Couch to 5K

Wish me luck!

Well, I think I'm almost there, I've done a couple of 30 minute runs and I've timed my final run of week 9 with a 5K Race for Life tomorrow. Bit nervous - so wish me luck! It's been a tough old journey at times, but I have to say I've enjoyed it. I saw a running club was doing the course locally so one of my runs I've done with them, which is a completely different experience and I didn't like it at first but I stuck with it and now I've made lots of new friends, as well as getting fitter and losing weight. It's been good for my confidence and I've had so much support from friends, people on here and running club members.

Importantly, I feel that doing my Race for Life tomorrow will be a big 'two fingers in the air' to the breast cancer that I was diagnosed with three years ago. I was treated early, it all got sorted and I'm feeling fitter than ever. I will be putting on my 'Hell hath no fury like a woman in pink' t-shirt tomorrow, lacing up my trainers and saying a silent thank you to everyone that helped - including all of you!

I'll let you know how I get on and will post a picture - I expect I'll be as pink as my t-shirt at the end! And yes, I will be taking Laura with me... xx

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Wow! What a post! Good luck for your final run and doing the Race for Life. This is a very inspirational post :-) well done for all of your hard work so far and for telling cancer to jog on ;-) Good luck xxx

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Aww, thank you so much xxx

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Excellent post! Wear that shirt proudly! You deserve it. Good luck!

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I will - I'll get a picture before my face is as pink as the shirt! :-)

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Well done! What a great event to graduate on and one that means so much to you personally - you'll feel amazing at the end. Good luck!

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Thank you. I think I will feel amazing, although at the moment I'm feeling a bit nervous! It will be good fun though x

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Good luck. You are going to have a (well earned) amazing time :) :) Be sure to share a photo of you in that they shirt ....

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Thank you! I will definitely share a photograph, probably a before one because my face will be even pinker than the shirt at the end! Lol!

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Brilliant post Andrea !

I am sure you will have a fantastic day tomorrow and wear that T shirt with pride

Well done and all the very best to you

Looking forward to seeing the photos

Go smash it , Missus ! :-) xxx

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Thank you! xx

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Aww thank you soooo much! :-)

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Go for it Andreagetfit - Race for Life are a great way to do a 5K, sounds good that you have found a club as sometimes they can be very daunting when you realise the capabilties of other members. Glad you have beaten the big C, it may still get quite emotional tomorrow!

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