One year running!!...and two days: Just realised... - Couch to 5K

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One year running!!...and two days

Tready
TreadyGraduate

Just realised that I first laced up my trainers to begin the C25K on the 29th April 2013, nine weeks later I completed the programme and have never looked back.

Apart from a couple of weeks due to illness I have run every week and until recently was doing 10k x 3 each week. More recently I started the 5 x 50 challenge and have managed to run, cycle and Zumba over 150 miles so far. In total i have lost 4 stone in weight and dropped 4 dress sizes, but more importantly I feel great, energised and healthy with a good amount of pride in myself.

I would like to say a big thank you to my friend who mentioned this programme to me last year and got me started but mainly I want to say a big thank you ( with hugs) to everyone on this site. I read the posts nearly everyday and everyone is so supportive and encouraging that there have definitely been days when I ran because of you. THANKYOU xx

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Happy anniversary, Tready. We are lucky to have stumbled across this C25k thing and this brilliant forum. Keep running,keep smiling.

Tready
TreadyGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, yes we are lucky aren't we. Happy running to you to.

squaremum
squaremumGraduate

Happy anniversary! 10k 3 times a week is very good going.

Tready
TreadyGraduate in reply to squaremum

Thank you. I consider it lucky that I've found I love to run ( most of the time)

Folliegirl
FolliegirlGraduate

Congratulations ... what an inspiration ... keep up the good work x

Tready
TreadyGraduate in reply to Folliegirl

Thank you. Everyone on here is an inspiration. It's a real team effort keeping us all going.

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Well done Tready! It just goes to show how we can turn ourselves round isn't it. Where would many of us be now if not for this wonderful programme

Tready
TreadyGraduate in reply to misswobble

Thank you. I completely agree. This programme has truly changed my life and with it the lives of my family.

Tomas
TomasGraduate

Wow, that is inspirational. Happy anniversary, and please keep sharing.

Tready
TreadyGraduate in reply to Tomas

Thank you. I don't often post but I believe that sharing the highs and lows helps others. It has definitely helped me.

Hidden
Hidden

What a lovely and inspirational story :) thank you for sharing! xx

Tready
TreadyGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you. It would be lovely to think that my story may help motivate someone else in the way others have kept me running

no-excuse
no-excuseGraduate

Wow, well done keeping up the running and for your weight loss! You are so right about this forum, everybody is so supportive. Thanks for posting, it is lovely to hear what people who have been running for a while are doing. x

Tready
TreadyGraduate in reply to no-excuse

Thank you. There are days when it's hard but I feel much better after my run than I do if I don't go at all. So for me really the best choice is always to run.

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