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I started running 2 weeks ago mainly because I'm a mother of 2 and fed up of feeling like a sack of potatoes every day! I've also lost some weight recently and wanted to boost the final weight loss. I tried following a couch to 5k programme but didn't get on. I've ran 6 times, I'm running every other day and using the run/walk method. The first time I jogged I could barely do it for 1.5 minutes. I've managed to jog (very slowly) without walk breaks for 10 minutes twice now and am super proud. I always walk for 5 mins to warm up, run for as long as I can then walk for as long as I need to then run again for as long as I can then walk for a few mins to warm down, followed by stretching. Ok so I can run 10 minutes but I am SO out of breath. I always run in the morning, about 6.30am, wear leggings, running trainers, vest top and a thermal long sleeved top. I have to really concentrate on my breathing to get to 10 mins although my body could go on longer, my lungs feel that they're being suffocated. My nose always gets really runny so I have to breathe through my mouth. Any tips? maybe I'm struggling because it's cold etc? Maybe it's just going to take me a few more weeks before my lungs can cope with it? The only joggers I know have gotten past the out of breath stage very quickly and I'm feeling a bit about it all!
Thanks for reading and letting me share my running story so far with you all