So happy 😀

I just want to share how proud of myself I am I have just finished wk5r3 I never ever thought that I could run for 20 minutes in one go ! It seemed such a jump from 8 minutes to 20 I have been dreading it for the last week when I had a peak . Well I should never have ever doubted myself at 52 I am far exceeding what I thought that I could do so if I can do it so can you just take it easy and enjoy it I chose a route that I walk with my dogs through the deer park at Windsor so I knew roughly how far it was and how long it would take . Looking forward to week 6 now .

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  • Well done! I did it on Saturday too and was amazed and so happy that I could do it. Week 6 here we come!!

  • Well done! It’s a great feeling isn’t it am looking forward to week6 now 😀

  • Brilliant! Big well done. The programme has been training you to be able to do this, and you did it woo hoo! It is indeed a good feeling (I just did it last week). Onwards and upwards, brave runner!

  • I never thought that I would enjoy running it just seemed a big jump but my body thought otherwise 😀we are all winners 🙂

  • Congrats! I did mine yesterday. Now it seems that the beginning of the week must have been easy-peasy...!

  • Well done you too ! Yes it does seem that way I couldn’t believe when I heard you have been running for 10 minutes and I realised I was half way as I felt so good 🙂

  • Go you!

  • Great feeling, isn't it? Well done!

  • Thank you 😊 yes it is

  • Nicely done, more than half way through now. Cracking stuff and nice venue too

  • Slow and steady.. go you! You are doing wonderfully, head into Week 6 and trust the programme.. you are ready for this:)

  • Well done! You’re inspiring me to keep going. I’m w1r2 . I’m nearly 52 and an asthmatic and never ever thought I’d be doing this!

  • I am asthmatic too ! I know how you feel and I am so glad that you are on this journey you won’t regret it . I remember week 1 I struggled badly and thought my heart would explode but I survived and believe me when I say it does get easier just find a nice steady pace it does not have to be fast it’s what feels comfortable to you and you can maintain . I kept saying in my head i can do this I can do this and dig deep when it hurt . I play music usually things I can sing along to in my head i find it helps to distract me and gives me something to focus on . Here’s to you carrying on and being proud of yourself and believe me it will help your asthma 😊

  • Well done Neezy...that run is one that sticks in most of our minds, it took me 3 attampts! but I don't think its physical hurdle, its a mental one so good for you for not letting those 'You'll never do that' gremlins get to you....you're nearly there now ;-)))

  • You are right it is not physical it’s definitely a mental hurdle I kept think what could happen to go wrong being asthmatic would my asthma flare up ( which it hasn’t in a long time and I know my lung capacity is much better than average for my age now ) etc etc but once I set my mind to it and decided where I was going and made sure that it was on a day that I wasn’t working so wouldn’t be too tired I was determined to finish it. It worked ! Usually the first 2 minutes of running make me want to quit my lungs hurt but not today I do admit though when jo came on to tell me I had 2 minutes left my heart sank as I thought she was going to say I had finished lol 🙂

  • I find that after the first 10 minutes (the toxic ten) everything starts to settle...its awful when it goes quiet & you think it’s finished but then they announce another minute!! 😬🙄

  • Hahahaha. Yup

  • Yes ! It’s like are you joking 😧

  • Well done you glad to hear your doing well keep going 😉

  • Thank you 🙂

  • Well done!! 🎉🎉🎉 great feeling isn’t it??

  • Yes it is I had a big grin on my face when I finished

  • it is such an amazing feeling isnt it --- well done keep going -- slow but sure

  • Yes it is and loved every minute of it

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