May and I've told all of my friends so that I can't back out now! All advice and encouragement welcomed. And prayers the Irish rain is kind to me please.
My discipline is pretty much non-existent, so that is the real reason that i wanted to do this. To prove to myself that I can follow through with a disciplined exercise! And all the health benefits are nice too!
I have always "wanted" to be a runner, especially in college and shortly there after but I just never kept at it after a week or two... Now I am a stay at home mom to a beautiful 18 month old, with a pretty regular routine, so i really think that my schedule will help keep me running. (hopefully!)
RIght now I use nap-times, a baby monitor in the driveway, and our cul-de-sac to get my runs in, hopefully that will keep working for me!
Well, it was nice to meet y'all! Hope to keep up with all the beginners starting with me!
I am a 33 year old female. I live in the US, in Virginia. I am a stay at home mom to a 2 & 1/2 year old. I completed day 1 yesterday. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was a beautiful day here yesterday so I loaded my 2 year old and the stroller and headed to the park. I have been thinking about this program for aleast two years but never started it. I guess I had a mental block about not being able to do it. Everytime I see runners they look free and healthy and it makes me want to run too. So yesterday I started my journey. Hopefully it will be a long and fulfilling one. I feel a bit worn out today but I'm sure that is to be expected. I wish everyone luck and success with their new program.
I recently purchased the Get Running app, and have been glancing at posts and forums for a little while now!
I'm a 23 year old female, living in the States. I am living in the southwest Rockies of Colorado.
I'm just about to go on my first run, and I must say, I'm rather nervous! I'm sure once I get started things will be fine.
I'm rather excited to start on this journey and look forward to following other peoples' progress as well as my own.
Thank you so much!
I'm hoping to eventually sign up to a 5k road race but I'll wait til I'm half way thru the program. My father is a road runner & has completed over 50 marathons, so im hoping that I have what ever it is that he has
I originally bought this app last yr & was doing really well wt it. However, i had to stop running as he went away for four months (he's in the forces) and with two young children at home i just found it impossible to get out in the evenings
I have recently taken up a fitness class & a boxercise class, which i LOVE!!!! And thought it was about time i took up running again. I'm getting married in june of this yr, and have so far lost 2.2 stone after having my son. I only have about hlf stone to get to my target abd thought this would help boost my loss, and also help wit the toning.
so today was my firt run using the app again & i smashed it. I started on week 3 run 1 as the boxercise ect have already helped build my fitness levels. After the 2nd 3 min run i just kept running and managed 7 mins!!!!!! I dont think i've managed that bwfore so am very pleased wit myself!!!
To all other newbies out there. If u find it difficult, just keep going!! The rewards are worth it!!!
Just checking in from Denver Colorado. I am currently in week 3. I have not been able to run for 5 minutes straight for 5 years. Especially at 6000 feet of altitude. I am really happy with this program, and especially the app. (thanks benjohn).
I have already signed up for my 5k a few months from now. That creates additional motivation for finishing the program.
On the plus side, I am already down 8 pounds!
Well I've had this app on my phone for a month or so and I have been scared out of my mind to use it. I've finally decided that I have to stop hiding and caring what people may think of me and I now feel that I can face posting on here and finally begin my journey!
I'm Debz, I'm 27 from the UK, I'm overweight and unfit. I'm hopefully getting married in June next year and I'm wanting to be a happier, healthier, slimmer person when it's time to put on the wedding dress. I also want to get myself sorted out because we want to start trying for a family when we are married and I don't want to be the thing that stands in the way of that happening.
I have spoken with my fella about this app (he is much fitter than me) and we came up with this crazy idea that when I have finished this program (because I will! ) that we could possibly take it further by training for a half marathon together and then maybe even a full marathon as a goal for the future - I'm thinking baby steps right now but anything is possible I guess?!?!?!
Well I will leave this intro here for now, I will be going for Week 1, Run 1 tonight so wish me luck!