W1R1 Done!

Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks for all the encouragement earlier, I logged on here with the vague notion I MIGHT do a run at some possibly non-existent date in the future, but from talking to you guys I ended up downloading the lovely Laura and doing It! Would NOT have done so without the kind words earlier!

W1R1 went pretty well though I'm sore now... I did NOT think 90 seconds brisk walking between runs would have been sufficient 'rest' for me, but to my immense surprise it was! Only glitch was the fact I set off heading away from my house and didn't turn back half way so had a significant distance to walk back when I was done... on reflection that was pretty dumb!

Anyway, thanks Guys! Looking forward to the next one!


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  • Well done Listy, youre off the couch, out of the door and up and running ! :-)

    Glad it went well ,and great to read youre looking forward to the next one, prepare to be amazed for the next 9 weeks !

    Keep posting, its great to look back and see how far you have come and it will help to inspire others . Plus anything youre not sure about, please don't worry about asking , we are all here to help and support you .

    Well done for today :-) xxx

  • Thanks Poppypug! Means a Lot!

  • Amazing!! Well done you!! That's what the forum is for! Before long you'll be addicted, running for 30 minutes and advising new runners how to get through the programme! Oh yes you will! :)

  • 30 minutes seems a loooooong way off but I'll take your word for it, thanks Melly!

  • πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Well done. Isn't amazing what we can achieve when we try.

  • Well done! And as for ending up too far from home we have all done if!!!

  • Well done Listy - that's the hardest part over, getting started. Keep posting here.

  • Well done :-)

  • Well done Listy

    You've made a great decision to start this fantastic program

    Welcome to the best forum as well; it's a great place for support and encouragement; as you found out earlier πŸ˜„

  • Well done! Good on you for making a start

    Don't worry about the long walk back, it will do you good. I do it most of the time. Did it today in fact. More calories burned! It helps stretch out tired muscles. I walk backwards sometimes as I think it helps stretch out my calves.

  • Don't be ridiculous, then I'd be even FURTHER from home... would be a terrible joke, so I won't make it... Thanks, appreciate the kind words!

  • Well done List99 πŸ˜€πŸŒŸ

  • The hardest thing is getting yourself out of the door, so you have overcome the first gremlin. Now take a very important rest day and look forward to your next run, well done!

  • Yeah, with starting on a Wednesday I sort of half considered doing the second one tonight with no rest, so I can do the last one at the weekend and be ready for next week... but from what several of you guys have said that would be a dumb idea... Anyway, had that thought last night, too sore today anyway!

  • Listy99 good luck, as for the not turning I think that's actually quite a good thing. I did that too and never turned at all. By pure accident what it did mean was when I did turn and go home the distance was 5k so now I know exactly what my target distance is. It also gives me a much better warm down and as someone else mentioned more calories burned 😊

  • Well done you! I'm still in wk 1 but it's fab to hear how you're getting on. Makes me think I can do it too! πŸ™‚

  • Thanks Songfish! Reading your posts yesterday was one of the things that gave me the belief to do it!

  • Aww how fab! I just did run 2 last night! We can do this :)

  • Well done - you got out and YOU DID IT!!! :) Great start!

  • Took me a few months to do week 1 run 1 so well done.

  • Cheers!

  • Well done Listy😊 fantastic start. Do take your rest days they are important too...

    Slow and steady.. good luck with run 2.x

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