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Thank you. Week 9 run 3 done

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
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My journey started on 6th March on a treadmill at the gym where like many I struggled to run for 1 minute and couldn't see how I would get to Week 2 let alone the end. Around Week 5, after reading so many positive posts I transitioned outside leaving the treadmill behind. It was tough - I found it much harder - so much to consider even simple things like tying hair back so I could see - there was weather, dogs, cars, hills (well slopes really 😊). But I persevered, going back a couple of weeks and repeating until I was comfortable. Today I did it week 9 run 3 and wanted to share particularly with those who are just starting you can do this - believe and stick with it - I am fitter, feel better and really wish i hadn't left it until I was 51 to try this. I love being outside on my early run - I call to the chickens, talk to the rabbits (not sure they listen). I love the weather and am even learning to love 'hills' All of this is thanks to the program and all of the inspirational posts here. Thank you xxx

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Cazzer60
Cazzer60Graduate

Fabulous! πŸ‘you have done it!! πŸ†πŸŽ‰

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Cazzer60

Thank you Cazzer60 πŸ˜€

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Congratulations graduate! Sounds like you are having a great time πŸ‘πŸΌ

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Am just loving it Jacs-W. 🌺

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate
in reply to Michlou65

Nice badge!πŸ…

Deslys4444
Deslys4444Graduate

I feel the same way and at 2 yrs your senior am starting to realise what I've been missing. I feel so inspired by people's stories and I can't wait to reach Week 9 next month!

Well done πŸ‘

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Deslys4444

Hi Deslys4444 I think you are right it is suddenly realising that running is not for the 'others' but for us too. Good luck - you will graduate next month. As OldFloss says 'slow and steady'. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

damienair
damienairGraduate

Fantastic. Well done and congratulations.

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to damienair

Thanks Damienair 😊

Great post and Congratulations on Graduating MichlouπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Happy running...

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you Jan-now-runs 🌹

Vonnie63
Vonnie63Graduate

Well done on completing the programme. I am on week 4 just done the first run this morning. I am 54 and never run in my life and was worried that I was too old but I absolutely love it.

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Vonnie63

I felt the same as you Vonnie63 and just can't believe how much I look forward to the next run. Building myself up to do a ParK run next Have a great day x

Runon
RunonGraduate

Congratulations - you have really achieved something - and like many of us you may find this is just the beginning of an exciting adventure 😎 Well done.

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Runon

Looking forward to the adventure Runon πŸ˜€ thank you

Well done πŸŽ‰ congratulations

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Fantastic, a great achievement... you must be feeling so proud πŸ¦‹

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju-ju-

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Well done! Enjoy that feeling of euphoria !

And yes .. I chatted ( well through puffed breath) to hens rabbits birds sheep and so on during couch to 5k. In one run I remember a group of young bullocks ran along me in their field parallel to the road. I decided they were encouraging me but was grateful for the feNce between us..

Welcome to the graduate gang. The badge suits you!

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks Hilary C I would have been grateful for the fence too ! Thank you for the welcome 🌺

CookieM
CookieMGraduate

Congratulations πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

McFitty
McFittyGraduate

Another one in to the graduate fold! You hang on to that fabulous feeling, it's SO well deserved!

Massive πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰CONGRATULATIONSπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ Michlou65

Can we party on a Sunday morning? Yes we can!

πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ˜Šβ­πŸ’₯πŸ˜†πŸΈπŸŽŠπŸ»πŸ°πŸ·πŸΊπŸ†πŸŽ“πŸ†πŸΊπŸ·πŸ°πŸ»πŸŽŠπŸΈπŸ˜†πŸ’₯β­πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to McFitty

Thank you McFitty 🌹. It does feel good

O505k
O505kGraduate

Very well done. Enjoy your graduation. 🌻🌻

Pauline17
Pauline17Graduate

Congrats! I aim to graduate next week and also am a member of the 50 plus gang. Celebrate in style πŸ˜€πŸΈ

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Pauline17

Thank you and good luck for next week. You will do it. πŸ€

Redbillie21
Redbillie21Graduate

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘ You are now officially a "runner"! Well done πŸ‘

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Redbillie21

It's great to really know I am a runner Thanks Redbillie21 😊

nero99
nero99Graduate

Congratulations for your perseverance.

nikkiwabit
nikkiwabitGraduate

Well done & inspirational ty. (and the rabbits are listening)

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to nikkiwabit

Thank you. I think they might be listening too πŸ˜€

T1gger
T1ggerGraduate

Congratulations and well done!!

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Very well done Michlou65

An amazing achievement and the start of lots of new adventures I'm sure :)

Enjoy the party

EleanorL
EleanorLGraduate

What a fantastic post! Congratulations

Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

Congratulations! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

The McGurran's en masse are on their feet giving you a round of applause!!!!! Very well done. I remember struggling badly on week 1 but am now approaching 2 years since my first Parkrun, have completed several 10k runs and a half marathon and have signed up for my first marathon! All that from having to pause the app because I couldn't run for a full minute! Heartiest congratulations!

Fantastic positive post! Well done! What's next for you?

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate
in reply to Bells411

Thanks Bells411. Think I am going to consolidate what I have done, try ParK Run. Then might look at heading towards 10k come the autumn

Michlou65
Michlou65Graduate

Thank you x. Park runs then starting towards 10k is my aim. Good luck with marathon πŸ˜€

Gillma
GillmaGraduate

Fantastic inspiration for one who is 3 weeks behind you. Well done you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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