Feeling proud!!

Feeling proud!!

I'm over 22 stone and have always wanted to run but never had the stamina (or fitness). I'd heard fab reviews of C25k so decided to give it a go. I couldn't even manage the 30 second runs in W1 but I wasn't embarrassed, I was more proud with myself for giving it a go. I'm now beginning W4 and was over the moon with myself yesterday for running 5 mins continuously! Get in!!

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  • Get in, indeed. Well done! Keep at it, the feeling of achievement is great.

  • Super effort, you will learn to love those endorphins at the end. I agree with the positive comments on c25k its such a brilliant programme. Like you I struggled at the start but persevered and now I'm doing a 10 miler in 2 weeks.... This time next year you will look back with a grin like a Cheshire cat. It really makes me smile when I see another person doing the journey with positivity.

  • Brilliant!

  • Hi neen, welcome to the forum.

    Well done for your first Week 4 run..I remember the feeling running that first 5mins well.😊

    You can and are doing this.. keep going.😊

  • Go you! Wow! Welcome !

    The smile says it all and you should be so proud of yourself!

    On the way and doing brilliantly...:)

    Keep it steady and keep it slow and you will surely get to the Graduation Podium.. and believe me McFitty can really organize a party! We love it! Balloons, a band, champagne and party poppers too :)

    Keep posting for support and tips to help. If you have any questions or feel you need an extra shove.. or a big hug.. we will be right here for you!

    Well done :)

  • Ahhh yeah!!!! The program is amazing, I still remember W1R1.

    You're doing great, and it looks like you're enjoying yourself as well.

    The program gave me so much confidence that I could do new things and that with perseverance I could conquer many obstacles. I hope you find the same

    Happy running

  • I remember it so well, thought I was going to collapse in a heap that first week!!!

    Hope you are feeling a bit better after your accident now too x

  • I love your attitude, indeed you should be proud of yourself! Just imagine how proud you'll be to see that grad badge next to your name in a few weeks. Keep us posted xxx

  • Hi Neenthegreat,

    Your doing great and you should feel extremely proud of yourself.

    Keep on at the couch to 5k and you will soon have graduated.

    The training programme is fantastic and if you do struggle on any week, you can always do the week again.

    The more you run the better you will feel and the endorphins will have you smiling from ear to ear.

    All the best.

  • Excellent news, great progress :-) Keep at it, you will amaze yourself.

  • Huge big well done to you :)

    You've every right to feel proud of yourself. Get in indeed :D

  • Your lovely smile says it all Runner :)

  • Well done you ! Keep going at it and you will achieve your goal Congrats.!πŸ‘πŸ˜€

  • Excellent! Well done! Helps brighten up the dull weather!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

  • Absolutely Get in. . What a gorgeous picture! So you're on week four, buzzing with excitement and deservedly so! Hmm, week 4... ? That gives me a few weeks to plan your party and get balloons to match your shoes😊

  • You look amazing, so much enthusiasm and sense of fun too, well done. Every one of us battled through each week, didn't believe we could do the following week but we did. Just nice and steady, if you are not going backwards, it is definitely running!! X

  • That really is something to be proud of Neenthegreat - congratulations and well done - it takes a bit of courage to get going but now you're doing it you'll find it difficult to stop.

  • Welcome to the forum , good to have you here !

    Yes , you should be very proud of yourself ! Please keep posting so that we can support you along your way . The folk on here are just amazing .

    Keep going, youre doing great ! :-) xxx

  • Superb effort & well done on such a fantastic acheivent. Doesn't it feel fabulous?

  • Hi Neenthegreat i can relate to exactly how you feel but i think you should be proud. i am very slow. i have managed to complete a park run (5k) in 52.49 which is a very slow time but still a pb for me.

    I do feel a bit embarrassed about my times but I am trying to focus on the fact that i have completed the course without stopping.

  • 5k in 30 minutes, 5k in 40 minutes, 5k in 50 minutes, or 5k in an hour... 5k is still 5k however long it takes slow_and_steady68. And you've cracked a park run. Well done😊😊😊

  • Get in is right! Well done, it only gets better as well that's the best thing!

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