Week 5 Run 3 - Done, BIG tick!!

After all that worrying about it, I went and did it!!!! W5R3 that is :)

I am so chuffed and proud of myself.

When I was at senior school I was always at the back or last at running in PE/Games. I was sporty (Netball/Tennis) but not a runner at any distance. The 1500m was my biggest nightmare.

Never in all my born days did I think that at the age of 41 I would WILLINGLY go out for a run!

But I do!

And I may be slower than a slow thing going very slowly, but I actually nailed that 20minute run. I nearly screamed when Laura said it was over, but there were other people around and I didn't want to alarm them!!!

Thanks so much to you guys for all your encouragement and support, I couldn't have done it without your advice and kind words of encouragement.

I believe Week 6 is no walk in the park - eek. But I shall remain positive that I can actually run for 20 minutes.



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20 Replies

  • Well done you!!! I am onW5R2 just behind you! I hope to be posting the same as you (slow bit too) but not stopping on Monday! Thanks for sharing its really good to know other people feel the same and make it!

  • thanks! You can do it - look forward to hearing from you on Monday. Good luck for it :)

  • Good luck Mich, you WILL do it, it seems so daunting at first, but just keep telling yourself, I'm not stopping once I start.

  • Thank you Hussainbolts!

  • Incredible achievement - amazing feeling isn't it. Million well dones.

  • Brill news! You nailed it good and proper so it all bodes well for your next runs

    Just keep running nice and steady. So pleased you're enjoying yourself ☺

  • Well done lass, it feels good doesn't it and hard to believe. that's just how I felt. A big pat on the back.

  • Great stuff, well done.

  • Yay!!! That is a milestone in your running career that you won't forget. Congratulations,

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • Woohoo well done you :) There's nothing at all like the feeling you get finishing w5r3 after all the trepidation and anxiety leading up to it :)

  • That is just awesome! I am a week behind you and I cannot even imagine running 8 Minutes in one go, so well done you. You are an inspiration!

  • Fantastic. Really well done. This is a biggie in the programme so you deserve to feel chuffed.

  • Hooray - well done! That is the first 'big' run under your belt!

  • Me too! Wk5 R3 ticked off this morning. I deliberately chose a nice flat route. I am also very slow - even when 'running' I'm at the snail pace of 8min/km. But I kept going at my snail pace for about 2.5k so that's fine by me! Well done to us!!! Helen x

  • Yay! Knew that you could do it! Well done :) excellent stuff!

  • Great stuff Poodle ! Well done, you nailed it , we knew you would !

    That is a major milestone you have just overcome, you should be soooo chuffed with yourself after that one

    Fab stuff ! :-) xxx

  • Fantastic achievement! I'm a long way behind you but love reading about your progress - hope to be where you are in few weeks :-)

  • Massive well done !!

    I too completed the same run today and shocked myself. X

  • And well done to you Leanne, its a tough one when you're not used to it.

  • Thanks guys. Love this forum, everyone is so supportive! :)

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