Couch to 5K

Thanks to this great community


This is my first post, I felt I needed to say thanks to all of you before 2014 is gone.

I'm 41 years old, female and I started running last July. I complete C25 in nine weeks and I've running since then. Now, I'm running 35/40km a week.

It was an amazing change in my life. I moved to London 18 months ago as a "trailing spouse" and it was really difficult for me, I won 7 kg (1 stone?) in few months and I felt sad and ugly. Running helped me recover my self-esteem and my sense of achievement.

I've been reading your posts and it gave me a feeling of being part of something, thanks again and happy new year!

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Hi Joela happy new year to you :D another success story from C25K :D well done and happy running :D


well done to you! hoping I can follow in your footsteps, thanks for sharing xxx


Welcome to the forum - You are doing brilliantly - 35K a week is tremendous - a real achievement - well done and a very happy new year to you. :)


Yeah that's loads. Your figure will benefit and you'll be sylph-like in no time, fit as a butcher's dog too.

Run your way through 2015 as we are all hoping to do


Hi and welcome! What a fantastic distance each week! Glad it's made such a difference. It's wonderful having this virtual running team for support, encouragement and sharing isn't it? Running buddies who 'get it' the length and breadth of the country and beyond!


Fantastic Joela well done and Happy New Year


Hello. Sounds like you're doing incredibly well and you're doing an inspirational distance! Happy New Year!


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