I am nervously anticipating my first run in the morning. I’ve been thinking about trying C25K for years but have finally got my act together and begin tomorrow. I am worried that I won’t manage it, or that I just won’t be able to make my body jog! I used to play netball weekly, but I’ve since had my second baby (now ahem 2.5) and put on some weight. I’m about 5 stone overweight! I’ve got some supportive shoes and I’m planning on going very slowly. Look forward to being part of this community and hoping I can do it!
First run in the morning: I am nervously... - Couch to 5K
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Welcome!! You are decided, got your gear and are clear about taking it slowly. You will do great tomorrow! And even if you do not complete all the running pieces, you will be proud of yourself for taking the first step! Keep us posted, we are a friendly bunch of fellow runners and love learning about each other’s stories!! Happy running!!! 🏃♀️😃
Well done! See - positive attitude makes all the difference. You know now that you can do 8 minutes, and the worst is over - you've dusted off your trainers and opened the front door. I'm Week 2 - and did R1 yesterday. Going into the other two runs I know mentally that I can complete them, even if the body isn't so sure. Looking forward (well sort of...) to R2 later this week.
Why not consider also going back to netball? There's loads of B2N clubs and groups...
Well done you. I graduated last week after not thinking I could run for 60 seconds just a few short weeks ago. Like everyone says, slow and sure and if you can't din it all just walk and try again. It will come. I made a little blog of my journey. If you get chance you can see the change over the weeks
Hi, a big well done for getting out and completing the first run. The advice on this forum and the C25K app about keeping a gentle pace is great. The most important thing is to try and keep going for the length of time, how far you go really doesn't matter. I am part way into week 3, and you'll find that the steps from one week to the next are really manageable. You've done the hardest bit which is to get going! Good luck with W1R2!
Hi! I'm in a similar-ish position, having been a competitive swimmer for 15 years, jacking it in 3 yrs ago and having done not much since then, apart from putting weight on 😂. My advice would be - you CAN do this, you just don't THINK you can - don't overthink it - one foot in front of the other - make yourself proud - report back! X
Thanks so much for checking in, I’m doing W2R3 in the morning and have been sticking to the programme so far and even though I would rather have done almost anything else at all last Friday I thought of all the encouragement on here and about how every run prepares us for the next one and went out. I’m finding it equal parts exhilarating that I’m doing it and exhausting!