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Completed week 7!!!

I have to admit I have struggled with week 7, so feel a huge sense of relief and achievement that I have finished it! I was shocked to find run 1 a HUGE challenge after week 6 seemingly flying by with ease. I missed run 2 on my normal running day as I was feeling exhausted, and found it really tough when I did it a couple of days later. I then had to push run 3 back a day as I was traveling. Run 3 was easier, I think it helped that it was completely new terrain (I spent the day visiting a relative at Southampton hospital so with the help of my trusty iPhone and maps.me app, I was able to find footpaths surrounding the hospital and do a circular run.) I got changed in the toilets where I found the baby changing table very useful to stack my stuff on, and my post run shower was on this occasion performed with a packet of wet wipes!!! I felt rejuvenated for the rest of the hospital visit. I think couch 25K has really helped me to deal with some fairly stressful situations over the past weeks, and I hugely appreciate it and all the encouragement and fellow posters on this forum. Reading through other people's struggles, and triumphs has really helped me to stick at week 7 even though I felt like I'd hit a brick wall. So thank you everyone 😇😇😇❤️❤️❤️😘😘😘. Week 8 I'm ready - bring it on (I think! 😉)

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Yes.. bring it on ! :) Very well done.. where there is a will.... ? :)

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There is a way!!!! Thanks for the encouragement. 😀

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Well done you 👍😀 I had my 2 worst runs in week7 and it was all the advise & encouragement from from everyone on here that kept me going! You are so right this programme & running helps so much to get you through stressful times! Keep up the great work you are nearly there.... 🏃🏃🏃😊x

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Thanks for the encouragement!!! Yes I can't believe I'm only two weeks away!!! Time to get up and out!!!

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Enjoy your run you are probably on that last 5 mins😊... Keep going nearly there... 😊

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Thank you!!! Did it & bizarrely found it much easier than week 7! I am finding it all very fascinating!!!

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Me too! As weeks i think should be easier are not & i found on week 8 I could do 30mins instead of 28mins!! An amazing programme... keep running 😀😀

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Bravo for 30 mins on week 8!!! I so hope I can pull that out of the bag on week nine. Felt confident after yesterday's run, but I guess it's the roller coaster effect that keeps it interesting!!!

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It definately is!! O you will do it no bother😊there was a bit of mind set when I did it on week 8 & it was because of my two bad runs that I thought when I reached 28 mins il just try another 2 mins then I know I can finish this programme😀😀😀 and it kept me going 1 more to do.... Either today or tomorrow as I have an apt tonight when I normally run so think it will be tomorrow!!! Exciting isn't it😀😀😀Phyllis

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WOW!!! You're finishing tomorrow!!! SO exciting!!! Bravo for making it this far and I so look forward to hearing how it went and seeing your graduate badge by your name! 🎉🎉🎉

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Well done! 😊😊

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Thank you!!! 😊

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Well done. It is inspiring to read of your determination and inventiveness. Looking forward to reading your graduation post.

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Thank you! You are very kind! 😊

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