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W1R1 Completed!

Started my Couch to 5k challenge yesterday and felt so proud of myself!

I finished work at 4:30pm drove straight home, changed into my running gear and off i went to the local park. Once i got there i realized that i may have to dust off the old football boots knocking around in the boot of my car as the field was water logged.

Stepped out onto the field and it struck me. This is it, the first time I have run in public since i can remember. Put my earphones in hit play on the podcast and off i went.

The 5 minute brisk walk seemed a breeze for the warm up (after the turn of the year I have been walking just shy of 4 mile a day). As soon as the running began it hit me, Wow how unfit was I !?, found a decent pace that i could cope with and the rest flew by.

Felt so proud when the podcast finished and between the heavy breathing and wiping the sweat from my brow i did a mini fist pump in my head!

Bring on run 2

Bring on week 9!

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Yay! Go you! Walking is a great thing to do, especially on non-run days, well every day if you can do it 😊 C25k is the bees knees but you have to go steady. Slowly, slowly ....

Football boots! Shakes head 😳

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Whats wrong with football boots! lol

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Brilliant... great stuff, you have every right to feel proud of yourself. You've crossed a major hurdle by completing your first run. Now you just need to keep it going. Slow and steady, one run at a time and you will be able to do it. Great you feel so satisfied with your effort - this is what you get as you slowly progress through the weeks and feel your fitness come back. Good luck... your on your way.

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Well done for taking those first steps - just remember, slow and steady and you CAN do this! :)

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Well done. The first run is the hardest as it's picking up the courage to do it in the first place. I'll repeat what CookieM has said - you CAN do this!

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Great Stuff yamyam91.. you did it. 😊

(Bet you picked up half the field on your boots too! I found running on the tarmac paths easier than grass which can throw you off balance..you will need trainers or running shoes though😄)

Good luck with R2...nice and slow now, you are learning how to run for a sustained time and it takes a while to build stamina and running legs.

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Well done you!!! You'll be hooked before you know it! :)

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