(Closed) Didn’t make it through day one of C25K :(

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Good job for trying!  It does get easier- you just have to give your body a little time to adjust to the new workout.  Take a rest day if you need it, and get back at it!  You can do it 🙂

Post # 4
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Half way is a good start!  I remember when I did it, I did week 1 several times because I had really never run (or jogged) before so I really wanted to get comfortable with it before I moved on. Keep it up, it does get easier!

Post # 5
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You made it though your first day of C25K. And your days are the only ones that count! Hopefully you were able to fine a good pair of shoes. (I love Mizuno’s Wave Rider 13, but I have to replace them soon and am bummed that they’ve been discontinued.)  

Post # 6
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Good job! The hardest part is getting out there. As other posters have said, it takes some time getting your body used to it. Keep at it and you’ll start to build up your endurance. I couldn’t run a mile when I started running, and now I’ve done a bunch of 10-milers and 1 half marathon. You can do it!

Post # 8
6996 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i’ve been on week 2 for almost 2 weeks, i just cant get past it! haha but i’m determined.

Keep it up!

Post # 9
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

I attempted C25K last year and I sucked at it, straight up. I run out of breath super easily and then I feel dizzy, so even Week 1 was a challenge. I think if you take it slow and repeat the days/weeks you need to, as many times as you have to, it’s still better than sitting ont he couch!

Post # 10
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got stuck on week three last week because I pulled a muscle in my calf. I was so sore I was limpoing while walking for six days! I took that as a sign to slow down my C25K-ing. Moral of the story, listen to your body! Good luck and know that there are others in the same boat. Laughing

Post # 11
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was where you are, but now I’m almost done with week 5. You will get there, it just takes time! 

This may sound silly, but what helped me was lifting my head. I would always stare at the sidewalk in front of me which caused me to be completely aware of how hard I was breathing and how much my legs and ankles hurt. But a co-worker told me to keep my head up and look around. Try to take in the things you wouldn’t see/experience if you were driving by in a car. Honestly, that helped me SO much. 

Post # 12
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

As PP said it DOES get easier. I started walking for my weight loss all those years ago and never imagined being able to do what I do now.

Just remember to not be too hard on yourself and eat loads of bananas and strawberries to keep those muscles feeling good. 🙂

Post # 13
9481 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I suck at it myself.  No worries.  I gave up hahaha.

Post # 14
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


They say you can complete the program in nine weeks. Sure. That’s great. It took me MONTHS longer than that. Just do the days over until it gets a little easier, then move onto the next. Keep trying!

I just took an extended break from the program and I was able to hop back in the middle much better than I ever could have before using C25K.

You can do it!

Post # 16
5295 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

Hahahaha, I thought I was all good at ‘running’ last summer – I could run a mile around our neighborhood, and then run a second mile on and off. I took a couple month break and about Sept. decided to give the C25k a try. I was all ‘this shiz be EASY! I don’t need no stinking breaks!”

I made it through like four minutes, said f this and walked home. I thought I was going to die.

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