5k - after 13 weeks I did it!: Yay - so chuffed... - Couch to 5K

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5k - after 13 weeks I did it!

CarolStr
CarolStrGraduate

Yay - so chuffed! I ran my first 5k ever yesterday! OK so Usain Bolt has nothing to fear but I did it - in 41 mins 45 seconds. And to think when I started this C25K malarky I couldn't even run for a bus...

So the moral of the story is - if this 55 year old, a couple of pounds overweight and very unfit female can do it, anyone can!

Four weeks now to get parkrun fit in time for the virtual parkrun on Christmas Eve (need to get a little quicker as I absolutely refuse to be last!). Will start looking out for a Santa hat Flossie22 and Pc59 :-)

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate

O well done you🌟👏o don't worry il be last but il say it's my age😂😂😂after all I am the oldest young at heart😂😂 o is it only 4 weeks to go!!! Panic!!!! Better get that 🎅🎅before they run out! You doing a great job Carol... Keep going.. X

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

Applause and cheers Carol :)

Flossie22
Flossie22Graduate

Well done Carol! You gem 💎. Fab news! Santa hats here we come. Great time too. 👏🏻👏🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻🎉🎉🎅🏻🎅🏻🎅🏻xx

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Hooray !

tortoisegirl
tortoisegirlGraduate

Well done Carol! I can't imagine you will be last with that time!

Von99
Von99Graduate

Well done Carol, get that Santa hat out!

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Well done! That first 5k is magic!

Di-L
Di-LGraduate

Well done x

PamJ58
PamJ58Graduate

Well done you ! I finished W9 this week and now need to build up to 5k. The difference now is that I believe I can do it !

JoolieB1
JoolieB1Graduate

Wow, that is amazing, 5k is a long way to run isn't it? Very respectable time too, my first was 43 minutes at a graduation parkrun! My fastest ever was 34 minutes - but I have found running slowly and increasing distance has been more fun for me. Also, I often run in the dark, sometimes in the woods - so at 53, I want to stay on my feet so safety wise it is better for me. Now you can cover 5k, think about the new interesting places you can run!

melly4012
melly4012Graduate

Congrats! First 5k is always special. Great time too!

Well done!!! Great achievement!!! Whoop whoop!!! Am curious about a virtual park run!!!

CarolStr
CarolStrGraduate in reply to Meintheuniverse

Thanks! See this pinned post about the Christmas Eve virtual park run. I'm running with Pc59 and Flossie22 in our Santa hats and Flossie22 has promised mince pies :)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate in reply to CarolStr

What a great idea!!! There are no Parkruns near me, but I'll be with you all in spirit.

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