Couch to 5K

Just starting out...Weeks 1 and 2

Ok so I haven't really done any sport since school and I do love a drink in the evening so I knew that this would be difficult but boy...!

After week 1, I felt knackered, energised, happy, achey and restless but ready to get on to week 2. But a festival interrupted my progress and I have ended up stuffing my face with really unhealthy food and booze. I'm at the start of week 2 and as a result I feel sluggish and generally a bit pooey. I have a run scheduled for tomorrow morning so will need all of god's motivation and will to get me out of the door but I know that as soon as I do and breathe in the fresh air and feel the dew under my feel, it'll be the right thing to do.

I love the feeling that I get when its done and I head back to my house satisified, it brings so much pride.

Wish me luck, I've decided to take my neighbours dog with me which could be interesting...

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Stick with it and think about the sense of achievement when you finish your run tomorrow. We all have lapses - it took me 3 weeks to finish week 9.

You can do it.


Completely agree with Flossie - don't worry about lapses. If I miss a few runs, I simply skip back a week and build up again. The sense of achievement only gets bigger. I'm now on week 7 and it's amazing how easy it gets - a 20 minute run holds no fear for me now. Hang in there and don't worry about rigidly sticking to the schedule.


Thanks for your comments. I really can't imagine running for more than 3 minutes judging by this mornings' performance.

I'll stick at it.

you're both very inspiring. Thanks!


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