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Hello! W5R3 - I did it!!!! πŸ˜ƒ

Gregod
GregodGraduate
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Hello! This is my first post, but I’ve been lurking in the background since January, soaking up all the lovely, supportive, inspiring information that you all share.

This morning I ran for 20 minutes without stopping! It wasn’t fast, and it wasn’t pretty, and it was on a treadmill in the gym, not outside, but it was 20 minutes without stopping!!!! I can’t actually believe that I’m saying it out loud, lol. I’ve never been a runner in the past, and struggled so much with those early runs, but with my 50th birthday looming on the horizon, I’m determined to get to that 30 minute run. 😊

So, I just wanted to say thank you for all the advice and lovely supportive comments (that weren’t actually for me, but I have found so encouraging) that have inspired me this far, even though you didn’t know that I was here. Sounds a bit stalker-ish, lol, but I hope you know what I mean. πŸ˜‚

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Congratulations Gregod 😊 I use encouragement meant for others too. It's ecomotionally friendly! Enjoy W6R1.

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to msanni

Thank you, msanni - glad it’s not just me! 😊

Absolutely brilliant well done- I have done more than half my runs on treadmill and wouldn't have got this far (week 8) without treadmill! Running is running πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Lovethemozman

Thanks, lovethemozman - not sure whether I will progress to outside running, or not, but I’m not sure it actually matters πŸ˜ƒ

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done that’s brilliant! πŸ˜ƒ

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Bridget007

Thank you, bridget007! 😊

Great run Gregod! Amazing stuff😊

Well done and welcome to the forum...

Its this run that gives you the belief that you will be able to run for 30 mins!

Good luck with wk6...you are doing this!😊😊x

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

I really think that I am and I can! 😊 Thank you, bluebirdrunner.

VictoriaRuns
VictoriaRunsGraduate

Wonderful! Please share your future triumphs with us, and no more of this qualifying saying it was slow or it was on the treadmill, it was a RUN! A 20 minute RUN!

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to VictoriaRuns

It was! Am ridiculously proud of myself. 😊 Than you!

Yes I do know what you mean and well done on the 20 min run, a milestone on the c25k prog πŸ‘ŠπŸ™ŒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to ebcroquet

Thanks very much, ebcroquet 😊

alikayV
alikayVGraduate

πŸ‘πŸ‘ yay well done! That run was a real milestone for me too! Never ran before and it was my looming 50th that was my catalyst as well. I just did W7R2 this morning. I cannot believe I can run for 25 mins nonstop! Not fast, and not pretty but I can do it!!! Good luck with your journey πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to alikayV

Thank you, alikayV. Well done, to you, too! Looking forward to seeing news of your graduation, and hopefully I’ll only be a couple of weeks behind! 😊

Well done on the infamous W5R3!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

And welcome to the forum. Onwards and upwards!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Liz x

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Lillybeth30mins

Thanks, Liz! 😊

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Well done! I love hearing about everyone's stories here. Keep up the good work!! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Tartiflette

Thank you, Tartiflette. I agree, lovely to hear how everyone is doing. 😊

SuperMouse
SuperMouseGraduate

Well done! I think we all take and use the encouragement meant for others, I know I do! :)

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to SuperMouse

Thanks, SuperMouse - glad it’s not just me! 😊

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Very well done you... stalk no longer... and welcome to the family:)

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, Oldfloss - lovely to be here 😊

Well done, that’s a great achievement and you must be so pleased. πŸ‘πŸ‘ Good luck with your running and see you at the finish line!

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Lindylou61

Thanks, Lindylou61 - see you there! 😊

Mand102
Mand102Graduate

Congratulations. It really is a fantastic feeling to complete that run isn't it. 😊

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Mand102

Thanks, Mand102. I’d been dreading it, and it was hard work, but so pleased that I’ve done it. 😊

DBard
DBardGraduate

Congratulations. I just joined the 20 minute club today too with my W5R3 run. It’s amazing how elated it makes you feel isn’t it?

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to DBard

Thank you! Congratulations to you, too! Brilliant, isn’t it? 😊

The programme isn’t called Fast and Pretty to 5k, so you’ve done exactly what is necessary.

It’s a great run to have under your belt and it’s lovely that you’ve been inspired to get this far with the plan.

Good luck for the rest of your running and you will be FPto5K at the end of it - that’s Fit and Proud

Gregod
GregodGraduate
in reply to Jancanrun

Aww, that’s lovely, thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

Lurking is a great strategy and all the best people have done it ... aka me too! And huge congrats on your Wk5:3. I am one run away from it and triumphant posts are really helping me psyche up! Good luck with Wk6 and the rest πŸ˜„

Maisiemoo73
Maisiemoo73Graduate

Well done Gregod, your doing great, I did w5r3 yesterday on the treadmiΔΊl, I felt amazing afterwards. I completed the program last year but due to injury I stopped for a few months. When I started the program again I kept thinking I'll never to do it but I am and I'm loving it.

Keep up the good work you're doing great x

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

Hi Gregor, it’s not just you - I followed the forum for a while before actually getting out there and doing it! The fantastic encouragement was a huge part of getting me started. On W3 now and really enjoying it! Thank you for sharing and enjoy!

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Well done, doing mine tomorrow 😊

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