Feeling like champions!

Feeling like champions!

We want to post a few words of encouragement to all those undertaking the Couch to 5K challenge. My 21 year old daughter stumbled across the NHS podcast nine weeks ago and decided to embark on the training. I dragged my 58 year old, very tired body along on the spur of the moment. Neither of us have done absolutely any sporting activity before, we were completely unfit and felt self conscious running in our local park. There were times when we wanted to give up, especially me as my calf really hurt. We persevered and completed the training yesterday. We're elated. Whoever designed this course deserves a medal: you've turned two sedentary souls into active humans. If we can do it, anyone can.

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  • Well done on graduating :)

  • Yay! Well done to both of you and keep it up, there's no stopping you now!

  • Well done both of you! Congratulations on your graduation 🙌💪🍾🥂🎉🏅. What's next?

  • Well done. Congratulations on graduating, it's a massive achievement. I hope your running journey continues long and strong x

  • Congratulations to both of you! A wonderful achievement, and as you say anyone can do it with this fantastic programme! What's next?!

  • How lovely that you have done it together! Huge congratulations to you both!

  • Very, very well done on Graduating... as my lovely friend IbenCopenhagen says, what it is next on your running journey!

  • Well done both of you - and yes, the whole course is brilliant. All of us on here were sedentary souls and are now active humans which is a lovely description.

    And this forum is just so supportive and fantastic

    Keep it up both of you xx

  • Well done - what an achievement!

  • It is a great programme - congratulations to both of you on graduating!☺

  • I know! It's mad in it. Good news is, we can keep doing it. Open the door and of we go 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

    Have fun you two 😃

  • Wow ! Well done you two.

  • What a lovely story, well done.

    Wishing you many years of happy running.

  • Well done both of you! That's a great thing to accomplish together! I hope you'll stick with it and with the forum too ;)

  • That is great news and such and inspirational post, well done to the both of you.

  • Great post ThePanter, really inspirational. Thanks for taking the time to write. Best wishes for future running :)

  • Well done, both! Excellent work!!! You are correct, it IS a brilliant program. :) it's 4 years since I started c25k- and my only regret is I didn't find the program decades earlier. Don't stop now. Keep it up! Treat yourself to a race (that first bling is very special).

  • Congratulations! It's great that you did it together. Happy running.

  • A massive well done to you both ✅✅

  • Fantastic!

  • Woohoo! Bravo! Amazing! Well done to both of you. You've really inspired me to push on with the last couple of weeks (I start week 7 tomorrow!)

  • Thank you so much to everyone who responded to my post. We went on our first run today after Monday's graduation and it's still not easy: my daughter lapped me on our local park's 1K track but I panted to the end! You can do it - believe in yourself.

  • Love it! Thank you for Posting and Congratulations on Graduating :)

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