By Jove I Did It


I’ve completely completed the complete set of runs.


Distance run? No Idea. Speed? Who cares, I know I don’t.

Length of time continuous running? (Sorry but here we go again) 30 MINUTES. That’s 30 . . . FLAMING. . . MINUTES.

To all those people trying to summon up the courage to start who are lacking confidence, motivation and self-belief - just do it. Take it slow and steady but get your a**e off that couch and do it for yourself.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing; I took a couple of weeks off through niggly knee pain which didn’t get any better or worse following the rest, so I carried on regardless because once I had started this I was not going to allow myself to give up. Even now, at the 15 to 20 minutes mark I get the wobbles and really have to dig down into my self belief storage tank to keep going.

But . . .this has been the best thing I’ve ever done for me. It’s been challenging, trying, educating (about myself), rewarding and lovely and I can’t thank you enough.

 My first contribution to the forum,  back in January, was along the lines of: I don’t know if I can do this or if I’ll even enjoy doing it. Well I did and I do !!


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18 Replies

  • Bloody well done! That's the way to do it! You're an inspiration!😊

  • Brilliant really well done :) just shows you what we can do 😊

  • Congratulations on completing the journey with all it's ups and downs, nothing thats worthwile comes easy! 

  • Patrick, you are so right. 

  • Fantastic, you should be so proud, it is all about proving  you are capable of things you didn't think you were.  Although I am only at the 15 min stage when I read posts like yours I feel confident that I will be able to run for 30 if I just keep following the programme, can remember vividly when 2 mins seemed like a lifetime. 

  • Thanks BFC.  I followed the podcasts to the letter and it worked for me and will for you.  Don't let me down.

  • Congratulations!

    Grad' badge looking good there :)

    Going to have to change your username now- iKNOWican :)

    Keep in touch, let us all know how it's going x

  • Thanks jt.  Name change point taken.  However, I am cautious by nature so howabout THERESEVERYPOSSIBILITYTHATICAN.  Yeah, I agree, bit of a mouthful that one.   

  • Yay, congratulations! 

  • Thanks AIH

  • Fantastic ithinkican. Was going to suggest a name change to IKnowICan, but I see I've been beaten to it. Congratulations 😀

  • Thanks AM.  I could change to BLOW ME DOWN I DID IT. ;->

  • Woohoo congratulations 😀

  • Thanks B0bP

  • Congratulations! You should feel very proud. Have to change your name to Iknewicould!

  • Thanks Ully. Yes, perhaps I should adopt a new persona now and call myself Flashpants or Lightningleggings  ;->   

  • wow well done! :-)

  • Thanks Lou.

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