Week, who'd of thought it?

Well Inever thought I would be posting here!!! I am not a runner, always joked that I couldn't run for a bus! However, I have nearly completed my first week of C25K. My first day was Tuesday,after the first minute, with my legs on fire and gasping for/oxygen I wouldn't what I have got myself into. 2nd minute a little easier, by the fourth minute I think I found a bit of a rhythm and completed the remaining work out. I have now completed 2 runs with 2 walks on none running days. Last run either tomorrow or Sunday... Legs are killing and really hungry but completing 6000 steps before even getting to work. Can I keep it up, we will see, I need to manage my perceptions and be realistic, endanger of being enthusiastic and then loosing momentum...


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  • Well done you! 6000 steps before work is certainly a great way to start the day.

    This programme is excellent and really works stick with it and in 9 weeks you'll be running for half an hour.

  • Well done! Brilliant that you are getting out there👍🏼

  • Well done for starting. we are on week 9. Having never been able to run before being able to run for 30 minutes is amazing feeling. you will be able to do it, keep posting on here it's great for advice and support x

  • Well done. When I first saw you're post I thought that's me lol I've never run before, for a bus or anything and today I finished my first week on C25K. Legs are feeling it. But it feels fab doesn't it?! We can do this. x

  • Can you keep it up? YES YOU CAN! Keep it slow and steady. Run s-l-o-o-o-w-l-y, it really helps, especially when your calves are on fire and it feels like someone's taken a hammer to your shins ;) All my leg problems in the early weeks were from trying to do everything too fast. So we'll done for getting started, you'll be truly amazed at how quickly you progress :)

  • Thank you everyone for your kind encouragements and words. My final run for week 1 is tomorrow, taking a day to restore a pulled muscle, I'll say no more, nothing to do with running! Will walk the dog instead so still moving.

    I am in awe of the amazing support on here, and well done to everyone who is getting out there and enjoying the amazing outdoors and the capabilities of our bodies.

    Happy weekend everyone

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