Week 1 Run 1...DONE๐Ÿ˜: What a buzz, I couldnโ€™t... - Couch to 5K

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Week 1 Run 1...DONE๐Ÿ˜

Sausagedog90
Sausagedog90
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What a buzz, I couldnโ€™t feel more pleased and proud of myself for taking the first step literally and mentally.

Iโ€™ve been struggling with me mental health for a couple of years and had to leave teaching to recover for depression. Today would have been my first day back to school and my classroom, but Iโ€™ve now made it the first day of putting myself first.

If youโ€™re in the early stages of this program too or your nearing the end WE CAN DO THIS! ๐Ÿ’œ

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Myrar
MyrarGraduate

Welcome ...you will love this program and forum ..good luck on your runs ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

DorsetRunner
DorsetRunnerGraduate

Well done - you did it! Keep at it as it will really pay off! Keep posting on here to tell us how you get on, and ask for hints, tips and support.

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

Well done Sausagedog90 you are off to a great start โ˜บ

Congratulations!

Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsAmbassador

Well done! Running sorted out reoccurring depression for me, so I hope this helps you too. I cannot imagine my life without running now. ๐Ÿ˜Š Keep up the good work. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

sparkyjohn
sparkyjohnGraduate

Well done ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Starting is often the hardest thing to do.

Loads of great advice to be found here, and also support and encouragement ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

A quote I from George Sheehan,

"It's very hard at the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually, you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."

Enjoy the journey ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ†

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Welcome... that great feeling after that first one just keeps getting better and better. Great job getting it done today. Love the attitude... yes, we can and we will.

Manxmezzo
ManxmezzoGraduate

The running has helped my mental health more than anything else. I'm sure you'll find the same. Well done on taking the first steps!

saxo1
saxo1Graduate

Welcome and well done...you have started to put yourself first. What a beautiful view!!.

Keep going

Just started myself today and feeling very proud of myself and yes we definitely can do this.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Enjoy your journey.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Hello Sausagedog

What a great photo! Great to out there at any speed. Great start to YOUR new term. Top effort. Hope you are feeling inspired. I'm still early in W4, and it's working, I'm running further. I find myself thanking Jo Whiley for her encouraging words๐Ÿ˜

You've got your new PE kit sorted ๐Ÿ˜‰ and seem to have such a great attitude. Good Luck, we are all in this together!

Sausagedog90
Sausagedog90
in reply to Hidden

Thank you so much for taking the time to send a reply.

Is she good, I had Sarah Milican today but thought Iโ€™d try somebody different on each run.

Xxx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Massive congratulations for starting Sausagedog!! Iโ€™m so pleased for you. I find running is fabulous for both lifting the mood and creating some well needed headspace. Life has a way of feeling chaotic sometimes and weโ€™re often just cramming things in (and at times teetering on burnout๐Ÿ˜’). But this programme made me realise that Iโ€™m so worth those 30 minutes of freedom from everything but me, every other day and so are you!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ In fact, that time out proves to be just what the Dr ordered in so many ways, time and time again!!

Youโ€™ve also chosen a memorable day to start, which is fantastic!! That will be something motivational too as you go along!! ๐Ÿ˜ Well done you! โค๏ธ

Youโ€™ve officially made me cry with your kind words. Youโ€™re so right, itโ€™s head space we need and deserve!

Any tips on sore legs today?x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Sausagedog90

Aah these are just reminders Sausagedog!! Regularly drink plenty of water, even on your rest days. I think of it as fuel for the muscles that we are now using!!

Do some stretches after your runs. It helps them to repair and recover. And as exciting as all the running will be, do make sure you have your rest days and donโ€™t be tempted to go fast when you do go out. Just relax and enjoy every minute of the run!! Good luck! You can do it!! ๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

I did it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

And actually got a little further this time! Your words were in my head on the last two runs... YOU CAN DO THIS!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Sausagedog90

Oh yes you can!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate
in reply to Sausagedog90

You got it right in your first post 'WE can do this'. We run on our own, but if we share our highs and lows, then together we all win. Humans, you know, it's what we do best.

Auden
AudenGraduate

Well done - brilliant. Keep going!

BGirl70
BGirl70Graduate

Well done Sausagedog! Iโ€™m a teacher too and Iโ€™ve gone part-time this year to give myself some time to recover and to start a psychology degree. Iโ€™m finding it really odd having some time for myself, but we so deserve it! Good luck!

Just finished week one. Hooray. Not easy though.

Great stuff. Stick with it. You CAN do it...:)

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