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W5R3 - KABOOM!

So how I did it, I will probably never know. I'm home again now, after a full 20 minute run with zero stops and zero walking, and an additional 5 minutes of huffing and puffing extensively, and a face like a blotchy tomato, but somehow I made it through. This is the hardest thing I've done for and to myself in probably 15 years. I almost cried at the end and phoned my mum, screaming "TWENTY MINUTES! TWENTY MINUTES!" until she could finally make out what I was saying.

Thanks to all before me who posted their W5R3 success stories - you are what made me believe I could do it too.

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Congratulationa on your progress

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WHOOOOHOOOOOO!!! Awesome job!! :-)

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Thank you :D

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Fantastic ! Great feeling after, isn't it? 👏🎉🏃

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Go you!!! Very well done!

Crying is good and we Mums? We do learn child squeal quite early on....😃

Now..I know I am always saying it..you little runner you..but take next week gently..it has the ability to unnerve some folk..but...you can do it..you are ready for it 😊

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Thanks Oldfloss! I actually have no idea what to expect of W6, W5R3 has always been this huge mountain standing in my way of seeing the other side... but now I've reached the top and I'm ready for the next one. :D

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kaboom indeed :D excellent well done , i rang my hubby when i had done it lol , ive just done w6r3 , 25 mins and never ever thought i would do it , be careful of week 6 its a slippery lil bugger x :D

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I'll be sure to take care and watch out for the gremlins! Congratulations on your own achievement, I think we can both be very proud of ourselves!

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Well done, the most epic run of the whole programme in my humble opinion. Happy running 🏃

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Well done you! Just what I needed to read as I start week 5 on Monday 👏

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You have done great, a brilliant achievement! Week 6 awaits you, and you are so ready for it.

Enjoy your success 🏃🏼‍♀️

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Awesome! Well done!

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Well done great achievement. Btw be proud of joining the 'red blotchy face crowd' it's the badge of hounour.

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Haha! Then I'll wear it just like that.

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Fan tas tic - sounds like a glorious glorious feeling - worth aiming for. Lovely

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It was most definitely worth it!

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Top work. Be very proud of your achievement.

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Go you!

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Well done to you resolution

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Well done you! I'm just about to start wk3 and can't get my head around running for 3 minutes in one go, let alone 20!

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When I started W1 I was sure I'd never make it, but if I can do it, so can you! Keep at it!

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Keep going I'm on week 3 as well found it ok had two runs and said half way there thought I'd missed something but realised runs were longer it was a beautiful morning yesterday along curbar edge

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'Woo hoo!' That's what I shouted out load when I finished that unbelievable run...

Congratulations runner!

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