Couch to 5K

Week 1 Run 2

OMG!! That was so hard!!

I went over to the field because I knew it would be empty and started off fine but the first run, I was struggling, I walked the next run, saw two young girls sitting at the edge watching me which threw me off track so I walked the 90 seconds home, did the next 60 second run in the lounge (big pile of cut grass in one spot) walked and here I am.

I couldn't finish it, but I'm not beating myself up because I went out and did 20 mins even though more walking than running.

Tomorrow's another day.

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Hi How-to, great news you got out there. Well done to you!! 🌟🌟🌟

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Good for you for starting!! Next time will be easier - just go slow & do what you can . You're off the couch 😄

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Hi Songfish, I like that phrase, I think I'll write it on the fridge!! Thank you. X

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Fab - look forward to hearing how you're doing! X

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Well done ! Slow and steady , keep plugging away . It'll come ! :-) xxx

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Ahh thanks poppypug, my feet and ankles are feeling it this eve but I'll get there. Thank you so much for the support xx

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Mine ache like mad the day after too 😱

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Good for you for keeping going. I like your attitude :-)

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Thanks RunningGeek, that means a lot xx

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Someone wise said there are only two types of runs, successful runs and practice runs. There are no fails. Actually I think a lot of wise people have said that. Isn't it great to know you can't fail? Just practice and succeed. You're doing great. Keep at it :)

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Ahh, thank you sweetie xx I feel motivated, I just want to discipline myself and not fall off the wagon at week 4 xx

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Good job getting out there get yourself some dark glasses so you only concentrate on what is in front of you and anyway after a while people ignore you but onward & upward

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Found this for you How-to but its relevant to us all

Every Day is a Good Day When You Run Remember this the next time you just don't feel like lacing up.

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Well done. You are doing so well!!

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Well done on getting out there. The more you do it the less you will care about what people might be thinking. Every day is an opportunity to take another step forward. Keep going x

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Well done - you did it. Maybe not quite as long as you'd planned, but definitely more than you were doing a few days ago! Yes, it's more walking than running in the early days - that's not an accident, it's just giving your body a chance to learn what you're asking it to do, and to build up strength.

Onward and upward - you know you can do this! :)

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As our poppypug says.. slow and steady.. that is the way! Well done youx

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Wise words from all above. It will get easier I promise

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Cheering for you and cheering you on :) Well done you ! :)

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You're right, tomorrow's another day. Keep going. You have done W1R1 so you know you can do it! Tell those gremlins where to go :)

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Hey melly4012, you're right although I failed to run anywhere today. xx

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