I started running to do the couch to 5k challenge 3 months ago today. What an incredible journey. In a nutshell, you should have a go at doing it. I’m fitter and healthier today than I have been for years.
Getting started was really difficult, but the BBC app made it a lot easier to get going. I chose to have the comedian Sarah Millican be my coach, and she was great a keeping me going when all I wanted to do was stop.
It was so incredibly hard going for the jump from week 5 up to week 7, it was a real struggle to push myself.
6th April 2020 – I managed to do two runs today. My first run was 5.3km, then I had a 30 minute break and then did a second run of 4.2km. I managed to do both, but I did have a brief walking break for a couple of minutes in the middle of run 2.