I've joined here for two reasons really...one for support and two for advice. I started this torturous(!) regime this afternoon with my teenage son...but I could only run for a minute for the first 3 running sessions. I had no puff!! For the other running sessions, I lasted about 50 seconds. By the time we arrived back home, I looked as though someone had stuck a bright red ball on my shoulders!!! First questions coming up:-
1) do most people feel like this after their first run?
2) when should I schedule my next session? I'm guessing I should be doing this no more than 3 times a week...is my understanding correct? So as I did my first session today, should my next session be on Wednesday & Saturday?
I have a bulging disc in my lower back...is this likely to aggrevate it? I've been power walking for the last 2 weeks (20 min sessions) and my back has been fine. I've also been walking EVERY DAY...not sure I should be doing this. Should I rest?
3) can I power walk inbetween the days that I'm doing the C25K or should I rest?
Up until 2 weeks ago, I was THE original couch potato. I would park my car as close as possible to the supermarket door, etc, etc. I'm sure you get the picture! Well, I've just joined Slimming World (lost 5lbs last week - which was my first week) and my next weigh in is tomorrow evening...fingers crossed! I also went through a surgical menopause last year and have slowly noticed my shape changing...and sadly, not for the better. So I decided to take ACTION...and here I am!!!
I've also registered to take part in the Cancer Research 5K Race for Life...would be great to be able to run even PART of the course!
Looking forward to virtually 'meeting' you all.
Mrs M x