Progress after C25k

Progress after C25k

I "ran", well actually walked most of my first C25K on the 23rd April this year. After watching the Mind over Marathon documentary on the BBC, I was motivated to try and get fit.

I had a set back at week 4 when I injured my ankle and I came very close to throwing the towel in at that point. However, my husband convinced me to sign up for the Run Norwich 10k instead, which I did never really believing I would be taking part.

After two weeks rest and ice (thanks to Oldfloss advice) I was back on it and stuck to the plan. Some weeks were harder than others but any run is better than no run.

I graduated on 18th July and since then have run 2/3 times a week, trying to add 1k distance per week on my weekend run.

I have never been one for goals, particularly a physical one but for some reason I was determined to run the Norwich 10k. It's amazing how a deadline can focus the mind on what needs to be done.

So this morning I did it! 10k without stopping in 1hr 13 mins and was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

I have not posted this because I want lots of "well done" but to simply show that the C25K programme works. If you are at the early stages and it's feeling hard - stick with it! You can do it! I have enjoyed (almost!) every minute of it and hope that this is now a habit for life. At the age of 42 I am the fittest I've ever been. The challenge now is to maintain it.

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Fabulous .... a great achievement which I'm glad you've shared. I loved reading your post as it resonates with my own running journey so far and I'm the same age. I've signed up to run a local 10K next year as I fully believe that a goal will motivate me to continue running. This programme is challenging at points but it's made me address my health which I'm grateful for😊

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Thank you for the post. It's really motivating for those of us still in the C25K journey

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That's great, well done! And a very good time, I'm going to have to tell you off though 😉 you haven't posted a picture of the bling,🏅 we like to see the bling here, it's the rules....😄.......it's hard earned, you should be very proud of yourself 👏

Mx 🤗

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Added just for you !

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Ooohh, now that is a very nice bit of bling, one of many to come 👍🏅🏃‍♀️ I'm sure!

Well done you!

Mx

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Beautiful bling, congratulations! Now off you go to sign up for another one... go on, you know you want to... :)

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Done within a few hours of finishing !

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That is a fantastic achievement, well done and a great time too 😎

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I know you didn't come here for well domes but WELL DONE 👍 That is amazing and inspiring🏃😊

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That's definitely inspiring! You started a week after me and now you are running 10k - very well done!

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You may not have posted for well dones, but you so deserve each and every one. It's always amazing to read of graduates who continue their running life. Such an inspiration to me and others. And love that bling

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Great post... go you and thanks for posting your running progress.. it will be a real help to those who doubt their ability!

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PS

WELL DONE !!!!!!

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Fantastic achievement. Very well done to you? 👍

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Well done! So soon after completing C25k is a brilliant achievement. Next, the Trowse 10k :-)

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Yes I have booked in today ! You?

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No :-( having a shoulder op mid September so may still be in a sling.

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