Hi! I'm new here

Hey there, I am new to this forum but not so new to Health Unlocked which is why I know this is the right place to be for encouragement, motivation and advice.

I wanted to start running about six months ago and just kept finding reason upon reason to put it off. I actually went shopping for some running clothes a few days ago and bought XL and it was still too small so I thought oh fluff it, let's just throw on some shorts and a top and just get on with it. So I did.

I did my first run today... W1D1 I think it's called here? I just sat down with some water to catch my breath and to write about it here.

My shins feel sore, my hips hurt and my lungs are burning (I have asthma) plus I feel like a red hot furnace but I am very pleased to have completed it. I hope to be able to motivate myself to do that again in two days!


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  • Keep it up Lenne! You can do it.

  • Ha ha , I love this, a kitten , a Tiger and a Pug having a conversation , Ha ha :-D

    Well done for taking up this amazing challenge. Keep at it slow and steady.

    It is so worth it , and the self belief and confidence you will gain , is truly wonderful. Please keep posting on here so that we can support you along your way.

    Good Luck, you can do this ! :-) xxx

  • It's almost sounding like the start of a joke... a kitten, a tiger and a pug walk into a bar or something!

    One of my friends started running 2 years ago and the smile on her face when I saw her after doing a really long run even though she was exhausted was so motivational. I wanted to feel whatever she was feeling at that very moment!

    Thank you :) xxx

  • And that right there, that all round sense of happiness and well being, is going to be yours too as you progress :)

    Well done on your first run and best wishes for all to come :)

  • Ha ha , yes !

    Yes it certainly raises the smile factor when youve completed a run ! :-) xxx

  • Well done on your first run! The most important thing is to take it slowly and keep going, and at some point you'll start to really enjoy it.

  • hi lenne

    well im 64 and like you never run since i was in school and only did it then when i had too

    Dec 16 4 months ago but seems like a life time i was my usual weight that i have been all my adult life 17.5 to 18 stone did vary a few times but was usually up have been as heavy as 22 stone

    started to eat more healthy and started walking

    then March started c25k and will be doing w6r3 later today .

    i have to run for and extreme amount of time well it was not even a possibility in my mind 6 weeks ago

    But im sure i will overcome and you will too just listen to the guys on here that have all done it before just go slow and steady and you will get there its not about speed but being able to run for 30 mins as they said to me 5k is still 5k no matter how long it takes .

    stick with the plan and with the guys (gals included ) on here and you get all the advice and support you need

  • Hiya 2fat2run! I spent my time today trying to tell myself that noone was paying any attention to me running (or rather slow jogging) and reminding myself to pick my feet up because I am prone to tripping over. I feel so much better now the first one is done, and I will remember what you said about 5k still being 5k no matter how long it takes :)

  • slow and steady wins the race

  • Well done for getting out there! That's the hardest part!! You're right - this is a really helpful and supportive forum. Keep running!

  • Well done, Lenne - getting started is the first and biggest challenge! You'll receive plenty of advice along the way, I'm sure, but most of all, enjoy it! :)

  • You guys (and gals)! are so kind- thank you for such a warm welcome :)

  • Hi Lenne,

    I'm new and did my 1st run today too and I feel so much better for going! I started slow and maybe it took me a little longer than I had hoped but I went and loved it! I'm actually looking forward to heading out on Thursday! So much so I think I'm going to treat myself to some new running pants and trainers.

    Enjoy your next run! 😊

  • Well done FiFi!

  • Nice one Fifi! That's a great idea to treat yourself as you go too, will have to think of something to treat myself to at the end of the first week! Will look forward to hear how you do on Thursday too :)

  • Nice work Lenne, next one will be that little bit easier now you've begun 🏃🏼‍♀️😊😊😊

  • Ohh I hope so! :D Thank you :)

  • Welcome onboard, well done on your first run out. I always say the hardest run of the program is the first one as you build up the courage to give it a go. Now you have that one under your belt there will be no stopping you. Slow and steady is the way forward..

  • Thank you! I will definitely keep going slow and steady :)

  • I also did my first run on Tuesday so look forward to progressing with you


  • That's great! How are you feeling today? My legs are achy and wobbly!

  • Wednesday my legs ached but I did get out and run again this morning, not as hard as I thought it might be. Legs did seem to loosen up once I got going.

    Keep on going

  • Hey Lenne,

    Well done and do keep going! Follow the advice to have a rest day in between and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve. I look forward to hearing about your progress in future posts.

  • Hi melindes! I have no choice but to rest, blimey running sure is a full body workout. Thank you for your kind words :)

  • Hi DBJackson, thank you- I will certainly take note of these things. It will be interesting to see what changes occur!

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