Time for a new name: Okay I admit that when I... - Couch to 5K

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Time for a new name

Run_Rob
Run_Rob

Okay I admit that when I first started this running I never thought I would do it, not really. But then I did run for 30 minutes a few weeks ago.

I've been quietly doing a few more weeks and this morning I finally managed to run the full 5k which was my first 5k and the furthest I have ever run in my life before.

Thanks to everyone reading your stories really helped be finish it off today.

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Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Congratulations! What do you mean 'finish it off' ! There's 10k to aim for next!

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to Ullyrunner

Thank you, all I meant was finally finish off the programme and did my first 5k distance. Yes I'm going to think about what next

carole01
carole01Graduate

Hey you! Well done and congratulations! Shouldn't be quiet about your 5ks. Shout it from the roof tops! "I can do it!!!!" Good luck Rob, onwards and upwards :) :)

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to carole01

Thanks Carole, yes I do feel like shouting out loud, you should have heard me screaming yes when I did it yesterday.

Congratulations Rob. Be proud :-)

Thanks too, I am quietly proud now

Well done !!!! Thats fantastic news !!!

Thank you too

yonda1960
yonda1960Graduate

Well done Rob!

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to yonda1960

Thanks yonda, lovely dog does he run with you too?

yonda1960
yonda1960Graduate in reply to Run_Rob

No, he'd be forever getting in my way and he's too big to jump over :-)

LSBeech75
LSBeech75Graduate

Congratulations - it feels great doesn't it :)

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to LSBeech75

Yes it so does thank you

Windswept1
Windswept1Graduate

Well done. You should have claimed your graduation badge when you completed the 30 minutes on week 9 but doubly earned now so ask for it on the pinned posts list.

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to Windswept1

Thanks, yes I should have so pleased that I am an official graduate now

Hidden
Hidden

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Now for your next challenge...start trail running and aim for the Bob Graham Round!! You can do it.

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to Hidden

Thanks, I've always looked at those fell runners and thought how mad they are, but you never know I might just join in next time!

Hidden
Hidden

Well done and now it's time to ask for your badge - you set yourself a goal for that now you've really earned it. Good luck with the next stage of your running journey. Best wishes.

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to Hidden

Thanks Mo, am thinking of a 10k or doing cross country something a bit wilder than pavements

no-excuse
no-excuseGraduate

Well done Rob that's fantastic! x

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to no-excuse

Thank you, yes I am quite pleased too

kickibro
kickibroGraduate

Well done and happy running!

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to kickibro

Oh I will do & thanks too

thurnbyhelen
thurnbyhelenGraduate

Congratulations! I was just the same, have been saying for years I wish I could run for 30 mins and never really thought I would. Starting with w1r1 at Christmas and achieved 30 mins in March felt like such an achievement. Then I too crept up to 3 miles. I didn't quite believe it, but today ran my 3rd 3 miler. I guess we can really call ourselves runner now! :-)

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to thurnbyhelen

Yes I was there too, could never imagine for one moment running for 30 mins and now I can run for 5k. Proper runners

thurnbyhelen
thurnbyhelenGraduate

Yes... Do ask for your graduate badge... You deserve it!

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to thurnbyhelen

Oh I'm going to, there seems to be quite a lot of badges on here lately, thank you

Hey, Rob, well done! I've just finished week 2 and am at the point where I'm surprised I can run for the several 1.5 minute runs! I got over confident and feeling good and ran for 5 minutes the other day, but ended up with aching muscles so I will stick with the gradual increase now. You have inspired me to keep going.

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to BonnieConnie

Oh it is so easy to get over confident I know I tried it once and what a mistake, stick to the plan and you will get through it. Good luck

Thank you yes I forgot to order it last time, has anyone thought of getting some real ones made up aka blue peter badge style

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Well done Rob ! Great stuff, the worlds your lobster :-) x

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to poppypug

Thanks poppy, although I'm not too keen on lobster

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Fabulous... I bet you feel amazing... Well done you... New name definitely :)

Run_Rob
Run_Rob in reply to ju-ju-

Yes it did feel amazing when I knew I had done it, thank you. So any ideas for the new name?

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

You still running???

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