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Hi, let me introduce myself, my name is Jackie. I have tried to run using different methods over the last few years but always given up or found a reason not to go (something always more important to do, not). A few weeks ago I decided to download the C25K app on the recommendation of a colleague. I haven't posted on here before as I was positive I would have given up by now. Anyway, I arrived in the park, sat in my car this morning watching the rain pour down my windscreen thinking to myself perhaps I should give it a miss and nearly drove back home, but, I didn't. I put my hood on, put my earphones in, turned on spotify and my app and went for it. So glad I did. Back home now with a nice cup of tea. I have signed up again for Race 4 Life and my aim is to actually run the whole 5k this year. Help me keep my spirits up :)

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Well Done Jackie. I am in the same boat as you and have signed up for the Race for Life 5k which is being held in June up here in Aberdeen so Im hoping that I will be able to run it aswell. We are at the same stage so will have to keep each other going :-)

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Thank you Elaine, I will be doing mine just outside Birmingham in Sutton Coldfield in July. I am determined to complete it running this year. We will keep each other going

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Congratulations! I’ve signed up to the Race 4 Life in July too, here in Cornwall and although I graduated a month or so ago, I haven’t managed 5k yet. So we’re all in a similar boat I guess. Good luck both of you.

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I'm behind you (week 2 for me) but I can see my future self in your post. However, you got out the car, pushed through and made it happen - that's huge. It's much easier to give up than keep going but you've pushed the negativity away today - that will make it easier for you to do the same the next time.

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Woohoo!! Hopefully that race registration will keep you to your goal. Are there friends you plan to run with?

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My daughter is doing the race with me but she is mega-fit anyway so I don't take her out training with me.

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Well done you out there, doing this and in the rain..yeayayayay! A runner indeed :) Keep posting please... :)

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Brilliant! Well done you 👍

This programme will get you there before you know it. Look at you already running in the rain 😉😁

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Well done, I did exactly as you have signed up for a race for life, Newcastle , July. I signed up week one to keep myself committed.

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Great job for getting going, that's the hardest part! You can do it - just take it slowly and follow the programme :)

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Race for life ??

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Are you in UK? It's a race for women in aid of cancer research

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