At 47 I'm 2 years in to trying to get fit for the first time in my life. Still trying to find a form of exercise I actually enjoy! Not sure it's possible, don't think I'm a natural athlete! Just completed W3R2 & I'm not sure I can say I enjoyed it but it's not as horrible as some other things I've tried. Certainly enjoying the post run smugness. This is my first post but I have read lots of posts on here & just want to thank you all for the inspiration to keep going with this.
Hello!: At 47 I'm 2 years in to trying to get... - Couch to 5K
Well done for sticking with it. The pleasure of the post-run smugness is the thing to aim for in keeping the motivation going.
I would never describe myself as a natural athlete either, but I've found the programme really addictive and as you progress you'll find you feel stronger and more confident in being able to run the longer intervals.
I wish I'd had the benefit of a progressive programme like this at school (where if you didn't do the time/distance you were written off as useless).
Thank you for the encouragement. I know what you mean re school. Those of us who didn't initially demonstrate any apptitude we're pretty much left to our own devices with all the focus given to those that shone. I too wish I had done something like this years ago but better late than never. Perhaps this is our time to shine!
I know just what you mean Nasus, I didn't enjoy it to begin with either. But when the runs got longer, I realized that after the first ten minutes I settled in and began to enjoy it. Took a few runs more to stop hating the first ten minutes. I've hurt my foot and can't run for a few weeks, and I blooming hate NOT being able to run, so hang in there, as your body gets used to what is being asked of it, it does get easier and more enjoyable x
It’s always hard to get yourself out there but as ju-ju- said in one of her posts - you never regret a run afterwards! I had never done sport before C25k and can’t quite believe i am where i am now so keep going! You get to a point where the feeling you get after a run is sufficient motivation to start one!
Hello I am a 55 year old unfit grandma who started this so I could run when my five year old granddaughter said let’s go! lol until now I have never done any sport other than walking which I have always loved as I have always had a dog and it has always been my me time...I graduated two weeks ago I have done one parkrun and a 5k for charity. I don’t know who this new person is but I like her. I still don’t understand how this program works but it truly does... The support on this forum is awesome 👏 I truly believe you will be amazed by how great you will feel if you continue. Good luck and keep posting please
I had a hate-hate relationship with running from school cross-country right up until week 7. Then suddenly it clicked!! And now I love it!
I barely managed week 2 and had to repeat a run in it BUT this morning I went out for a glorious 12k in the gorgeous rain. So I have amazed myself and I suspect you will find you amaze yourself too... this running thing, it is bug you catch and can't shift or an addictive drug you can't stop. Somehow, at some point, it will probably get you too... happy journey of discovery!
I was terrified as i had managed to quit everything else in my life the moment it got hard before doing c25k; but the programme is so good. And you can somehow make yourself do it until suddenly it clicks... you'll be brilliant, you just need to stick out the tough bits. I am trying to learn that anything worth doing is worth sticking through the tough bits for...