Graduation Run Done

Hi everyone again! Started Couch 2 5K in January 2015. I have just finished the 9 week programme after an injury break early on - but I am now 2 stone down and thgouht what better way than to end it on the local 5k Park Run. The first time I tried a park run I had to walk a bit of it. But this time I did the whole 4 laps - 5k non stop. Feeling good and it can be done no matter what shape you are. I started off this journey at nearly 17 stone. I have a 3 year old girl but luckily my partner looks after her while I go to the gym. My little girl cheered me all the way round and I felt so proud and it made me find the strngth for the up-hills. Never thought that when I was starting week 1 - that I would be running for 37 minutes non stop!

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  • Woweeee, well done! Brilliant stuff. You should be immensely proud of yourself :)

  • Well done you! Isn't it the best feeling to get through the full nine weeks, such an achievement.

    I think the beauty of the programme is that it really is for everyone, regardless of age, weight, fitness etc and it makes you feel amazing each and every time you complete a run.

    Happy running from now on!

  • Congratulations TryinHard. Brilliant effort and welcome to the Graduate's couch. You'll be able to keep up with your little one now!

  • How brilliant! So many reasons to celebrate. You've done so so well with your achievements and you should feel very proud. Well done.

    Don't forget to get your badge.

  • How do you get the badge?

  • Lyndz there's a pinned post on the top right of this page. :)

  • How do i get my badge?

  • Well done!! I also started the C25K in January, I graduated last week. It's such a good feeling isn't it!!

    Well done on the park run, I haven't done one yet and you did a good time :)

  • Well done and congratulations on graduating. What a way to graduate too with a park run

  • Wahey! Brilliant, very well done. Enjoy that feeling and be very,very proud of what you've achieved. Now go get that Graduate badge! (Pinned post top right of screen). :)

  • Congratulations and well done TryinHard.

  • Congratulations! I hope you feel really proud and are planning all sorts of running adventures ahead.

  • Well done graduating in style. glad your little 'un was there to cheer you on

  • Brilliant achievement. Well done. Keep running :)

  • Congratulations on a brilliant achievement. Now the fun begins ;-)

  • Fantastic news! Well done you! And such a role model for your little girl! Congratulations :-)

  • Congratulations to you ! Hope you are feeling very proud of yourself !

    I hope you enjoy wherever your running takes you xxx

  • Thank you everyone. I got my graduation badge! Yippeee. I have signed myself upto the Race For Life to keep me motivated. Any other runs people are aware of? I think these will keep me motivated not to slip back into old ways.

  • Well done you - you must be really proud!

    Such an inspirational story - thank you for sharing :)

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