I've only gone and done it! I have actually completed Couch to 5k!

Well, not quite 5k (actually no where near 5k) but I have run for 30 minutes 3 times!! I am still on shock. I started this programme from a really bad place mentally and physically and went out on my first run clutching my phone convinced that I would need to phone an ambulance! The first few runs I tried very hard to avoid people and ran with my head down to actually avoid eyecontact with anyone. My granddaughter (nearly 9 and not a natural runner) has been on this journey with me and refused to go with anyone else whilst I was off on antibiotics for 11 days, bless her. I initially started the programme because I had signed up for Race for Life (which is this Sunday) and I just wanted to be able to run some of it - well I know I will be able to run 30 mins of it now!!

And, I am not ready to stop running any time soon - planning on spending a few weeks sticking to the 30 mins and going along to have a go at the local Parkrun!

To all you people just starting out - keep plodding on now matter how hard it may feel at the time - You Can Do It - especially with all the support from people on the forum - fabulous bunch. Thanks guys.

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  • Well done!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Thanks :)

  • Great post - congratulations on graduating and enjoy your Race for Life this weekend!☺

  • Thank you :)

  • Great post and well done, been there with the phone clutching on first run too.

  • Well done Jax!

  • Thanks :)

  • Really well done πŸ‘ Thanks for sharing, it's really quite inspirational, I know that sounds sappy but it's true!

    Good luck for Race for Life

  • Thankyou :)

  • Well done JD. You should be every bit as proud of yourself as we are.

    Looking forward to your race report

  • Thanks - race takes place at that flippin' park with the hills that I nearly killed myself on the other week! Ha ha!

  • Huge congratulations...very well done :) Bask in the well deserved glory...then get ready for that Race for Life!

  • Thanks - still on a high hours later!

  • Woohoo! Well done!

  • Thank you :)

  • Jaxdreamer, you are a star. I have never met you and know nothing about you but I am really proud. I've been following your progress because we are C25K 'peers'.

    Enjoy the graduation party and give your granddaughter an extra big hug xx

  • Ahh! Thank you, that's lovely. Shall definately give her another hug because she has been a little star! Our mantra before each run 'We can do this beacuse we are warriors' is going to keep me smiling forever.

  • Wow!!! Many many congrats!!!! Well done!!!

  • Thanks :)

  • Well done u, keep at it,u r an inspiration 4 others. Vheers

  • Thanks πŸ˜€

  • Ooh Jaxdreamer look at that lovely badge! What a star. Bet you're over the moon. Time for a bit of a celebration?

    Massive 🎈CONGRATULATIONS🎈to you. Now grab a glass and let us toast your amazing achievement😊

    πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸΈπŸ»πŸ˜†πŸΉπŸ·πŸ†πŸŽ“πŸ†πŸ·πŸΉπŸ˜†πŸ»πŸΈπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

    (and super good luck for the Race for Life - we'll all be with you in spirit)😊

  • Ahh! Thanks. Have definitely grabbed a glass πŸ₯ƒ or 2 or 3! Need to drink a lot of πŸ’¦ tomorrow! HicπŸΎπŸ·πŸŽ‰

  • Congratulations Graduate.😊

    Enjoy that Race for Life, run proud and your best efforts will be good enough.

    You did it... πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

  • Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations πŸŽ‰ Have fun on your Race for Life!

  • Thanks, I will - hopefully 😊

  • Fabulous. You will love parkrun , I am about to get ready to go our local one. God luck & enjoy your Race for Life xx ps don't forget to go to the podium & get your shiny graduate badge 😊😊

  • Thanks - loving my 'graduate ' next to my name! πŸ™‚

  • That's amazing. Well done to you and your granddaughter :)

  • Thank you 😊

  • Congratulations πŸ…Graduate πŸƒ

  • Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations.....I've also ran the 30 minutes this week and am doing my first park run this morning. The feeling of achievement is amazing x

  • Fab! Enjoy your first Parkrun x

  • That's wonderful!

  • Thanks 😊

  • Well done :)

  • Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Brilliant Jaxdreamer, and congrats on becoming a graduate. You must feel incredible. And well done to your grand-daughter, what an achievement. So happy for you.

  • Thank you - feels amazing! πŸ™‚

  • Amazing! Congratulations πŸ˜€πŸ’

  • Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Brilliant!!! :-)

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