We’ve all been there – wrapped up in a cosy blanket, binge-watching the latest Netflix series (you must watch Fool Me Once if you haven’t seen it). Who says you can’t turn that binge-watching energy into something productive? Say goodbye to the sedentary lifestyle, and let’s dust off those running shoes hiding in the cupboard.

Whether you’re a fitness novice or just looking for a new challenge, the Couch to 5K program is your ticket to a healthier, happier you.

Gearing Up – Because Fashion Matters

Half the motivation to work out comes from having workout gear you feel good and comfortable in. Invest in some colourful leggings, a supportive sports bra, and a pair of running shoes that scream, “I’m here to conquer the pavement!” Trust us; you’ll feel good and ready to tackle the world.

Your New BFF: The Couch to 5k app

Healthy changes begin with small steps, and Couch to 5K will help support your journey towards weight loss, increased activity, and improved mood.

The Couch to 5K program is perfect for beginners. It eases you into running, alternating between walking and jogging intervals. Complete the program in as little as nine weeks or at your own pace, making it adaptable to your schedule.

The app includes an easy-to-follow countdown timer that visually and audibly informs you of the time left for each run. Users receive timely tips, support and motivation from celebrity narrators like comedians Sarah Millican, and Sanjeev Kohli, and presenter Jo Whiley.

Find Your Running Rhythm

Experiment with different playlists or podcasts to keep you entertained while your legs do the work. Pro tip: pretend you’re in a music video – it makes the run more enjoyable.

Embracing the “Glow”

Sure, some call it sweat, but we prefer “glow.” Running gets your heart pumping and also gives your skin a healthy, radiant glow.

Dealing with Hurdles (Literally)

Let’s face it – running isn’t always smooth sailing. There will be days when your motivation takes a dip. Laugh it off, shake it off, and keep moving forward. Remember, every step is a victory!

So, get out there and start running! Show the world you’re unstoppable, one 5K at a time! If you feel ready to progress to a 10K, check out Runna for a personalised plan to take you further!