Couch to 5K

Finally started

Hi all, I bought my shoes and sports bra😂 in May, but today I actually got them out of the box and used them😀

Day one done🎉

Got back in three hours ago and my legs still feel a bit wobbly, at one point ( whilst, so called, jogging) I thought the local dog walkers where debating calling for an ambulance, I must have looked a right sight!🙄

Anyway, I did it! I just hope it gets easier😀

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Well done for taking that first important step 👍🏻 It's always hard but you did it 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻

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Thank you, must admit it was harder than I expected but that just proves how unfit I am🙄 Feeling quite positive now though 👍

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Congratulations on your first run! It's the hardest to get out out the door for. You've taken a big step. Happy New Years and Happy running!🏃🏻

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Thank you, yes I think I'd put it off for long enough😂 And a happy new year to you too and everyone else on here🎉🍾🎉

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You did it! What a fabulous way to start the New Year... and you already have the essentials: shoes, and sports bra. Now, enjoy the incredible ride :)

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Thank you, new year, new me. No more excuses. I'm hoping I'll grow to love it, once I get over the hyperventilating stage😂

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Well done. First run is the toughest. Keep posting.

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Thank you, will do👍 Been reassured reading here that it will get easier😅

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Well done for taking those first steps - that's the hardest part over with!! It won't necessarily get easier, but you will be able to do more each week - and the support on here is fantastic (it's got me to week 8 so far!) :D

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Great start! It will get easier, but sometimes it will be hard. Becoming a runner is both physical and mental and you WILL overcome the hurdles to become a fully fledged member of this running family. Good luck.

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Thank you, I know what you mean about the mental side! My embarressment nearly sent me scuttling off home before I even started. Thanks again for the encouragement 👍

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Thankyou, week8 wow, thanks for the encouragement, fair enough it might not get much easier but if my face can look less like a pickled beetroot that'll do for now😂 I'm already realising how great the support is on here, you're all brill👍

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Woohoo the first one is always the hardest, well done for opening those boxes. I was so beetroot faced for my first run my other half was quite worried when I walked through the door. 😀

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Mine too, I think I remained purple for at least an hour😂 Thanks for the encouragement😀

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Brilliant , you did it ! It gets easier ( I was new to running in March ,, and really struggled, now I so love it )

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Thank you, I'm looking forward to it getting easier, I must admit. 😀

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Week one day two done🎉🎉

Woohoo, it really was a little bit easier. I may have took it a tad slower but no hyperventilating 👍

Thanks all for the lovely words of encouragement, I think I'm really going to enjoy this running lark😀

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It will get easier, I promise you that :)

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Thank you , I just need to keep the motivation going, popping in here is already helping with that though👍

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