Tuesday 5 January 2021

Doing the couch to 5k and I'm failing!

 Week three of the couch to 5k and am beginning to struggle with knee pain. Horrifically bad and I couldn't help but feel my body was letting me down during my efforts to get fitter.

Seeing to Mum as she was rushed into hospital, I tried to kneel beside her to take her blood pressure and I yelped so badly and lept across the room. What on earth was I going to do?

Back in the summer, I decided to start the Couch to 5K challenge to get fitter and lower my blood glucose levels. Did I manage it? Did it work for me? A big shout out to my couch to 5k bud and total inspiration, Jools. See her on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/jools_my_surrey_reno_life/
Week 1 vlog here

Find the couch to 5k app here: NHS couch to 5k information: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/couch-to-5k-week-by-week/ BBC Couch to 5k website with links: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/get-inspired/43501261 Couch to 5k playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwf5UN3J86KJ4bpu0-5Y77Hnrh91k95Vb

week two and I was feeling shin splints...

Keep watching to see the rest of the weeks vlogs. Did I stop? Did I carry on?

Louise xoxo



  1. Are you watching your rest days, it’s during the downtime that your body fixes itself. Don’t push it and listen to your body, check your gait and rhythm, over striding is a common issue.
    Have a look at chirunning.com for some advice on natural stride.

    I did couch to 5k then 10k then 16k then a half marathon in 2 years total so it can be done

  2. Well done you. Im doing intermittent sprints now. love those


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