Hi I'm Dash3 this is my first post on this forum. I started this programme back in late September and finally completed my graduation run yesterday, so it's taken me a while longer than the expected 9 weeks, had a few breaks due to weather conditions and a niggly back, but got there in the end😌 just can't believe that I actually ran for 30 minutes continually. This programme is absolutely amazing!!!! Although I haven't posted anything till now, I have checked in almost daily and I can honestly say that without the support and encouragement from all you lovely people, especially the girls and boys of a certain age like myself . I'm 65, and have never run in my life, always liked the idea of it,but never give it a go. I can't say it's been easy, and there have been so many times , particularly in the last few weeks and the longer runs when I have thought , WHY AM I DOING THIS but oh the feeling you get when you complete a run is fantastic! So where to now? I've read lots of people say that they've felt a bit lost after graduation, so I think I will carry on with week 9 for a while, don' think i'm ready to let Mr Johnson go just yet. So a massive thank you to you all once again for getting me through. Just hope i don't let you all down and fall off the wagon.
Can't believe I've done it 👏: Hi I'm Dash3 this... - Couch to 5K
Congratulations, well done you. Great feeling to start a ne year knowing you are a runner? I’m still in first weeks of post graduation and I’m finding my way solo quite a different journey. I’ve been using the final week 5k as a timing method because I can’t quite get mysel sorted to do it another way. At first I tried running 5k each time I went out but I need to build up more strength for that. There seems to be as many ways of continuing this journey as there are people on the forum!
I’m sure you’ll find a way that suits you, I’m going to Cyprus for a month in Feb and my aim is to keep running during that time- perhaps I’ll return tanned,fit and ready for 10k training...... watch this space.
I look forward to to seeing how you get on
Thanks FlickM3. Yes I've kept it to myself, probably a lack of confidence in my ability to finish the programme. But I have and I'm overwhelmed!!!I i have followed your posts religiously and I must say they have inspired me and I've been by your side most of the way. So thanks for being such a positive influence😌 I'm nowhere near 5k and I don't think I will get there for a while yet, but I'm just going to enjoy my success for the moment. I feel so proud.
Love the bling, Dash3 ! Congratulations on your achievement! Onwards and upwards! I’m just discovering the ways to extend and quicken up my runs now, with c25k+. I can recommend these podcasts, too, though Laura is certainly putting me through my paces! Happy running!