I've NEVER been a runner, not even as a teen. I'm not inactive though, but exercise has never seemed to have the magic effect it is supposed to on my body.
Then I discovered Couch to 5K (C25K). I downloaded some podcasts, and then invested $3 in an app (Get Running). 7 weeks of exercising 3 times a week (25-30 minutes), and I have progressed from gasping after 1 minute of running to being able to go for 30! The amount of calories burned is amazing, and my body looks much better already!
Join one of the C25K groups for advice and much-needed and appreciated support from fellow runners.
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I am 50 years old and with the help of sp's 5K Your Way program I have become a runner for the 1st time in my life! I started walking several years ago but in the past year, running seemed to be a natural progression for me. I found the 5K program on sp and have been running for 6 weeks of an 8 wk program. If you have any desire to become a runner, this program could be for you!
I wanted to run a 5K as part of my goals that I set for myself, but I have not ran in over 5 years :( I found a program to follow called Couch to 5K. It is awesome! You simply follow the suggested workouts 3 days week (they only take about 20-30 min.) and in 9 weeks you should be able to complete a 5k. You can find the program at www.coolrunning.com
For those of you who feel the inner man telling you to start something new, run or walk an extra mile, lift heavier weights and then that small 18 voice tells you you can't. Shut him up and DO IT. I went from the couch to running 3 miles in 9 weeks (Couch to 5K Team). Believe in yourself and inspire those around you. 306
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