I went out and did my final wk 9 run and it was a success. After my 30min of continuous running I decided to walk 1minute and then resume running the remaining distance to complete the 5k. So I'm not far off from doing it in one full swoop. The 'finish line' was met with a lot of emotion for me. I have been having a really rough week emotionally so the flood gates opened when I reached that 5k mark. Thankfully it was still dark outside and not a soul in sight. lol There has been so much self doubt along the way and still there are days it creeps up. I am pleased with following this program to the finish and clearly I am a testament it works. For all the newbies out there,if this 44yr old, very overweight women can do it I am convinced anyone can do it. Thank you to EVERYONE who has cheered me on, gave me advise or was just a shoulder to lean on through it all. I appreciate it more than you know. I guess I can only get better from here. Happy running everyone..oh and graduation badge please.
Another graduate here! wk9 run 3 complete. - Couch to 5K
Wow, finished the programme AND run your first 5K ! Congratulations !
Woohoo! Well done Lil! Congratulations!!! You have to apply for your graduate badge (see the links to the right of the screen in blue text)
You will grow in confidence as you keep running. C25k+ Stepping Stones podcasts are your natural next step, to take you to the next level of Bridge to 10k, if that's the way you'd like to go
So pleased you stuck at it and reached the finish line. Feels absolutely marvellous doesn't it. You can keep feeling that elation. Just keep on running
Oh my goodness, 5k AND graduation. It doesn't get much better than that! Huge CONGRATULATIONS SillyLilly. Now enjoy your moment and keep enjoying, you can run as far and as fast or as slow and leisurely as you like now and it just keeps getting better
Thanks! I can imagine running with others would help. One of my fastest runs during couch 2 5k was on a day that I decided to run later in the morning than usual. I didn't think too much about it until I started down the street and realized it was the school bus pickup time for all the area kids. Each corner had groups of kids/parents etc.. Every time I was approaching and had to pass them I sped up.lol I didn't want to appear slow.hahahaha It was a good thing for my time though.lol I run early early morning and generally there are very few people out (I may see 2-3 people at most) but one morning I saw one lone walker up ahead. I wanted to see if i could catch up and pass her. I did! lol So even that helped me move a little quicker. I may just consider signing up for a race come next spring but for now I'm just gonna stick to the neighbourhood streets and try and improve my time.