Hi guys I’m 34, have 5 beautiful children and a beautiful fiancée. I’ve tried doing the healthy life style so many times and failed but for some reason I really do feel ready for it now. So happy new year all and here’s to a new year new me i had my last cigarette on nye and I will be starting this running program at the weekend! Wish me luck 😁
Newbie alert!! : Hi guys I’m 34, have... - Couch to 5K
Good luck! To you and to branders1974.
I graduated from C25k in Nov2018 and can already (but slowly) run a 10k 😸
I used the One U app and thought it was brilliant.
FYI - I did week 1 three times before proceeding with the programme but it is designed to take you from zero to hero without repeating runs.
Best advice / trick is to jog at a speed that's just a bit above your fast walk speed.
Keep posting as you progress and have fun!
😸 Katnap 😸
I'm an ex-smoker too. Giving up was difficult. The cravings become less but take a few years to go. But weirdly, I found coming off 2x sugars in tea harder than giving up cigs!
You'll be great!
While I remember, you don't need much in the way of kit but after week 3 if you haven't already, get some running shoes / trainers you should be at least looking for some end of season deals.
Welcome to the forum.
This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...
Enjoy the journey.
Good luck with this, it is definitely do-able if you just trust the programme. Maybe having five lovely kids could be an inspiration for you? - it is really good for them to see their parents leading a healthy life isn't it, so you doing this will help them too. The programme does work - I'm on week 4 now and i literally never would have believed I could run anywhere till i started. Really good luck, it is so worth doing and once you've completed the first run you'll want to continue!
Definitely! Actually I had a bit of a glitch myself today and couldn't complete the second week 4 run so taking a couple of days out and having another go. this is where I really appreciate the forum because I'm sure normally I would just have dropped out if I hadn't had advice and support from the community today.It's a really important part of the whole thing. Good luck and I really hope it goes well for you.
Follow the link given to you by IannodaTruffe .. well worth reading the advice there.
Welcome and well done you for starting this.
The mantra is slow and steady... take it gently and don't push yourself. Your five children will give you lots of strength and stamina exercise on your..err....rest days!!!
If you need an extra rest day between runs, then take it..listen to your body...keep posting and enjoy!
Hi thank you, what’s a rest day 🤷♂️😂😂, my eldest girl is 12 and she is really into cross country with the school so I think she will definitely be my tutor lol. I’m also just training to be a lgv driver so I’m definitely going to need this exercise. Just hoping I have time for everything. I’ll keep posting my progress.