Couch to 5K
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Week 2 started!

Just completed W2R1 and really enjoyed it! Ran a bit longer each time than Laura told me too, started running as she started speaking and kept going a bit longer than she said but felt really good, wasn't as out of breath as I thought I would be!

Also ran up a hill, against the wind and over hurdles (over grown weeds!) and I felt good doing it!

Feeling like I've got more energy now and I've noticed a major decrease my negative comments about my body (which were pretty much hourly before). Starting to feel its not so much about how I look but what I can do with my body that counts.

Also realising where I went wrong at previous attempts of exercising. I always went at 100mph trying to do everything all at once, then burning out or getting injured and giving up. Now I'm doing it in a structured way, with my running days of Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday and swimming and cycling on the other days (but listening to my body and stopping if I feel too tired)

Also was a little bit naughty and joined my Dad and my three dogs on a 5 mile bike ride after my run instead of resting, but I barely peddled as my dog pulled the entire way! Haha

Cannot believe I enjoy exercise!!

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That's a great post - I think you may have the bug!


I think I may have caught it too, looking forward to my next run already. Oh dear!


Oh wow! Your doing great! I'm struggling with week 1 :-( been on it for a few weeks now and still haven't done it all the way through without stopping on the way. I have a lot of ankle and shin pain. I am determined though! xx


You will get there! Have faith, I do :-) It's going to take time for your body to adjust and for your legs to get used to all the bouncing. You've got to listen to your body and try not to get too frustrated if your not moving on as fast as others, at the end of the day you're doing this for you and your health, no body elses :-)

And remember, we're not doing this as a quick fix, we're doing in this for the long term, slow and steady wins the race :-) xxx


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