I've done it!!!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸΌ: I finally made it!! Wk... - Couch to 5K

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I've done it!!!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸΌ

Truepotato
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I finally made it!! Wk9 completed!! What seemed like a truly impossible task at the beginning, has become a reality. It's taken around 12 weeks in all, due to the fact that life just gets in the way, but I've never not completed a run and i got there in the end. I decided to run the full 5k today and managed (what I consider to be) a respectable time of 32mins 49secs. Of course I wish I'd done it in the 30mins, but after struggling to run for 60secs at the beginning of this amazing programme, I'll take that!!

Good luck to all of you and trust me when I say, if I can do it, anyone can!!!

I'd also like to say a quick thank you to all of you inspirational runners on here, you have kept me going to the last, with all your posts.

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stormwarden
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Congratulations Truepotato. Climb up on the virtual podium and take a bow. Well done! :D

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Truepotato
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Thank you 😊

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Bridget007
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Wow excellent well done and a very good time!!! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Truepotato
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in reply to Bridget007

Thank you 😊

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Chairmanoftheboards

Great stuff πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Truepotato
TruepotatoGraduate

Thank you 😊

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Pm3eak
Pm3eakGraduate

Well done to you: savour the moment!

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Truepotato
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in reply to Pm3eak

Thank you 😊

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Hidden
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Well done thats fantastic 😊

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Truepotato
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in reply to Hidden

Thank you 😊

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ChrisAllen1
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Well done 😁 and that is a VERY respectable time. Onwards and upwards.

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Truepotato
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in reply to ChrisAllen1

Thank you 😊

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Nellie257

Well done! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘ŸπŸ‘Ÿ

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Truepotato
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in reply to Nellie257

Thank you 😊

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VictoriaRuns
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Amazing! I hope to meet you at the podium soon (but I'll be a few minutes slower for sure πŸ˜‚)

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Truepotato
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in reply to VictoriaRuns

Thank you 😊 & good luck!

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rolysmate
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Very well done and that's quite a respectable time for 5k

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Truepotato
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in reply to rolysmate

Thank you 😊

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Wantorun2013
Wantorun2013Graduate

Well done congratulations on a fantastic achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Truepotato
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in reply to Wantorun2013

Thank you 😊

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Lulu64

Massive congratulations 😁 I did my first Parkrun at the weekend and come in in 37 mins - - bet like me you ate feeling awesome 😁😁😁

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Truepotato
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in reply to Lulu64

Thank you 😊 that's amazing, I can't wait to do my first one!

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dapsmith281
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Well done, it's a great feeling isn't it.

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Truepotato
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in reply to dapsmith281

Thank you 😊 yes it is!

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kickibro
kickibroGraduate

Congratulations! Job well done. I remember it took me longer than 9 weeks too, and a couple of years to get a sub 30min 5k. Ha ha. It's more important to actually not be immobile on the couch I figure.

Your time is fabulous too.

What's your next goal?

😁

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Truepotato
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in reply to kickibro

Thank you & I totally agree. My next goal is not to give up on the running, followed by improving on my 5k then maybe start to increase the Km slowly. Never thought I'd be saying this 🀣

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nurseljh
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CoNGRATULATIONS! And terrific time!

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Truepotato
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in reply to nurseljh

Thank you 😊

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quirkybee
quirkybeeGraduate

That's FANTASTIC Truepotato well deserved congratulations. Keep it up now and also your time is fab too, much quicker than I am, I'm a slow coach, lol 🀣

Sorry if my post has come through twice, had probs with the submit button, haha 😁 double the congratulations anyway, lol.

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Truepotato
TruepotatoGraduate
in reply to quirkybee

Thank you 😊 i will try!

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Billysmate

Well done!!

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Truepotato
TruepotatoGraduate
in reply to Billysmate

Thank you 😊

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GemmaRoberts

Congratulations!!! I think that's a brilliant time to do a 5k in! You give me hope that I may just finished this!! Xx

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Truepotato
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in reply to GemmaRoberts

Thank you & you will!!

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Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

Congratulations, that's brilliant😌

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Truepotato
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in reply to Getfitok

Thank you 😊

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MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate

Well done! Hopefully I'll be joining you soon. I would have graduated tomorrow, but week 9 has been scuppered by a calf injury :(

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Truepotato
TruepotatoGraduate
in reply to MikeJones68

Thank you, I hope you recover soon!

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davesmith
davesmithGraduate

Very well done Truepotato. What a great time! (I am still on 37 minutes for 5K two weeks after graduation!)

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Truepotato
TruepotatoGraduate
in reply to davesmith

Thank you 😊 i have a feeling a may be a bit slower next time 🀣

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations to you ' Truepotato' I like the way you say "If I can do it, anyone can" very true indeed, now on to train for the 10k.

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Truepotato
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in reply to AlMorr

Thank you 😊 yes, I'd like to think I can do that.

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Imeviesgranny

Congratulations and well done! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

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Truepotato
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in reply to Imeviesgranny

Thank you 😊

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Anthie
AnthieGraduate

WELL DONE! 32 mns for 5 K is wonderful! I'm not sure I'm even close to that! Have some more great running and enjoy!

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Truepotato
TruepotatoGraduate
in reply to Anthie

Thank you 😊

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kriston

Dude, 5k in 32 Mins? That's awesome.

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Truepotato
TruepotatoGraduate
in reply to kriston

Thank you 😊 you've made me laugh too!

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PRrun
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Well done, I graduated a few weeks ago, I will be very pleased when I can do 5k in 32. So be very pleased with yourself.

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Truepotato
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in reply to PRrun

Thank you 😊

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