Couch to 5K

Just 1 more to go...😢😢

Just 1 more to go...😢😢

With just 1 more run to go on the C25K program, I'm trying to contain myself from shouting it from the rooftops!!

I'm very excited to be within touching distance of that graduation podium, my run is scheduled for early Sunday morning!!

In preparation for that run I decided to see if I could run 5k and also how long it would take me.

So, off I set at a slower pace with Oldfloss repeating in my ear "slow and steady" and this time I listened and what a difference it made!!

This has to be one of my most favourite runs. Everything just slotted into place, my breathing, my pace, the tunes were perfect, the weather was gorgeous, polite park goers, animals frolicking in the sunshine ☀️All in all a beautiful run to go along with a beautiful day!

As I said earlier, I decided to try and run for 5k just to give me a baseline of timings and was really surprised to see my time of 38 mins 42 secs 😳😳 It didn't feel like that at all!

After a shower and a light lunch, I found myself inextricably drawn to the Parkrun website and guess what I've just done?!! I've signed myself up for it!! Parkrun. Me. The girl who hated exercise 🏃🏻‍♀️

To all of you, my wonderful virtual running family, I thank you from the bottom of my heart of should that be running shoes, as without you, your wise words and your endless encouragement, I could not and would not be where I am without you.

I shall see you all on Sunday as I know you'll all be running along side me as I run WK9R3!!

Much running love to you all 💕💕💕

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Your journey is so similar to my own (though I doubt my time will be as fast for full 5k!) - I will be just a week behind you and planning to make the Northampton Parkrun my graduation run! I am volunteering to help there this Saturday to see what it is all about. Hope you ace it on Sunday and that the weather is kind!

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Thank you 😊

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What a lovely, lovely post 😊

Well done, and much excitement for you for Sunday 🤗🤗

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Thank you. I'm excited already!!

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Wowseee look at you go 🏃🏼‍♀️👍

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Thank you 😊

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Fantastic! Well done on reaching 5k and signing up for parkrun, those are major milestones. Try and keep the shout of euphoria down a bit on Sunday, I'm forgoing my Parkrun this week for a day at the races with some mates so might be a bit 'delicate' on Sunday morning! I'll join in the shouting a bit later and dish out the cyber high fives and hugs too! Looking forward to seeing that shiny badge........!

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Thank you. I'll try to keep the shouting and cheering down to a minimum for you although I can't promise that you won't hear me!!

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Well done !!

I'm attempting parkrun this Saturday 🙈

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Thank you and good luck for Saturday 😊

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Well done and good luck , you give as much as you receive so thanks for your support hun xx

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Thank you and I'm glad to be able to give back what I've received 😊

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Well done on your 5k it looks like a lovely trail run . Good luck on your park run on Saturday. Congratulations

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Thank you 😊

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