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I did it! Week 8 run 3...at last

My run this evening was my best yet, I am truly amazed. It has taken me forever to get this far, as I've had to slow down to just 2 runs a week since the longer runs started..

I've also had a few runs where I ve not been able to compete the full time. For example, on Monday night I was only able to run 20 mins before giving up (gale force winds and an obstacle course of branches weren't conducive to running!)

So, I ve had a very busy day at work on my feet and set out for my evening run feeling a bit... Meh.

But... But... As the music kicked in and I found my pace, I actually ENJOYED the run,;I wasn't wishing it away and I just...did it.

I love this programme, it has made me feel like I can achieve anything. Just three more runs until graduation and then I will keep going because this is a life changer. Nothing feels as good as that feeling of persevering and doing it, seeing your body change and feeling physically and mentally stronger.

Thank you once again all of you on here. It truly is the most supportive site.

Finally, any of you out there in the earlier stages who are finding it tough, you WILL do it. My advice is don't feel obliged to keep doing 3 runs a week, it has made a huge difference to me cutting down to two. When the pain sets in, turn the music up and keep going ๐Ÿ˜ Make Epsom salts your best friend and invest in proper runners socks.

Week 9 here I come ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿƒ runner ๐Ÿƒ

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Thanks so much for posting Schmoo, really encouraging actually. I shall watch out for your glittery graduation post!!

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜€. You are not far behind, well done

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Socks are truly underrated!

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Well you're now heading into the home straight and the podium awaits you, well done and we'll all be there waiting to clap you home

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„

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Very well done...:)

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Heartening advice , I'm wk7 and have been leaving 3 or 4 days between runs and hoping I won't loose fitness . . Good to know it works out okay :-)

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Congratulations. It's so good to hear how the programme has helped you

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Thanks for such an encouraging post.

Like you I feel that C25K has been luge changing. I'm just about to start Wk8 and can't wait. Like you I've put in a few extra rest days when I'be felt I'be needed it - but have kept going with the programme whatever.

Good luck for Wk9 and Graduation!

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