1st Run - feeling great!

Living with Incurable Cancer, Couch to 5K is an awesome stepping stone for me. Started first run today and loved every second of it. I have integrated it into my gym session. I started at the gym 6 weeks ago but have missed days and sometimes weeks due to treatment and side effects. Adding in Couch to 5K gives me more of a fun goal to achieve and the app is great, it's like having a gym buddy! Glad to be part of this 🏃🎶😁


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  • Wow! What an amazing and inspirational attitude! Having watched a loved one suffer from incurable cancer and how horrible the treatments are, I'm so amazed and in awe at your incredible attitude. The C25K, is wonderful, it makes running accessible to all of us (particularly folk like me who, even as a kid never ran anywhere - least sporty person ever!!)! Thank you for sharing! You're amazing! Xx

  • Sorry to hear of your loved ones situation, my heart goes out to them, yourself and all those close by. Pleased to hear that even the less sporty can achieve the C25K, it's all about enjoying the journey.... whatever journey that may be. We are all amazing in our own ways 😁 Thank you for Your kind words.

  • Good work, Littletree. Keep us updated of your progress. Be sure to schedule in rest days - ideally don't do C25k on the same days you are doing leg or cardio-intensive stuff at the gym. Also make sure you are hydrating properly - I a m sure you know how the treatments increase your hydration needs, but the exercise will increase that even more and yu will feel like poop if you don't.

  • Thanks Rignold. Sound advice there! 👍 Really don't want to burn out so will be scheduling as above. Yes hydration is vitally important for people in my situation so I am keeping on top of that Also and seem to be nailing it. This site is awesome 👏. Thanks again.

  • Well done on completing the first and hardest run. Don't be afraid to miss runs due to appointments or feeling poor. The extra rest days can do wonders for the legs and can give you a little extra oomph on your next run. Let us know how you do.

  • The overriding theme of this forum is positivity, so you've come to the right place! Enjoy the running, the gradual improvement in your strength and ability and above all the fantastic endorphins after each session.

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