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Wk9 Done! -The girl who hated running is a runner!!

What a sense of achievement! I have never followed a fitness plan in my life and hated running with a passion whilst at school but the urge to run crept up on me and here I am, able to run 30 minutes and feeling a different person. My last run was actually very positive as my husband ran with me which made me more aware of my pace. I'm not bothered with statistics although the app reckons I should manage 5km in 42 mins so I'll try a Parkrun and find out! I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who posts and for the lovely Graduates who give such sound advice and encouragement. It's been a bit love-hate for me doing this and there have been times where I could've just not bothered but the community really keeps you going. I didn't start this to lose weight (ironically, I've only lost a lb or so but have changed shape & am trimmer with muscles- whoo hoo!) it was more for my sanity. For anyone dealing with issues in their life, whatever they are, running is brilliant - it gives you some headspace and purpose. I started running after my mum died, having spent hours driving to and fro to my home town for years whilst she had Alzheimers and when I found the C25K plan it somehow gave me permission to do something for myself. My aim now is to move on slowly towards 10K and to eventually do a 10K for Alzheimers Research. Run for your heart, soul and mind!!!

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Congratulations. Like you I too am finding it great to have a little 'headspace' and wished I had started this years ago. I never ran at school either and didn't really enjoy sport yet now really look forward to my run. Xx

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Thanks Michlou, isn't it funny how we can change throughout the years? Hope you stick with running & feel physically & mentally energised from it.😊

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What an inspiring post. Very well done and I hope that you continue to love your running.

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Thanks! Happy running! X

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Congratulations!

I find running is good for my mental well being too, like you say it gives you some headspace.

Well done again!

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Fantastic achievement! Well done!!!

See you in the 10k group soon :)

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Wow! What an inspiration you are. Well done, not only for completing the C25K, but for doing this for you 👍👏

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Thanks, Redbillie, it's such a small, yet big thing to do something positive for ourselves.😊

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So true 👍

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Congratulations - enjoy that feeling !!

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CONGRATULATIONS :)

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Well done. You are a runner xx Try a parkrun, they are brilliant. Everyone is so welcoming. I did my research and found the flattest one near me and loved it. I graduate officially with my running club next Saturday at another park run. Really nervous but excited too . Keep it up , im gonna slowly work towards that 10k too . Exciting times xx

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