Couch to 5K

Week 5 run 3. 20 minutes!!!

I'm a 49 year old and was a size 16/18. Absolutely thrilled to bits today! Managed to run for 20 minutes even though I was knocked off my feet by a big dog half way through. Thought I'd hurt my ankle but just kept going. Still very overweight but my fitness levels have improved. I've got so much more energy now. I'm feeling a lot happier too. I'm eating more healthy food and have lost a stone. I've signed up for the '5k park run' which I'm planning on doing when I complete my 9 weeks c25k! Can't believe I've come this far.

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Well done and there is no limit to how far you can go.

Keep running, keep smiling

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Thank you, I've never been in a 'forum' before but finding everyone so inspirational. Think it will help me no end reading all the messages.

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This forum is the new runner's secret weapon and is just about the friendliest and most inspirational site of it's type anywhere on the Interweb.

Welcome and do read around, ask anything you need to and keep us posted with your progress.

There is a Bridge to 10k forum to follow on to, should you feel inclined.

Good luck.

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Congratulations! Losing weight takes a heap of motivation, and combining that with taking up running is a real life change. Keep running, keep smiling, and keep us posted so that we can wave our pompoms to cheer you on.

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Very well done... keep at it and enjoy this new you! :)

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Congratulations! Yes, this is a fantastic forum full of wonderful, inspirational people. Good luck with the rest of the programme! ☺

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