New and in week 2

Hi all, I've started this programme as I lost fitness following breast cancer diagnosis November last year. I'm through the active treatment but chemo and steroids have found me nearly a stone heavier, and diet isn't shifting it.. so, though I hated running in school I thought I'd give this a go!!!

Just don't second run of week two- it's ok and managing ok but I remember why I don't like running!!!

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  • Wow - amazing! It's brilliant that you've joined the programme. It's probably an excellent way to get "out of your head" and for anyone it's great for the general all-round feel good factor.

    I think as a previous running-phobe, I wasn't prepared for how amazing the "runner's high" can be. Now I've discovered that, I'm hooked. Hopefully you will too πŸ˜€

  • Hello sparkydee. I have found yoga really helps me and it can be physical if you find right class. For me I needed more cardio, but yoga will always be my main passion. Enjoying C25K and feeling inspired you're a week ahead of me πŸ˜€

  • I enjoy yoga too, but suffering with some joint and muscle stiffness thanks to the drugs I have to take. I'm working slowly on some easy poses to help get some flexibility back - I do warrior pose etc after I finish my run!!

  • Hey you don't like running and you're sticking at it, well kudos to you, that's grit in abundance. Most of us on here grow to love it in time, not all the time because sometimes you get snitty runs. It also takes a little time to work on your own running recipe. The early weeks are hard, because often your bod is screaming at you, wondering what on earth you are doing. And if the legs aren't crying then the lungs are bursting.

    But what I can say from my own case, is that as you get fitter it's nicer to do the running too. Choose your coach carefully, if you don't like them try one of the others. It's early days so you can afford to play around with it when you run. Ask on here if you need help, encouragement or just want to scream and shout about your success.

    Every newbie going through the plan gets great support. So I am dead impressed with you tackling this after the end of your active treatment. Truly that's gritty stuff. Well done and i hope you get to have a run that you like one day.

  • Thanks, I'm surprising myself sticking at it, probably got more willpower after getting thru chemo !

  • The love will come............ I hope.

    Running can be a great distraction and mood booster, so stick with it and you will reap the benefits.

    Good luck.

  • Your such an inspiration, keep going!!!!

    Put your fave music on nice & loud in your ears as you run, just don't sing your head off like I did on tues, got some strange looks 😱 lol x

  • Thanks all, while the running isn't yet fun, I am enjoying the fact I've stuck at this far and not ready to give up... and the good thing is now my legs don't hurt the next day!!

    I was having horse riding lessons as normal thru treatment, only missing the chemo week, but my stamina suffered so much. I'm almost back to normal now with that but I would like it to be better than it was pre cancer!!

  • Hello Sparky, you have inspired me to do some yoga poses after a run. Keep on keeping on

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