Finished week 1 with cold

Finished week 1 with cold

I finished my week 1 today and it was hard. I got cold and could not breath properly. It was hard, 60 seconds felt like forever. I was close to give up but I didn't. I haven't checked what week 2 has to offer but I think I will wait and see. I am a little bit afraid that I won't manage and if I see that's it it much more difficult I will give up. I don't want to give up. In my dream I run so easily. I am light and happy. I want it to be true. So please keep motivated:)

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  • I just started week 2 today and it wasn't as bad as I imagined it would be. You managed week 1 with a cold, that was great! So I'm sure you'll manage week 2 no problem ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I have to admit that the second run in first week went easy for me so hopefully it is the cold fault. Thanks

  • Well done.

    You will hear this a lot but of you are struggling to breathe, you are going too fast.

    Slow the running intervals right down and it will be much easier.

  • My legs are just too fast. I think runny nose is not helping. But I will try to slow down even I already feel like turtle:) cheers

  • Be more snail!

  • Hahaha:) I will be :)

  • Running 'experts' say it's ok to run with a head cold(runny nose etc) but rest if you have a chest cold (coughing wheezyness etc) take care - the running will still be there when you're ready X

  • I checked before I went:) it's just annoying runny nose and getting up at 2.50 am for work :)

  • Well done Natalia.๐Ÿ˜Š

    You will find Week 2 is fine, just take it nice and steady and run slowly. You are doing this and your dream will come true..๐Ÿ˜Š

    Good luck.

  • Oh thank you :)

  • Hi Natalia, I was exactly the same as you, I could not imagine how I could do week 2 - but I did - and I have done week 3 as well! It feels a little like a miracle :) but if I can do it, so can you. This programme is so clever, it tests you and pushes you just enough to be able to do the next step/ You will do it!

  • Thank you:) I hope you right

  • Keep your dream alive. You will have your ups and downs...just like the hills on your route. Each run will get easier - promise. That said, I attempted week 9 last Friday and pulled a muscle! Better take my own advice and have another go. Good luck with your challenge - definitely worth the effort.

  • Thank you. Hope you feel better soon :)

  • No doubt about it, week 1 is the hardest of the lot. I was so puffed and I had a stitch and felt absolutely terrible. I imagined myself collapsing on the pavement and having to phone my husband to come and rescue me. I didn't collapse, I struggled on and got back unable to speak and with a bright red face. And now here I am about to start week 4 tomorrow! Tadaa. Still puffed but I'm getting there and you will too.

  • I started week 2 today and managed so I am full of hope. Thank you for the support:)

  • It is hard. You have to set yourself small goals and if, on an off day, you don't quite make it, don't beat yourself up. Something will change in your head and you'll say 'I'm not going to stop...I'm not going to stop.' Some days you won't stop and you'll feel fantastic but other days you will stop and you'll feel bad about it but I promise you, we have all been there. The bad days you put down to experience and say 'next time'. You need to adapt the programme to suit you. Not many do it in the 9 weeks. If it helps, repeat weeks to build stamina and confidence. It takes your body time to get used to it if you haven't been doing exercise so there might be tweaks and pulls that stop you making progress. By about week 5 (however long that takes) you start to get used to it and then you get through week 5 and there is a change - at that point you'll have worked out that you really are going to be able to do this.

    Keep posting - we are here to help and support you. Slow and steady. If it feels too hard slow down and then slow down some more but try not to stop if at all possible. ๐Ÿข๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟ

  • I did first day from week 2 today and I am fine. I walk a lot at work, so I think that helps. I am not a person that gives up :)

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