At last I've done it!

At last I've done it!

Just completed wk9 run 3!! I can't believe that a few months ago I couldn't even run for 1 minute and now I can run 30 mins! Apologies to the family in the park when I jumped up and down and gave a cheer when Laura said I had done it!!! Hope they were not too traumatised by the little fat lady in lycra! There is no way I ran 5k in 30 mins but as you all say its distance not speed that matters (thank goodness!!!). Thankyou all you bloggers, I only kept going because of your encouraging posts, you see, you even help us lurkers who don't blog so much!!!!

Just wondering what to do next, should I carry on with week 9 till I can do the 5k in 30 mins or is there another programme to follow? I must admit, I havn't really thought about what to do after c25k as I wasn't sure I would make it. Oh dear, now I'm feeling all elated again, maybe I'll go out in the garden and jump up and down a bit!!!

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  • congratulations!! what a great achievement - a true inspiration for old me on week 4!

  • Congratulations!!! I'm delighted for you so enjoy that feeling you deserve it. We did our 1st post grad run this morning which I'm calling wk10 R1 even though I'm not blogging every run now I recorded it on runkeeper. Were just continuing with the 30 min runs for a while until we feel we should increase either the pace or the time. Good luck with whatever you choose to do from this stage

  • Well done you, congratulations on your graduation. I can't get over the amount of successful runners this site has had this last few weeks, you really should all be jumping for joy :)

  • Congratulations on your great achievement, well done!!

    Hoping to join you by next weekend... wish me luck...

  • Congratulations!!!!! Well done, it's such a fabulous achievement!

  • Thankyou all for your kind messages. Yes Mazzero, I think I am going to do the same as you, just do 30 min runs till I feel confident to move on. Scipio, you can do it, will wait to see your post next weekend when you get your graduation badge!!

  • Congratulations, what a fantastic achievement. I'm sure the family in the park were celebrating with you! Good luck with your next challenge :-)

  • Congrats!!! After completing C25K, I continued running 5K and tried to do it under 30 minutes. So far I have not been able to (graduated at the end of April and then had a break for about 1-2 months due to a surgery), but I did RfL (5K), did one 10K, did few Park Runs, and now running 7K a day for 3 days a week. I thought I would work towards been able to run 10K and then see whether I can run 5K under 30 minutes...Good luck to you for your runs, keep up the good work!

  • Lovely blog. Congratulations! :)

  • Loved the blog, especially your description of you as you finished. I bet you put a smile on that family's face. Congratulations! (For the run & making people smile.)

  • Awww thank you all for your replies, I'm really encouraged by you all. I was going to do my post grad run today, but I suffer from cluster headaches and they are bad today. Just waiting for gp to call me to see if she will up my meds. All being well, will be able to run tommorrow. x

  • Well done NN! I read on Live Well Couch to 5 k webpage that Laura has done a post 5 k podcast. I've not read up on it yet though as I don't like to jump the gun. LOL

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