Week 6 done, watch out there's a grinning person about!

Back in June when I laced up my trainers and staggered blinking apprehensively into the early morning sunshine for the first time on the C25K challenge I thought that this was a crazy fad that wouldn't last. 6 weeks and 18 runs later I found myself grinning like a Cheshire cat when Michael Johnson told me that I'd just run for 20 minutes and there were only 5 left. 5 minutes later I'm punching the air and whooping after running for longer than I'd ever done before. When he told me that I'm now a runner and the app flashed up the same word I felt that it was up there in my personal achievements with my first century at cricket and 180 at darts. Maybe once week nine is complete I might put that ahead of the moments my kiddies popped out, perhaps that's taking things too far!

Anyway, I'm mighty proud of myself and looking forward to pushing on to week 7 on Monday.

Good luck to all of you, if I can do it then you can!


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  • Congratulations... Cricketer, Darts Player and now RUNNER!!! Onward and upward!!!


    No,, Children being born.. that has to be really up there :) x

  • Congratulations, Wk 6 can be a tough one. Good luck with the rest.

  • i am still puzzling why week 6 is a hard one. i did run 2 yesterday wanted t give up for first time ever and didn't feel brilliant yesterday evening but did have a good nights sleep in bed by 9.45. not sure i am looking forward to run 3 though

  • Keep running, keep smiling!!!

  • I still feel like that sometimes, and I've been running more than 3 years. Running, the gift that keeps on giving!

  • That 20 min first time really does feel like a watershed moment doesn't it, sounds like you're doing great!

  • How did you find week6?

  • It was a mixed bag. The runs on Monday were strangely more difficult than the longer sessions with the 25 minute run bizarrely the most comfortable. I think that the walking intervals tend to take you out of your rhythm and it's a little difficult getting back into it. The 2nd 10 minute run for session 2 was particularly difficult but I knuckled down and persevered.

  • Well done πŸ‘

  • Great job! I hope you will keep running πŸƒβœ”οΈπŸ˜ƒ

  • Thanks! Did run 2 of week 9 this morning, one more to reach Graduateland!

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