2nd time

Did this last year and then completed a run for life 5k and carried on running til it got too cold. Started again 3 weeks ago and doing an abridged version. Now on week 8. I guess I'll finish week 9 next week but apart from the running being good for my type 2 diabetes I have no motivation to do this. Hey ho . I guess I will just do it like taking my medicine


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  • I would have thought that doing something that's good for your diabetes is motivation enough. Sure beats doing it for a healthy heart, healthy lungs, strong bones, pert bum, hard thighs, strong core, mental resilience............etc etc πŸ™‚

  • It's motivation but more negative than positive. I feel I just have to do this but it is not at all enjoyable which means once I get to the end again in about a week and a half I'll plod along doing 30 mins in summer and early Autumn and then give up again when it gets cold.

  • Why do you stop when it gets cold? Once you get running you don't feel the cold. Perhaps runnng isn't going to be "your thing" and you could consider another type of exercise that you would enjoy better. Not everyone feels the love πŸ™‚

    But if you had the determination and guts to complete the programme and run a 5K race, then you have the same qualities to continue. It would be a shame to waste all that hard won fitness.

  • I agree with IP.. if it is helping your Diabetes.. what better reason.. that and a great healthy diet... perfect!

    If it does not float your boat...why not look at the Walking for Health Forum.. that is a great one for health benefits too. My husband walks.. ( I am the runner) he walks at least five miles a day.. and that in conjunction with a tweaked version of Michael Mosley's Sugar Fast diet has made a real difference to his Type 2 Diabetes...:)

  • Thanks . I'm even worse at walking. I will keep at it now it's warmed up a bit (I did the Moseley diet too and it helped) but I think for some it has to be accepted that long(ish) periods of aerobic exercise really aren't their thing. (I'm 4ft 11 and really better designed to be a gymnast which you can't really take up at 52). It's fine I'm just whinging and wondered whether there was anyone else out there too who had the same experience

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