A Christmas Milestone (OK technically 3.1 miles)

First post here and completed the C25K programme today with a 5K time of 27 mins 49 secs. I wish I had discovered this forum sooner as it is great to read how everyone else is doing plus a great source of inspiration. I began this programme in October having been off work for almost 6 weeks having completely burnt out mentally and physically and feeling lower than I could ever imagine. This 5K plan in the company of the lovely Laura has really helped me turn things around in my life and I am now looking forward to participating in Park Runs and building towards some 10Ks in 2015. It was a great feeling today as I pounded the pavements past families out for a Christmas Day walk and kids riding their new bikes to reflect on how far I'd come. I look forward to contributing regularly to this friendly forum and will be heartily recommending it to anyone who would benefit from the great sense of achievement to be gained from this excellent set of Podcasts. Merry Christmas all!

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  • Great post, Godders, and congratulations! That's a very good time for 5k!!!

  • Thanks John - much appreciated.

  • Thanks KittyKat - my legs are certainly feeling it now!

  • Congratulations goddess! I hope you feel very proud of yourself - and what a superb time for a graduation 5k!

  • Many thanks!

  • Awesome time! Congratulations!

  • Thanks - something to build on for 2015!

  • congrats Godders :D a wonderful day to graduate :D and a very good time too :D C25k is an amazing program :D

  • Thanks Slow Rob - I agree - I'm a C25K evangelist now!

  • :-D:-D

  • Fantastic! Well done for completing the programme. I am so pleased you are feeling better about things. Enjoy your running and keep us informed on your achievements x :-D

  • Will do No Excuse - thanks for the support!

  • Lovely post :) Congratulations on finishing and what a lovely Christmas prezzie :D

  • Thanks Hillbean - it was certainly my favourite present!

  • What a wonderful positive post. Happy Boxing Day to you. Look forward to reading more posts from you.

  • Thanks careof - I'll keep you "posted" ;-)

  • Well done. Don't forget to get your graduation badge!

  • Thanks Windswept 1 - how do I get that - post to the admin?

  • Go to the 'all things couch to 5k' to the right of the screen then in there is a graduation button. It will then appear in a day or so next to your name when you post. :-)

  • Congratulations - it's a brilliant program. Welcome to the forum, I'll look forwards to hearing from you again. Can't wait to hear what you make of parkrun!

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