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Week 4 Run 1 - follow up to despondent thread!

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate

I did it!! I am so, so grateful to every single one of you who took the time to support, encourage, advise and motivate me on my last thread. I set off really unsure if I could do it but I did! We went very slowly, but I managed it all and it really wasn't that bad. This programme is amazing, I know everyone says it but, if you follow the steps it really does carry you through! I am a bit proud of myself :D Here's to the next 2 runs this week!

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Fantastic ! Well done Sal ! :-) xxx

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thank you! Your reply on my previous post was so helpful, thank you poppypug

poppypug
poppypugGraduate in reply to Bigfatsal

Ah thank you so much Sal xxx

RunningGeek
RunningGeekGraduate

Go you! Well done 😀

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to RunningGeek

Thank you so much, I was so worried, I still can't quite believe I did it!

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate

I believe you did it!! Well done! Can I say, "told ya so!!"? :-) enjoy the other runs this week - quite sure you will!

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to RuNananana

Haha thank you, you can of course say 'told ya so' so many of you lovely people helped me believe i could do it and it worked. The doom and gloom of last Friday is now a distant -ish memory after today! So pleased I did it, and quite looking forward to the rest of the week now :D xx

RuNananana
RuNanananaGraduate in reply to Bigfatsal

Just maybe you are "built for running" after all :-)

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to RuNananana

Hehe I will never say that I am not again, that's for sure! :D

ANewMe2017
ANewMe2017Graduate

You are right to be proud, and we are proud of you too! Take no notice of what your mind tells you when you're running, it's always wrong...xx

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to ANewMe2017

Haha I like that piece of advice and will carry it with me! Thank you for all your support!

Liz_B
Liz_B in reply to ANewMe2017

Love that! Will bear that in mind for my next run, thanks!

You're right! The program is brilliant!!! I'd avoided running for over 50 years and now this year I'll be tackling my first marathon (albeit slowly!). I blame Laura :) . Keep it up, now and who knows where this running lark will take you. It's certainly changed my life for the better. Just keep ticking off those runs one by one - you will amaze yourself with just what you can do - and if you haven't yet, try out a parkrun, if you have one nearby. It's like a regular C25k fix and can really help you stick with the running once the 9 weeks are done.

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to agedsnailspace

I'm thinking I should try and find a park run near me for when I have finished the programme. I am shocked already with how much fitter I am, I am way less breathless doing ordinary things which is a massive boost!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

You are on your way to the Graduate Table :) Well done :)

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Thank you Irish-John I really, really hope so, I want to do it so badly!! :D

Von99
Von99Graduate

Well done!

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to Von99

Thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeay!

On the way.. steady and slowly does it.. and you will get there :)

Be proud! Because, if you don't blow your own trumpet..no-one else will..( except us, of course ) :)

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much! Being slow and steady was definitely the key yesterday, really, really made all the difference. I am proud, I don't think I ever really thought I could get this far, now I am starting to think I might just go the whole way! xx

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Bigfatsal

Oh you will ! x

IgaT
IgaTGraduate

Well done!

You should be proud of yourself! More than a little bit ;) Go you!

I have my W4R1 due today. You are giving me strength and faith! You are my muse ;)

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to IgaT

Thank you so much, you will do great too, we can give each other strength and support, if I can do it, you will too :)

Anniemurph
AnniemurphGraduate

Woohoo! Well done :) Just keep taking the next ones as they come, slow down if you need to, slow down again :D and you will get there, no problem.

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to Anniemurph

Haha thank you, I am so pleased, would have found it so much harder without everyone's help and support! Slow is definitely the way forward x

Well done! Pleased it was better than expected! I did my W4R1 yesterday and found it a bit of a killer tbh (started running too fast as had to go past lots of workmen 😄) but I kept going whereas the old me would have given up, so am still claiming that as a win!!

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to Liz_B

Woohoo, go Liz, very well done! I would have had to speed up past workmen too :P x

Liz_B
Liz_B in reply to Bigfatsal

Thanks! We will get there! 🏃

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to Liz_B

We will indeed, I have just done run 2 which was not without its traumas, I lost a dog halfway through, cue lots of running and shouting frantically! Then a kind man drove round the corner with her in his car :O lol

Liz_B
Liz_B in reply to Bigfatsal

Brilliant! That has made me smile! And think of all that extra running you got in!

Bigfatsal
BigfatsalGraduate in reply to Liz_B

Nearly finished me off!! She is staying at home from now on :P

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