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W1r1 ..... six months later I'm still running!

Hurrah! today I'm celebrating my first 6 months of being a runner!

6.45am February 14th 2017, W1r1, just as it was getting light I sneaked around the edge of my local playing field dressed in black in the hope no one would see me. Totally exhausted when I got home.

9.00 am August 14th, ran 5k along a canal path and sea wall, happily saying good morning to everyone I met. Still red faced and exhausted when I got home, but feeling thrilled and amazed that I've kept going.

I graduated in April and I've got several Parkruns under my belt and actually look forward to Saturday mornings!

My sincere thanks go to all you fellow runners for getting me through these months with you advice, encouragement either directly or indirectly and sharing your experiences either good or not so good. I still suffer with self doubt and am attacked by those wretched gremlins from time to time but you help me deal with it. You're a great bunch!

So anyone just starting W1 today, YOU CAN DO IT! and in 6 months time you'll be writing a celebratory post too.

Happy running to you all!

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Wonderful post, very well done. 😁

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Thanks .... and good luck with your running you must be nearly half way there.

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Hi, I'm on run 3 week 4 this evening.

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Happy half runniversary. I am about two weeks behind you and have just returned from a 6.75k run which included hills! Wearing a fluorescent orange top to boot!

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Thanks ... and well done you.

Hills too, that's an achievement, my canal path and sea wall route is obviously very flat!

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Does my heart good to read posts like this:) Well done - and doing - Wizzie :)

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Thanks. Happy running!

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What an inspiration to know that people stick it and its not just a select few... Lovely stuff

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Thanks.

Love your posts, makes me want to be in Italy. Happy running!

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thanks and again well done you

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Yeay!!! Go you... what a great post... all Newbies.. take note please!!!

Many more happy, happy runs to you!x

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Thank you ... and thank you for all your brilliant posts. 'Slow and steady' is in my mind every time I run!

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x... and in mine too... even now:)

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Thanks for this post. I did my w1r1 yesterday. Here's hoping!

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Well done for getting started. You'll get there. I did it having been a non runner all my life so you can too.

Just remember 'slow and steady' (quoting Oldfloss), take your rest days without fail and trust in the program.

Good luck, keep posting and happy running!

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Brilliant..love posts like this!!!

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Congratulations Wizziewood on your half year of running! This is a great post and very encouraging to those of us currently doing C25K!

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Thank you.

Before you know it you will be graduating and running 5k too. Like you I was late 50's when I started (very late 50's, I was 60 in May!). Good luck with the rest on the program.

Happy running!

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Thank you Wizziewood! I am a happy runner today, as I completed week 5 run 3 this morning!

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The dreaded W5r3 ... well done you!

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