Is running really for you?
I've said it before, and I'll probably say it again.
Enjoying what you're doing is the best way of ensuring you stick to a programme. So if running really isn't your thing, my first piece of advice would be to try something else.
Why not head over to Workout of the Month to get some ideas?
But, if you're determined to get running, and need some help to stick to a programme, you could do worse than having a goal. That is, a goal over and above weight loss.
I've been focusing on getting to 5k.
And to do that, I've hit the App Store. Because, as with most things in life these days ... running a 5k, there's an app for that.
From Couch to 5k - which app did I choose?
If you've ever looked for an exercise app, or a running app, you'll have noticed there's more than one.
In fact, there are hundreds.
I decided to go for 5k Runner by Fitness 22.
There wasn't any particular reason I choose this one.
It was the first one that came up. The programme looked sensible. Not too daunting. And the time required for each run was absolutely doable. Just 30 minutes.
So that's the one I went for.
I did choose the paid version rather than the free option. Ads really annoy me and have put me off using apps in the past.