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I Only went and did it

Tried to do C5K last year kept repeating weeks and only got to week 3 after about 4 months, gave up due to illness.

Now this morning I completed Week 5 run 3 and I am so happy, I have repeated runs until I felt ready to move on, but finally bit the bullet and completed the 20 minute run this morning.

I go out at 5.10 in the morning originally because I didnt want people to see me huffing and puffing along, but I have found that this works for me, I cant run after work as I have no energy and why change it.

Started this at 223lbs on 25th July this year now 201lbs, silly me didnt take any measurements when I first started but did so 4 weeks ago and in those 4 weeks I have lost a total of 8.5 inches (0.5 arm, 2 inches from chest, waist, hips and thigh).

As you can see I still have quite a lot of weight to loose as I am only 5'1" and 51 years of age, my message to people lurking and I am a lurker, is go for it, if you feel you need to repeat runs do it, I know the programme is designed for natural progression but if you dont feel ready repeat a run but not too often as the feeling when you complete a toughie is fantastic, and everyones toughie is different.

Just had to shout from the rooftops that yeah I ran for 20 minutes this morning.

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Hoorayyy Moldoodles!!! Great post. I'm like you out early as can't run after work. The mornings are dark now though.


Well done, that's brilliant! What amazing progress. I admire anyone who can do anything in the morning! You must feel really proud and you deserve to too!


Wow, great progress.


Well done!!! Great work! You run when it suits you and you feel best whether it be morning, noon or night.

I lost a lot of weight and like you forgot to take measurements. I could kick myself now. Tut! Suffice it to say that I am now much smaller! I now look taller though, for a short arse. You know what I mean don't you. LOL

I'm pleased to hear you're back on C25k. It's a great programme and a great way of keeping fit and keeping the lard at bay. I think running makes me continue to want to eat healthily, and I think most folks realise that as they keep running they feel better so don't want to go back to eating a less than optimum diet. It's hard sometimes but we keep at it, plugging away slow but sure. Speaking of which congrats on getting through week 5. Week six is a toughie so gird your loins. Go at it slowly and carefully and you'll be fine. This will be the acid test. You're tough though and can do it!

Come on! Woooohoooo!

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Good on you ! ☺☺☺☺

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Thank you all for your lovely responses. Still smiling.


How did I miss this post! Congrats Moldoodles. The first big one defeated. I'm with you and MissW on the measurements thing. I forgot too. C25k should have instructions at the beginning saying "don't forget to take your measurements before you start!" Enjoy week 6 and we'll done again :)


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