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I felt like doing third run of first week the day after the second run, but thought it best to behave so had a rest day. The day came for third run and I didn't feel like it at all, but I did it. I started week 2 after a rest day and it still felt difficult but only as difficult as week one.

I regard everything time I go 'running' as a minor miracle. Imagine that, three miracles a week!

I really hope I keep this up, but I'm not pressuring myself. I tell myself I'm free to give up whenever I want, like the first time it rains on a run day, but I'm intrigued to see if I really can build up enough stamina to run for more than a couple of minutes.

I've had sore thigh muscles, but that seems to be settling nicely. Changed my diet too and am feeling pretty good. The gorgeous weather helps.

Happy summer everyone :)

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Your 3 small miracles a week will soon mount up to 30 minutes of a miracle. All you have to do is just stick with it and don't give up. When it seems hard, slow down but don't give up.

You will soon see the miracles starting to happen because of this programme.

Wishing you all the best.

BaddieThePirateGraduate in reply to Donna79

Thank you!

sallensonGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

Donna79 is spot on!! As always


This whole thing is a miracle.........as is your body..........it will respond to the correct treatment.

The guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Donna is absolutely correct. Keep going, listen to your body and don’t forget the rest days.

Good luck!


Well done.

Holding this lightly is important, but so is not giving up entirely. If you struggle at all, shout out here and we will all try to help.

Running in the rain is surprisingly pleasant. I hope you get to try it in the early weeks. It’s great on a day when you have time to have a hot bath straight after the run.

Enjoy your next run.

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