Couch to 5K

Trying very hard!

Completed W1R3 on Thursday and it's really tough... Determined to work towards good health and fitness following two lots of surgery for breast cancer last year. No previous exercise taken, and at neigh on 56, trying to work out what is 'normal' new exercise aches and pains and when an extra days rest is needed. Will give it my best shot though! Lovely Laura is so encouraging, and the music is inspiring too. Thank you NHS Couch to 5K and my daughter's lovely boyfriend for downloading the programme to my I pod and taking the excuses away!

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Congratulations - you've started now, so keep going at your own pace and you'll be a runner before you know it!

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Thank you Sarah - we can do it if we stick together!

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Well done for starting the way back to good health and Improved strength and fitness 🙂. I started the programme aged 56, nearly 57 😃. You need only go very slowly. No hurry at all. Going slowly is the best way to tackle it, which is a relief isn’t it 😃

Doing the programme with Laura is such a positive, happy time. I’m sure you'll enjoy it. Always go very steadily and take a two day break between runs if you need to. Your body does it’s best work on rest days 🙂

Keep us up to date with your progress. There’s bound to be folks here on the same run as you so you’re not alone 😃🏃‍♀️👍✔️

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Thank you Miss Wobble - am trying a 2 day break and hope I manage a bit better tomorrow. Thank you for your encouragement.

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You should probably know that Miss Wobble now runs HMs and is entered into a marathon (I hope I’ve got that right @misswobble ) so this is such amazing advice and inspiration. I am nowhere near that but 56 and running regular 5ks as a result of this amazing programme

Good luck 😉 ☘️🏃🏾‍♀️

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Gosh what an amazing achievement - these results are really life changing. How motivating is that! Thank you.

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Well done.

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Youre doing really well. Week 1 is, in many ways, thehardest, and youve done it!

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Thank you Flick, just taking one day at a time now. Amazed at how many people are out there following their path, and yet taking the time to encourage others. Much appreciated - thank you!

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Completed W1 Run 4 this morning and feeling great again! Still not ready to move to week 2 yet, but so thankful to Miss Wobble and others who recommended last night to take it slowly. I know they are only baby steps, but the 2 days rest certainly made a big difference to painful joints. Horrid cancer meds not helping old achy joints in effort to find fitness. Today is a good day though!

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