I DID MY FIRST RUN TODAY: I’m so bloody pumped... - Couch to 5K

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Coffeeandcake1 profile image

I’m so bloody pumped, honestly it was easier than I thought it would be.

I need to keep going tho because I can see myself just giving up after a few runs.

I want this to be a lifestyle change, not just a fad.

Any tips?

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Johnnylewis profile image

Don't let negative thoughts or even bad run days effect you, you will have them, when you do post on here and people will give support like no other. Take 1 run at a time and go at your pace. You have this...

Pianism profile image

Congratulations! It's a real achievement just getting started. Keep coming back here for encouragement and to keep us updated. I'm conscious of not giving up after a few runs too - I'm typically fanatical at the start of things and can tail off very quickly. Have you got someone local to you who can help you stay motivated (e.g. a friend who runs)?

Exactly like me! I get so into things then give up a week or so later.

I’m doing this with a friend, so I’m hoping that will help!

Well done you 🎉 book the run days in your calendar and set reminders 10 mins and 5 mins before your due to start, do it for the whole programme. Keep your running gear all ready to just put on so your not hunting for top, socks etc when it's time to go. Good luck 🏃🏻🏃🏽‍♀️🍀

My tip is to keep checking in on here. Pack mentality is very strong, you’ll find your strength, reassurance and enthusiasm from everyone else going through the same process, with the same concerns

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Enjoy your journey.

Thank you so much everyone. This has helped me a lot. My next run is either tomorrow or Monday (need to see when my friend can do!).

Update on my second run: got covered in mud but had fun! Maybe next time I will take a more sensible route where I don't have to go so slow when I am meant to be running to avoid falling over!!

Jundal profile image

Best advice: just keep running. Make it a three to four times a week thing, look forward to it! Get some new shoes, some hideously bright clothes and smash each run!

Buy an expensive pair of trainers after a gait analysis and divide the number of runs by the cost 😉

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