Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.: First 5k... - Couch to 5K

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Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate

First 5k completed on Saturday. Very very slow, at 51:58, but did it none the less.

My experienced runner brother supported me through it.

Felt like a marathon to me but so so happy to do it. Can't actually believe it.

Thank you to everyone who gave me advice and support.

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SlowWorm2016
SlowWorm2016Graduate

Well done! :) Speed will come with time as you build up your stamina. Have you graduated? I don't see your badge.

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate in reply to SlowWorm2016

Thank you for the reply and advice SlowWorm.

Just one more thing!!

How do I graduate? LOL

SlowWorm2016
SlowWorm2016Graduate in reply to Ardmhaca

I think Millsie-J has answered about the badge.

One more thing: we slow runners actually run further at my parkrun because we are behind 800+ people at the starting line! Though they somehow take that into consideration when calculating the times.

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate in reply to SlowWorm2016

A park run will be next challenge .

Thank you for your support.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Well done you! A slow 5k is as far as a fast 5k let us not forget!

You did really well. I am a slow runner and i know it is hard to stay motivated when so many others are so much quicker. No matter, its the same finish line! We are runners 🏃🏻‍♀️🍾⭐️🎓🏅

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you Jacs. That thought did actually cross my mind on Saturday, that going quicker does not make the distance any shorter! But at least I now have a time to beat! Thank you.

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Ardmhaca

And we are both quicker than those on the couch every single run! Enjoy😀🏃🏻‍♀️💪🏻

Ps scroll up a bit to the Graduation badge April post from Rfc, click on and the badge fairies will work their magic.

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you. The fairies have been!

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate in reply to Ardmhaca

That looks great!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

CONGRATULATIONS! :) :) :) :) :)

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Oh thank you. Am so happy to have come this far.

Never thought it would happen.

Hope all is well with you and your new regime!

runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

Well done, well done! Congratulations - I bet you feel on top of the world.

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate in reply to runswithdogs

Thank you so so much!

I really cannot believe that I did it.

But the support on here is so good.

Knowing that folk have been through it and then they take the time to help you out.

Fantastic !

Worldsend
WorldsendGraduate

Well done well done well done

Ardmhaca
ArdmhacaGraduate in reply to Worldsend

Thank you Worldsend. So happy to 'graduate'.

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