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Hello everyone I’m new member joined today. Excited to learn more

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Hi Sara99. Welcome to the forum. Loads of advice and encouragement on here and a really friendly bunch too who all try to help each other out. Must admit in the 6 weeks I've been doing it my fitness has come on leaps and bounds and one of the best things I've done health-wise. So good luck with the program. Follow the advice on here and take your time.👍😁


Welcome, take a look at the pinned posts.

Trust in the program it worked for me and it will work for you. Good luck

You have just made a fabulous decision joining this forum its the best for support and motivation 🏃‍♀️🙏👏I am running my graduation run in the morning 🤞🙏🐌🏁and have to say transformed my fitness like magic🤩 Just follow the program, go slowly, rest properly! Keep posting for support and reading... it’s so motivational and uplifting 😊as I and many say “if I can do it anyone can “ Above all keep smiling, enjoy and keeeep running! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

in reply to SaltdeanSizzler

Good luck!

in reply to SaltdeanSizzler

Aw good luck tomorrow SS! Can’t wait to read your graduation post and cheer you home! 🏁🎓


Welcome to the forum and well done your decision.

This guide to the plan is essential reading

and includes advice on minimising impact, stretching after every run, hydration and strengthening exercises, all of which will help.

Enjoy your journey.

Wow what a friendly and supportive forum. Thank you so much for your kind and supportive words. 😊😊😊

Hi Sara - I didn't find this forum until week 4

I wish I had found it sooner.. The people are so supportive and such fun!....

You will love it!.. It's quite possibly one of the best decisions you have made! :-)

You will not believe how much it can transform your life.. I know I didn't truly realise and it's only now I'm starting to understand how fun and addictive running really is... plus the health benefits!

Stick with it - we even have fun when its tough

Welcome to the forum :-)


👋🏼hi and welcome- this is a lovely place to share your trials, tribulations and triumphs! Have you started the C25K today too? I only found it towards the end of W5, wish I’d found sooner. It’s magic, I’m a lockdown graduate, never run in my life but now I love it and might even ditch my gym membership when they reopen!

Look forward to reading your posts 🏃🏼‍♀️

in reply to SweatyHettie

I actually downloaded couch to 5k app today and did my first more walk then run lol. In First minute I ran for only 10 seconds and went out of breath 😆but by the end I was able to run for 40 seconds. 🤞🏻

in reply to Sara99

Fab 👏🏼 - you will soon be tired of hearing the steady and slow mantra - but it’s stamina not speed that counts so slow down until you can jog or if you’re like me, bimble, without being out of breath and that’s your comfortable pace. 🏃🏼‍♀️🙂


You can do this... you can do anything. Welcome and enjoy your journey

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