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Wk9 R1...30mins running βœ…πŸ˜

I was struggling to get out today as busy with family things being Easter Sunday. So whilst my husband and son settled down this afternoon to watch the football, I quickly got my running gear on and headed out.

Surprisingly I didn’t feel nervous about the run today after Wk8’s 28min runs. I think it’s amazing how the programme not only physically prepares you for the longer runs but mentally too 😊

Wk9 R1 was enjoyable, slow and steady and I ran with a big cheesy grin on my face as I still can’t quite believe I’m out there running.

Happy Easter everyone and happy running! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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How lovely! Well done, Melo! And you are right, the way this programme works is on both the physical and the mental level. Glad you are enjoying being out there and running!

Sadie-runs x

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Hi Sadie, I’m loving it and excited about continuing my running once I’ve graduated 😁

Hope you’ve had a lovely Easter x

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Agreed x

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Yes lovely story.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

So pleased you are enjoying your running.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thank you!

I don’t quite recognise the person I’ve become πŸ˜† always thinking about my next run, new routes, foam rolling every day haha!!! Who is this woman πŸ˜‚

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Aww Brillant.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Foam rolling πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘this time last year ( foam Roller?)

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Haha I know πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Oooo, sounds like there’s an addiction building... πŸ˜‰

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100% addicted πŸ€ͺ

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Brilliant! πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Thank you Catbee 😊

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I did Week 9 Run 1 today too...30 minutes and I didn’t stop (in fact could have gone for longer!) I’m already planning what route to do for run 2 and have just printed a 5k to 10k plan off... well done us and hope you are eating lots of chocolate tonight! x

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Fantastic! Well done to you too πŸ‘πŸ‘ that’s great you’ve already printed off your 5k to 10k plan. I’m going to join a running group with a friend for one night a week and hoping to get a few park runs under my belt once I graduate πŸ˜‰

See you on that podium soon x

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hurrah almost there x good on you xx

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Thank you 😊 can’t believe how quickly the weeks have gone by!! x

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I know quite crazy, i am just about to start week 8 and don't want it to end xx

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love the idea of a cheesy grin, especially in the crap weather a smile goes a long way.

Well done you the podium awaits

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Thank you 😁 thankfully the weather was ok during my run...different story today but a few rest days now πŸ‘

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Sounds like a good un' Melo...running is your thing!😎xx

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I am well and truly hooked and excited about the journey ahead πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘xx

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A great run...very well done you... we have the badge waiting :)

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Thank you 😊 and thankfully no more issues with my calf 🀞 I’ve been doing the stretches everyday and working on my core....all really helping, thank you x

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Well done:)

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Yay. Well done!!

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Thank you 😊

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Well done - only two more to go!

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Thank you 😊 nearly there πŸ‘

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Go you! You're speeding your way towards that podium - very well done and I'm looking forward to your graduation! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Aww thanks Jo 😊 hoping to graduate next Sunday as husband away on business for a few days and I’m unable to go out for a run as I’ve got a 7yr old son. Run 2 fingers crossed Thursday night, graduation run Sunday 🀞

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Sounds like a great plan - have a lovely week. xxπŸ˜€πŸ‘

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And you my lovely xx

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Congratulations Melo, the next time you do a run, while your son and husband are watching "The football" switch OFF the telly and get them to come with you. Start them at week one and eventually in 9 weeks you will all be running a 5k as a family.

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Managed to get my husband on the plan and he’s at Wk 7 πŸ˜‰ my sons just turned 7 so he struggles with the longer runs but loves the junior park run when he doesn’t have a football match to play.

We’ve definitely become a running family, love what C25K has done for us all 😁

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Thank you for your reply 'Melo' yes it's nice to see you ALL getting out and doing a run and not watching TV all the time, near to where I live there are 1k runs for children in Primary School

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Wow well done you! πŸ‘

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Thank you 😊 hope you’re getting along ok with your runs πŸ‘

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Doing ok thanks, never been a runner but am loving it! Start week 4 tomorrow 😊

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Happy running in Wk4 😊

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Well done

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Thank you! You must be so close to graduating too, good luck 😊

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Well done to you. I too did my week 9 R1on Sunday Morning. Managed 5.1k and had the biggest smile on my face! I cant believe that I’ve done it.

Weeks 1 to 4 I hated running. However, once I’d conquered the longer runs in week 5 and beyond I now really enjoy it. I’m definitely going to continue as I feel much better and weigh less. So much so that I’ve promised myself that I’ll do an official 10k run/race in the autumn.

My message to anyone struggling atm is to keep at it as it’s worth it.

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I was exactly the same and the longer runs have really helped. Wow 5.1k is amazing, well done πŸ‘ I managed 4.7k including my 5min warm up walk and cool down but only 3.8k during the 30min run....I’m definitely slow and steady πŸ˜†

Good luck with your last 2 runs and see you on the podium very soon!

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5.1k according to my gps app. On my last 28 minute run I only managed 4.2k so it should perhaps come with a heath warning. Anyway speed and distance isn’t important at this point. It’s all about putting the minutes in. Good luck to you too

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Brilliant!! Good for you on coming so far & wear that cheesy grin with pride...I often have a cheesy grin when I’m running...& sometimes I sing out loud without realising....that’s the joy that is running!!! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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Haha I’m pleased it’s not just me that sings out loud sometimes πŸ˜‚

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I did my W9R1 yesterday, and given that twice had to give up on the first 20 minute run I am amazed at myself :) My run was exactly 2 miles, according to Strava - now have to work on the speed.

W9R2 on Wednesday, graduate (hopefully) on Friday

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Fantastic! Good luck with your next 2 runs and graduating at the end of the week πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Well done, you're nearly there! πŸ‘πŸ˜

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