Another thing that is really motivating me are my new fitness data devices - a Garmin Forerunner 305 and a scale that gives body fat %, H2O %, muscle mass and bone mass as well as weight. I track my data every day, and I can see trends in every number showing marked improvements (ok, well, not in bone mass and not much in muscle mass, but everything else). I always knew I was a numbers guy (you don't get a doctorate in physics if you're not), but I never realized how motivating it could be to collect data about my own progress like this. And I certainly never realized that running could be so great (especially the endorphin rush after you push yourself to a new level)! Cheers and happy running, everyone.
A year ago I had just had a blood transfusion due to blood loss from self harm and could hardly stand. Today I again ran for 25mins. Amazing!! This app is so great and have really benefited from Reading what others have posted, so have decided I will too!
Little scared about weeks 4 and 5...barely can go the 1.5 minutes, how am I ever going to run 5 and 8 minutes? Prayers and good thoughts are needed.
So that is my story, hope to run my 1st 5k on September 26, (http://www.thejusticerun.org/).
I'm Sue from the NW of England. I completed run 2, week 2 this morning and am really enjoying the programme. I remember reading about this app - or a similar one - in a magazine a few months ago so when my husband won an ipod touch a few weeks ago (and of course handed it over to me ) it was one of the first things I downloaded.
I go to the gym once a week (I pretend it's more but really it's about once a week). I use the treadmill, cross trainer, bike and wave machine. On the treadmill I walk on an incline on the treadmill for 24 minutes...with a four minute run in the middle which I have never managed to complete. I'm doing the programme outdoors though.
I want to get fitter and also lose some weight.
I'm actually very suprised that I have managed the first two runs! I stopped smoking in January from about 30 a day so even walking uphill used to be a struggle!
Hope to hear from a few of you on my website http://www.runrolferun.co.uk- where hopefully I can provide a bit of motivation to others! (as well as me!)
I am about a stone overweight and have never exercised, but I'm determined to shed a few pounds and get generally fitter from a health point of view (I'm 36).
Did run 1 Sunday and pretty much struggled to walk Monday!
However, muscles are feeling bit better today so did run 2.
Still found it hard but completed it as I can't let this beat me lol!
I have looked ahead at future weeks and just can not ever see me being able to run for more than 1 minute!
Has anyone else got some good news stories to share! I'd love to think I will be able to do this but at the moment, based on my current ability, I don't see I'll get there!
If you need to, remember that you can run a week more than three times.
Keep going, and let us know how it goes!
I hit 47 this year and have never been able to run. Swim yes, but run? Forget it.
But then I came across this app and since I (a) needed to get fit & de-stress and (b) lose weight I decided to give it a go.
Now I am on week 8 and actually enjoying it. Me? Liking to run? Yes I am a pod person... I am astonished I have got to this point. The programme that the app follows is excellent. I cant recommend it enough.
But who on earth is the announcer? I dont know whether to hate her, or love her!