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Run fatty run! Couch 2 5k

As you may have seen in the rest of my blog, I am currently on a mission the shed a few excess pounds. As well as eating better, using a thinking slimmer slimpod, my fitness pal and the blog post of weigh in Wednesday, tonight I have decided to start proper exercise.

After seeing a few people mention couch 2 5k, I decided this was the way for me to start. It’s a running plan that aims to get you from being a couch potato to running 5k in 8/9 weeks. Gradually increasing your runs.

I got an app that coaches you through. The first run is 5 minutes warm up, 1 minute run, 1.5 minute walk, repeating the run and walk for 15 minutes then a cool down walk for 5 minutes and stretches.

I did it last night. MissB is now in bed by 7pm, so once she was down I put the dinner on and left the husband type in charge of stirring it and making the rice and I was off, in the rain. Oh… My…. Word! I am SO unfit it’s shocking. The first run section I did was at a pretty fast pace for me, the last was pitiful! I am so proud of myself for doing it.

Today is my rest day, and I cannot wait to get out there tomorrow. Much to my favourite twitterers disgust!

I will keep you all updated with my progress, and no doubt come crawling with my race for life sponsorship page at some point.

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