Couch to 5K
52,949 members85,018 posts

Week 5 success!

I am a 55 year old Granny. I started couch back in May and was held up with a knee injury for a few weeks. This morning I completed week 5 with the daunting 20 minute run....it was amazing. Laura said I could do it and I did! Incredible programme. Don't fear the 20 minute run. If you have made it this far, you will succeed. I feel confident now that I will finish the programme and will soon be running for 30 minutes. Go Grannies!! :)

35 Replies
oldestnewest

Lots of mature ladies on here will agree with all that. I am a lady of a certain age but not a granny. I am a Great Aunt though, smelling of mothballs and parma violets!

Not!

Great stuff Nan, keep on running and you'll be at Graduation Day before you know it. Take care now!

Reply

Thanks misswobble; have you graduated?

Reply

Yay, grannies rock - and there are a lot of us here :)

Well done on running for 20 minutes, that's a real milestone and you are right to feel confident because in a few weeks you will be running 30 minutes. Go you :)

Reply

Congratulations on your graduation; it's never too late is it!

Reply

I bow down to you - that is no mean feat!! Well done. Happy week 6!!

Reply

Thank you- and best of luck to you with the programme. Trust it every step of the way, ask for help if you need it- there are plenty of eerts on here, and have fun x

Reply

Yah for grannies:-) It's a great feeling isn't it?

Reply

Sure is pot58. Are you a graduate?

Reply

No...Week 5 first time round.Then got flu.Week 8 second time(end of June) and had a car crash! I am 58 and at this rate will be 60 before I complete lol!!!

Reply

Although I am sure it won't take you that long 60 is great age to graduate pot 58

Reply

Reading about people's successes who are my age or older has kept me going.I know it is possible!

Reply

Sorry to hear of your setbacks; don't you dare give up!!! X

Reply

Congratulations from yet another Nanny of a certain age ;)

Reply

Thanks Mummysaurus; love your user name!

Reply

Congratulations! The twenty minute run does feel great :) Good luck with week 6 from a fellow fifty something.

Reply

Thanks Lavender62; are you a graduate?

Reply

Aomisnan, I have three runs left to graduate. I just finished week 8 this morning. I'm not a granny but have a 14 year old son.

Reply

Only three to go; that's fantastic. Good luck xx

Reply

Congratulations on w5r3, sounds like your enjoying it. Good luck with week 6.

Reply

And huge congratulations to you for graduating x

Reply

Thank you!

Reply

Well done on the 20 minute run, it's a biggie and a great confidence booster. Looking forward to your graduation post now.....

Reply

Thanks henpen90; congratulations to you for completing the programme x

Reply

From one granny to another...well done, that is great.....I hope to follow in your footsteps....

Reply

Thanks Tessababy: have you started the programme?

Reply

Yes, just yesterday.....I started the 12 week weight loss programme and only this morning put the flex and strength on my I pod so it's a start lol....I'm 55 like you but I do have a lot of weight to lose....to my disgust I clocked upto 17 stone and the knees are starting to play up and it must be a weight thing....onwards and downwards !

Reply

The first step is the hardest and you've taken that already. I posted on my Facebook page that I was doing couch so that all my friends and family would know if I ducked out! I had a lot of problems with my knees when I started, but they are great now: it is really important to warm up properly and stretch out after. Buy a foam roller if your calves and hamstrings are tight and look up on YouTube how to use it. All my knee problems were due to muscle issues, which I had no idea of when I first got the pains. My son is a personal trainer and sports massage therapist so he put me straight on how to sort it out. Shall we keep in touch? I would love to follow your progress xx

Reply

Go grannies go!

You're joining a pretty impressive club!

Reply

Let's form the GG (Granny Graduate) club!! I'll join in a few weeks :)

Reply

Congratulations from this grandma

Reply

All these Granny Graduates: absolutely fabulous!!!

Reply

Yes, Amisnan, I'm a Graduate

Reply

That's fantastic; congratulations x

Reply

Woohoo from this Grandma. I was 63 when I started C25K - I'm 64 now and love my three runs each week (after the first five minutes!)

You'll be amazed and delighted when you graduate in a few weeks!

Reply

Congratulations gingernut49; looking forward to joining the Graduates xx

Reply

You may also like...