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First ever post...W5 R3


I've remained a silent watcher and reader and have been so inspired by you all. I don't like putting myself out there much but just wanted to whisper that in about 30 minutes I'm off to run for 20 minutes nonstop since I was at school. I'm a 36 year old mum of 2 young boys and 2 months this ago I had every excuse to not exercise. Im off out with my husband on a run tonight too which we haven't had chance to do much. The weather is fine and I'm nervously excited!

Wish me luck :)

And hello from me!

Sarah x

13 Replies

Have a great run Sarah. Well done for getting this far.


Well done Sarah!! You'll be great. Enjoy that run and when you get back there is plenty of room with us in the smug zone ☺️

Sazzle24 in reply to Glossy

Feeling very pleased with myself :)


Psst..You don't need luck..just you and your running shoes. Slow and steady.. you will be just fine...:)

Slow and steady and maybe go very, very easy on the run with husband tonight.. two runs in a day is not really a great idea for a new runner :)

Sazzle24 in reply to Oldfloss

Apologies, I didn't explain myself well, I meant that my husband was joining me on the w5 r3 run. We nailed it :)

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Sazzle24

Brilliant :)

I completed my W5R3 this morning and I actually really enjoyed it and managed it a lot better than I thought I would!! Good luck with yours, you will feel amazing afterwards!! Xx

OldflossAdministrator in reply to Piglet12

It is fun.. just another great run, taking you towards the podium :)

Sazzle24 in reply to Piglet12

I really do! Thank you x


I could've carried on running too. My breathing was great and everything just clicked. I managed to chat with my husband most of the way around and in the last 2 minutes a picked up my pace and properly sprinted.

I was exhilarated and I'm so proud. I haven't run like that since school. I've gone from a size 16 to 14, lost 3" on my waist (though nothing on the scales 🙄 Lol!).

I keep telling myself a running but today I'm going to admit it. I run therefore I am a runner :) yey!

Sazzle24 in reply to Sazzle24

*i keep telling myself I'm not a runner

Hi Silent Sarah.

Well done you on getting this done... brilliant achievement. Happy running


Welcome Sarah and well those boys. Great job on the drop in dress size too. Is that just with exercise or healthy eating combined?

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