Restarting the programme

Like many here I was a non runner, and started the programme in 2015 - graduated on Christmas day! In 2016 I built myself up gradually, eventually completing my first 10K in September. So proud of myself. At the end of November I collapsed and was hospitalised for 10 days. I am sure that my running actually helped me survive (it was a close call) as my heart health was so good. I have now been given the all clear to start running again - but I am extremely nervous about it and keep finding 'excuses' not to go for that first W1 run... I will do it, but just need to gain the confidence to get out there again - great to begin reading all your stories which are inspiring me and helping me build up to taking that first step...thank you.

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  • Hooray for getting the okay to start running again. Glad you're better.

    Have you got someone you used to run with that you can invite to accompany you on a little jolly?

    If not, maybe just head over to one of your favourite running places for a brisk walk and see what happens? Don't even take the app with you. No pressure.

  • thanks for the support - I am planning on taking it very slowly, and I know I can do it physically it is just the emotional barrier. Deep breath... count to three and just do it!

  • That's the spirit.

  • Good luck with that first run Calire.ūüėä

    Post on here to let us know how it goes... take it easy.x

  • you can do this you have proved that already and the doctors have given you the green light so go on do it enjoy it .

    As you already know from your first time its not a physical thing a lot of the time it's just the Gremlings and the fear of the first run just have to tie your laces and go for it slow and steady .

  • I love the idea that it is just a question of 'tie your laces and go for it...' - will adopt it as my new mantra. will let you know how I get on...hopefully this week.

  • I found the Active10 app a good starting point. Low pressure but logs brisk walking periods and collates achievement per day and per 30 days. Rather neat. I keep it going even though I'm on w7. Good luck and well done - thinking precedes action after all!

  • Not heard of that - will check it out. Thank you...

  • Yeay.. welcome back :) Glad you are back on the healthy and happy running path. :)

    Take yourself out for a gentle jogette and enjoy the relaxed feeling of doing something you know you are good at :)

    Slow and steady as ever...and " Trust the magic of new beginnings " :)

  • Best of luck!

  • I'm sorry you have had such a terrible time; but you are back and raring to go; welcome :)

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