I so deserve to eat cake today!!

I just ran week 5, run 3!! Can't believe it!!! 20 whole minutes :O

And it's my birthday too - yay :D

The first 5 mins felt hard then it was ok until the last 5. When Laura said 2 mins to go I tried to imagine cake! Then I turned into the last glade and there were squirrels everywhere! I don't know if I was hallucinating from lack if oxygen by this point but they got me to the end, as I thought they'd turned up to cheer me on.

Having never run in my life, here I am at 49 running for 20 mins!! I am stunned. Thankyou forum for your support and Laura... And squirrels!



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  • Well done that's awesome. U get such a buzz from that run its great ! Congrats on finishing week 5, happy birthday I hope u have a great day and enjoy ur cake. ;) my birthday is tomorrow good luck for week 6 ur getting there. 🎉🎉

  • Thankyou. Have a great birthday tomorrow too :D


  • So fantastic! That's such a big run and what a day to achieve that milestone. Happy birthday!

  • Thankyou! I think doing it today meant I had to do it. If that makes sense. Won't forget anyway. Happy now!

  • Happy Birthday Runner!

  • Thank you! Runner... Me? Really? :D

  • Happy birthday, and well done on the epic 20 minute stint! Enjoy the cake. Here's a birthday song for you - I'm jiggling around my kitchen in your honour :)

  • Aw thanks for the music and the dancing :D

  • Happy Birthday, just think where you be by your next birthday when you have come so far in just five weeks! Enjoy that cake.

  • I know. I can't quite believe I have come so far!

  • Happy birthday TOrtoise and many congratulations on finishing w5r3 - the best run in the whole programme!! Have some cake and a pat on the back. 🎂👋

    Just a word of warning, w6 catches out lots of us. It's tougher than you think going back to intervals after the psychological high of running for 20minutes nonstop. Good luck, you're in the home stretch now :)

  • Thank you for the advice. I have read a lot of comments about week six and am feeling a bit wary of it. But am willing to have a go and do repeats if needs be. It won't be the first time - lol!

  • 100% you deserve that cake!! well done it's such an achievement!! Happy birthday!!

  • Thankyou!

  • A M A Z I N G

    F E E L I N G !


  • Thankyou I'd send you all a slice if I could :)

  • Congrats!! and happy birthday!

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