Couch to 5K support thread.

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  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    I have never moved a thread but I think I have heard people say you need to send a message to a moderator.

    I think its a good idea to move it, hopefully we will pick up a few more [STRIKE]victims [/STRIKE] participants

    I've PM'd a mod, hopefully they can move it for me.
    Thanks :)
  • WantToBeSEWantToBeSE Forumite
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    I can listen to my own music on the NHS app, but you have to go through the app and select the ones that you want, but I think you can only select a certain amount- either that or I was doing it wrong (I was trying to run at the same time!)

    Has anyone got any good motivating songs they use? I like to listen to sexy and I know it! haha! I like the "I work out" bit. In my head I'm like YEAH I DO! :)

    Good luck to everyone starting this week! looking forward to hearing you all totally nailing it! I need some good motivation as I really struggled with my run this morning, I managed to aggrevate an old injury, hopefully will be fine with some stretching, fingers crossed!!

    I like things like Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Call on Me by Eric somebody i think, most things by Lady Gaga, especially 'The Edge of Glory' , some stuff my Avici and also some of the new Justin Bieber stuff (oh God, i cant believe i just admitted that!).

    I hope your old injury heals again soon!
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    wanttoebse - yes I am really looking forward to it, I've been feeling quite low this week, it will help with my mood. I like when I am running (will be mainly walking tomorrow but I will try to walk at a good pace) that I do just that, run and listen to the music, nothing else to think or worry about, its a good feeling :)

    I totally get what you mean. As well as getting fitter and hopefully losing a little weight, i want to get those endorphins kicking. I need something to boost my mood, so i am hoping this'll help with that.

    Sorry to hear you've been feeling low too. I hope the C25K helps us all :)

    ILovebaking- what week are you on? Was it week 2?
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    Morning!

    Day 1 of Week 1 is DONE!! I am so proud of myself!
    It was raining, windy and foggy but i did it! I can't believe it :)

    I thought i may as well get used to running in bad weather..this is England after all, and we are leaving summer far behind by the looks of it.

    Things i worked out today:

    -I need thicker ankle socks. I wore trainer liners, which are super thin, and they rode down and almost off my foot, giving me blisters because it was also really rainy. So I'm going to go and get some of those tomorrow.

    -Shock Absorbers are AMAZING! No boob movement going on at all, no pain, super comfy. I am a DD so need to keep those babies contained!

    Did anyone else run this morning? Or running today? Let us know how you get on :)
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    Oh, and thanks to the board guides/moderators for moving my thread for me :)
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    @WantToBeSE my suggestion would be to get some proper running socks. Or at least socks that are designed to wick away moisture from your foot.

    I am using these but they are not a recommendation for road running as I mostly trail run.

    Well done on completing your first day the hardest step has been done now :)
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    Thanks indesisiv :)

    I've been looking at various socks, and it seems like running socks are the way to go.
    I don't do road running, i do trail running, so those look good.

    I'm looking forward to the next run (can i even call it a run??:rotfl:) on Wednesday.
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    edited 12 September 2016 at 2:36PM
    Well done wanttobese :T

    I had an easier start than you, its hot here, I got a bit burnt :eek: my phone said it was 32 deg :eek::eek: , that is a false reading as phone was in my pocket but it was still very warm And I didn't take any water with me :eek::o

    It was tough, very tough, I feel ashamed that I used to run at least 5K three times a week and I gave it up but life and children get in the way and I will get there again it will just take time. I also have to be realistic that it will take more time as I am five years older. Still I really enjoyed it, it felt good to be doing something again.

    I know what you mean about socks, no blisters here as my trainers are well worn in but I could feel my feet moving. I can't wait until the next Aldi running event they have socks and other good stuff.

    I have learnt MUST TAKE WATER WITH ME.

    I am also really looking forward to Wednesday, much more than I thought I would.

    Did you stretch afterwards? I have written down in a notebook, date, my time, distance and how I knackered I felt out of 10 (8 today), This will motivate me to keep going, I will be able to look back and see how I have improved.
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    Well done wanttobese :T

    I had an easier start than you, its hot here, I got a bit burnt :eek: my phone said it was 32 deg :eek::eek: , that is a false reading as phone was in my pocket but it was still very warm And I didn't take any water with me :eek::o

    It was tough, very tough, I feel ashamed that I used to run at least 5K three times a week and I gave it up but life and children get in the way and I will get there again it will just take time. I also have to be realistic that it will take more time as I am five years older. Still I really enjoyed it, it felt good to be doing something again.

    I know what you mean about socks, no blisters here as my trainers are well worn in but I could feel my feet moving. I can't wait until the next Aldi running event they have socks and other good stuff.

    I have learnt MUST TAKE WATER WITH ME.

    I am also really looking forward to Wednesday, much more than I thought I would.

    Did you stretch afterwards? I have written down in a notebook, date, my time, distance and how I knackered I felt out of 10 (8 today), This will motivate me to keep going, I will be able to look back and see how I have improved.

    Well Done IAMTO!! :T

    Thanks :)

    Oh you poor thing, you must have been boiling! :eek: I took a bottle of water, but left it in the car! I hate carrying things when i exercise, but will have to take it with me from now on.

    I didn't stretch afterwards, but only because the walk trail that i do is just over 5K, so i have about a 10 min slow walk back to the car once the podcast has finished.

    I like the idea of writing down everything, what a great idea! I might do the same.

    I know what you mean about feeling a bit ashamed that i am so unfit. I've never been a runner, but i used to go the gym very regularly (almost daily at 1 point). But like you, children and general life got in the way and i didn't have the time or energy.
    But fitness levels soon decrease once we stop doing it, but we'll soon (ish!) build them back up again :j

    I think i'm going to buy some proper sports shorts/leggings in town tomorrow too. I only have 1 pair of normal leggings (which i wore this morning) but they weren't very good at keeping the sweat away from my skin.
    I don't want to spend a fortune though, so i might have a look at Primark for now.

    Does anyone know what their sports clothes are like?
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    I don't know about Primark but if you have a Decathlon they have lots of reasonably priced stuff. I need some new ones as mine keep falling down - either that or a belt/braces! Annoying really as I haven't had them long but I have lost a bit of weight.
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