Hi everyone, this time last year I celebrated my 50th Birthday by being a 17stone 9lb couch potato. This year I am celebrating my 51st birthday by being a 12stone fitness addict! I started by joining weightwatchers and doing a zumba class 2times a week. The weight fell off quite quickly and as I was nearing goal found myself needing incentive to A, keep going to to get to goal, and B, needed a new goal once I got to first goal! Some girls at work had signed up to do the Great South Run in October and in a mad minute I said that I would do it too!! Oh Heck!! My mouth always gets me in trouble! lol. Anyway a friend put me onto the Couch 2 5k site, I downloaded it onto my Iphone and I love it! I have just completed run1 on week 7 and am feeling so good. I re- ran week 1 twice as I overdid it by doing a run with some more established runners, and really paid the price, but since then I have religiously stuck to the programme even when we went away for the weekend. It is something you can fit in to your lifestyle really easily. Each run has left me feeling I could just run a little bit more.....but have stopped each time, done the stretches and looked forward to the next run. My only concern.... what comes next? The Great South run is 10miles, do I just run for longer each week? Building up in 5minute increments? Any advice greatfully recieved.
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