YESSSSS!!! Yippeeeee!! I did it I finished by running for 35 minutes and covering 5K!! I am so proud of myself when I started in May I couldn't run 1 minute without thinking I was going to die and about 5 months later I can run for 35 minutes! It took me longer than the 9 weeks but who cares!! I have had fantastic runs/walks around the world over these past months but the sweetest was today round Paddock Wood in the damp and drizzle but for the ending the clouds cleared and the sun shone!! This is just the start and I will carry on running wherever I am. Thanks to everyone on here for all your advice and encouragement without which I would never have completed it. My running mantra today was lots of your names (mummycav, jancanrun, oldfloss, markyd, Iannodatruffle) chanted over again in time to my pace! It worked with all you helping me along!! My aim now is 3 runs a week and one being a Parkrun where possible and to carry on with the gym 3 times a week and one day just walking! I am sure that joining the gym and doing the leg strengthening exercises and the interval training on the treadmill helped and i know when I have my follow up induction meeting Monday the trainer will be so pleased at my time as that was my goal to get to for December! I am one happy person! Off by to a surprise 50th tea this afternoon and that pink lady garden gin cocktail (or whatever it is called) will taste all the sweeter!! Thanks again for all the encouragement you are all fab xxxx 😍👏👍🏃‍♀️👑🥇


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  • Many congratulations on your achievement, fellow runner.

    It is always nice to have another happy customer.

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • Thanks x

  • Oh WOW Virginia60’ve absolutely nailed this, it’s been great watching your progress from Week to week...I am going to raise a glass to you this evening while you’re having your cocktail!! Your plan for the gym etc sounds great & it will all help towards you becoming an outstanding runner! Fabulous...enjoy your is your day xxx

  • Thanks and you have been an inspiration to me x

  • Aww, thank you...though I don’t know how!! x

  • Congratulations and very well done to you for completing the plan. Congratulations also on 5K in 35 minutes, that’s a fantastic achievement.

  • Thank you x

  • Well done, such an achievement 🏅I love hearing how everyone progresses on here, so inspiring. Hopefully it will be me in time 🏃‍♀️🏅

  • Thank you and you will get there! x

  • Fantastic achievement you must have a huge grin! Well done 🍾🏆🥇

  • Thank you and I still have the grin! x

  • Fanflamingtastic 😄😄😄

  • Thank you x

  • Brilliant 😀 xx

  • Just read your post and had a good giggle. This was pretty much the same sentiments as in my post a few minutes ago. Its a great feeling no doubt about it.

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