Couch to 5K
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Little victories

I finished week 6 yesterday with a bang. The best part was taking my 34 yr old stepson with me. He works out a lot but doesn’t run. He took great joy in telling me how easy it would be to run 25 minutes with me. I took him out to the local mountain bike trail with me. He did really well for the first 7 or 8 minutes. Then he buckled. It was quite the revelation for him walking(limping) back to the car. I truly enjoyed it as he is an even bigger smart a$$ than I am. He has a newfound respect for the old man.I think he is going to try c25k now. What a great day.

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Yeah, everybody thinks they can run until they try it.

I reckon you might spur him on to becoming a runner rather than let his old man out run him.

Well done, keep it up.

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I think he’s ready to start the program and running with me on a regular basis. It was really great fun.

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LOL :) Love this post! Much the same happened with my Son. His hobby is weightlifting. He often made comments regarding our comparitive 'muscles' and could get quite uppity at times AND make comments about how 'Lucky' I must have been in my former career to have survived it.

He flat out - he wasn't the only one - disbelieved I was running from teh beginning. He absolutely had an awfuly hard time believeing I ran 5K. He looked so damn suspicious when he was home at one stage and me having just announced that I was going for my run I told him to get some gear on and run with me.

He lasted ten minutes. AND was slower and more gaspy than me. :)

He too, Froglegs, now speaks to, and steps around me, a tad more warily and respectfully than before. LOL :)

Your graduation is in sight! Well done and wishing you all the many happy miles in your future :)

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Thank you. It’s nice getting a little respect back on occasion. I don’t think many people realize how tough running can be if you don’t do it very regularly. I can still remember how horrible I felt when I used to try before starting this program. I did 100 mile bicycle races for many years almost every weekend but could still never run. This program really has made it possible for me.

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Just one word

MEN!

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Maybe two words. But you were kind enough to leave the first one out.😳

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