Getting closer!!

Getting closer and closer to graduation with wk8r3 tomorrow and me and Wife cannot believe how the time has flown, not just in the weeks gone by but the time we can now run. its hard to think back when 1 minute was a challenge and so happy we came across c25k and Laura to guide us through the weeks. Due to a short break in Dawlish Warren last week we jogged the coastal path for 2 of our 25 minute runs ( which was brill for a different route as scenery and a rainbow out to sea helped no end ) and then after w8r1 on our normal path we decided yesterday to try the Cardiff park run route thinking early sunday morning there will not be many runners around. how wrong we were, runners, cyclists, dog walkers and others just strolling, filtered along the pathway which banished any fear we once had of looking different or dare I say silly, in our running gear and red panting faces. the cycle path we normally run on has little or most of the time no other joggers/walkers so there was never any worry there. Despite ending up 1.3 k short of the finish line in the 28 minute run we still really enjoyed and now cannot wait to complete wk9r3 and then try the course again to see how long the 5K will take us. legs are still feeling the burn around 20 minutes and then eases off and as expected we are both experiencing different level of jogging speed with Wife in front for long periods in some runs and me in others. ( still finding it strange that you can not just suddenly increase speed and catch up 5 metres easily, probably the mind thinking I am 25 again and not 55 ). all in all it continues to be really enjoyable, with the hard work combining with Laura's encouragement and just like us new joggers posts on their progress on this message board we are racing along to our goal of fitter, healthier people then we once were.

6 Replies

  • Congratulations and well done to both you for nearly completing the programme - you are so close now!. Don't worry about the 5k; the speed will come with time. Good luck for week 9 and your graduation run!!

  • Thank you sprynn, looking forward to being a graduate and just like you continuing to come on this site to encourage others to keep going as its well worth it.

  • Sounds like you two are making really great progress and having fun along the way, good for you !

  • Thank you Henpen, its been hard but great to do, both of us have demanding jobs and this has taken us away from evenings of just collapsing in front of television to coming home and looking forward to the next challenge.

  • Well done. You are lucky to have company while running. Keep it up you can do it. Looking forward to your post for Graduation run.

  • Thank you Maturelady, within two weeks we will high fiving and punching the air and it will not matter who might be about. :)

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