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First Run on Week 1 ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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Just completed my first week 1 run. Never been a runner - can barely run for a bus.

But. It was actually ok. I live on a cul de sac so it takes 60 secs to run up it and 90 secs to walk down. Quite handy really.

However, I have 3 blisters! Is that my trainers or running style?

Actual beads of sweat running down my face was a shock! But all in all, it was fine. Next one on Friday.

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Well done Sarah, I have just completed day 2 of week 1. I have always been a couch potato so this is something I have NEVER done but I am actually enjoying it ๐Ÿ˜

Thank you - and well done to you too! Iโ€™ve been โ€œthinking about runningโ€ for about 5 years! Just not got up and done it. Now Iโ€™ve done the first run I feel like Iโ€™ve got over the first hurdle.

Good luck to you!xx


Well done and welcome. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

You've possibly done the hardest run of all. ๐Ÿ‘

I would say trainers and maybe socks. The right trainers for you will help with preventing aches and injuries. I'd go to a good running shop that will do a gait analysis and then recommend a pair. Make sure you try them as sizes are very often smaller than regular shoes and you'll probably need to go up at least a half, sometimes as much as 2 whole sizes.

Check the forum for advice, help and support. Keep posting your progress.

Enjoy becoming a runner ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thank you.

Iโ€™ve been walking on average about 8k a day over the last 4 weeks to prepare myself for running - not sure if thatโ€™s helped or not! Running so so different and I get out of breath really quickly.

This forum is really good though. I do have a lot of friends who are runners but theyโ€™re so much more experienced than I am but here I can find people at the same level as me.

Thanks again!x

sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to sarah_wrighty

Yes, walking is different but it's all good. I walk around 5k on my rest days as I'm not good at exercise regimes. I never know if I'm doing it right.

You'll certainly find all levels of runners here and rest assured, whatever advice you may need it will always be positive and supportive.


Brilliant well done. I always find the first few minutes running tough as I think your lungs and heart need to adjust, after that I get in to a rythm. So keep going past the first couple of weeks and there'll be no stopping you!

Thank you Stevie!

It was tough... I did it at 6am today and my legs hurt already!

Iโ€™m powering through though ๐Ÿ˜Š


Well done on getting out there and starting this amazing program ...

I am with sparkyjohn and say the same could be socks and or running shoes, definitely worth investing in some good running shoes and running socks ..

Try Compeed plasters for your blisters to help with those ..

You will find lots of support and advise here so keep posting and most important of all enjoy then program , it really does work , good luck with all your runs ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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