Couch to 5K
55,210 members87,711 posts

My article about Couch to 5K!

I'm excited because an article I wrote about doing Couch to 5K as a complete non-runner and couch potato has now appeared on the Mirror website.

With limited time and less money, running seemed one of the few ways I could attempt to get fitter.

I wish I'd found this forum when I started, rather than only after I finished, but I put a link in the article so maybe some others can find it earlier.

I could only describe my own experience, but hopefully it might strike some chords about stumbling through Couch to 5K!

(if anyone's remotely interested, here's the link: mirror.co.uk/money/how-fit-... )

22 Replies
oldestnewest

Absolutely brilliant, really well done you 😊think it says it all and C25K is really for anybody

Such a great advert for the program, you should be mighty mighty proud and rightly so 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

1 like
Reply

Thank you! I really want to get across that I was a rubbish runner and really unfit, but I had a go, and thanks to Couch to 5K I can now (much to my disbelief) actually manage 5k.

I even look forward to going out running, which is such a change.

2 likes
Reply

Ah this is great !

Brilliant article, it says it all . This should inspire so many others who are thinking of starting and those already working through the programme .

Many Congratulations on your Graduation and Happy Running ! :-) xxx

1 like
Reply

Thank you! Never thought running would make me happy, but it does. Even happier if I wasn't red in the face and exhausted afterwards, but hey maybe that will come.

1 like
Reply

Great inspirational article! I hope it encourages more people to dig out there trainers :)

2 likes
Reply

Thanks! I was embarrassed that it took me ages to find my proper trainers to get started, because they were at the bottom of a box from when we moved house...nearly two years before...

Reply

Great read and very inspirational and down to earth - nice.

1 like
Reply

Very enjoyable, easy read. What a great way to get the C25K message out to the masses.

1 like
Reply

Oh my gosh I can't believe this - I first heard about couch to 5 k when I stumbled on your blog post a few months ago and it planted the seed! Am now about to start week 9 - thanks for inspiring me to do this!! Great article 👍👍👍👍

4 likes
Reply

Oh wow that's amazing - congratulations on reaching week 9!

I usually potter around thinking no-one reads my blog apart from mother, so really glad it encouraged you to have a go at Couch to 5K.

2 likes
Reply

This is a great article, and so incredibly true to my own C25K experience as well!

It's great you're helping to spread the word, and hopefully a lot more people will be encouraged to start and realise it's for ANYONE, not just for super-fit elite runners (in fact, it's not for them at all!!)! :)

1 like
Reply

Wahay! I loved that! 😊

Well done missus,thanks for the big up to C25k. It's the bees knees int it

1 like
Reply

Great article Faith, you did the programme, Laura and yourself proud. :)

2 likes
Reply

Loved your article!

1 like
Reply

Excellent - I really enjoyed your article. I expect you'll do that parkrun without walking very soon.

1 like
Reply

Thank you! Many cheers, I have now managed to get round my second parkrun without stopping - went on 4 June just after submitting the article. Nearly flattened me though!

Reply

Great article. Now you've started you won't want to stop! You'll soon be chipping away at your Parkrun time (which was great btw). Well done!

1 like
Reply

Thanks! I have now done a second park run after sending in the article, and through gritted teeth got round slightly faster, at 33 m 42s. Have been alternating the Couch to 5K + Speed and Stamina podcasts in the hope it will help in future.

Reply

Very well done, that's a great article and will hopefully inspire many others to give it a go.

1 like
Reply

Great article. I hope it inspires others. Good luck with your future park runs you sound hooked now.

1 like
Reply

Excellent article. I recognise so many of those points

1 like
Reply

Thanks RunaroundSue, glad I'm not the only one. I got so much out of Couch to 5K, wanted to let more people know about it.

1 like
Reply

You may also like...