Week 9 run 1 but this is my first post

I have been reading some of the posts on the forum for a few weeks and have found them very inspirational and encouraging. So I thought it was time I posted some words of encouragement to anyone who has any doubts or fears about starting on the couch to 5k program. I am 70+ and suffered a heart attack a couple of years ago. Since then I have been going to the gym off and on. My level of fitness isn't too bad but I don't feel I have really pushed myself. What gave me the impetus to do more was after watching the London marathon, I decided to give C25k a try and it's the best decision I have ever made. W week one's first run was abissmal, I only managed the first two 60runs and walked home deflated. I left it for a few days before trying it again and I surprised myself by doing it,I won't pretend it was easy but over the following three weeks I began to enjoy it. My family were very supportive and the advice from my husband was don't look ahead to what the next run is take each run as it comes. So, week5 run3 came as a bit of a shock when Laura announced I would be running for twenty minutanduse this v My initial thoughts were on no this could be the end of my foray into running. The first ten minutes were a struggle but I managed it. Tomorrow I will be starting my final week, week nine run one, wow I can't believe it. So if you are wondering whether you can do it I say yes you can just follow and trust in the program and use the valuable resource of this forum it will provide you with excellent advice and encouraging support. Sorry this was a long post.

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  • Well done you will be a big inspiration to lots of others. You are very nearly there :) look forward to reading your graduation post x

  • Welcome aboard !

    This is such an inspirational post , what a journey you have had . A Massive Well done to you !

    You are so close now, on the home strait and heading for that badge .

    Please let us know how you go on for your last 2 runs ,so we can help you celebrate your success ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you so much for posting this - it's great to hear how others have found this experience. It's such a personal thing as we all have different demons to deal with. I hope your graduating week goes well!

  • A brilliant, inspirational post. You're never too old to run, and never too young to start! Most of us wished we'd started running years ago - so if you're thinking about it, anybody out there, just go for it!

  • Welcome and well done for getting this far. Go you!

  • Great to hear from you, and welcome to our world! Please keep posting as it not only encourages others, but also re-inforces your own running habit and is a great place to meet like minded people.

  • What a great post, you are so very nearly at the finish line. Well done!

  • Wow, what an inspiring story! Well done for getting so close to finishing the programme! The London Marathon is so inspiring isn't it?! I watch it every year moved to tears and did the same as you and started C25K on London Marathon day this year.

    We'll all be looking out for your graduation post!

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