Week 1 run 2 complete: I’m a newbie here and to... - Couch to 5K

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Week 1 run 2 complete


I’m a newbie here and to running and I never thought I could run anywhere! I’m asthmatic and overweight! Recently lost over 3 stone with slimming world and decided to use the c25k app to help shift some more weight and shape up my legs! I’m shattered but really enjoying the challenge!

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That looks like a nice run by the seaside - good luck with it - you'll be surprised how quickly you get stronger. Happy running!

Thanks for the encouragement and yes lovely and lucky to live by the sea. I also get to swim in the sea three to four times a week!


Well done you, I have a friend who is a chronic asthmatic, so bad she could hardly get up the stairs she was so breathless and she did the Couch25K twelve months ago. It has made a new woman of her and today she completed her second 10K. I hope it helps you too, 😉

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That’s amazing! I plan on winning lots of medals going forward x

Welcome to this fabulous programme Kiki! Looks like you’re already having a good time and doing brilliantly! 🏃‍♀️💪🏻🙌😀

We’d love it if you keep updating us with your progress, and if you have any questions or concerns, post on here and you’ll get tons of help and encouragement!

Good luck! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️


Well done - it will make such a positive impact on your life. Keep it up😊


Well done and good luck with the rest of the program, let us know how you are doing 👍


Oh I'd love to run where you do! 😎😎

We’re at the same point 🤗 well done x


Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Enjoy your journey.

Just read it thank you x

Congrats. I am 58, asthmatic and had high blood pressure. I started by losing 30lbs or so and since adding C25K my asthma symptoms have reduced and my blood pressure has normalized- so I can reduce the blood pressure tablets. Best part is I feel ten years younger and more energized. Dont give up-you won’t notice the gradual increase in fitness right away, but soon you’ll look back and be amazed with your own progress. Go for it!

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