Couch to 5K
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Hello Everyone.

I've always been active up until my mid 40's. I served 24 years in the Army which really took its toll on my body.

Since I left I have been sat behind a desk doing nothing, the weight has piled on, I'm 55 years old and seriously need to get a grip.

My wife and I did our Week one, Day one yesterday and we both felt ok so looking forward to completing this in 9 weeks.

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Welcome aboard Quaker, youre in good company , there are a few ex - Forces members on here .

This programme will work wonders for your general fitness, health and well being and get you off the couch and out into the great big outdoors .

Good Luck to you both, slow and steady is the way :-) xxx

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Good luck - this is a great forum 😀and as poppypug says you are in good company 😀

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Thanks very much for the welcome, its much appreciated.

I have set myself a target of 1st Apr 2017, that's the date I aim to complete my first OCR.

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Aaahh... another desk worker - welcome :-D The plan is great and it's cool that you and your wife are doing it together - all the best to you both.

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Which OCR are you going to go for? That's a fantastic goal to aim for! Is your wife going to do it with you? Lovely that your both going for the c25k together. Best of luck with your next run :)

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Hi,

I'm aiming for the Xrunner 5k which will take place in Derbyshire so I don't have far to travel.

My wife has expressed an interest in having a go too which is great.

Our son is a top UK OCR competitor (he finished 82nd in the world last year at the World Championships in the US) and I want to do it without him knowing so I can surprise him when I've completed it. He'll be gobsmacked!

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Something in common then - mad about OCR sons! He will be totally made up if you manage to keep it a secret and surprise him. Is he off to Canada in October for the Worlds?

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Hi there.. welcome!

This is a great place and our lovely poppypug is a real star...there is so much help, support, encouragement and a whole lot of fun!

Slow and steady is the mantra and you will get there..remember.. your journey at your own pace :)

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Thank you my dear Floss :-)

Good Luck both , an OCR sounds brilliant and your son will be so gobsmacked ! :-) xxx

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You're very welcome Quaker and Mrs Quaker. Take it slowly and enjoy yourselves :)

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Well done for getting started - how lovely to be working through the programme together.

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Welcome aboard to you both, you've come to the right place here- plenty of help and advice.

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Well done for doing it. I have been doing the programme with my hubby and it's nice to have him there with me. Enjoy it! :) :)

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😊 sorry for my ignorance but what's an ocr?

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Obstacle Course Racing.

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Welcome! You've just joined one of the best forums on the internet full of the most amazing, inspirational people.

Great decision to start the C25k. If you were in the army I'm sure you already know all the hints and tips to being fit and dedicated. Keep us informed of how you're getting on!

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Will do

Its week 1 run 2 tonight, I'm quite looking forward to it.

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