Oh happy day! Just done W9R3πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Yippee I did it!!! After struggling with achey sore legs last week, this week was completely different. In fact I felt like I'd got fairy feet! I ran 4.5km in 31 mins so felt chuffed with that.

I began the programme back in May then sprained my ankle badly which meant 10 weeks on the injury couch. I started again end of July and I could not imagine ever being able to run for 30 minutes but I now can which is not bad for a 49 year old!

This forum is fantastic and has kept me going particularly when I was injured. Will keep posting and I'm off to get that graduation badge!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

16 Replies

oldest β€’ newest
  • Whoop! Whoop ! Absolutely fantastic !

    Many Congratulations to you and I hope you love wherever your running takes you from here !

    Happy Running ! :-) xxx

  • Thanks poppypug, i am looking forward to the next chapter of running and what that will bring 😊

  • Well done fairy feet :-) And particularly well done for coming back after being on the IC - lots of people wouldn't have!

    I'm sure you'll go from strength to strength now.

    Have fun! :-)

  • Thank you. It did feel like such a long time recovering but the wait was worth it. Fairy feet?! Yes well in my mind it felt like it. That is probably the only part of me that could be remotely like a fairy! Think the elation of this morning took over haha! πŸ˜€

  • well done 1st on your comeback from injury, been there have the t shirt :) and secondly on graduating !! a great effort :D

  • Thanks slow rob. Getting injured certainly helped me appreciate my health when it returned and to take care not to over stretch myself. im so thankful my ankle has not given me any trouble since.😊

  • Congratulations Farawaytree! I remember your ankle injury and time on the ic, not least because I spent about 12 weeks there myself at the same time with my calf tear. Sooo pleased for you. Today must feel VERY special. Enjoy your shiny graduation badge - one more run for me and I will be there too!

    Happy running!


  • thank you Sandra, looking forward to hearing your announcement very soon when you graduate. It's a great feeling! 😊

  • Yay! Well done, and congratulations on graduating :)

  • Thank you, it's a great feeling of achievement! 😊

  • Brilliant! Well done 😊

  • Well done!! I've got that run on Tuesday . You are much faster than me #fellow49yearold

  • All the best for your run! 😊

  • Massive well done, for graduating and coming back to finish the programme after your injury. I love the term "fairy feet" I may have to nick that phrase and use it myself sometimes! ;-)

  • Thank you, I have never felt that light on my feet until the last two runs. Felt up to now like a lumbering elephant!

  • Congratulations - I hope you feel very proud!

You may also like...