Couch to 5K

W5 R3 Done!

Sooooooo I used to run at high school and haven't since. 5 weeks ago I worried about being able to do 1 min, then I worried all day at work about my 3 min, 5 mins seemed impossible....and 8 mins-as if!!! I ran them all and was so proud but tonight was the huge hill to climb...20 mins running and no walking. No way I thought! I said to myself it's fine, I'll just do 10 mins then have a walk, I'm still going out in the driving rain, it's freezing, it's Friday night, I've just covered both feet in the freezing cold water of the puddle, brilliant. At least I'm going out. But I did it!!!!! I did it!! I kept going, I got in a rhythm, my breathing didn't feel too bad and before I knew it I'd ran for a full 20 minutes. It seemed an impossibility 5 weeks ago, but I've done it. This app has made me a new person, I look forward to my runs, I feel like I've achieved so much. Thanks so much for this app!

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Well done! Take it steady

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Love it! Well done - you should be very proud of yourself. And in the rain no less!

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Great determination. Stick with it your past the half way mark!

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Heroic stuff Katedove. The programme is brilliant, but you are the one who has actually done it, so many congratulations. I bet you now have some belief. Go for it. Good luck.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Well done! Lovely achievement :)

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Thanks for your lovely comments everyone

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welld one , great work and rain and wet feet too :) it is a greta program and change syou in ways you dont initially :D stick at it you are doing great :D

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What a lovely inspiring post. Thank you.

And a huge massive enormous well done Kate.

I echo your sentiments. Just hope I can do it next Friday too :))

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You can do it! Just don't overthink it, don't go too fast and distract yourself with some good music :-) x

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