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Well it brought on a very satisfying post-run poo ๐Ÿ˜‚ and when I looked in the mirror I have managed to burst a blood vessel in my eye from the run (not the poo๐Ÿ˜ณ) but Week 1 Day 1 is done! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

I cheated by about 30 seconds on one run due to a stitch and thought of doing only six reps but I stuck it out and I am looking forward to Wednesday for run number 2 (no pun intended...).

I am still amazed that just doing the programmes 3 times a week will build up to 30 mins of jogging/running! I have always hated running so it will be a huge thing to turn that on itโ€™s head!

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Welcome Dianne, glad you got through W1R1, which is, in many ways, the hardest, because if you're anything like me, you've not run since cross country at school, many years ago! One of the most important things here is positive mental attitude, and also listening to your body, I think you did the right thing slowing down but still completing the session.

One of the most important things many of us have learned is the phrase "Slow and Steady". It's not a race, you don't even have to do 5K by the end, it's about running for 30 minutes, and you're more likely to manage that if you pace yourself.

Loads of support is available on here from people who are at all the different stages. You've managed run 1, now you just need to follow through with the next run (yes, pun intended! :P ), that's all. The program will take you from run to run, and believe me, this is totally do-able, I'm doing it!!

All the best, do keep is posted on your progress :) Hope the blood vessel thingy isn't too serious :/


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Thank you, that sounds like great advice! Even if I can jog for 30 minutes I would be delighted with that! I definitely started too fast today so better armed for next time...

I didnโ€™t even run in School cross country - I walked at the back!!

P.S. The eye is fine, Dr Google says itโ€™s not a problem after exercise and Iโ€™m treating it as a badge of honour ๐Ÿ˜€


Slow and steady... :)


Yup :-) Pacing yourself has been the key for me, trying to run at a sustainable pace, even if I could walk faster!!


Good work! Welcome aboard, had a good laugh at the poo comment, my kind of humour!

You're in good company here, keep posting, ask questions, rant, rave, take the mickey but most of all enjoy!

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