Hi, I am new


I have just completed the 3rd run of week one and decided to join this forum to get connected to others doing it and learn from those who have completed the course.

I am 36, I an 5ft and weight too much around 75kgs. I used to be reasonably fit I never ran but went to the gym and did fitness classes several times a week until I started a new job 8 years ago. But the weight piled on when I had my daughter 2 years ago, no due to the pregnancy I actually weigh more now than at 9 months pregnant! I don't want to be a fat mum who can't play with her child,do I decided to make a change. I am eating healthy I and as I have very limited time I thought couch25k would suit to get exercise.

So that's my story I have signed up to park runs and have a year goal to run 5km in under 35 mind.


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8 Replies

  • Good luck, I have just finished C25k, its a great programme x

  • I've just finished week 1 too! Are you enjoying it?

  • Yeah I actually have enjoyed it a lot. Today I found getting out of the house tough but once I did it I enjoyed it. I think the app is great as although I am busted at the end of each run I am not sore or overly tired.

  • How have you found it.

  • Ha ha! Getting out of the house is the hardest part of every run 😉 So well done you for getting out there.

    What a great reason you have to run:).

    Enjoy! And welcome to the best forum in the net!

  • Well done and good decision.

  • Well done for starting out. Sounds as if you've got the right motivation and you've come to the right place for advice. Post as often as you want and we'll try to kick you when you're flagging and cheer you on when you're doing well. Enjoy.

  • Thankyou everyone, I already know this is the fourm for me every one is so helpful and supportive. I just did W2 R1 it was harder on my knees so I am going to get new runners today I have had mine since before falling pregnant with my 2 year old! Which was the last time I exercised.

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