I started running when I was watching a TV show about celebrities trying various diets from around the world and realised that I was the same weight as Cheryl Baker from Bucks Fizz and that she was classed as overweight.
I downloaded a Couch to 5K app and the version that I did got me to 5k in 8 weeks. All of these programs are designed with the unfit in mind so you shouldn’t be put off at all.
Here’s one of my favourite running quotes:
“No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.” – Author Unknown
After you’ve completed the program… well, it’s up to you! The world’s your oyster! Repeat the whole thing again! Just do the final week! Push yourself to run longer distances! Do a 5k parkrun! Join a running group! Or just do what I do and carry on running to suit yourself!
Most of all… enjoy yourself and give it some welly!