Hello Everyone - First Post

I just finished W4R2 and feel ok but sloooooow. Years ago, I was a runner and had a tradition of going out for a run on the morning of my birthday. Then, after 17 years of marriage, my wife and I became parents, and I stopped running because I discovered being a dad was a lot more fun! Today, I’m 59 and about 25 pounds overweight. (Daughter is in college.) So my goal is to lose weight and run a 5K on my 60 birthday. (I even found a race on my birthday.)

Even though I use to be a runner, it’s still hard trying to get back into it. I’m looking forward to reading and being inspired from all of you. Thank you.


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8 Replies

  • Welcome to the wonderful world of C25k...and beyond! This forum is a great place to come to share your runs and discuss anything ru nning related!☺ It is so supportive and friendly, as you will soon find out. I graduated over a year ago now but still love reading all the posts! How great that you have found a 5k to run on your birthday - and what a lovely goal too! Really good luck with the rest of the program - keep us posted as to how things go! ☺

  • Welcome... you will love doing this and being part of this great running family. ( Almost as much fun as being a Dad:))

    Keep it slow and keep it steady...nothing to prove and everything to gain... if you post, you will find the support and friendship amazing.. we are a great bunch on here:)

    No one will tell you it is going to be easy, but what they will tell you, it is going to be worth it! :)

  • You'll get there and we'll love following your journey. Slow and steady - you've got the equipment and knowledge you need, you just need to get back into the swing of it. The programme will help you get there without over doing it. 🐢👣🏃🏿

  • You're definitely in the right place. I remember around Wk 4 being absolutely sure I wouldn't be able to run for 5 minutes. But I did! And then 8, then 15 and so on until I reached 30 minutes :-). Keep it slow and steady, find a pace that suits you, and then, if you feel tired slow it a bit more. Also don't worry about doing some of the weeks twice if it helps you feel more confident. Good luck and keep posting :-).

  • Hi there! Those are great goals. I graduated just over a year ago and love running now. I was never a runner before though. It is great that you found a race to run actually on your birthday. We're with you all the way😎

  • Welcome aboard !

    Its great that you have goals, they will really help in keeping you focused . I wish you the very best and please keep posting so that we can support you along your way.

    Please don't worry about being slow. You can work on your speed after the programme , if you wish, but this programme is all about completing the runs and not worrying about your pace or distance :-) xxx

  • Years ago I was a sprinter. 100m in 11.22 seconds when I was 14/15 years old. Didn't have the stamina for cross country though. C25K is a completely new discipline and I am loving it because it's doable for me at the age of 47...xx

  • Congratulations on getting back into it and welcome aboard! :)

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