Apologies for the silence...back in work this week after a year off for maternity so has been a little crazy! Just read back through all the posts... and loving that this thread has really taken off and we are all going for it and big thanks to the more experienced runners for all your advice and tips! They are much appreciated!!
It seems we all have similar issues in finding the time to run and keeping it up!! My hubby is in the armed forces and works random shifts but have worked out early mornings are the best time to go...our little boy is still asleep and hubby is either coming in from work or about to get up so I can go consistently! It's tough dragging myself up at 5.30am especially on these cold mornings but as soon as I am out and get going, I love it! Really sets me up for the day! Am running Mon, Wed, Fri at the mo although this morning I have injured my knee - not quite sure how but worried in case I can't go Friday!! Last time I started running I got achy knees but that was down to being a little too enthusiastic and overdoing it whilst massively overweight...so this time am doing alternate days and until today my knees have been fine!!
So far I have dropped a dress size and my energy levels are getting higher! Has been a massive boost! Has anyone felt any changes from running yet..apart from the achiness! LOL!! No pain no gain..well that's what I keep telling myself!
Glad to see we are all in it together!! For anyone on FB there is a group set up on the back of this thread called New Year New Start - Get Running if you would like to join! x
If anyone is interested, I have set up a Facebook group called 'New Year New Start - Get Running. Just search for it and send a request. Thought it would be easier to communicate this way and motivate/advise each other as it can be difficult to find the thread, let alone follow it as more people contribute!! I don't know about you, but I keep finding myself wanting to 'like' comments and reply directly! There also seems to a be a few regular contributors already which is brilliant and thought it would be nice if we continue to help each other out as we make this lifestyle change! x
Keeny - I got the Run 5k app for my i phone but i have scrapped it already in favour of my Nike + which has a programme. If you Google 'Couch to 5k' there should be loads of info for you! But all you really need is a watch and some determination!
Bristol Newbie - loving the ruffle!!
Slowjoe - Well done!! We have taken the first steps!!
Maamalade - Hope you are better soon!! x
I went for a run this morning..well can't really call it that...more of a ruffle (as Bristol Newbie would call it!) but I beat the time I ran on Monday and if I can brave the current weather...I have no excuses!! Somehow managed 15k since NY day (including that walk!)
Thanks for even more messages of motivation!! They are much appreciated and it makes it so much easier knowing there are others in the same position! x
Thanks for your motivating posts! They are much appreciated and it's reassuring to know there a few of us all doing the same thing!
James - You can do it!! I have 5 stones to lose! It's not going to be easy but it's achievable! Are you just starting out too? What made you decide to go for it?
Maamalade..you should definitely get your mum to join! I am really glad I did!
Has anyone done any running today? I went on a 7k walk with my hubby and for the first half I carried my son, who is nearly nine months old, in a baby carrier. Haven't done a big walk like that for ages! Was a good start! Tomorrow evening the proper running starts!