Starting the Couch to 5k Course Tomorrow - Wish Me Luck!

I'm new here (though I've been lurking for a couple of months after finding out about this programme), and I've decided to start the Couch to 5k course, because, well, quite frankly I'd like to be a hell of a lot fitter than I currently am. Baby steps. I am a little worried though as I've been dealing with chronic pain of unknown cause for the last 18 months too, which definitely hasn't helped with me fitness/general health levels - on bad days I can barely walk, never mind anything else. I'm hoping if I take things slow I'll be ok though - kind of sick of letting the pain dictate what I can and can't do (I'm a Uni student and haven't been able to go out with my friends on nights out etc for most of my time here which sucks >< But that's another story), so I'd like to at least try and do something for me. It may well end up making the pain worse, but I guess I won't know until I try? That's what I keep telling myself anyway.

Anyway, wish me luck! I'm hoping that having written and posted this I'll be forced to see my plan through of starting tomorrow morning, if only to save face ;P

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  • Fantastic! This is a great forum and you will receive lots of encouragement and support. Let us know how that first run goes!

  • Thanks! I definitely will :)

  • <Cheering from the sidelines>

    Go Adler! Go Adler!🐼

  • Thank you! :P ^-^

  • Okay... good luck and we wait for your first post!!! :)

  • Thanks ^-^

  • You never know until you try. We all join this program with our own unique challenges. With the support you get from this forum and a bit of common sense you will be amazed what you can achieve. Keep posting and remember to go super slow.

  • That's what I figured. And if it does make things worse, at least I'll know one way or the other and I can try something else. And yup, I'll definitely go slow :)

  • Good luck Adler92.😊

  • Thank You! :)

  • Good luck! Done it yet? We're waiting eagerly for your report😈

  • Yup! Just got back :) Definitely wasn't as bad as I'd feared and I'm actually looking forward to my next run on Wednesday - madness :P ^-^

  • Yeah..well done. Good luck on Wednesday.

    Nice and slow and steady. 😊

  • Well done, the first step taken and if you enjoyed it even better!

  • Thanks :)

  • Good luck, I've been meaning to start again as only got half way last time (due to unrelated illness put me in hospital) but not set a date so thinking today should be the day !

  • Thanks! And absolutely! Why not? :) Today is as good as any ^-^ Good luck!

  • So just to say I did week 1 run 1 on the treadmill last night and was surprised at how well it went. I hope you are doing well

  • Yay! That's great news! :D

  • Well done , youve taken the hardest step, the one out of the door .

    Good Luck to you and please keep posting so we can cheer you along your way :-) xxx

  • Thank you! I definitely will keep posting - everyone is so supportive here which is lovely :3 Makes you feel like you have people cheering you on :)

  • Oh I love your dog , btw ! :-) xxx

  • Aww, thank you ^-^ She's called Poppy too :) xx

  • Really ? How lovely ! That was the name of my first pug .

    Ive got two pugs now. We love our pooches on here :-) xxx

  • Awww, very cute :3 What are their names?

    I've def come to the right place then! ^-^ xxx

  • I have 2 boys, my beige one is Rocky, he is 8 and my black one is Doug and he is 6 . They are both rescue pugs .

    They are both little characters . How old is your Poppy ? :-) xxx

  • Aww, lovely :)

    She's 5 :) xxx

  • She has such a kind face , Bless her xxx

  • Thanks :) She is a typical Lab and loves everyone. Less keen on other dogs, but people she loves :)

    Is the pug in your picture one of yours? :) xxx

  • Sadly no , I have a huge wealth of Pug pics that I use for my profile pic :-)

    Rocky loves everyone whereas Doug loves people but does not like big dogs . I think he has got " small dog syndrome " :-)

    We had a black lab called Winston that graduated along with his owner on here a couple of months ago :-) xxx

  • Ah, fair enough - it is still a very cute picture. I especially love the flower crown :3

    Oh bless him xD Poppy's the same - she tolerates small dogs, but not big dogs, but she's had a couple of bad experiences with the less friendly farm dogs near us, so I definitely don't blame her.

    Aww, that's lovely! :D I'd love to be able to run with Poppy, but she runs a lot faster than me and I'd either lose an arm or hurt myself trying to keep up with her xD She's very enthusiastic about exercise :P xxx

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