First time out; 1.5 miles!

Has the quit improved my fitness, it says here?

Well, I last ran in any capacity (I think) about 20 yards while helping the missus train for "Race For Life" in 2008 I think it was; the rest was training at a fast walk. Then before that I played football in 2003 but was in goal!

So today, 66 days after my last cigarette, me and the missus have just been out for a 1.5 mile walk / jog (admittedly more walk than jog!) in 27 minutes, but that included a stop of about a minute because she spotted a squirrel carrying a nut on the path ahead of us so we had to stop and watch him :rolleyes:

First time out though, happy with that for now; as the saying goes, "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". And, in this case, a squirrel :D.

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  • Has the quit improved my fitness, it says here?

    Well, I last ran in any capacity (I think) about 20 yards while helping the missus train for "Race For Life" in 2008 I think it was; the rest was training at a fast walk. Then before that I played football in 2003 but was in goal!

    So today, 66 days after my last cigarette, me and the missus have just been out for a 1.5 mile walk / jog (admittedly more walk than jog!) in 27 minutes, but that included a stop of about a minute because she spotted a squirrel carrying a nut on the path ahead of us so we had to stop and watch him :rolleyes:

    First time out though, happy with that for now; as the saying goes, "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". And, in this case, a squirrel :D.

    Brilliant! I just wish I could get back into it. The couch to 5k programme is really good and it eases you into it gently. Have a look at it there is a podcast you can down load onto your ipod if you have one. It really is the best thing for enhancing your mood and great for your body.I am going to start again myself I know how good it can make you feel. Well done and keep me up to date on your progress. You improve quiclky at the start I remember that much!

  • Brilliant! I just wish I could get back into it. The couch to 5k programme is really good and it eases you into it gently. Have a look at it there is a podcast you can down load onto your ipod if you have one. It really is the best thing for enhancing your mood and great for your body.I am going to start again myself I know how good it can make you feel. Well done and keep me up to date on your progress. You improve quiclky at the start I remember that much!

    Iv seen that for the iPhone too looks okay it's even give you a free trail first. Iv just hot get motivated and sum new trainers.:rolleyes: I do do wii Zumba and the wii fit everyday but I'm needed more now. As I'm feeling like imbputting weight on everyday even tho I'm not eating more :mad:

  • I would congratulate you but I can't stop laughing :D

    I know it's outrageous, I bet Mo Farah didn't have to put up with that sort of interruption :D

    I haven't got anything as posh as an iPhone, just my legs and the road is all I have to work with! And Shelly, yes, new trainers, mega cheap off eBay but dead comfy! :)

  • Shelley

    I know its ded frustrating you give up smoking to be healthier and you end up putting weight on and feeling yuk! I just bought some new trainers so I am definitely gonna start again.Zumba is really good and so is wii fit.:)At least you are doing something.:)

    AB you may become addicted to running you know. I know people who have:) There are worse addictions though aren't there.

  • Wouldn't mind if I did, would be nice to be healthy and as you said there are worse things....I sympathise with you Shelly although I AM eating more so it's my own fault I'm getting lardier :o

  • Shelley

    I know its ded frustrating you give up smoking to be healthier and you end up putting weight on and feeling yuk! I just bought some new trainers so I am definitely gonna start again.Zumba is really good and so is wii fit.:)At least you are doing something.:)

    AB you may become addicted to running you know. I know people who have:) There are worse addictions though aren't there.

    Tbh haze iv not really put loads on about 4 pound but it's gone on me stomach so look like I'm preggers. And have bin bloated to sinc

    I was hoping that if I fix put weight on it Wud of bin on me boobs.. As I have nowt on top. :rolleyes:

  • Wouldn't mind if I did, would be nice to be healthy and as you said there are worse things....I sympathise with you Shelly although I AM eating more so it's my own fault I'm getting lardier :o

    I'm eating more healthy now since giving up. When I smoked I ate junk all the time. No fruit or out. I do now tho but I'm turning into a Buddha belly :eek:

  • And I wouldn't mind someone to go running with too.

  • And I wouldn't mind someone to go running with too.

    That is the problem, finding someone to go out with.:( It is much easier when you have someone doing it with you because you support each other and you are more likely to stick with it. If you have just put it on round your middle then doing sit ups and other stomach exercises might help. I reckon with you being so young when your body adjusts properly the weight you have put on (which isnt much anyway) will drop off. I quit when I was 27 for 5 years and I put a bit of weight on and then I lost it all and got back to size 10. What about yout OH does he not fancy getting fit?

  • That is the problem, finding someone to go out with.:( It is much easier when you have someone doing it with you because you support each other and you are more likely to stick with it. If you have just put it on round your middle then doing sit ups and other stomach exercises might help. I reckon with you being so young when your body adjusts properly the weight you have put on (which isnt much anyway) will drop off. I quit when I was 27 for 5 years and I put a bit of weight on and then I lost it all and got back to size 10. What about yout OH does he not fancy getting fit?

    He a builder so he always on the go and he was walking work there and back. He lives walking but he more of a Walker for the purpose of getting some where.

  • I could chase you if that helps lol

    KK;)

    That Wud be funny.. Running after me with a big stick lol

  • That is the problem, finding someone to go out with.:( It is much easier when you have someone doing it with you because you support each other and you are more likely to stick with it. If you have just put it on round your middle then doing sit ups and other stomach exercises might help. I reckon with you being so young when your body adjusts properly the weight you have put on (which isnt much anyway) will drop off. I quit when I was 27 for 5 years and I put a bit of weight on and then I lost it all and got back to size 10. What about yout OH does he not fancy getting fit?

    I have to be carefull with certain exercises as iv got scoliosis. So anything that gives me strain on me back or neck like sit ups just do me over. We're I'm in pain for days.

  • I have to be carefull with certain exercises as iv got scoliosis. So anything that gives me strain on me back or neck like sit ups just do me over. We're I'm in pain for days.

    Oh dear, I dont know what that is I will have to google it but it sounds painful. Well you need to be carefeul then Shelley. Take some advice from your doctor before you start any exercise there might be stuff you shouldn't be doing?

  • Well done, Angry Bear. I started my Couch to 5k training again last week.

  • Next round...

    OK, just been out again, same route, no wildlife interruption this time.....24min 58 secs.....:) My addict's head says to sign up for next year's London Marathon. My real-life head says....really, really no! :o

  • OK, just been out again, same route, no wildlife interruption this time.....24min 58 secs.....:) My addict's head says to sign up for next year's London Marathon. My real-life head says....really, really no! :o

    Do it it will give u something to push forward too

    Iv just done 20 mins running on my wii fit.

  • welld one

    Brilliant! I am going myself tonight. It is a lovely evening and no reason why I shouldn't. Sign up for a 10 k or a 5k first and I bet you will become hooked. They are great events, and then you can decide if you want to do the marathon.

  • Had a lovely Greek salad for tea. Really heathy

    So gonna spoil it now with a brew and loads of choccy biscuits

    I Wounder why I'm getting chunky.. :D

  • Nothing wrong with a few choccy biccies....we had pasta and chicken after our "run", then the missus had ice cream and ruined the effect :D...... it's just nice to be able to do these things without wheezing and puffing; wouldn't even have entertained it before as I would not have gone 100 yards!

  • Nothing wrong with a few choccy biccies....we had pasta and chicken after our "run", then the missus had ice cream and ruined the effect :D...... it's just nice to be able to do these things without wheezing and puffing; wouldn't even have entertained it before as I would not have gone 100 yards!

    I love that I can breath too.. I remember I was late for an appointment and had to run it was a bank. I couldn't breath and itust of took me a good 15 mins recover. Then when I fort I need give up smoking

  • Nothing wrong with a few choccy biccies....we had pasta and chicken after our "run", then the missus had ice cream and ruined the effect :D...... it's just nice to be able to do these things without wheezing and puffing; wouldn't even have entertained it before as I would not have gone 100 yards!

    And I miss icecream I have a really bad tooth that kills if anything slighty cold goes near it. Dentist next week for it.. Eeeek

  • I love that I can breath too.. I remember I was late for an appointment and had to run it was a bank. I couldn't breath and itust of took me a good 15 mins recover. Then when I fort I need give up smoking

    See all those symptoms were worth it, you only ever say really positive things now Shelley. You really are on the right path now. xx

  • See all those symptoms were worth it, you only ever say really positive things now Shelley. You really are on the right path now. xx

    Hopefully I am. Theses last few week have bin a lot better..

    Fink I will treat me self to another choccy biscuit :eek:

  • Third time out..

    OK third time out in three days, on our 1.5 mile circuit we've measured out......went by myself as the missus is at work and we are taking the kids out for tea to celebrate both their college entries so she probably won't get out today.

    Hammering it down with rain but at least it was cool, time went from 24m 58s yesterday to 19m 17s today; ran more this time but IT HURT!!

    BUT! I could breathe! I was puffed out from running but 68 days on from my last fag, I could run and breathe!

    Got in soaking wet and grinning like an idiot :D

  • OK third time out in three days, on our 1.5 mile circuit we've measured out......went by myself as the missus is at work and we are taking the kids out for tea to celebrate both their college entries so she probably won't get out today.

    Hammering it down with rain but at least it was cool, time went from 24m 58s yesterday to 19m 17s today; ran more this time but IT HURT!!

    BUT! I could breathe! I was puffed out from running but 68 days on from my last fag, I could run and breathe!

    Got in soaking wet and grinning like an idiot :D

    Well done ur defo getting the running bug..

    I really want to do it too but really need new trainers I was saving but I saw a slow cooker on offer today and got that ..

    Thinking about me belly as per :(

  • :D

    WELL DONE

    You are doing so well

    :D

    I will def sponser you if you do take part in the Marathon

    With your drive and determination you will succeed

    :)

    Bravo

  • Thanks Carol but I think it's quite a way beyond me, the only Marathon I can tackle at the moment is the chocolate bar ;)

    However there is a 5k Fun Run near us in mid-October we're tentatively looking at....I've just been out and done 2k in 14 minutes, which was mostly running :o but hey it's only been a week since I first went out so I can't complain, feels good to be able to do it at all :D

  • there is a 5k Fun Run near us in mid-October we're tentatively looking at....I've just been out and done 2k in 14 minutes, which was mostly running :o but hey it's only been a week since I first went out so I can't complain, feels good to be able to do it at all :D

    That is a decent jogging pace for the stage that you are at AB. Really well done!:D I bet you feel fantastic dont you? I think you will be more than able to do the 5k in October. I love those events and it will spur you on to do more training and maybe then do a 10k. However you do as much as you feel you want to do. No pressure, you have achieved so much already, so pleased for you. You deserve it.

  • Thanks Haze, it hurts at the time but I wouldn't change that, I could not jog at all ten weeks ago so will settle for that any day! As for progress, will just have to see...:cool:

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