You can totally do it! The first time I ever ran I managed a total of 6 minutes (not all together...) running over half an hour and it was a huge struggle - 2 years later I was doing a half marathon! You may dread it heading out of the door, but you'll never regret it afterwards.
That's number one done and nearly every run you do after that one will be easier in myriad ways. When I started running, my chest burned and my legs screamed and I couldn't do more than a few hundred yards without stopping. Now I run 5-7k on each weekday morning and a longer 10-15k on a Saturday. And I positively enjoy it.
Hi Little. Well done for getting out there! I know what you mean about people seeing you when you’re running. I hate trying to smile and nod when I’m struggling to breathe. If you do start running at 5am, at least you won’t have to see anyone!
I use the free NHS/BBC app. I love it. I did week 5 run 2 yesterday, where I ran 2 x 8 minutes which seems incredible when I look back to week 1, when I struggled to run 8 x 1 minute.
Brilliant well done! Being able to do some running is awesome as it means you can do it anywhere in the world - I always take my kit with me when travelling and try to get at least one run in. I’m not a natural runner, nor is it my favourite thing to do, nor do I find it easy, BUT it’s convenient and cheap.