I am 57 and about 3 stone overweight so I started this today. Had to talk to myself to keep going after round 3 but I pushed through puffing like an old steam training and thud thudding round the track. However, it was worth it as now have happy endorphins and a mini sense of pride. Want to keep going....anyone else just started would be good to have progress buddies!
Day 1 Week 1 complete!: I am 57 and about... - Couch to 5K
Slow and steady and as our lovely davelinks says, make sure you have the right shoes
Keep posting and we will support you..steam train look and sound is fine.. think Flying Scotsman!
Well done...on the way!
It's as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one. It's the best thing I ever did and I love running. I'm 4 stone overweight (I'm 32 though) and I managed it. I puffed and panted the whole way, and I still do. I'm not bothered though, the way I see it is the puffing and panting is me getting enough oxygen to keep going. Well done on starting - you have definitely done the hardest part by going for your first run. There will be tough moments along the way, but if you post on here people will help you through. Trust in Laura, go slow and steady, get the best running shoes you can afford (get a gait analysis done too), enjoy the happy hormones afterwards, and in the tough moments where you don't think you can do it, give yourself a head wobble and tell yourself that you can I look forward to following your progress!
Happy endorphins and a mini sense of pride are just the beginning I remember the thud thud thud of week 1 run 1 and never thought I'd get to even the end of the week!
You are starting out on the best thing ever...endorphins and pride are just part of the package. Really looking forward to cheering you on