Couch to 5K

W5r3 - I DID IT!!!!! - This fat b*tch can actually run!!!!!

I just completed w5r3 and I'm totally amazed I did it!!!! I had been really worrying about it because I knew if I didn't do it I would be so disappointed with myself. But like Laura says it is the mental block that is the barrier.

I went slow, I mean real slow. I probably could have been quicker but wanted to be sure I would do it. At one point I thought a lady walking with her pushchair was going to overtake me but she didn't. I just kept putting one foot in front of the other. I got to the half way point OK then thought I've done half I can do a bit more. Then I had 5 mins left so thought "I've got this far the end is in sight". Got to the last 2 mins and thought " Oh my god, I am going to die!!!!" My legs just didn't want to move any more But I was so close to the end...... "I'll just run to that lampost" then when I did I thought "OK just the next one" Then finally Laura said OK that's it and I couldn't believe it, I DID IT!!!!!

I am so happy and proud and completely knackered. 5 weeks ago I could barely run for a minute now I'm doing 20. Very slow and only burning 250 calories according to map my run but hey THIS FAT B*TCH CAN RUN!!!!!

It's true, believe in the programme it works!!!! To all those who are yet to get to W5 you CAN do it, if I can then anyone can, believe me.

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Well done! The "just up to the next lamppost" trick works magic when the going gets tough and the gremlins set in. Love the positivity - the post is oozing with awesomeness. Onwards and forwards, week six beckons!

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Wow ! Well done, this is the turning point when hopefully you can see that WILL be possible to do the 30 mins by the end of the programme. Take care with W6, it looks easier, but it definitely isn't. Slow is good and you're doing great.

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yay well done!! Me too, I managed W5R3 on Saturday morning - I'm still in shock that I managed it but I just kept plodding on and all of a sudden it was finished.

Feels odd to be doing intervals again tonight but I trust the plan as it has clearly worked so far!

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Yay. Well done. Wk 5 is where I found it suddenly got harder. Although I do think it's in the head really. We need to think positively and believe in ourselves.

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Lovely positive vibes in your post. Great job.

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Great stuff! One big thing that me and my dog have in common is that we're both glad when get to the next lamppost!

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Fanblimintastic !!! Great post, go you !! Bet you are feeling AWESOME 👏👍🏻👏👍🏻👏👍🏻☀️😀

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Yay Atta Girl Sezz !

Brilliant post , keep going, Lets do this thang ! :-D xxx

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I think that little lot deserves a "zip a dee doo dah, zip a dee A, my oh my what a wonderful day" Does a little dance of joy on the spot.

Great stuff Sezza. Well done

The good thing is that you can do it again!

Happy running. Yep, going slow pays off!

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Thank you everyone for all your comments. I love this group!

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