Couch to 5K

Week 7 run 1 Nicotine running around my brain

OMG on nightshift last night and by this morning all I wanted to do was have a fag...............grr 7 days no smoking I thought I would be over the worst by now. So to combat the urge I came home got changed and went out and did run 1 of week 7 and if anything would make me not want to smoke that was it. Gee whiz that was hard. I did my warm up 5 min walk, ran 25mins, cool down walk for 10mins and covered 3.1 miles or 5k yipee. Will I be able to run 5k in 30 mins who knows I will have to wait and see. At least I can run for 25m non stop that in itself is a major feat. So now that the urge to smoke has gone, I will drag my tired body to bed for a well earned sleep. Thank you couch to 5k for keeping me on the straight and narrow :)

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Well done you - I gave up smoking about 7 years ago and it is the best thing I've ever done. I felt liberated from that constant need to light up for no real benefit. There's no actual pleasure with smoking - just addiction. So keep up the good work.


Thanks Peter, I am determined to kick it to the kerb this time, without turning into an oompa loompa, this is where couch to 5k comes in, theres no way I am gaining weight this time, the last attempt I put on 2 stone in 6 months ouch...........................


I can sympathise with you, I'm 68 (i have an app for that lol) days quit and some days I could quite easily buy and smoke a full pack in the one sitting but, I don't, because I know it's not going to make me feel better, if anything I'll feel worse because of the feelings of guilt and failure.

Keep going, it does get better and those cravings do eventually lessen. :)

I started c25k got much the same reason


I really congratulate ALL of you who are clearing 2 hurdles at once...C25K AND quitting smoking!

Really, REALLY good job!


A pat on the back for all of you giving up the smoking habit! It is one tough battle, but one worth winning. Congratulations. May you enjoy a healthy life.


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