Smug not so smug πŸ˜‰

I think I can do this πŸ™ƒ but I certainly don’t want to sound smug πŸ™‚. Over the past few weeks I have felt self doubt, scared, (of my own ability and of failing) I’ve felt a little anxious at times (mainly with the thoughts whizzing round my head) I’ve felt relief and satisfaction 😁 But what I’ve come to realise is that of all the thoughts and feelings I’ve had the one that stands out the most to me is PROUD πŸ™ŒπŸ½ I am so proud of what I have achieved so far and dare I say it, I am so proud of myself.

I have changed my running location now, I am no longer running (hiding) by the dirty slippy dark brook behind my house I’ve moved to the beautiful canal with the abundance of views, people and many a greeting from fellow runners πŸ‘‹πŸ½. Who would of believed strangers could be so nice. Actually being part of C25k who wouldn’t believe that strangers could be so nice. The support, encouragement and stories on this forum are second to non, thank you my C25k family where would I be without you? Yes your right probably still sitting on the couch.

Anyway I haven’t finished yet, the program is not complete, I have not graduated yet πŸ˜‚ soon πŸ˜‚. I am on W7R3 due to take place on Monday. It’s hard but I know I can do it and I’m looking forward to it πŸ˜€

Ps I broke my 4K barrier on my last run, I truly am proud of myself. I hope all you other C25k runners and graduates of time gone by still feel like I do today you deserve to πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ share these hi 5’s around 😘


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  • Don't feel bad about feeling smug.

    I feel smug and am only at Wk6. Like you I've also come out of hiding.

    Let's run amd be proud 😊

  • We got this πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  • Whoop whoop! Pride and smugness well deserved - as will your graduation be, only a few more runs... πŸ™ŒπŸ½

  • Thank you 😊

  • Another runner out of the proverbial closet. What is so fab how time and time again we read lovely posts from people who become proud of what they are doing. Well done on breaking the 4K, well done on coming out of hiding and well done on having well and truly kicked that couch.... good luck for your R3

  • Thank you 😊

  • What a lovely post! You deserve all the success and feelings of wonder that come with doing this. You've done amazingly well. I struggle so badly with gremlins and self doubt but there is something about this programme and this forum that makes us so determined to carry on in spite of all of that. It's a REAL achievement - and you are smashing it! :)

  • Thank you 😊 and yes I do believe this program has the magic πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  • You deserve to feel proud; enjoy it, bask in it, shout it from the rooftops! GO YOU! πŸ™Œ

  • I'm right behind you! I'm feeling your proud, warm glow from here! I sneaked out onto the pavement next to a dual carriageway yesterday. Only for less than a minute, but I felt brave. The other runners are great aren't they? Both on this forum and those we meet when out and about. You're totally right to believe you can do this!

  • Thank you 😊 and I’m glad you went for a sneak peak on that pavement, the further we go the braver we become. Hope the pavement welcomes you back for a tad longer next time πŸ˜‚ just keep on πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

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