Couch to 5K

W5 R3 - My Nemesis

Those gremlins started early today. I seriously felt very apprehensive on my 5 minute warm up walk. I was in a right pickle!

I listened to Laura telling me on the warm up that I could do this physically but this would probably test my will and mind.

I remembered all these wise words you have all given me this week and then it was time to start.....

The first 5 minutes were good - I felt a sense of freedom from not being aware of time. Usually I would be waiting for Laura to tell me to stop but I knew that wouldn't happen for a while so I suspended time and it felt good.

I ran tall and enjoyed the view

It got harder but once I got to 10 mins (shout out from Laura) I told myself that there was no way I was going to stop even if it killed me 😀

At two minutes to go I was running up a steep hill but after 18 minutes running continuously and only 2 minutes to go, you can't stop can you?

And so, all you lovely people, I defeated my nemesis today and I ran for 20 whole minutes without stopping and I feel flipping amazing.

This was a big test for me mentally but I feel I have become a believer!! A believer that I can do this and I will - I am so chuffed :-)

You don't know how many of you were running with me today - your words and your own posts and experiences and your words of encouragement - thanks x

As the kids say I'm a bit emosh 😂

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Fantastic - well done, kate :) It's amazing how far a healthy dose of stubbornness can take you ;)

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Determination, Rainbow, not stubbornness :-)

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Haha! Love that. I'm not sure what it's called but at one point my husband tells me he looked back at me and I was shouting to myself :-) Whatever it was ..........it got me through :-)

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Well done I knew you would able to do it you just had to believe in yourself just relax and you will be fine good luck with your next run

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Thanks

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Amazing!!! It's such a big one but you did it!!! You should feel very proud of yourself. There's no stopping you now! :)

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Woo Hoo!!! Well done - got to face my gremlins tonight (they may have defeated me last night, but not tonight!) W5, R3 here I come...

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Thanks Polly - you can do this - I'm right behind you all the way :-) Like everything in life the anticipation was worse than the actual !!

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Just got back from my run - what a buzz completing it was - so happy, smiling like an absolute loon 😃😄😆😀

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Oh you star...I've been thinking about you since last night :-) Well bloomin' done 👏🏃What a great feeling for you - so chuffed 😀

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Go you... right there with you :)

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Way to go Kate, a grand job you did there 💫 You're a believer, we are believers. The plan works - hurrah for you 💐

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It sure does - thanks for the flowers :-)

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Brilliant. Enjoy the feel good factor 😀

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I sure will :-) and thanks

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HUGE 'Hurrah' for you! :)

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Cheers John - I'm just enjoying the moment - which seems to be going on all day!

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For the rest of your LIFE you can look back on this day and smile :) so happy for you :)

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Thanks :-) As it's Friday and after such a great day I think a small glass of something is in order ;-)

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Oh yes! :)

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👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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I thank you!! :-)

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Ooh emosh is totally understandable. That is one humungous giant you have just defeated. And with a flourish - uphill at the end! Amazing :)

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Thanks McFitty -it was a great moment - so bloomin' addictive this running thingy - want more but sense tells me to rest :-)

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Superb! Very well done...you did it...:)

When we do all that we are capable of.. we truly amaze ourselves :)

Onward... and....errr, as you proved so brilliantly..upward!!!!

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Thanks so much :-) Soon this stupid grin will fade - haha probably on W6 R1;-) can't believe I am on W6 - so great

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You keep that smile.. we all need to see smiles, you deserve it! :)

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Well done indeed.

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Thanks :-)

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Well done! So happy for you :D

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Thank you :-)

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Really happy for you Kate , Well done to you , that's a massive milestone in the programme and you nailed it !

Onwards, always ! :-) xxx

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Thanks so much :-)

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Kate, you are officially an addict now! Very well done, you!

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Thank you and thanks for the encouragement along the way :-) 4 weeks to go and so excited :-)

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You are going to fly through the rest of the programme with your fighting instinct!

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I hope so ... I want this 🎓 🏅haha xx

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And you will have it!

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Well, that's the big one out of the way. You can confidently start looking at sites for new clothing, shoes, gadgets.... Apologies I've just been reading a post by OldPossum and got carried away.

Well done.

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I've been really good holding out on that but you have given me the go ahead to go shopping :-) I'll tell hubby to blame you!

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Yeah you tell him.... Just don't tell him where I live.

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haha!!!

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Ended like Rocky running up those steps. Well done.

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Think I shall have "eye of the tiger"then on my playlist after I graduate - thanks :-)

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