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I'm back ! I think


I was doing well. I got up to W5 1run and then I just couldn't do anymore

Mentally I couldn't do it, I had so much on my mind. I've lost all drive to run. In fact I've lost interest in a lot of things. I don't work, my family are grown up, and I don't have a lot of friends. I'm not depressed, I know what that feels like, I just feel I have no purpose.

I'm going to start from the beginning with Couch to 5K maybe that'll kick me out of how I feel xx

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Making yourself do something is a good way out of that mindset in my experience. Can't think of anything better than C25k to make yourself do. Maybe do one session a week at a park run would help too. Go for it.


Hey Hidden I know how you feel! Getting to W5 the first time is pretty damn good, when I started I didn't get to W2. I empathise with the depression and few friends, been there and got the T-shirt. Have found local friends through a running club, virtual friends through this forum, more belief in myself through pushing myself to do stuff that I never (ever) thought I'd be able to do. My advice as someone who re-did the programme 5 times ... if you really feel you have to go back to the beginning then just do one session from each week until you find you can't do it, then start again from there. Make sure you keep posting here, this forum is what kept me going. Use the @ function to tag me in your posts so I can help if I can. Good luck - NO, NOT GOOD LUCK ..... GO FOR IT!

Hidden in reply to davidhwynn

Thank you so much 😊 I think you may be the kick up the backside I need 😂 I'll definitely keep you posted

davidhwynnGraduate in reply to Hidden

No. not a kick ... wish I could be alongside you, you could help me keep going. There's almost no-one on this forum who found the programme any harder than I did. If you stop I'll be insulted X IannodaTruffe is the guru - his recent post is ace - KEEP SMILING, when I lost sight of that I lost sight of motivation.


The plan provides the strategy but you need to come armed with your own motivation. The plan has worked for countless thousands of graduates who have improved their fitness, mental well-being and reduced their risk of future illness and disease. It is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

Try to make a running routine and be firm with yourself about sticking to it. It is hard work but so worthwhile.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Hidden in reply to IannodaTruffe

Yes you are spot on. I've realised the fact I want to do it proves to myself it's important to me. So I'm bloody going for it ! Thank you

Pc59Graduate in reply to Hidden

Good for you😊the hardest part is the mindset!! I actually finished c25k & then missed the structure of the program & fell running & it took me ages to get back to it! But here i am again week6run 3 tomorrow & i know physically & mentally i feel so much better! The forum great for motivation but remember give yourself a big pat on the back after every run as YOU are the one who did it!!! Keep going its nit easy but benefits fantastic & enjoy😊happy running 🏃😊

Welcome back !!

Have you thought about joining a running club. There are loads around me that follow a couch to 5k type of programme. I can't joinas I work different days each week. Joining one could help get you out, you'll be running with like minded people and meet new friends. xx

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