Week 1 Run 1 - Second Attempt!!: I did it... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
103,301 members โ€ข 133,082 posts

Week 1 Run 1 - Second Attempt!!

Weenie92
Weenie92
โ€ข64 Replies

I did it! Second attempt at the first run and I did it! Even more amazingly I actually enjoyed it. Canโ€™t wait for the next one ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

64 Replies
oldest โ€ข newest
struass
struassGraduate

Congratulations, the biggest hurdle is out the way! Good luck with the rest of week 1

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to struass

Thank you!!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Great job out there today, and good to know youโ€™re enjoying yourself... thatโ€™ll help the habit form even quicker. Youโ€™re now entitled to wear a smug grin all the way to the next run.

Hahaha love it! I was happy enough to get the nod from a few of my fellow runners today! Iโ€™m officially in the club haha

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Weenie92

You sure are... many of those runners out there will have memories of how tough run 1 is too, I know I do!

Iโ€™m sure they do, it was really nice to feel like I had their support...even if they were running twice as fast as me! But running slow is better than not running at all I guess ๐Ÿ˜Š

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Weenie92

I run at several different speeds, with a 5 minutes per mile difference between my โ€œfastโ€ and my easy... I much prefer my easy, and those are the runs that increase health, fitness and endurance. Thereโ€™s a time and a place for a fast run... on most days itโ€™s about being comfortable and happy out there. Never worry about pace... just try to finish each run feeling how you did today.

Iโ€™ve been passed a parkrun by a mum pushing pretty newborn twins in a double pram... and Iโ€™m damn proud of both me and that mum on that run.

Thatโ€™s amazing! Thank you. I will try and focus on enjoying the run and not feel bad about the lack of pace!

Patbry57
Patbry57
in reply to Weenie92

Slow and steady is the key. Well done

Good for you.

You just completed the hardest run of the program.

Can't go wrong now :-)

Mig

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Congratulations on your first run, I did my first one yesterday and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to tomorrow's run

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Herdy20

Thank you! Thatโ€™s amazing, we have an exciting journey ahead ๐Ÿ˜Š

Herdy20
Herdy20
in reply to Weenie92

We do, I've been thinking about doing this for so long but never made it to actually running. I'm really excited, here's hoping we succeed. Good luck

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Herdy20

Iโ€™m sure we will! I tried running years ago but really hurt my knees so gave up after the first run. I think I went too far and too fast lol. But Iโ€™m enjoying the gentle start of C25K ๐Ÿ˜Š. Good luck to you too!

Herdy20
Herdy20
in reply to Weenie92

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜ Its great that we can support each other

Whoohoo bet you feel amazing. Get mentally ready for next run

You got this!

Thank you! I really do. I made sure to stretch properly after the run too so woken up this morning not even feeling stiff ๐Ÿ˜

That good. Good luck on your jounrey

Well done Weenie! You're a runner! No more looking out the window thinking, wish I could do that. You're doing it.

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to AmenBreak

Thank you so much! Slowly getting there ๐Ÿ˜Š

Allbarron
AllbarronGraduate

Way to go ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘that's brilliant! First one is a killer so to say you enjoyed it is a great start. Honestly I wish when I started I had took the pressure off myself and accepted the slow pace it will make your runs more enjoyable. I'm still running slow but I'm learning to just run. I tried to get a friend of mine to take up C25K her answer was that she's a pro at the couch part. So the fact your out there doing it puts you ahead of the game. Keep enjoying the best is yet to come. You've got this ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ช

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Allbarron

Thank you so much! Iโ€™m definitely also on the very slow pace. But if it helps me enjoy it more and actually get out there then why not! Iโ€™m also trying to get a friend into it actually as Iโ€™m thinking it would be nice to have someone to mutually motivate. But we will see! Canโ€™t quite believe that I could run for 30 mins by the end of the program but will just take it slow ๐Ÿ˜Š

Allbarron
AllbarronGraduate
in reply to Weenie92

Most of us are on the slow side if you check out the forum. I never thought I would run 30 minutes but you will just trust in the program it's quite magical. To be honest... I enjoy running alone. It's my time and I'm in control. Good luck ๐Ÿ‘

Kayleicia
KayleiciaGraduate
in reply to Weenie92

I felt the exact same when I started... It seems completely unfeasible. I struggle with weak ankles so was extra concerned about running but the program is so good and moves at the perfect pace to build up your stamina. Just take it easy and run slowly, thereโ€™s no race. Iโ€™m now on week 8, so itโ€™s definitely achievable. Everything is all in the mind, youโ€™ve got this! And an extra well done at completing the hardest step - getting off the couch! ๐Ÿ˜

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Kayleicia

Thank you! Iโ€™m glad itโ€™s not just me that feels like that!

Gwyrdd
GwyrddGraduate

You did it! The first one was really difficult for me. I think it was a problem for my head as much as my body.. it kept saying โ€˜This is sillyโ€™ and โ€˜Why are you doing this?โ€™Iโ€™m glad I didnโ€™t listen . Keep going and go slowly,

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Gwyrdd

Thank you! Itโ€™s definitely really tough mentally. I have to wear knee supports when I run due to injury years ago and I was mortified just to go outside in them ๐Ÿ™ˆ. But now Iโ€™m so glad I got over that. No one even looked at them and I had a great run/walk!

Diamondshoes
DiamondshoesGraduate

Well done!

Thank you!

Well done you! Congratulations on not feeling defeated the first time. It's always OK to repeat a run or try again.

And of course people didn't look at the brace: I think people see it as a sign of a serious runner, rather than seeing it as a weakness !!!

Thank you!! I think Iโ€™ll probably be repeating a few but as long as I get to the end thatโ€™s what matters.

Thatโ€™s a very good point on the brace thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Well done Weenie92!

keep going, you CAN do it!

Run 2 is easier because you know whatโ€™s ahead, ours less self conscious, and can focus on what youโ€™re doing. enjoy, and keep us posted. Weโ€™ve all been there.

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to SB1724

Thank you!! Yes thatโ€™s very true, canโ€™t wait ๐Ÿ˜Š

IzzyMP
IzzyMPGraduate

Well done for having another go. Keep going , it's not a race, we are all different, you'll get there . ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to IzzyMP

Thank you! Itโ€™s a good thing Iโ€™m not trying to race or Iโ€™d definitely be coming last! But I am enjoying the run even at a slow pace ๐Ÿ˜Š

IzzyMP
IzzyMPGraduate
in reply to Weenie92

I'm a slow runnertoo, it doesn't bother me anymore. It's keeping me fit and that's all that matters . ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

Thatโ€™s awesome!!!! Well done!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Thank you!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thatโ€™s awesome!!! Well done!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Iโ€™ve repeated quite a few of the runs for one reason or another and am slowly making my way through the programme. Never worry about running too slowly and good luck as you carry on!

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Bonnybanks

Thank you so much, glad itโ€™s not just me that has to repeat runs!

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Woo hoo! Well done Weenie92 ....thereโ€™s no stopping you now ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ˜‰

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Mummycav

Thank you!! Yessss ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

That's brilliant! I'm on Week 9, but if you'd told me 9 weeks ago I'd even get to week 2, I'd have just laughed - in between puffing and panting.

It's totally do-able. Stick with it. You'll be glad you did.

Thatโ€™s amazing! Thank you for the encouragement ๐Ÿ˜Š

rpmspeed74
rpmspeed74Graduate

Many congrats Weenie92, best of luck and hope you enjoy Run 2 & 3 just as much :-)

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to rpmspeed74

Thank you so much, Iโ€™m sure I will :)

Congrats!!!

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

Good on you, Iโ€™m about to venture out for W2 R2, that first run seems eons ago when it was only 9 days on reality. It was by far the worst thing Iโ€™ve experienced for a long time. But W1 R2 and onwards where a lot better and I actually quite enjoyed W2 R1 - see what today is like shortly!

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Reggit

Yay good luck with your run and hope you enjoy this one :)

Well done, it feels good doesnโ€™t W1 session 2. I did it earlier today, 8.45am. Felt better than Monday. Not sure when Iโ€™ll do it when Iโ€™m back in school. Not sure I could be up at 6.30! Feeling proud of myself

Thatโ€™s amazing well done ๐Ÿ˜Š. I know the feeling! I keep trying to convince myself to get up early and run now to get in the habit but yet to do it! If all else fails Iโ€™ll just have to run after work!

I think Iโ€™ll be doing it when I get home from work too. It does feel good to get it done in the morning as I worry I might not do it later!

Thatโ€™s my worry too! If I donโ€™t do it before work Iโ€™ll probably say Iโ€™m too tired after work ๐Ÿ˜‚. Will just have to try and find a way to fit it into the routine best!

ninky3
ninky3Graduate

Woop woop great job Weenie, you can do this! Keep going and keep sharing; we are all here for you!!

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to ninky3

Thank you so much! I will do! Looking forward to the next run tomorrow ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

Well done!! Keep up the good work x

Weenie92
Weenie92
in reply to Tracyu

Thank you! Next run is today or tomorrow and then I will have completed week 1 ๐Ÿฅฐ

You should feel proud of yourself! I just did R1 W1 and as good as I felt after I was gutted that I never did it completely! Well done you are an inspiration ๐Ÿ˜€

Thank you! Just looked at your page and donโ€™t worry about your pace, my run is probably slower than my walk sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‚

๐Ÿคฃ we are in this together x

Totally!! x

You may also like...