Week One

I started my couch to 5k journey on Monday! It wasn't a rash decision I have been putting it off for weeks. 9 to be precise! The realisation that I could have finished by now is what has motivated me to get going.

I decided to document my journey to hopefully keep me a bit more motivated! I tried to start last year and managed one run and then decided I would start in summer and never did!

But now I have completed a week! All my runs went well this week! I didn't struggle at all and was pleasantly surprised by my fitness levels. Clearly my power walk (manic running when late) to the train station is helping with this week, it's only a 0.5k distance so I must be use to short bursts of activity. Writing this here is making me realise I also need to work on my time keeping skills as well as my fitness. I mean running down the street loaded with bags can't be a good look, also thinking of my poor fellow commuters who have to stand next to my sweaty self! Apologies to you!

I am slightly worried when the runs start to get longer next week but I am so ready for this!

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  • Well done for starting! And getting through week one. You're at the right place for encouragement and advise.

    I've banned myself from looking ahead to the next week as it scares the pants off me. Now I just focus on the run I'm doing today and get that under my belt.

  • Well done for making a start! That's it now, you're off ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Running to the station, or just scurrying cos your late, is all good exercise. I always used to run for the bus with a slice of toast and marm in my mouth while putting on my coat. It was all uphill though so all to the good ๐Ÿ˜€ That was in my student days ๐Ÿ™‚ I once ran through wet concrete ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘€

    Not looking ahead is a good plan. Concentrate on the run immediately in front of you and do it SLOWLY ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Slow, steady and stick at it.. sweaty or not.. good on you! One step in front of the other.. your way! Keep posting too.. great motivation :)

  • Well done! Starting is the hardest part. Week one completed, and now you're here with all the support you could possibly want to encourage you on to week two :)

  • You have done the hardest part - starting. As the others have said, best not to look ahead. I don't look at the next weeks podcast until I've completed run three each week. From starting c25k 8 weeks ago I have gone from being totally gasping for breath and hugely aching, to already running for 30 minutes and beyond and still feeling good. And I'm middle aged and overweight and previously incredibly unfit. I cannot praise this programme enough! Good luck you CAN do it! X

  • C25k is such a good plan. Try wk2 you could suprise yourself. Just temember you can repeat any of it as many times as you like x

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