Couch to 5K
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Starting on this challenging road..... Nervous and scared but oddly excited!!

I did W1R1 last night and i am impressed that I managed to do the 8 one minute jogs!! I can't imagine doing more than i did last night let alone half an hour!!

I have recently lost 5 stone and still have 2stone to go and want to set myself the challenge of doing a 5k run this summer- maybe "race for life"?? Why..because I have been overweight or obese all my life and now at the age of 42 I am getting my act together. I was the fat kid who couldn't run...

I want to do things I never thought I could do and running 5K is the first.

Am I mad?? Can I do it?? Will I have the motivation to do it?? I am enjoying reading all the blogs and comments on here as they are so inspiring.

Oh well rest day today and then W1R2 tomorrow after work.

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Hi you've done the hardest bit, getting started! Well done to you for losing the weight, that's amazing and good luck with the running, you'll soon be addicted!!



Believe you me, if you stick with it, you'll be able to do a 5k all right.


Well done for startiing on what will be a challenging but wondeful journey. I started the program last September never having been able to run and i'm now traing for a 10K run in June. Even when it's tough have faith in the program it really does work.

Good luck, Allie


Welcome! Keep going - you've taken the most significant step, which is starting. Keep blogging, and the support on here will carry you through. It really is well worth it. :)


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