Hi - newbie here please be kind :-) - Couch to 5K

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Hi - newbie here please be kind :-)

dereham-girl profile image

Hi, just started week 2 and am really enjoying this - even in the sweltering September heat!!

Not long back from hols where I just felt I couldn't stand my legs rubbing together anymore or the feeling of being so out of breath just walking up a slight incline. Enough was enough!

Totally motivated to see this through and combined with a sensible eating plan saw a 5lb weight loss in the first week. Onwards and upwards. Even took delivery today of new running shoes and proper running padded socks. Doing 2nd run of week 2 tomorrow evening. I'm in it for the long haul.

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Well done welcome to the forum - always a great place for advice or support :-) Congrats on finishing W1

We are all kind here. Well done on getting started. The programme is great. Follow it and go slow and I am sure you will love it. Welcome and look forward to hearing about your progress.

Millsie-J profile image

Welcome to the forum and well done on your life changing decision and on completing your first week👍🏼 There is a wealth of experience and advice available from forum friends so stick with this brilluant programme and post regulatly! Happy running😀

dereham-girl profile image
dereham-girlGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thanks guys for the lovely welcome :-) X

Vanessa291 profile image

Well done on getting started. You've come to the best place here for help and advice. 😀

folkieboater profile image

Welcome. You'll find this is the most friendly, supportive forum around.

We've all been there, any help or advise you need or any questions you want to ask, just holler. Someone will have been there, and there'll be many who wanted to ask but didn't.

Keep us up to date with your progress and be prepared to become addicted.


poppypug profile image

Welcome to the board and this amazing programme and Well done for making a start !

You will find all the support, advice and encouragement right here .

Please keep posting so we can cheer you along your way and if youre not sure of anything , please ask, there will always be someone along who can help :-)

Good Luck ! xxx

McFitty profile image

Hi dereham-girl, great that you've joined here. I can't think of anywhere better to hang out during c25k. Everyone is kind ☺and super supportive too. We'll done on finishing week 1 and on the weight loss too. Keep posting and let us all know how you're getting on...

misswobble profile image

Good! You are committed to that now cos you said it on here. LOL

Don't expect to lose 5 lbs every week though will you. Week 2 is usually more modest. If you continue to run and eat healthily then you will see a steady weight loss. You won't need to take in any additional calories while doing C25k by the way

Have fun! It's a great programme. Just go nice and slowly and you'll be fine.

Irish-John profile image

"Welcome welcome welcome" as my old Radio pal Nicholas Parsons would say :) It's great fun on the run around here. Glad you are joining us, and hope you will stay and run with us :)

runswithdogs profile image

Many of us started at the same place - a flight of stairs or running for the bus would wind me. Stick with the program, it's a real life/mental transformation as you complete it in 9 or so weeks.

dereham-girl profile image

Thanks everyone :-)

Just wondering what is a graduate - I guess it's someone who has already completed the programme? What happens after that?

Thanks again x

Curlygurly2 profile image

OOh, new shoes AND socks? You are in it for the long haul! BUT, it's the law you have to post a pic of your shoes for us to drool over...

When you have finished all of the runs in the programme, you will be a graduate and get the badge after your name if you ask one of our admin. There's a thread in pinned posts.

Best of luck xx

Ullyrunner profile image

Great decision - well done for getting started. Just take it slow and steady and you will be amazed at your progress.

PS. We're always kind on here!

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