Third Time Lucky: And so, after nearly 10 months... - Couch to 5K

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Third Time Lucky


And so, after nearly 10 months since I started CT5K and no less than 58 runs and months of downtime due to various injuries, I have FINALLY completed week 9/run 3, injury free, yay!!! This morning I bagged the whole 5k run in 30.02, carrying my thin tall frame as gracefully as a wildebeest with my favourite band pumping up the ear plugs, as the 1970' bands normally do. For me this is massive, and if any self doubters out there please believe in yourselves, if I have pulled this through then the doors are open for everyone. Thank you for all your support, I will carry on running for as long as possible, never thought I'd fall in love with it like this :)))

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Well done you, you're a runner! Feels good doesn't it, enjoy your success.

mrrunGraduate in reply to Wizziewood

Surreal! The last minute I gave it a right ol' chase with my stomach up there in my throat, god knows what the passing dog walkers made out of me, lol. Thank you, Wizziewood!


Well done - and a fantastic time for the 5K.

mrrunGraduate in reply to SC1472

Cheers :) Wasn't running fast, can't do fast, it's just my thin spider legs and long strides. The only plus side of my injuries was that my physio advised on how to build my core muscles and stronger legs to protects my sorry knees. I spent months doing planks & sit ups :)


Wow! Brilliant achievement. Well done graduate! Go get that shiny badge 🎓🏅⭐️🍾🏃🏻🏃🏻‍♀️


Fantastic and well done!


Thanks Jacs, it feels really good. How do I go about the badge business? Can't wait to show my wife, my champion supporter ;)

Millsie-JGraduate in reply to mrrun

Go to the pinned post June graduation badges. Leave a message and the badge fairies will work their magic try this link

mrrunGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Great, will do ;)

Millsie-JGraduate in reply to mrrun

Nice badge!


Well done Sir. You got it in the bag!! It's all about perseverance my friend.

mrrunGraduate in reply to Malc73

Thank you, Malc! There was literary no option but to carry on.

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