Couch to 5K

Crying 😭 😭

Crying 😭 😭

WK5R2 has bought me to my knees and tears 😭 but fear not fellow C25K people they're tears of achievement, joy and happiness and did I really just do that? 😁😁

I'll admit I was a little anxious about this run but I donned my gear and headed out the door with Mr Smooth in my ear and Ed Sheehan playing in the background.

Warm up walk for 5, run for 8, recovery walk of 5, run for 8 and that's when I broke down in tears. Right there. In the middle of the park. With dog walkers watching and did I care? Absolutely not!!! I had just ran for 2 lots of 8 minutes and I still felt as thought I had more to give!!! It felt wonderful 😊

I shall also remember this run as the run where I found the perfect pace, my breathing found its own rhythm and I was finally at peace with this whole running thing!!

Thanks to everyone for their encouragement so far. I feel ready to tackle and take down WK5R3 which is just over the horizon!!

To everyone that is starting on their own C25K journey or if you're thinking is this for me, can I really do it then the answer is yes!! Yes, yes, yes!! Get out there and you'll soon find yourself falling in love with running 🏃🏻‍♀️❤️🏃🏼🏃🏻‍♀️❤️🏃🏼

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Well done, you have found your perfect pace and breathing, you will breeze the rest of it.

Now grab yourself a little treat and when you look in the mirror be sure to remind yourself that you are an amazing person and that you own the next run.

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Thank you 😊

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How brilliant! Well done you!

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Cheers 😊

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Well done!!! I'm so pleased for you 🤗 I'm just heading out for the same. Will let you know how I get on - hope I can live up to your fantastic achievement! Well done you!

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Thanks and well done again on your run today 😊

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Well done you! You're doing an amazing thing - and I say this as a non-runner who found himself this morning at 05:45 heading out the door to run for 28minutes less than two months after feeling like I was stretching myself doing 1 minute Run and 90 seconds walking (to be honest the 5 minutes warm up walk was a bit of a stretch! So keep it up, keep that perfect pace - don't worry if you have a blip at some point and have I said - keep on going! I won't wish you good luck for your next run - I'm sure you'll knock it out of the park.

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Thank you 😊

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Absolutely marvellous Kim, you have so got this. XxX

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Thank you 😊 I really feel as though I do have this!!

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Absolutely brill well done, you've proved to your self and shown to others that determination and self belief will see you through this marvellous life enhancing journey; stay positive and focused at all times.

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Thank you 😊

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Well done. We have good runs and bad runs. For you everything just clicked in place and that is a great feeling isn't it?

W5R3, you've got this!!

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Cheers 😊

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Fantastic! Well done to you, this is what it's all about folks!

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Thanks 😊

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So,so happy and pleased for you Kimchoc 😄...

You found your running zone, and it feels great doesn't it..

A breakthrough run..and yes, you have this nailed now 😊x

Onwards and upwards..

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Thanks I didn't realise I had a running zone till now, it feels great 👍🏼

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😄x Yes you do!!

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What a fabulous post! I am so glad you had such a great experience, and thank you for sharing it with us. You are making brilliant progress. Looking good too :)

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Thank you 😊

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You star! such a wonderfully inspiring post so roll on W5R3 - go and show is how it's done 😁

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Thanks 😊

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Those good runs really give you something to remember and work for when the not-so-good runs come along.

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Thanks 😊 I'll be saving this run for ever.

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Brilliant and well done you, these breakthroughs are hard fought. Enjoy the grin and keep running fellow smoothie...

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My grin has been as wide as the Cheshire cat's all day 😃😃

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Fantastic! Well done Kim! So many stages seem impossible until we are ready for them and then we shake our head thinking "Did I just do that?" YES YOU DID! And there's more where that came from!! 😀👍🏼

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Thank you. Let's hope there's more moments like today to come.

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Fabulous!! Well done 👍

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Thank you 😊

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Very inspirational! An excellent achievement, and I look forward to following you (albeit from someway back) on the rest of your journey 🏃

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Thank you 😊

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Brilliant...well done! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Thank you 😊

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Yayyy go Kim your a superstar and doing so well, keep going mate your definitely a runner now 😀x

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Thank you. I'm actually feeling and starting to believe that I am actually a runner 🏃🏻‍♀️

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Wow Kim, that's amazing! Well done, you should be so proud of yourself. Believe me, it provides loads of encouragement for folk earlier on in the programme like me. Thanks so much for sharing this, and congratulations on making it this far! Keep going :)

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Thanks. Glad that my words will be helping others. Happy running 😊

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Definitely! Hopefully it'll all help with my final week 2 run later... we shall see!

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Keep us posted about it as I'm sure you'll ace it!!

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Well done kim I have that run 2night 😬run 3 of this week looks interesting 😐you are doing well and I know if yr running on grass it's alot harder then running on pavement well I think so anyway 😂. Good luck

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Thanks and good luck for tonight's run but I know you'll ace it!

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Well done! I remember W5R2 - I did it on the hottest day of the year (June 22), and had to wait till 9:15 pm for the temperature to drop to a "mere" 28 C! I think I, too found my perfect pace, to the extent that the 5 minute recovery walk wasn't really necessary - after about 2 minutes my breathing had returned completely to normal and I felt ready to run again (but still stuck to the program). It was also one of my happiest runs - the only thing I dreaded was the temperature (in the afternoon it had been as high as 36).

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That is exactly how I felt about the recovery walk. Isn't it strange how all of a sudden we start to love running and don't want the walking part to come!

I remember that day as I was in a classroom with 30 kids and the temp was about 39° so hats off to you mate for running in it!!

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I couldn't agree with u more. 4 weeks ago I struggled to run for 1 min and now week4 R1 and I'm running for 5 mins. I'm absolutely amazed

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The program is incredible and with the help from the people on this forum I have got to WK5R3 and I'm actually looking forward to running!! Never thought I'd be saying that 5 weeks ago!!

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Ohhhh...I know about tears of joy, my journey has been full of both!!!! You're doing fantastic & your post is brill...inspiring for everyone!!!

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Thank you. Inspiring is a word that I didn't think anyone would say about me. I've been inspired by people like yourself to get out there and do it so I'm glad I can give something back.

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We're all here to support & encourage each other 😉 glad you're enjoying it

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Oh....i did the same run tonight. Round the cove just as sun was going down and when i got through the 2nd 8 minutes I was just grinning and couldn't help thinking yep I think I can really be a runner. Awesome feeling 🤗

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Well done and it is the most amazing feeling in the world. I can't believe that I'm actually running and enjoying it!

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We want tears of joy only. You have great stamina and deserve a big pat on the back from Peekaye 😀

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Thank you 😢

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Congratulations!!

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Great to hear your achievement. Weve just completed this run too and it felt good. Was chatting to daughter whilst running and not really having to think about my breathing either. Go us!

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