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Week 1 run 2 complete

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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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telford_mike profile image

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

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Kiki1808 in reply to telford_mike

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!

4945 profile image

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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Kiki1808 in reply to 4945

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

cheekychipmunks profile image

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! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Bandit14 profile image

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

Matilda2903 profile image

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

Ang33333 profile image

Oh I'd love to run where you do! 😎😎

meganegeorgia profile image

We’re at the same point 🤗 well done x

IannodaTruffe profile image

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Enjoy your journey.

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Kiki1808 in reply to IannodaTruffe

Just read it thank you x

Taffywasawelshman profile image

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!

Glasgowgirl4 profile image

Hi, I'm asthmatic, overweight and just joined SW! Started running (I say that tongue in cheek, I shift the weight from foot to foot!) last week., Week 1 complete but hard to breath in dampness yesterday. Keep going.

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