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Week 1 Run 1 - DONE

After a degree of procrastinating and a neck injury today was the day. After hardly doing any exercise in 30+ years it seemed very daunting but it's now or never.

Inspired by recent events a few miles up the road from me I got up early (for a Sunday) had a light breakfast and a warm up and I was off!

Drove to the local park. Met lots of dogs and their owners. Strapped iPhone to my arm, pressed play on the podcast and I was off.

Wasn't too sure what a brisk walk speed should be so went a bit fast than my normal speed. The runs we're good. 90 seconds is a long long time!

Home now and really buzzing. Looking forward to Tuesday and Run 2.

5 Replies

Congratulations, I can feel how excited you are - and you should be! It's changed my life. Have a great time with the next run and be very proud of yourself!


Well done you! Keep it up! I think as brisk walk should be just enough to make you ever so slightly out of breath but so you could still hold a conversation. I try and keep up with the beat on the music on the podcast. Don't know if that helps. XX


Well done, you're on you way now and there'll be no stopping you...C25K is addictive because you're always challenging yourself, though I always say the biggest challenge is to get out for that first run. Congrats :)


First run was the most difficult for me, just going out I think. So well done, enjoy the rest of this weeks runs and then onwards and upwards. Like beatasthma say's it soon gets addictive! Enjoy :-)


Thanks for all your comments, advice and encouragement. This is one friendly place!!


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