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Week One, First Run of C25K 🐻🐾🐒 🐌 !

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9weeks2RunGraduate10
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Dear Running Friends,

Yes you read that correctly!! I wanted to let you know after much deliberating and trying to get myself back running with long Covid symptoms, I have committed to doing C25K again and hoping in 9 weeks I will be back running 5k. πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

This afternoon I completed Week One, Run One!! I just couldn’t bring myself to restart my C25K app as I didn’t want to lose my history, means so much to me therefore, I am just replaying the runs from each week and taking a picture of the message on screen saying I have completed the run!

It felt wonderful to be back out there and safe having the support of the app. All went well and thankfully I did not experience any chest tightness, which I had been when trying to do it on my own, so this is me starting again 🐻🐾🐒 🐌 🐻🐾🐒 🐌 🐻🐾🐒 🐌 🐻🐾🐒 🐌 !!!

I must admit I did shed a tear after completing it 😒😒 Although I won’t be able to run the Vitality 10K in May as I had planned to do when I ran my last 10k on 30th December, hopefully I will be running 5k again, which will be sooooooooooo amazing πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ.

Thank you so much for all your support.

Week one, run one completed!!

Happy Running πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈEveryone x

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Imc50Graduate10

Yooz Rebecca have Vavavoom great to see you back in trainers πŸ₯³πŸ‘

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you so much Ian, how is your marathon training going? 🐻🐾🐌🐒

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Imc50Graduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

You'll have that 5k distance back pretty soon Rebecca, returning to the C25k plan is a clever tactic πŸ€“, and if it gets you through without experiencing chest tightness that's a huge bonus πŸ™‚.

You've done it before πŸ’ͺ, 2nd time around it's just the same πŸ‘, don't over pressurize yourself though!!!

That marathon hmmm.....well gently gently.

I've downloaded a marathon training plan πŸ‘

To be continued....

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you Ian, I pray it does.

I won’t I am going to take it so slowly and not push myself, I won’t go out on the days when fatigue is bad.

You will do it my running friend, gosh what an amazing achievement that will be

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AlMorrGraduate10

Well done on restarting C25K, take all the runs slow and steady, sorry about the Long Covid.

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much Al, I will do thank you. Hope you are keeping well. Happy Running

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

I am keeping well thanks Rebecca, my right leg is only a little sore when running, but over the last few weeks my 5K time has got quicker.

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to AlMorr

So glad to hear you are keeping well Al. That is great news about your leg. Fantastic, well done. Take care

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AlMorrGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

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Well done Rebecca, I think given what you have gone through and still enduring then this is a really sensible choice πŸ‘

It will be the best way to re build your fitness and much better than jumping in mid way and possibly getting frustrated .

I'm sure in 9 weeks you will be running your 5k again .

Well done today and take care x πŸ™‚πŸ‘

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thank you so much Ian and for all your support. Yes I think this is the sensible thing to do as last time I was left feeling so frustrated and scared by the chest tightness.

If I can run 5k again in 9 weeks I will be so delighted.

Take care x

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FrencGraduate10

That’s great to hear! Well done - especially for the super smiley face choice on the app. Here’s to many more πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΌπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ.

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

Aww thank you so much Frenc!

Enjoy your next run 🐻🐾🐌🐒

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Jools2020Graduate10

Fantastic, Rebecca! That’s great that you have decided to do the programme again. I’m sure you’ll rest well in between runs so you don’t overdo it. You’re determined to get your fitness back and I know you will succeed πŸ’• x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Jools2020

Thank you so much Julia and for all your support means so much. Yes I will do and I won’t run on the days I am working. I just can’t let this beat me I miss running so much. Take care 😘🐻😘 x

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WillowandSolaGraduate10

Aww so pleased to see this post, the weeks will fly by and what a good idea to start again and build up in this way

Wishing you lost of fun doing this and nice strong lungs it’s a horrible disease to beat but beat it you did x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Aww thank you so much Sola and for your support.

Yes exactly, I have tried myself but didn’t get on so well at least this gives me structure which I love and hope. Lol at least this time on my run I felt that I loved it!!

Thank you so much 😘🐻🐾🐌🐒

Hope you and Willow are both well. Enjoy your next run x

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thanks Rebecca

I ran today Willow slept

Have you tried Zombies Run? it sort of structures a run by chipping in every so often, maybe something to try after you graduate again

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Aw well done on your run. I need to catch up on today’s posts.

No I have not tried it I will add that to my list. Are you enjoying it? X

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

I don’t want to in the same way I didn’t want to enjoy PokΓ©mon, and that didn’t last long, but i enjoy the story and just can’t resist running faster when zombies are chasing me, first time that happened I ran flat out then couldn’t keep going to evade them

But i set it for 30 minutes and after that just keep going

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Lol oh I will have to give it a go once I complete C25K. lol those Zombies would catch me!! I wouldn’t stand a chance!! It does sound intriguing x

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WillowandSolaGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

They nearly catch me

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FionamagsGraduate10

Go you - great decision! You've come through a horrendous illness so taking it slow and gentle is a great way to come back. You are in good company - there are a surprising number of comeback kids on the forum at the moment - including myself! I have no doubt this will help your respiratory rehab and let you reclaim the magic at the same time.

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Fionamags

Thank you so much Fiona.

Massive Well Done to you and all the other comeback kids on the forum, so inspiring to hear that πŸ‘β­οΈπŸ‘β­οΈπŸ‘β­οΈπŸ‘β­οΈπŸ‘β­οΈπŸ‘β­οΈπŸ‘β­οΈ Thank you so much πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ so lucky to have this forum Such a wonderful support.

Enjoy your next run 🐻🐾🐌🐒

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TeresafaithGraduate10

Been wondering how you by were getting on after Covid- great to hear you're back out there again- you've had a tough time!-all the very best for the next journey- take care and take it slowly, you'll get there. 🌼🌺🌻

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Teresafaith

Thank you so very much Teresa that is so Kind of you.

You are doing so amazing πŸ‘πŸ‘ x

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TeresafaithGraduate10

Been thinking of you all the way through your Covid- SO GLAD you are finally feeling 'up to it' again - you'll get there!- thinking of you.

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Teresafaith

Aw that is so kind of you Teresa thank you so much. I am back to working two earlys shifts a week I am very slow unfortunately but am getting there. Take care x

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TeresafaithGraduate10

You deserve a medal for getting back up and getting back out there,!- well done, take it steady.

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Birdlady64Graduate10

So so happy to read this! 😁😁😁

Brilliant news that you are running again after everything you have been through. Doing the program again will do then trick - you know it works - and sounds the sensible thing to do.

There will be plenty more 10k races waiting for you and I'm sure you will get your fitness back as you are so determined.

Great stuff Rebecca! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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9weeks2RunGraduate10

Aw thank you so much for your support and kind words. Yes, exactly, hopeful this will do the trick!

That is very true, this running means so much doesn’t it.

You take care

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CouchphoenixGraduate10

You are an inspiration Rebecca, I’m so pleased to hear you managed to get out there for a run today....take it nice and gradual now ok and I’m sure you’ll be hitting 5k in no time. Well Done πŸ‘πŸ» πŸ‘πŸ» xx

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you so much, so kind of you. I will do coach!😊! Feeling so positive and hopeful. Will sign up for Race at your Pace once I graduate πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ and get some bling!!

Thank you for all your support Geoff.

Take care x

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CouchphoenixGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Just call me Coachphoenix 😁

Yes the Race at Your Pace are lovely medals. I’ve just received my February one πŸ‘

Have you used the Nike Run Club App? they’ve got lots of coached runs on there of various times and distances and if you need to stop, the workout automatically pauses. There are short runs on there which may help you rather than repeating C25k, it’s free too. x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you Coachphoenix!!

Aw how lovely, massive well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ you are doing fantastic. I saw a picture of Teresa’s medal it is really nice.

Yes I have that app have not used it yet will have a look though. I really enjoy the structure of the C25K and because of the chest tightness I need to take it so slowly. I think because I know it works I feel safe following it again and I will stick to the structure, otherwise I tend to want to do to much to soon and I end up failing. Last time I got up to jogging 2 x 5 minutes jogs and the tightness was bad and it really scared me so hoping doing this slowly will work but I will check out the runs on the app.

Thank you for all your help CP x

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CouchphoenixGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Your welcome x

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Peter44Graduate10

That's great news Rebecca, that you've been able to get out running again, after such a tough time, and glad it went ok, no ill effects, probably felt quite strange, not surprised you were a bit emotional too. πŸ€—

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Peter44

Thank you so much Peter. Really hoping this will be my way back to running by doing it slowly. Hope you are OK ? Take care

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Frizzbomb67Graduate10

Great to hear you are back on your running journey again 😊. I started the C25K again after covid but only did run 3 of each week. I improved quickly but was fortunate not to have any long covid symptoms. I am now back to 4K although much more slowly than before. I hope you find the same thing. Just take it easy

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Frizzbomb67

Hi Frizzbomb, thank you so much. Wow, that is fantastic, massive well done to you ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️That is brilliant that you are back to running 4K πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ what a great achievement, that is wonderful you improved so quickly.

I will do, thank you.

Happy Running πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Sounds like a wise decision to make 9weeks2Run after being so poorly. Wishing you all the best with doing the plan again and your recovery! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

Thank you so much Indielass that is so kind of you. Sorry to read on another post that you are injured, hope you will be able to get back running again soon. I know how frustrating it is. Take care

Thank you! I’m being sensible and taking all the time I need until I come back. I might even redo the C25K if I have to have a few months off.

I think you are a great role model to others that you are starting again from the beginning. Not an easy decision to make I’m sure but you show that you are looking after yourself and listening to what your body needs.

Take care too x

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Indielass00

That is a good plan Indielass so important to take it slowly and be kind to yourself.

Aw thank you so much. I have loved running and this forum and so want to be able to continue running. C25K is such a brilliant plan and we all know it works.

Take good care xx

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Sea-runGraduate10

Be gentle with yourself, it's scary when your lungs don't work the way they should. You'll get there 😊 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Hope your mum is better too.

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Sea-run

Thank you so much Sea-run and for your support.

My mum still gets episodes of fatigue but is doing well thank you so much for asking, feeling so blessed. Take care

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Sea-runGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Ah that's so good, it does knock the stuffing out of you! Take care too

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Sea-run

Thank you so much x

Good to read this, you are Inspirational. I think running makes us mentally tougher and I’m sure this will see you through to that 5k before long. Slowly slowly πŸ¦₯πŸ™‚

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Slothgoesrunning

Thank you so much Slothgoesrunning. That is what I will be focusing on taking it nice and slow. You take care

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GailXrunningGraduate10

Very best wishes on and for your return. When I started that programme, you were one of the β€˜older’ c25k-ers and such an awesome inspiration. And you are again as you show the determination and courage to restart and rebuild. You know the advice: slow, steady, and always listen to your body.

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Aww thank you so much GailXrunning that is so very kind of you 😊😊😊.

Congratulations on your 60 minute graduation πŸŽ“ fantastic, you are doing amazing.

I read through the C25K week by week plan yesterday and just thought how wonderful it would be if I could run for that amount of time again, I just knew I had to do it again. Omg if I am back to 5k in 9 weeks I will be thrilled.

Take care and Happy Running 🐻🐾🐌 x

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GailXrunningGraduate10 in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thank you, too! Still not sure that 60-min achievement β€˜computes’ (in my head... clearly does so on the app!!)

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

It is so amazing, Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘β­οΈβ­οΈπŸ…πŸ…

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Scruff5560minGraduate

Good to see you back and great choice to use c25k to build up your strength again. You’ve been so poorly taking it slow is the best way forward. Be patient and kind to yourself and listen to your body good luck. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Scruff55

Thank you so much Scruff55. Enjoy your next run πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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58soonGraduate10

Ahh Rebecca. Soooo good to hear you're able to get out and run again after going through so much. Long Covid is an invisible thing so do take care and look after yourself during your recovery C25k. You'll be at 5k by May and running in the beautiful spring weather. We're all routing for you on this forum so go girl - you can do it!!! x 😍😍😍

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to 58soon

Aww thank you so much and for your support you have done so amazing.

Yes that is the thing isn’t it, that is what I find hard especially at work.

Thank you so much what a wonderful thought that is.

Enjoy your next run xxx

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Well done Rebecca, so pleased to see that you feel well enough to go back to work and start running again. Sounds like a very good idea to redo C25k...after all, we all know it works!

Remember slow and easy does it...take care ❀️

πŸŒπŸ’πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to LottieMW

Thank you so much amazing 10k runner you are amazing my running friend πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸŒ±

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LottieMWAmbassador in reply to 9weeks2Run

Aah no...you are the amazing one, take care. Janet πŸ’•

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Week7Graduate10

Well done you.I think its a brilliant idea.-You know it works-lets face it, we all know it works and you will get through it again.

Wishing you well and looking forward to hearing about your journey back to fitness .

You've got this!

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to Week7

Many thanks week7

Wishing you lots of happy miles of running

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nowsterGraduate10

We thankfully know a lot more about post viral stuff than we did thirty years ago, but we're only gradually finding out about the side effects of this particular virus and its variants.

Take it at your own pace and don't let the "yuk" days put you off. πŸ‘

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9weeks2RunGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Thank you so much Nowster for your support.

Take care

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