Every journey begins with the first step and all that!
Good luck you sound like me a few years ago. I hope you stick with it, I have even joined a running club!!!!!!!!!!!
Good luck guys, motivation is one thing that I have found from just reading the posts on here, and joining in on a few.
I've set myself a bit of a challenge in that I'm trying to overcome injury and want to lose about 2 stone, know that I can do it and with the encouragement of RW know that I will keep going. My partner bought me the RW training diary for Christmas to help keep me motivated.
The second part of my challenge is that my mum has decided that for New Year she wants to lose weight, about 5 stone, and wants me to help train with her and encourage her even though we live nearly 200 miles apart!!!!! I'm working on the training diary bit for common updates, but am going to suggest that she joins here to for a bit of moral support
Ginger, that is fantastic, especially carrying your son.
It is an uphill task, but managable in bite sized chunks so keep at it.
As for my mum, I have signed her up on here and will show her how it works when I go to see her in a couple of weeks, unless she learns by phone first I think that she will love it when she gets over the confidence side of it.
Let us know how your run goes tomorrow!
Good luck to all of those starting out. It'll be an uphill challenge but you can do it! As others have said - sign up to some races to keep you motivated and focused.
One biggest bit of advice from me: Make sure that you wear the right shoes (and for ladies a supportive bra) and don't do too much too quickly. The different app's and plans on here are fantastic for building you up slowly.
@Ginger - Well done on the walk. I bet you'll be running it soon!
You can find some real pearls of wisdom from the forumites on here so don't hesitate to ask. We were all beginners once too!
Good luck everyone!
I'm just starting back as well. Used to run fairly regularly but its been really hit and miss the last few years. Also very slow! Went for my first run / walk of the new year this morning and was out about 20 minutes (with the dog!!). Going to aim to run 3 times per week and slowly build up the mileage.
I am starting out AGAIN!!
6 ft 2 19 stone and determined to crack it this time.
Going out now for my first walk 1 run 1 and the weather is horrendous. So bad Im not taking the dog - an hes not happy!!
Will report back later.
Good luck all
Good luck all. I'm also re-starting today.
After previously running 3 - 4 times a week and completing a half marathon I slipped back to once a week if lucky and the weight soon piled back on (slipping dietry habits didn't help either).
So New Year, new start.
Ok Im back.
Ran 1 walked 1 x 11.
Wasnt too bad - didnt feel like I was killing myself.
So thats the first step taken.
Well done to all those that have made a start. I'm still not back to it, got chest infection so need that to clear up first
Good news though, my mum is looking to get herself some running shoes and give it a go. She is even looking forward to getting on here and saying hi to you all once her internet works a bit bettter
Slowjoe, has the dog forgiven you yet???
Hello can I join the newbie group.
I would like to get into some running but in the past any attempt has been the worst experience!
So this time, its short distance and I have a new term - I "ruffle" which is a mix beteen a run and a shuffle!
I am up to 1.5 miles in about 22 mins and its enough. Aim is to do this twice a week till comfy so look forward to sharing my success with you!
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