny today, last time w3r1 I managed about 11-12kph on the running sections so if I can keep that up again I will be happy.  

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  • Welcome to the forum Kally and this amazing programme !

    Sounds like you have really been through the mill , depression is so dehabilitating and I do sympathise with you. Big hugs ((( )))

    You can do this, take it slow and steady. Be kind to yourself , and try not to put yourself under too much pressure . It doesnt matter how long it may take to complete the programme , do it at your own pace, its your journey, no one elses.

    Please keep posting , we are all here to support you.

    Good Luck, you can do this ! :-) xxx

  • Hi Kally

    Welcome to C25k. Great programme and will get you running, off the couch and heading towards better health and fitness, and  hopefully ditching the black dog along the way.  I swear that as you run you feel the cares of the day just being left on the track behind you.   Once you can run a bit, do a nice bit of jogging, you can just don your running shoes and head off out if you feel you need to. You don't have to go far or fast, just getting outside and running in the fresh air makes you feel so much better.  

    Go nice and steady. Slow is the way to crack this.  Good luck

  • Hello, welcome! 👋

    Good luck withe the programme, we'll all be here to cheer you on ☺

  • I have found my mood has improved while running and also my general self confidence.  Running gives me space to relax and think about nothing in particular and the structure of the programme is a challenge so it is fantastic to have a running routine to look forward to, recover from and then go again.  I hope you find it will support you as you get healthy.  Julie

  • Welcome on board!  I started off close to your weight and with some control around my eating along side the running, am now a shadow of my former self.  Don't worry too much about your weight to start with, you won't see much change there - but take measurements (waist, hips, thighs).  You will definitely notice a change in shape! (Cost me a whole new wardrobe :) ).  Don't worry too much about the speed you run at either.  Speed is for after graduation.  For now, just focus on completing the runs.  Slow is good! 

    Keep posting, the forum is incredibly supportive. 

  • Welcome Kally! Running is so great for your health - you don't need to be fast to outrun those blues.

  • Hi Kally. Welcome to the running community. I remember on my first run hoping I wouldn't bump into anyone I knew, but now I find it really encouraging to get down to the park and be there with other runners and walkers... all different ages and shapes and fitnesses... many giving encouraging smiles as we pass each other. So this message is my encouraging smile to you! Well done on making it to week 3, keep letting us know how you're getting on.

  • Many thanks to everyone! It's really nice to get so many messages of support. I will try and make a new post when I complete each run. W3R2 went well, I actually felt OK for the whole run mood wise.  It was sunny so I went down the river Mersey. I use the RunDouble app on my phone and managed 2.35K @ 9.4kph not including warm up and cool down (sorry about the numbers)  I did w3r3 today but ill make a new post.

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