W5R3 :) :) : I did it!! I feel so proud, amazing... - Couch to 5K

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W5R3 :) :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

I did it!! I feel so proud, amazing how what may seem like a small accomplishment can have such a big impact on how you feel and the sense of achievement.

The first 10 mins was fine, slow and steady (thanks Oldfloss) found a couple of mins as I hit 15 mins quite difficult and then into the last five mins quite hard going but tried to kick a little bit in the last two mins but couldn't muster any pace by then so settled for completion.

Body stood up really well , breathing a bit strained in the last 5.

So happy, can't stop grinning.

Wishing all happy running and especially W5'ers, you really can do the 20 mins, good luck and make sure you post. You'll be great!! :)

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done! I knew you’d make it. My buzz lasted all morning. Roll on week 6!

Soz22
Soz22Graduate

I know exactly how you feel!! Well done xx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate
in reply to Soz22

Thanks Soz. I think this programme should be compulsory as part of life but the programme is only part of it, this forum and people like you that encourage other's is what makes it a success. :)

Soz22
Soz22Graduate
in reply to Lorijay

Totally agree xx

mairi1
mairi1Graduate

Well done, delighted to hear you did it, It’s good to hear how it went for you.👏👏👏

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate
in reply to mairi1

Thanks Mairi. I do feel really chuffed :) Can't wait to hear from you and read about your r3 success too.

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador

Did mine tonight too and I’m grinning from ear to ear😁

Well done us 🎉🎉

mairi1
mairi1Graduate
in reply to limberlou

Well done you, hope I join your club tomorrow.lol.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Oh well done lou!! Lucky we're not in the same room we'd look like a couple of cheshire cats, my mouth is getting sore from smiling. Bring on W6, we've got this, mind you I have been reading that W6R1 can trip people up so I will come back down from this mini high and face reality again tomorrow :)

Nenenene
NeneneneGraduate

Well done! It really is a great feeling to know what one can do. That is the result of your hard work and persistence, so yes, you really should be proud!

Happy running in the future as well!

Well done sounds like a perfect run 👏

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate
in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

Thank you Carolyn. The feeling that comes with finishing is perfect :)

Great work Lorijay 😊... You are doing brilliantly. Big confidence boost that run..Yeah!😄xx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you Bluebird. Yes it is and although I know there is still a lot of work to do finishing the programme successfully sort of feels more achievable after that run :)

Very well done. Don't be complacent over week 6. I found it harder than week 5. Once you get past W5, the longer runs are actually easier, I found.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate
in reply to DeterminedBear

Thank you Bear. No I definitely won't be complacement. Have read a lot of posts about it being tricky.

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