1st run ! : I’ve just completed my first... - Couch to 5K

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1st run !

joncl profile image

I’ve just completed my first session and managed to do 1.8 miles. (2.8km) on a treadmill.I found the session a challenge as I haven’t run since I was chased out of a field by a farmer when I was 17!I’m now 49 and well over weight! How do you keep yourself motivated? I’ve always found that once the novelty wears of, the hardest part is getting my ass out of the pub or off the chair.

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IannodaTruffe profile image

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Keep posting here and you will be cheered to the finishing line.

Enjoy your journey.

Buddy34 profile image

If you're looking for motivation you've come to the right place which is on here and reading everyone else's posts and you might just catch the running bug it's happened to me and I love my running days

ButtercupKid profile image

Welcome ! You can do this - you just have to keep reminding yourself of the alternatives 😄

Welcome to the forum. This is the best place to find motivation - lots of advice, guidance, support when the going get's tough and even a virtual kick up the backside if you need it.Hope it all goes well.

NCC1701 profile image

Welcome. You can do this. Follow the programme - it really does work. It will take some perseverance but when you run your final run at the end of week 9 it will all be worth it and the feeling will be amazing (it was for me and has not worn off).

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