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*first post in this community *

Ok I’m proper proud of myself! Lol

I have rheumatoid arthritis and it’s well controlled with various injections and drugs. And I have completed week 4 run 1 today! Can’t believe it, never in a million years did I think I’d get this far on the app!

Proper chuffed I am!

Didn’t feel as if my lungs were gonna fall out either lol.

Happy running all, hope you’re all doing well xx

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Week 4 is hard. You seem to be running at the right pace, if you are doing OK at the end . Well done.

jjoollzz in reply to Rennur

Thank you so much! Just taking it slow, making a point of controlling my breathing and it seems to work so far lol.


Welcome to the forum and well done on your progress.

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.

Thank you I’ll have a read 👍

These really helped me so thank you again - slow and steady but exercise joints as well

That’s so inspirational and you are right to be proud, well done

Thank you that’s really kind, I can’t quite believe I did it lol

Fellow rheumatoid arthritis person here, going for my monthly IV later today. Feeling very lucky that my RA is (at the moment) fully under control with the IV's (and weekly pills). It is important to keep moving, so taking up running is a very good decision you made! Keep going!

Thank you ! It’s such a relief when it’s under control isn’t it, I’m going to do my absolute best to carry on.

Hope your Iiv went well 😀


That made me smile -well done!

jjoollzz in reply to Jojoarnie

Thank you ! Have a lovely day 😀


Slow and steady, listening to your body... well done you!

jjoollzz in reply to Oldfloss

Absolutely good advice and thank you 😀

Well done, I did the same run yesterday. It was tough but I made myself pace as I've noticed I tend to speed up a little, particularly in runs 2 and 3. My wife has RA and settling down after a C-section in December. I hope your joints behave, and stay healthy. Enjoy!

jjoollzz in reply to burty-3-30

Ahh thank you and well done to you too! And congratulations on the new addition! How lovely, I hope your wife’s RA is now settled 😀


Thank you 😀

That is fantastic! Made me go all warm and fuzzy to read this and all the great replies! What a community!

jjoollzz in reply to Wonderland1

Thank you so much, what lovely people 😀

You may be very justifiably proud of yourself, that is some achievement. All the member on here are so very proud of you too... and we are all here to support you in any way we can,Keep running; Keep safe and keep us updated.

jjoollzz in reply to newbie-nick

That’s so kind of you thank you and I absolutely will 😀

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