Started today

Hi all, I decided to start this running programme as after surgery last year I have gained 3 stone since I have been feeling better. I also have a job that is low level activity.

Im done with feeling so sluggish and not liking what I see so today I began the programme

I started off ok but half way in I really struggled, however I pushed myself and managed to finish and feel great for this. Feel apprehensive about the next run based on how I felt during this run.

Fingers crossed it will get easier


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  • Sounds like a success! Some struggles and times where you are beat is to be expected because you're pushing yourself. But you'll notice as the weeks go by that you can run further, and recover faster than before. Keep up the good work.

  • Well done for making a start :) Remember it's only a slow jog that's needed, not a quick run - so do go slightly slower in the first few running sections if you need to, to ensure you get through them all.

  • Brilliant that you have started! Every run will take effort no matter what but you'll be surprised how quickly that effort becomes more natural. Well done on getting the first one under your belt, it's the toughest (especially in the mind)! Slow and steady (and slower and steadier if necessary) and your body will gradually get used to the new demands you're putting on it. Good luck for the next run and let us know how it goes :)

  • Welcome and well done on your first run! I remember how hard mine was and I was absolutely convinced that I wouldn't be able to run three minutes without stopping, then five minutes, then 10, etc... But the programme is so good that you can reach these amazing milestones. With me, I didn't do it in the 9 weeks - I took longer as I had various challenges along the way (injuries, bereavement, etc). But it didn't matter because I finished it on Xmas Eve! So just have fun and faith and keep going, you've taken the most important and difficult step!

  • Well done for starting. When I started on July after the first run I thought I would die as I was so exhausted but I succeeded as have many others. You can do it too. Just take it slow and steady and trust the programme. I look forward to following your progress.

  • Thank you so much everyone, got achy legs today but feeling excited to run again tomorrow. :-)

  • Well done. You should feel very pleased with yourself, not only for completing the first one but for actually doing it. So many people think about doing it but don't actually get around to starting it. I am on week 6 now and although it gradually gets harder, it's a lot easier than I thought it would be and I have really enjoyed doing it and as each week goes by, I am feeling better and better and very pleased with myself. Good luck and keep going! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Wow! well done to you too. At this moment in time I can only dream about making it to week 6 haha it feels like I won't manage it but looking at coments made if I'm steady and committed I will get there.

    I look forward to reading about your progress, keep Me informed. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

  • Thanks Sazzlex, I will. Just remember, it doesn't matter how long it takes you to get to week 6, you can keep repeating each week if you want to before moving on. The important thing is to that you are doing something, not just sitting around thinking about starting to do something πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜ƒ

  • Well done for starting it & getting out there. I am on week 2 & looking forward to day 3 tomorrow. There are times when it is a struggle but pushing yourself past these and completing each session is so rewarding & it does get easier as the weeks go on. Taking it slowly & steady is the way to go. Keep us posted on your progress ..You will get there πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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