Done it!: Finished run 3 of week 9! Can't... - Couch to 5K

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Done it!

Jarders
JardersGraduate
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Finished run 3 of week 9! Can't believe I can actually run(ish) for 30 minutes without stopping.

The support on this forum is amazing and so helpful - it's good to know how normal you are: how tough it is to start; 3 minutes non-stop seems impossible; the exhileration of run 3 of week 5 and how the once yearned for walking intervals start to get in the way.

I'm well and truely hooked on running and whilst I'm still slow, I've already set my next goal: to actually run 5k in 30 minutes. So this definitely isn't an end - it's the start of a new phase!

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Congratulations on your graduation. Step up to the podium and celebrate in style πŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸŽ‰

Jarders
JardersGraduate
in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Thank you! Haven't stopped grinning yet 😁

Catbee
CatbeeGraduate

That’s Awesome, congratulations! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

Jarders
JardersGraduate
in reply to Catbee

Thanks! Already looking forward to the next one. Was there a warning that running is addictive? πŸ˜…

Catbee
CatbeeGraduate
in reply to Jarders

πŸ˜‚ the program really should come with a warning!!

SuperMouse
SuperMouseGraduate

Well done! :)

Jarders
JardersGraduate
in reply to SuperMouse

Thank you!

The time has gone by really quickly since first stumbling out of bed to have a go at run1 week1.

My husband said I should get fit before trying to go out running so I ignored that advice and just got up and started on a cold January morning - haven't stopped since! He's impressed with my achievement and I'm encouraging him to get out there now.

SuperMouse
SuperMouseGraduate
in reply to Jarders

Good for you! Ha, I like your style! :) I'm on Week 5 so hopefully will get to the end too! :)

Congratulations on graduating Jardres, Great work!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Yes, plenty more running adventures to be had now that you can run for 30 minutes😎

Here is a link to some ideas what to do next...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running Graduate😊xx

Jarders
JardersGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you and I really mean it when I say how helpful this forum is. Everyone is so supportive of each other, it has been brilliant.

JoP61
JoP61Graduate

Well done! And good luck with the next stage of your running journey! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Jarders
JardersGraduate
in reply to JoP61

Well done to you too fellow graduate. Just seen that our badges are there already and got super excited!

I don't k ow about you but I knew I'd caught the running bug when I realised I'm talking about it all the time and by week 5 I was planning routes for when I'm in holiday in June!

Still haven't done a parkrun yet and a little nervous of that as I'm a solitary runner normally but I have my barcode ready and I'm planning to just go and see the set up first before taking the plunge.

Good luck for your future runs too!

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Jarders

Yep - the shiny new badges look great, don't they?!

I'm just like you - in danger of becoming a running bore, in my case! I am also a solitary runner and a bit nervous about the idea of doing a parkrun, though everyone says people are really friendly. I still have to achieve 5K, so I think I'll aim to do that first before trying a parkrun. Good luck with yours! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Jarders
JardersGraduate
in reply to JoP61

I'm nearly at 5k but only if you include the warm up and cool down walks 😁

I don't mind that - once I twigged it's really Couch to 30mins I calmed down a bit and stopped worrying about pace - 5k is my goal but I know I can do it (eventually).

Thinking I will walk a parkrun on a rest day - its good to keep moving!

JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to Jarders

As you say, 5K will come eventually - something to aim for! Good luck! πŸ‘

Melo_smiles
Melo_smilesGraduate

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ that's fantastic and a massive well done on graduating πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Happy running! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

Jarders
JardersGraduate
in reply to Melo_smiles

Thank you! And you're nearly there as well. It's bloomin addictive this running malarkey isn't it πŸ˜…

Melo_smiles
Melo_smilesGraduate
in reply to Jarders

It is isn’t it πŸ˜† love it!!!

Brilliant. Well done. I did the same this morning too. Feeling very proud of myself!

Jarders
JardersGraduate

Well done you as well πŸ˜…

Don't know about you but I'm still beaming. Already planning what to do next!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Congratulations! πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Enjoy that buzzπŸ‘πŸ˜

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