Couch to 5K

I did it!

I managed to get my final, W9R3 run done before noon today. With puzzled dog trotting beside me on a loose lead for company.

In the final minutes Laura urged me to "push through the pain" and it occurred to me that I was in no pain at all - not even my suspect right knee was giving any trouble. (I have it strapped up and am running only on grass to be sure) I am very, very lucky that my body has coped so well with decades of idleness, sport-shunning, repeated childbirth and scrupulous observation of wine o'clock.

So I have done Couch to 5K! I would never have thought it possible that at 58, with a BMI of 27-28, I could jog comfortably for 30 minutes without stopping. It has taken me more like 9 weeks and four days to be honest as I "stretched" the gaps between runs over Christmas but I have never allowed more than two days between runs.

So in true Oscar acceptance speech style I would like to thank:

My dog Merlin the cockapoo for getting me out of the house;

The Couch to 5K programme;

- and especially the great advice and encouragement I have had from this forum!

Wormwood Scrubs for providing enough soft ground for a varied and enjoyable run each time;

And, last but not least, my Enell sports bra! I advise any woman who is more than a DD to invest in one of these - it completely changes the whole experience. Best sports bra for the "well-endowed woman" by far!

So onward and upward! My next challenge will be to keep it up and to persuade my other half to get out and running too!

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You are a runner, congrats on your graduation. Time to party 🌟🍾🎓🏃🏼‍♀️

Don't forget to claim your shiny badge 👍🏼

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Thanks! How do I do that exactly?

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Easiest way is to scroll down and respond to Realfoodiesclub post earlier today 👍🏼

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Well done!!

Happy New Year :)

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Well done, congratulations, you must be feeling great and very proud if yourself. will have a wee look at those bras as a lady with a bmi of 29 and dd chest all support is a great help lol x keep running x

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Let me know what you think. Personally It was like stepping into a new world!

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😀🎉🎓

(And thanks for the Oscar speech! I enjoyed that!)

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Whoo hoo! Well done x

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Congratulations. What a fantastic way to start the New Year.

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The best New Years present ever! A New Years Graduation partaaaaay!!!

Massive congratulations. That feeling of elation is unbeatable and I'll bet you're still smiling like a loon?!

I've brought the bubbly, and the graduation cake. SO exciting, a January 1st graduate :)

🌟🎈🌟🎊🎉🎊🍸🍷🍻🎂🎓🎂🍷🍸🎊🎉🎊🌟🎈

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Congratulations! Starting the New Year in style!

Happy running!

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Yayayayay!!! Well done, great start to the New Year :)

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Well done you, and your bra and your dog and the prison. Great joint achievement! :)

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Well done on your graduation

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