OK, so I have a very sedentary job, am about 3 stone overweight and am a just turned 47 year old very unfit female. By unfit, I mean really, really unfit - and I am asthmatic. However, I am determined to reverse this and be alot fitter by the time I reach 48
Running to 5K seems like such a huge mountain but I decided to start this morning as I am now able to work from home a bit more and can use a bit of otherwise commuting time to do something useful towards improving my health.
I managed to do 3 of the 60 second runs and then (despite taking some puffer) was really struggling, so I walked home. In total I was out for about 20 mins on a mixture of gradients and I felt a bit embarrassed when I got back and saw my (very fit and much younger) neighbour leaving for work.
Is this a common start? I'm planning to try again tomorrow, and I know I need to walk a bit more as well. How many have not managed W1R1 more than once before completing it?
On the plus side, I was feeling very "up" and a whilst wobbly, I was also energised when I got home that I had managed to motivate myself out of the door. I think tomorrow a short drive to the local Country Park to try again on a flatter path.