I did It!

I am so proud of myself! W1r1 done and even (to some extent) enjoyed!

I decided not to tell anyone I am doing this. Not even my husband. I wanted to set myself a goal and stick to it. He'll be very surprised at the end when I drop it into the conversation!

You lot are so encouraging. Yesterday I was so nervous and quite frankly on the point of not bothering. I was quite excited this morning. And guess what... I know I can do the next run.

Thank you for all your comments.

Skip

Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

30 Replies

oldest β€’ newest
  • Congratulations, that is brilliant, and getting out there for that first run is a real achievement. I, like you, didn't tell anyone I was doing the Couch 2 5 K programme until I was well into the programme, and Mr Razouski was so proud of me and surprised.

    We all know you can do the next run, but don't forget your rest day tomorrow. :-)

  • Yay! So pleased for you, well done. Stick with it - truly, it gets better and better. πŸ˜˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

  • Hi. Well done you πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ that is a great achievement. I know as I am only just ahead of you. Just done run 2. Took me 2 weeks to manage run 1. The brisk walk was enough and could only manage 1 one minute run! Very shocked at my lack of fitness! 😊

  • Well congrats to you too! These first weeks are hard.

  • Knew you could! Thanks for posting!

  • Woohoo! I hate to point it out but you've told quote a lot of people here :P ... seriously I think lots of us can sympathise, most people I know don't know. I have friends and acquaintances who do triathlons, 10Ks for charity often, so it's my hope that one day I can just drop into conversation that I run too.

    We're all proud of you here too, kicking the couch is the hardest. But the feeling of surprise that you actually enjoy it is the best!

  • Lol... but none of you know me! 😁

  • Not yet... A number of us got to meet at park runs, 10ks and longer runs, and I have met a fellow runner from this forum twice, despite her living in Australia and me in France. So never say never :)

  • Well done stick it at and dont forget slow and even slower still and you will get through the program, i did w1r2 today after having time off and starting the program again.

  • Well done you! I bet I ache tomorrow!

  • I must admit after going back and doing the first run on Monday, Tuesday morning i ached like hell,

  • I did my first run /walk yesterday - the positive vibes on here is brilliant! (I am aching today!) well done on your first one! Glad you enjoyed it!

  • We can keep each other motivated xx

  • Deffo - my next is tomorrow morning (gulps)

  • Yeay... well done you... team up and hit the Graduation podium together... I love a multiple celebration...more bubbly !!!

  • Congratulations. You've done the first run and that deserves a pat on the back.

    I haven't told anyone other than my children who live at home and need to know that I go out at 6:30am so that they don't panic when they wake for school!

    I'll shout it from the rooftops when I've completed the program!

  • Its like a secret club 😁

  • It is, and it gets better the longer you're in it too. So much advice and encouragement on here. Never thought I'd be able to breathe and run at same time! Now on wk 5..

  • That's my problem! Co-ordinating breathing, legs and avoiding hills!

  • That's brilliant! What a lovely start

  • Thanks x

  • Great work! The hardest bit is getting out there in the first place, welcome to planet C25K!

  • YAY! Pompoms flaying for you here in the vineyards - we told you you could do it! And the satisfaction lasts longer than any temporary aches you may have.

    As for not telling people: I told my family two weeks into the programme (Feb 2015) , and they all fell off their chairs laughing. Four weeks later, they were quietly impressed, and Kiddo (15) asked if he could come with me to see what I was up to. He ended up finishing the programme with me, and has been running ever since. You may be surprised.

  • Forget the nerves,, you are here, we are here and you will do this.

    Keep it slow and steady make sure you rest in between and try to fit in a few extra strength and stamina exercises too if possible :)

    Shhhh... we won't tell!

  • Woohoo!!! Well done :)

  • Well done you. I totally understand the not saying anything. I'm on wk7, and have only told very few people - only those that I know would 'get it'! I still plan my routes on the basis of not meeting people I know! Bit sad, but it's what suits me. Well done - you've absolutely done the hardest one!

  • 😁 what a great feeling. Congratulations and I will be following your journey x

  • Well done you, first run always the hardest. You've joined the secret ninja club

  • Well done for making it off the couch! I also did not tell anyone at first, as sometimes any comment can seem discouraging, or else they are TOO encouraging and you feel you are carrying their expectations...they know now (just about to start Week 6) but I don't talk about it much. That's where this forum is good, everyone is in the same position as you (was going to say in your shoes, but that would be uncomfortable ;-) ).

  • Well done BeattieBF!

    I just completed W1R2 yesterday. Before R1 I was thinking of any number of reasons why I shouldn't go for it, but I bit the bullet and like you I haven't told anyone, probably because if I can't manage it, no-one will know.

    I really want to do this, just need to get my head in the game. Who knew 1 minute lasted so long?!

You may also like...