Couch to 5K

Graduation is here!!!

I made a last minute decision to get out and try my final run last night. Whew! I made it and I've graduated! This app was perfect for me. I have never ever run (I'm 56 years old) and I have never been any type of athlete.

Someone told me about this app, I downloaded it and didn't do anything with it for a few months. Then I decided to try it. Thinking back, I couldn't run 2 minutes without stopping! And now, here I (and all of you out there) can (or will) run for 30 minutes!

Now, I am going to work on improving my time since I'm not exactly running a 10-minute mile.

Onward and upward everyone!

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Well done, I’m 56 too and although I love Zumba I’ve never liked running (I’m a group activity person) but like you I’ve (almost) cracked it (wk 9)!

The best thing, as you say, is the looking back & revering thinking “I’ll never manage 2min run!” -well done for doing it with motivation 👍🏼

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Thank you!!!

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Yet another 56 year old here. Graduated in September and still running ( not as often as I should) can’t believe I took up running as I’m not sporty at all but really enjoy it . Keep running!!

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Well done you it is a great feeling isn’t it! Get your graduation badge. I am a 57 year old who has never run before or gone to the gym and I am now doing both 3 times a week! Couldn’t run a minute in May without thinking I was going to collapse and now can run 5K! This app is fab and really works! I aim on doing a Parkrun as often as I can as well as I really enjoy pushing myself. Enjoy your graduation moment and keep on running xx

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Virginia60, how do I get my badge? I didn't see this anywhere? And, I've been meaning to ask - what is a PARKRUN? I see everyone posts about a parkrun but I don't know what that is(?) Congrats to you too for sticking with it! Thank you!

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Or if you’re using the App, go to the correct Community page and the Graduation Post will be in Pinned Posts is at the top of the page.

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Hi if you scroll down the page and click on pinned posts there is a heading their Graduation Badges and you leave a message and one of the administrators gives you a link. Parkrun is a free 5K run every Saturday morning at 9am all around the country. If you google it you should find one near to you. They are a good way of running for 5K with other runners. I really enjoy it even though there are far more faster runners than I! Have a go! xx

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Well done Jenny!!

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Thank you!!

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Woohoo! Congratulations 🙌🏻🎉😀👏🏼

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Thanks much TJMazz!!

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Well done jenny 🎉🎉🎉

Congratulations on graduating..you did it..it's an amazing feeling isn't it.😊👏👏👏👏

I'm a similar age to you, and am loving the freedom and happy feeling running gives me. If only we'd known we could run years ago eh?😎

Enjoy your celebrations and keep enjoying your running.😊x

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Thanks so much Jan-now-runs!

Yes, I would have loved to have started running much earlier but now it's quite the sense of accomplishment at our age!

Keep on running!🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

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