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Newbie on week 2

Hi I have started well I think and I am into week 2. I just wanted to ask when will I start to enjoy it? At the moment it is tough but I am determined to do it. I have never run before and at the age of 45 thought it was time to take some time for me and get fit.

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It took me until week 5 to start enjoying it! Just let your sense of achievement carry you to that point!

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Thank you, I will grit my teeth and keep running.

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I'm just flying with my sense of achievement - does that count as enjoyment. Certainly helps dull the pain 😀

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I think that's as good as it gets at the moment! My running buddies keep talking about endorphins and I am looking for them but I haven't found them yet!

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I thought they swam in the English Channel 😀

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Haha! Maybe that's where I'm going wrong!

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I will post as soon as I find them though especially if they feel good.

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Thank you, me too!

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Most of the time its tough imho but just sometimes everything comes together and you can just RUN !! Those rare occasions make it all worthwhile.

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It was week 7 for me. I miss it now if I don't run

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I'm on week 8, it's weird sometimes you don't want to do it other times you're itching to get out on the next run. Also when you complete a week or a tricky run you do get a real high. I didn't feel like running today but by the end I was trying to go a bit faster. Wait until you complete week 5 then see what I mean.

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Week 5 Run 3; you will feel on top of the world!!

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It will come.🐢...🏃

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Hi Hunka

I am turning 45 this year and have never 'enjoyed' running in the past. However I am basically healthy and could think of no good reason not to do the C25k so here I am in week 3 plodding through.

I have more energy and a more positive outlook already. I am enjoying the challenge that doing regular exercise brings and beginning to find it easier to get out of bed for a run in the morning. Not sure when I will begin to enjoy it but I know I am feeling better about myself ....

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Thank you for all of your replies. I guess enjoyment encompasses lots of feelings related to the run even if it doesn't always include the run itself! I am feeling more positive after reading your experiences and will trust the process! Thank you 😊

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