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Encouragement needed!

Started this in April, but had a fall down the stairs, and of course I stopped.

Now I'm starting again - bought new shoes and everything. Think I'll go back to week 3 and start from there. Tomorrow morning, for sure! Who's with me?

Thanks :)

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Right with you ;o) You can do it. Good luck and keep us all updated on your progress ;o)

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Thank you. Must admit, I didn't get out this morning... So trainers are still shiny and new. But if I make a commitment now to you all, I'll have to go tomorrow, right?

Thanks for taking the time to reply - it really helps not to be alone on this journey!

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Yes it does :) And remember, you're not alone on this journey. There are many people here who will be with you every step of the way ;)

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Thank you again - means a lot. Was just telling the lady in the trainers shop about my school-induced phobia of all exercise. Has taken 20 years to get over it, and I'm not quite there yet!

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Let the c25k be the final push to get over that phobia :)

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:-)

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I did it! New trainers caused slight ankle blistering - ouch - but other than that, ok. W3R1 beginning to feel pretty easy (third time I've done this week). Think it might be time to move ahead.

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Yay, well done ;o) Keep it going ;o)

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We're all with you, because even if we are not at the same stage as you at the moment, we have all been there and know what it means to complete each run of the programme. Keep posting your progress and we will cheer you on. Here's wishing you the very best of luck and no surprise gravity inspired accidents.

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Thank you - I singularly failed this morning. Later night than expected due to kids at grandparents. But I'm making a commitment now to go tomorrow. Can't let you all down again...

Thanks for taking the time to reply - it really helps.

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Just a quick update on yesterday - I did it! New trainers caused slight ankle blistering - ouch - but other than that, ok. W3R1 beginning to feel pretty easy (third time I've done this week). Think it might be time to move ahead.

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Ok, this is the third time I've started C25K again in less than a year due to various minor injuries. BUT, I'm out there again starting almost from scratch because I love running so much and I can't imagine not having it in my life, so there! The point I'm trying to make is that it doesn't matter how many times you start. Once you make that commitment to running, nothing will hold you back!

You had a break but you got yourself out there again which is a credit to you.

Keep posting and telling us about your experiences as it makes the journey more fun!

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Do you really love it? I can't say that I do. I like having done it, but the actual process? Not so much. So you're a graduate? Well done - I can't quite imagine getting that far!

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You're right. When I'm actually doing the running, I'm thinking this is hard, why am I doing it? But at the end I'm on a high and want to do it again!

The benefits of running are huge and I don't want to give those up which motivates me to keep at it. So bottom line is that the effort you put in is so worth what you get out of it!

I hope this makes sense!

If you stick with the programme and follow it exactly, you'll be able to run for 30 minutes and you'll be a graduate too. I promise.

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I have to trust the process. I keep second guessing it and thinking "I'll never manage that..." This will be the third time that I've done Week 3, and it's beginning to feel pretty easy, to be honest. I'll get myself ready to move on by next week.

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Yes, you go for it Chica! Get those shoes on and go!

I fell down the stairs and skinned my back early on in the programme but you rest for a day or so and then get back out there. Hopefully, you'll really enjoy it and not let anything stop you

I'm sure there are some Week Three-ers knocking about. I'll be running tomorrow so you can count me in

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Thanks Miss Wobble. I failed this morning - as in didn't go at all... But I'm going tomorrow, I promise.

It's the longest walk in the world - from the bed to my trainers.

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We are all cheering you on! We've all been there and know the highs and lows - you can do this!

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Thank you for taking the time to reply - support means such a lot.

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Good for you. Bet the new shoes will help. Keep us posted.

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They're still shiny and new - but tomorrow they won't be! Promise...

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Looking forward to seeing your happy post tomorrow... :)

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I did it! New trainers caused slight ankle blistering - ouch - but other than that, ok. W3R1 beginning to feel pretty easy (third time I've done this week). Think it might be time to move ahead.

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I did it! New trainers caused slight ankle blistering - ouch - but other than that, ok. W3R1 beginning to feel pretty easy (third time I've done this week). Think it might be time to move ahead.

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I'm with you! I'm watching from my sick bed cheering you on! Go you! In a few days I'll,be running alongside!

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Thanks, and oh no! I hope you feel better soon :)

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Have you thought of sleeping in your trainers? Just kidding, best of luck for tomorrow, don't think to much about it, just do it! We're all behind you... gonna GET you if you don't run!

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That is not a bad idea... You're right. I will just do it.

Thanks :)

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I did! New trainers caused slight ankle blistering - ouch - but other than that, ok. W3R1 beginning to feel pretty easy (third time I've done this week). Think it might be time to move ahead.

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Oh well done, Chica. So pleased to read this. I've been away from my keyboard all weekend, but as soon as I got back I had to check. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

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