I'm not a runner really I'm not I always walked cross country at school. But I'm on a mission I was diagnosed with arthritis in my hips just before Xmas. I thought right I can lay down and take it on the chin or do something about it. I've lost 22lbs since 2nd Jan and I've been building swimming up nicely so now I've decided to go for couch to 5k I'm hooked..okay I'm only on day 2 but I love it!! Since losing my first 10lbs I have no pain what so ever. Whereas before Xmas every step i took was painful I had people asking if I was limping.

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  • Welcome to the madhouse! Fantastic that you've started c25k - honestly, I'm a creaky non-runner and it's been the best thing I've ever done.

    You've already given yourself a head start with that (very impressive) weight loss. Just take the runs at a slow and steady pace, follow the programme and I promise you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish😊

  • Wow well done. An amazing start for your year.

    This program has the amazing ability to turn those of us who never run before into converts :D my teachers used to make excuses for me so they didn't have to send me on the cross country run all those years ago. I often wondered what they'd think if they could see me now lol.

  • Well done. I've been recently diagnosed with arthritis. I'm thankful that running seems to make things better, not worse. Hopefully you continue to find the same.

  • I'm another one, I have osteoarthritis,. If I don't move I hurt. I find running helps to make me feel "normal for me". On the days it niggles I ignore it as I think well, it can't be that bad I ran this week and will run next week. So instead of feeling older with it, running makes me feel younger. Keep on coming back and tell us how your doing, good luck.

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