Couch to 5K

W9R3 can't believe I've done it!

Can"t believe I'm typing this but I've done w9 r3!😁

I have repeated a couple of weeks and have found the last.couple of weeks hard I have to admit, I changed my route as I was worried about going out in the dark, as I run at 5am during the week (have to be out and back before hubby goes to work.) My new route goes past houses all the way, so I felt it was better, but the first half is on a slight incline, which I have found hard, even though the 2nd half is downhill. I am also still really struggling when I first start as I fnd it hard for the first 5 minutes to get going.B UT I have done it! I"ve been away camping this week so have run my last week along a lovely river which was a lovely way to finish.

Can't believe I am a runner! It still sounds so weird, when I think ME...a RUNNER! At 47 I have found an exercise I like. A few months ago I was trying to do an exercise DVD in the mornings, but kept putting it off and was hardly doing any exercise at all. Now I have gone from hardly being able to run for a minute (that was hard!) but now I can run for 30 minutes! Unbelievable!

The help and advice I have received, and read on other posts is amazing on here. I couldn't have done it without you all. Thank you😁👍

Now... onto a post graduation run tomorrow.....👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣👣

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Fantastic, congratulations on your graduation.

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Well done and congratulations on your achievement! :) :)

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Fantastic. I am always uplifted to read posts like yours. I have had to rest and repeat weeks a number of times and wondered if I'd ever get through it - but so many people report similar experiences so I will just keep going. Eventually I hope to be writing a similar post to yours - thanks for sharing as you help those running in those earlier stages.😃

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Definitely keep going, you WILL get there. About week 6 I thought I"d never get past it and repeated it 3 times before I could move on. Then I just kept plugging away. It can be done!

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Congratulations on completing C25K! I shared many of your experiences along the way and still find those first 5 minutes hard. But what an amazing sense of achievement! Make sure to get your badge and many happy runs to you 🏃🏼😊

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Thank you😁

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Massive Congratulations 👏👏 and just reading posts like these helps me and probably others believe that we can all get there one day so thank you for sharing 😄😄

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Congratulations, and thank you for the inspiration! :)

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Brilliant. Congratulations (ps: love the feet!)

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That is fantastic, well done. Running for 30 minutes means you can have more fun and find new places to run, you need a bit more space to avoid going round in circles and then round the circle again!

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Congratulations. You'll be on a high all day, well done 😁 🎓👟

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Well done!it is such a fabulous feeling. I am thoroughly enjoying my run free post graduation runs ( done six now) and think this programme is amazing!!

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Well done you....Brilliant.

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Lovely post - well done. This programme and running really does change the way many of us think of ourselves, doesn't it? Good luck with the post graduation plans 😊

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Well done! Best advice about hills I have ever read is always aim for just over the hill, then when you begin the downhill it will feel so mush easier it will keep you going! Make sure you put your shoulders back too........allows you to take in more breathe for those pesky hills. Keep going x

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Oooh thanks for that, I'll try that on my next run. 👍

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Congratulations - I hope you are basking in pride today! It's such a great programme isn't it!

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Will be cheering you on tomorrow and thinking of you on my run☺

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Congratulations and it sounded like a great graduation run 😀👏🎓🍾🎉

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Well done you x

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Brilliant ! Many Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement !

Happy Running to you ! :-) xxx

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Congratulations!

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