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Novice on the move

Hello everybody

I started this program last week but decided not to post as I didn't feel confident that I could do this. I've spent all week reading positive posts which helped me believe maybe I could do this even if you weren't talking directly to me. Well I'm pleased to say I completed week 1 and have just done the first run of week 2. I don't think Michael (my chosen coach) would think my brisk walk was brisk enough but I tried. Looking forward to my next run on Wednesday and thank you for all your positive encouragement to everybody.

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Well done you, keep posting as you go. 😁

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Will do, thank you 😊

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Welcome and well done for completing your first week.

The brisk walk doesn't have to be brisk! Just use the time to recover and get your breathing sorted.

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Ok thank you 😊

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The only real rule for the brisk walk is that you keep moving, same as for the running really. Move forwards, doesn't matter how slow.

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Great thank you, well at least I did keep moving albeit slowly.

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Well done .... look forward to seeing your progress 😊

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This Is directed straight at you tracme :) - Well done and you definitely CAN do this.!

Wishing you the many happy miles that are now possible in your future :)

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Thank you Irish-John, I am feeling very optimistic and rather pleased 😁 to be fair.

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Well done you for getting this far and overcoming those pesky nerves. Michael (aka Mr Smooth in my running life) is a lovely coach and I always felt in the early days that he knew exactly how bad I was feeling at a given point. Keep moving and keep posting so we can help you celebrate your success. Well done

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Ooh Tracme you've more gumption than me. I was at week 5 before I was brave enough to post! Just make sure you take those rest days and take it nice and slow. Before you know it, you'll be posting those "I can't believe it but I've just done xxx" posts. We all started at the beginning and know how daunting it can seem. I always imagined if I ever made it through the programme, that would be it (always hated running) but here I am, a little over a year on, still running and it's in no small measure due to the fabulous advice and support on this forum. So stick with it, you'll never regret it and you'll have a massive band of like minded folk cheering you on as you go😊😊

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Thank you McFitty I'm feeling committed at the moment 😁 long may it last.

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Welcome and well done you!!!

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Michael's my chosen coach too and I've been very tempted to tell him where to go when he's asked if I'm ready to start running again!! I've just done my second run of week 1 so am behind you but it is brilliant to hear how others are getting on right near the beginning so I will look out for any of your future posts. Well done for making the start and now inspiring others like me 👍

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Well done.

The brisk walk should raise your heart rate to make sure you have an adequate blood flow before you start running.

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Hi twin im at exactly same stage got second one tonight ..looking forward to feeli g the achievment once iv completed it .... but dteading the run .got a sore left hip and outer thigh....but dont want to miss it ...go us we got of the couchx

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Yay 😊 good luck for this evening I'm sure you will be fine 👍🏽 #yougotthis

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