Week 6 Run 3 in the bag!

After a miserable first couple of runs in week 6, I crashed and burned ten minutes into run 3 on Saturday and walked a good 5/10 minutes in the middle. Following all the advice and encouragement on here, I refused to consider it a failure and thought of it as a learning experience and some useful exercise instead! Yesterday, on my rest day, I walked the route all the way through, and made myself think how far I'd actually managed to run the previous day - no way I'd have managed that a few weeks ago! I also saw that the hill that had defeated me was not actually impassable, and so I set off again today for attempt number 2. I'm absolutely ecstatic to report that I DID IT!! So on I go to week 7 with my head held high in the knowledge that Laura thinks I can officially call myself a runner! Now, pass the cake...r

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  • Well done OT! Sometimes we forget we need to look back to celebrate how far we've come before girding our loins for the final push. Congratulations you runner you!

  • Congratulations mdear. Not only have you completed w6 and so earned Laura's approval as a runner but, more importantly, you found a way to work through your problem with the run, to make sure you could manage it next time. Very impressive stuff, well done :)

  • HOORAY ! Well done for not being defeated and taking only positives from the experience. Enjoy your progress and W7.

  • Well done Tigger, mind over matter is the way to go.

  • You certainly did do it! Your persistence paid off. Well done.

  • top work , well done :D gettingfitter is right, it is how far we have come that is the important thing to remember, we are all very different people to ones who started out on C25K week1/1 , You should be immensley proud of getting to this point , graduation awaits, keep at it :D

  • Well done and congratulations! I'm running w6r2 tomorrow and it's good to remember that if you don't succeed first time around tomorrow (or even the day after) is another (running) day!

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