week 9 run 3 RESULT!!: Well I've only gone and... - Couch to 5K

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week 9 run 3 RESULT!!

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Well I've only gone and done it!!!!

I woke early this morning feeling excited, it's quiet out there, is it raining? I got out of bed, looked out the window, just a gentle breeze - right I'm going running!

Got downstairs, it's a bit dark oops it's only 5am!! Off I go hubby's going to catch me up. Oh, all the street lights are on, then as I started stomping down the street they played with me and went off just as I got to them really strange.

After 5 minutes running I'm on the main road, what a beautiful pinky orangy sky truly amazing. I would have missed that had I stayed in bed!!

The 30 minutes flew by, before I was ready Laura was saying you're nearly there just 60 seconds to go, I can't believe I've done it - 3 times 30 minute runs this week!!

On the walk back I asked hubby if he ever thought I would be able to run for 30 minutes, his answer - "I never doubted it, the grin when you'd finished those first few runs was enough even though you were knackered, I knew you were hooked and would get to the end" he then added " you're stubborn and won't give in so I knew you'd do it"

My new goal is to run 5k in under 30 minutes, the most I've done is 4.3k, then I'm going to work up to 10k. Can't wait for the next run!!

Thank you everyone, this forum has made me laugh and cry, you've all helped me along my journey with your advice, encouragement and wise words Thanks again.

I've done it and I can't stop grinning!!

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JoolieB1 profile image

Amazing and very well done to you. Thirty minutes running is brilliant. I graduated around 8 months ago and even though I run 2 X 5 and a 10 each week, I still only manage a 5k in 34 minutes at my fastest. I wouldn't want you to be disappointed! When I graduated, I ran 3 X 30 minutes for a few weeks and one day, I had a good run and kept going to do a 5k. It took me 43 minutes but I did it. Then I just kept adding distance a small increase at a time

pollyp1 profile image

Congratulations - that sounds like a fab w9r3. Enjoy the rest of your running life!

WillieMac profile image

Well done, I love that grinning feeling.

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b275Graduate in reply to WillieMac

ha ha I felt a bit of a loon this morning at work walking round with this massive grin on my face - they just don't get it!!

RunningGeek profile image

Excellent news 🤗 Sounds like a lovely run and your delight at graduating shines through. Now.just to keep on running 😀👏👟🍸

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b275Graduate in reply to RunningGeek

It was and I will

lightweightkate profile image

Fabulous and congratulations - graduating with such style :-) 🎉🎓😀

davelinks profile image

Well done! Just run for 30mins for now and build gradually to 5k..

McFitty profile image

Looky looky LOOKY at that badge! CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy the feeling and enjoy all the lovely runs to come :) 🍻🍸🎓🎈🎓🎈🎓🍸🍻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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b275Graduate in reply to McFitty

It feels so good, I've done it!!

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McFittyGraduate in reply to b275

In style!

Vanessa291 profile image

Hip hip Hooray b275!!! A massive well done to you. Hope you will celebrate in style. 🌟🍾🌟🍾🌟🍾

SuperMouse profile image

Wow! Well done! I look forward to getting to that point one day! :) :)

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Nick_Buddha_12Graduate in reply to SuperMouse

you will keep at it 😉

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Ullyrunner profile image

Brilliant finish to the programme! Congratulations!

Eatcakeandrun profile image

Fab! Well done! It's a great feeling isn't it?! Such a sense of accomplishment.

Cianalas profile image

Wel done, you must be feeling wonderful!

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b275Graduate in reply to Cianalas

I'm still walking on air today!!

Jingle_berry profile image

Fabulous! Well done! I feel inspired 😊

poppypug profile image

Lovely post !

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

Happy Running to you and hubby ! :-) xxx

Well done ! I got that grinning feeling too when did mine.

Had to stop grinning eventually or you start to look sinister like that Batman character "The Joker".

bettybelle profile image

Wonderful news, congratulations!

Nick_Buddha_12 profile image

fantastic success fantastic post

Webb profile image

IN AWE! I've just finished week three. Love hearing these success stories! WELL DONE!

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