Every journey begins with the first step and all that!
It is really good to hear that you have all taken the first step and are getting out there and giving it a go.
I too love the idea of the ruffle! It is sometimes the best way forward and remember, at least your doing something
Ginger - well done on the 15k, bet you're feeling so proud, know I would be.
Bristol - before I got injured last year all I was doing was about 2 miles 3-4 times a week, kind of comfortable distance, but once your happy with it you can do more with it to help build up the fitness, you don't necessarily have to up the distance. Keep at it, you will see improvements and find you get addicted to it
I'm still out of it, dr has me on antibiotics and steroids to try and sort me out so the nearest I'm getting to a run it encouraging you all on here. Heaven help my partner though coz all is gets is me winging that I want to go for a run!!! Our mate over the road has a treadmill too which he has said I can use when the weather is bad etc so I'm down to my lungs holding me back. Anyway less of me moaning on, more of KEEP IT UP GUYS, YOU'RE DOING DO VERY WELL!!!
Gary - you'll do it, just go in and say hi. I've done it the other way, said hi and not managed to run with them yet, but am ill so still got lots time.
Good luck with it all
That's brilliant, sounds like you're on your way and also very addicted.
I've still not done anything, trying to shake this cold/flu off, had it nearly 3 weeks!
Good to see new runners joining in.
A few tips for you: Don’t overdo it on speed or distance. Training regularly is the key to weight loss or running improvement. Park runs are also a good alternative to a running club – less formal and less of a commitment, although still good for motivation. Also, don’t forget that you can cross-train (run, cycle, row etc) which will help with initial fitness and lower injury risk.
Lastly if you can stay motivated at this time of year then it will be ‘easy’ come spring – good luck!
Sounds like you have a good drive and challenge to keep yourself going. We will help give you that kick when you need it, but sure you'll be just fine. Just remember slow and steady. Overdoing it to quick will only cause you to injure yourself.
Let us know how run number 1 goes
Hello all. hope you dont mind me joining in!
Im starting again after a long break which got even longer when I became pregnant! The baby is now 6 months old and I havent been for a run in about 18 months. I was only struggling through 20 minutes when I was running so I really am a new starter now!
So Im going to dig out the C25K programme on my Ipod and start again - hopefully tomorrow.
I am quite unfit, 36 and about 4 stone overweight so a lot to be done. The ultimate aim is weight loss - with a late May holiday as my first goal , but Im also determined to do a half marathon at some point. For now though, I will start with a few 5k races, then perhaps a 10k...
Woah. First things first! Looking forward to sharing this with others going through the same pain!
One step at a time, but whatever you're motivation, welcome and good luck with it all.
You'll get there and there is tonnes of support on here. Sure you'll get there.
It could be a couple of things, I think the main one possibly being too much too soon. Good efforts though don't get me wrong, but the distance you're covering including a hill seems a lot for only a second run.
When I run I do end up coughing, but that's coz I'm asthmatic and it will hurt so I set myself the challenge to push myself but not to the point my lungs hurt/burn. Sometimes that just means slowing down a bit, but can still do same distance, sometimes I walk. I would suggest if you feel your lungs hurting just slow down a bit and see how that goes.
The one thing I can say is that it will get easier with time and practice so keep at it and give yourself a big pat on the back, that's 2 runs down!!!
Grr - sort of forgot to go out. Busy day and then I found myself eating dinner straight after putting the baby to bed, when I remembered I had planned to go out. So, tomorrow, I will get my stuff ready and when I get home from my day out with the family - I will get changed and go straight out. And then I will come here and tell you all about it!
Well done to others who did get their brains in gear and got out the door!
Hi every one im just starting out too and ginger very much like you, had to have a word with myself.
Ive been feeling sluggish and cant be bothered for a while and i know its alot to do with eating rubbish, no exercise and being 3 stone over weight. The first part of my plan was to give up smoking... on christmas day my hubbie and i had been smoke free for 3 months I have thought about running on several occasions but was prepared with a list of excuses why i couldnt. Yes embaracement was a big part of it
The gym and exercise classes are out for me at the moment as my hubbie has just been made redundant, so i decided it was time to take the plunge and am too (trying) doing the C25k trainning programme. think i am going to have to repeat quite a few weeks though lol
Today apart from a disasterous run i was surprised to learn that i have lost about 4lb since the 29th of Dec so am feeling rather pleased with myself x
Ive also asked to goin the group on face book xx
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