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Slow and steady!

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I did my first run on July 12th this year. Then had bad knees and couldnt run for a couple of weeks. Thought it was all over and I would have to stop. Then started doing strengthening exercises every other day and taking supplements... started running again and struggled so much. Felt like I would never ever be able to run more than 3 minutes without collapsing. Kept going kept feeling like I just couldn't t do it. Then in Sept I did my back in doing the plank. Had to rest from running for a few weeks as was in so much pain. Then when I started again I found it so hard. I thought I was going to have to give up but I kept on and on and eventually in November I ran for 15 mins one eve and I was shocked! Kept on and tonight I ran for 30 mins non stop. Still in shock.. wasn't even out of breath.. this programme really works if u stick at it and look after your body and take breaks if u need to. So 5 months after I started its looking like I am going to graduate before Christmas and it's going to be the best and most surprising present of my life..... 56 years old was overweight hated exercise was a couch potato who had never run before ever and had dodgy knees. If I can do this anyone can!!

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Bazza1234 profile image

Good for you!!! How many of your real life friends, relatives, work buddies can run for 30 minutes??? You have every right to be proud of what you have done ! -- now to keep it up "forever" :) Take it slow and easy, consolidate and build those muscles.

rolysmate profile image

The best post I have read today, I just love your tenacity

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Jules2246Graduate in reply to rolysmate

It's more desperation to lose weight than tenacity!! 😉

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rolysmateGraduate in reply to Jules2246

I don't believe that for one moment, so many occasions when it would have been so easy to say enoughs enough but no, you picked yourself up and got back at it

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Jules2246Graduate in reply to rolysmate

I'm not a quitter by nature!

Theziggy profile image

A brilliant post, with a very healthy sprinkling of determination, tenacity, motivation and achievement. Well done. 8-)

Getfitok profile image

Well done you! That's brilliant😊

Pm3eak profile image

Brilliant: well done you.

Bridget007 profile image

Well done you! Talk about determined I’m not at all surprised you can now run for 30 minutes! It doesn’t sound like anything is going to get in your way! 😃😃

Well done !

I have to admit I have felt a little like you .

Congratulations :-)

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