The Cheshire Cat has nothing on me 😁😁😁 - Couch to 5K

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The Cheshire Cat has nothing on me 😁😁😁

LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
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Today was W9R3....The place was Stevenage Parkrun...

The result was....smashed it πŸƒπŸ½

This program is amazing, I have gone from struggling in the early weeks (both physically and mentally), to actually running (more a fast foot shuffle) the whole 5k. To say I am astounded is an understatement!

Things I have learnt along the way...

*Slow is ok, listen to your body 🐒

*to avoid a dry mouth, wedge a mint between back teeth & cheek

*when going for an early run, beware of needing a πŸ’©(😱TMI-sorry)....I wish some one had warned me, it's hard to run with your butt clenched πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

*the support on here is amazing πŸ’•

*beat up those meddlesome gremlins πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

Finally, thank you Laura for dragging said butt off the couch.

Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ“

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TheHack
TheHackGraduate

Great achievement and lots of learning done. Enjoy being a graduate and keep it touch x

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Love the post.. well done you :)

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Shireenjoon
ShireenjoonGraduate

Well done πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

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Spongecake7
Spongecake7Graduate

Ha ha - love the tag! I'm not sure fungal infections were actually mentioned! Congratulations and very well done. I'm hoping to join Banbury Park run on Saturday for my first post-grad run.

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to Spongecake7

Definitely no fungal infections πŸ˜‚ Park run was brilliant, I have done 4 now (as run 3 of what ever week I was on) and have met some lovely people πŸ™‚

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Songfish

I am in awe! What an achievement :)

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to Songfish

I too was in awe of runners on later weeks, you CAN and you WILL succeed......be warned there are loads of gremlins πŸ‘Ή to duff up along the way!

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Ayupmeduck
AyupmeduckGraduate

Well done congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸ‘

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Madwifecarole26

Well done you! Knew you could do it. Woohoo πŸ’ All hail Laura and Julie of course πŸ˜‚ What are you treating yourself to?

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to Madwifecarole26

Thank you πŸ™‚ Not sure yet...runners, a massage, hmmm a running belt....the list grows as I think πŸ™‚ What was your treat?

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Fantastic post !

Many Congratulations to you on your Graduation, a brilliant achievement !

Many Happy running adventures to come , I am sure :-) xxx

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to poppypug

Thank you - Just in case anyone has thought I was super 🐒 and completed the 5k in 30 mins, thought I should add that I used the warm down music to run as well!! I dream of one day being a lean mean running machine πŸ˜‚

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Slinkyminky
SlinkyminkyGraduate

Congratulations!!! πŸΎπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸ˜€

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B0bP
B0bPGraduate

Woohoo congratulations πŸ˜€

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O505k
O505kGraduate

Well done. I love the post

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Brilliant well done

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Indizulu
IndizuluGraduate

Wooohooo well done to you Graduate!!!! Love your post - so very true 😊😊😊. Happy further running adventures to you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Brilliant post, I love the learnt things list and pictures too... So true about the πŸ’© So what's next for you on this exciting journey?

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you...I really don't know ...I have registered for my local colour run at the end of the month, so will do W9 and repeat until then (although may attempt it without Laura and play my own music). After that....I really don't know, maybe try and look for a 5 to 10k app.......

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Clarabel00
Clarabel00Graduate

Well done you!

Got to say I love an early run, but I'm now at the point of refusing to leave until I have *ahem* "been" πŸ’©

I think maybe I should enter a 5k, as I keep reaching about. 4.8 k before my redness and overheating get too extreme to carry on!

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to Clarabel00

Thank you....might I suggest you give your local Parkrun a try, I am so glad I did πŸ™‚ I look like I will combust, I am that red faced!!!

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Ellymeg
EllymegGraduate

Hip hip hurray 🌟 🌟 🌟 Congratulations

Loved the lessons learned

One day..........my 'fast foot shuffle' will get me there..

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to Ellymeg

That fast foot shuffle will win πŸ† the day...well done you on your W5R3 (that one scared the pantsπŸ‘–off me!)

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Sandraj39

Lovely post - congratulations on graduating! ☺

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LonelyWalker
LonelyWalkerGraduate

Ha ha, totally get the issue with early runs! But it isn't a problem, it is a challenge that we have overcome... You have conquered the biggest fear: getting off that couch and proving to yourself that you can do it. Congratulations!

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melly4012
melly4012Graduate

Amazing!!! So many congratulations. Sounds like you graduated in style :)

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aostler
aostlerGraduate

Wow wow wow fantastic well done xxx

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