WK 9 : RUN 1 - It certainly can be done!! πŸ˜ƒ - Couch to 5K

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WK 9 : RUN 1 - It certainly can be done!! πŸ˜ƒ

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Hey lovelies

Well, I wrote this post in the early hours and lost it all..... so here I go again.

So I've reached the final week and can't believe I've come this far. This was only 2 minutes longer than last week's run, but it seemed to go on forever, lol. I think this is the only run where I I was just on the brink of stopping for several seconds to catch my breath. Every gremlin in my body kept telling me to stop.... Go on, it's only for a few seconds...... it won't hurt. But I didnt, I kept going. My pace was slower on this run, but I guess I shouldn't be too concerned about that yet. My other shock was that I thought this was the only run of wk 9, do when Laura announced that I had a further 2 runs this week, I was mortified πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Plus it's not as if I was expecting never to run for 30 minutes ever again, but I was just so shocked. I was planning to run this evening, but I just couldn't fit it in. So I plan to run the second run tomorrow evening. I dread it to begin with,but so glad on e I'm out there.

I've come this far though, not just by me doing it, but with the encouragement, advice and fabulous support from YOU, my fellow members. Thank you so much to the regular posters, you know who you are 😊I am so grateful to you all and to be part of this community 😘

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Well done for ignoring those pesky gremlins and getting through your 1st run of week 9 (sorry just had to remind you) only 2 more to go and now you know you can do it there's nothing to fear, your heading into the home straight now and we're all there waiting to cheer you on

in reply to rolysmate

Hey thank you rolysmate, I shall be virtually waving at you, lol. Wow 😁


Well done Beth, you have done amazing. XxX

in reply to Martin_Rose

Thans Martin and for all the encouragement πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ xxx

Well done you have been amazing and your so close to graduating now, keep going mate your a star πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ˜€x

in reply to Tricky2836

Thanks Tricky, looking forward to completing this and then see what else is in store for continuing. Thanks for your support 😊 xx


You photographs always make me smile... happy runner !

Go you... taking it steadily and getting to Graduation (eeeekekekk) wonderfully!!!

Very, very well done... you are showing the folk on this journey...how to do this... and with style:)

Love the top!!

in reply to Oldfloss

Aww thank you my friend, much appreciated. It makes me smile after I've ran the minutes haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Now to decide on which top for Saturday, lol.

Well done you, so close to the podium, can't wait to see which of your 400 million running tops you will choose to wear...

in reply to Jancanrun

Haha thank you Jan. I'll have to have a good look and choose the 'bestest' one, lol. Thanks for your support.


I love the picture of where you run. Where I run looks so different (lots of traffic....)

Ha, quirkybee yes two more times to graduate...proves you didn't peek😊..

But you know you are capable of doing those 30 mins now...you have done all the training ready for this final week of c25k and the podium is just around the bend 😊...

Go you.x

in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks a lot Jan. I'm ffunny about peeking at things like this, it's a bit like when I buy a new book/novel and my friend or my son turn to the last page to see what happen, I'm like nooooo, you can't do that, lol!! 🀣🀣

Sometimes I like the surprise or shock, haha. I shall let you know how I do. Thanks for the encouragement since I began this journey 😊

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