Week 1 Computer potato

Heard of a couch potato? . . . well I'm more of a computer potato spending 8-12 hours a day in front of the screen for my job as a graphic designer.

Decided enough was enough, I need to get a life and get fit! My sister told me about C25K a week or so ago and so here I am . . . having done run 1 yesterday. I'm full of admiration for all of you who are so much further along than me, and encouraged by all your stories of how it's working for you. Just hope I'll be able to keep going! I'm really looking forward to being part of this community. Best regards.


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  • Hi daystogo and welcome to the blog. I'm on Week 5 and didn't think that I would get past Wk1, but here I am totally hooked! Keep going and trust the programme.

  • The longest journy begins with a single step and we have all been there scared and panting for breath. But before long you will see things improve I have gone from almost collapsing pre C25k days after 20 seconds and in week 7 of this programme decided to go for 30 minutes and did it. I am very slow but who cares I am of that couch and moving.

  • Well done on getting started. You'll soon become addicted.

    I've just finished week 7, run 2. When I started back in April I could hardly do the 60 sec runs (honest) I never ever thought I'd be able to run for 25 min non stop. I have never run before & never thought I'd be enjoying it as much as I am. Am totally committed & although have repeated a couple of weeks I have always managed 3 runs a week either before work (5am) or after work.

    All the best to you. You will succeed. Keep on posting your blogs!

  • So glad you have decided to join us. I sit at. Computer all day and I cope a lot better no aches and pains any more, better coping with stress too. It's a great programme. I'm due to graduate in two runs enjoy and let us know how it goes.

  • Now I'm really pleased you have left your computer and got off the couch, well done, but I fear that you will soon be back on your computer!! Well you will have to check in here, tell us all about your latest successful run and read the bloggs its quite addictive much better than Facebook. Good luck with the program and yes I agree jogging is a great stress buster. :)

  • Well done and welcome, let us know how you get on with your future runs

  • Congrats on making the start -thats the hardest bit over with. I graduated this week and never thought i'd do 5 mins never mind 5k. If I can, YOU CAN!

  • well done, I found the first week the toughest, never thought I would get to week 6, I am sure you can too.

  • I am starting this today! Got my first run tonight currently on night shifts so not sure how well i'm gonna do but I can always repeat a week when i'm more awake ;). Well done to all of you! Have any of you noticed inch/weight loss, or feeling more toned towards the end?


  • Hi PinePixie, Glendam52, Clanger, MrsLazy, Oldgirl, icandothis, sounfit, Sagel, and newbD

    Thanks for all your encouraging words and good luck for your first run newbD!

    Just trying to find a good time to do Week 1 run 2 - pouring rain here today and every time I think I'll get ready and go – another downpour occurs!

    Need to buy some sort of armband to carry my iphone as I just had to hold it in my hand for the first run which wasn't great – any suggestions on ones that work well for you . . . and are waterproof!

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