Scared as H....but W6R1 in the bag! - Couch to 5K

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Scared as H....but W6R1 in the bag!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Hey runners!! 👋

I have only gone and done it! I don’t know but I was really scared today. I really thought the bubble might burst after all the elation of W5! So, I went out there reminding myself, I’m running to my destiny! It will be fine! Not sure I was believing it that much, but hey, a self-pep talk doesn’t hurt!

I don’t really look at the details about the run, so when MJ said the first run was just 5 mins, I was shocked! Hello? 👋 “I can run for 5 minutes”. Then the next when he said 8! Hello, 👋 “I’m on it MJ, we’ve got this!”, though you don’t sound like you’re too out breath here! 🤨 By the time the final run came, I knew I could do it.

I didn’t choose the best time to go out! No hungry looking dogs this time, but lots of school kids and commuters. But I didn’t want to give myself any excuses in case I kept putting it off all day, so I went out there. I ran past the high school at it’s busiest time and thought it could get messy with these youngsters, as I run slower than they walk, but the cherubs just averted their eyes and if there were any sniggers, my headphones were securely in place! I so wish I ran when I was their age! It seemed like it was waaaay too much effort! A waste of time! 🙄 That’s youth for you! Now, it seems like the best time ever! So maybe it all just works out how it should in the end! 2 more to go in W6 now!! (Had to edit to add W6 🤣)🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️😁😁❤️

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Well done! I’ve got that one to face tonight!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Thanks BlondeAmbition72! Honestly, you can do it! I’m grateful to Oldfloss who said yesterday just run your run! Maybe more eloquently, but that’s what I did! Due to the self inflicted build up, I was prepared for it to be ugly and it was actually quite cute! 🤣! Good luck to you! ❤️

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

One more interval run for you and then it’s all just non-stop cruising! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Well done on this run. You nailed it! I’m sure MJ was mildly pleased!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to _SimonT_

Thank you! I have to say he was mild (again!😂)! But I said to him perk up MJ cause, we’re doing it together! ❤️

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate

Powering on through the programme - can't believe you are on week 6 already! Smiling to think of you worrying about running outside at the start, and now look at you running past a high school without a care 😎

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Eiralas

Thank you! I know! It was definitely one of those “well, it’s time to face the music......do this and nothing can stop you” moments! I did it! 😁😁 So pleased about that. Might even secretly be more than the run! I can run outside, in rush hour, in the park and around groups of youths! Not much I can fear now! And it’s only been 6 weeks! 😱 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done. You’ve got some balls running past a school at that time - I used to flinch if there was anyone near any bus stop along my route.

Onwards. That was probably the hardest run for me. I struggled with others but mentally, that run felt tough on the legs and breathing.

Enjoy the next one x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you Jay66UK, I set out expecting a challenge but I knew I just had to get the headphones on and go for it!

My son said we should go running together on Friday...mmm... I told him, Friday isn’t my day and he had to be prepared to run on! My boys come back having run like a whirling dervish! 😱 I’m not trying to join them! This is my time and I’m loving it! 🐌 I think they’re impressed though! The cherubs! ❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Sweet! How old are they?

(And just Jay will do 😊)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

15 and 25! (Just Jay!😁) They’re a big part of my inspiration. The older one does Tae Kwan Do and the younger one plays rugby! I love watching them play because they’re so happy doing what they love!

I only did a bit of YouTube keep fit at home before now! Then joined the gym only 2 months ago and now I’m running! 😁❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Yay!

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done brave one! Running past a school! 😃😃

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Bridget007

Thank you! I did contemplate a change of direction, but I would only have come across other kids heading for school! Hemmed in, so I had to face it! 🤣

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Well done - sounds like you had a great run! Never too late to get fit & healthy. I want to be the best ever for my 60th - got three years to go but can’t rush these things 😉

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to QueenTea

Thank you so much! I’m doing the same for my 50th next year QueenTea, hence the forum name! I’m sure you will be the best ever for your 60th!! You might even be running marathons by then! ❤️❤️

southlundon
southlundonGraduate

Brilliant! And so brave for running past all those people 😅

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to southlundon

😁😁😁 thank you! I know! I just try to ooze athlete coming through and hope no-one pays too much attention! 🤣! ❤️

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

You’ll have to give the rest of us tips on how to ooze athlete and not dying fish out of water gasping for breath 😆

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to southlundon

🤣🤣 Tip is, it doesn’t matter if you look like you may just need a paramedic at some point soon 🤷🏽‍♀️, in your head you’re Mo Farah out on a very leisurely run with MJ! I don’t mind being male from time to time! 😂

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

😂 Wouldn’t it be great if Paula Radcliffe did a voiceover? Although I reckon Brian Blessed would be the best. I should start a “fantasy voice” thread!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to southlundon

Yes that would be great! I might just be Paula on my next run! 😁❤️

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Posted! Come and let me know who’d you like to cheer you on 😀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to southlundon

Done! That was fun! 😁❤️

Mrsjhw
MrsjhwGraduate

Yay, well done!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Mrsjhw

Thank you Mrsjhe! How’s your running going? Hope you’re enjoying it too! ❤️❤️

Mrsjhw
MrsjhwGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

I actually miss it on the rest days...... that's scary :-)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Mrsjhw

Me too! But I fear that it’s too high risk to go out! Hold back and behave, I say to myself! 🤣❤️

FANTASTIC well done you

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Thank you Ann!! ❤️

Well done you! Sounds as though you've totally got this running thing nailed. I'm now looking forward to doing this run after having just done W5/3. W6/1 seems like a walk in the park in comparison!

Kids are a bit of a nightmare as well...I've encountered a few groups when I too have timed my run on school home-time. They just don't get out of the way despite looking at you running towards them! Gah!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Little-runner

My little lot were better than I had expected. They seemed to think it best to divert the eye and make room! 😁😁❤️❤️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate

I swear to God you're going to get a special medal for getting through this faster than _SimonT_ 's upset tummy :-)

Astonishing, brave, wonderful stuff!! U iz da mutt's nutz hon xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to sallenson

Aaah thank you Sallenson! I’m sure it’s the same as everyone else! The time has just gone so quickly! It’s incredible! Congratulations on your graduation too! I’ve gone suitably crazy in celebration on your post! You amazing runner you!! Love the EJBs! Champions all around! 🎉 🎉 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎓🏆

Hold on! You're one step ahead of me at the moment, tomorrow I start on W6.

That's fabulous, Fabulous, good jooooob!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to RunMattRun

You’re fabulous too! Good luck! I enjoyed it, so try not to be too afraid, like I was. ❤️❤️

Hidden
Hidden

I’m absolutely loving your posts! Keep going girl - that podium is edging nearer and your name is on it! Good luck with W6R2 x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you Tracey! I’m loving having my running buddies to share the experience with! Makes such a difference! I love reading posts too! We are so good at supporting each other! We’re all fabulous!! 😁😁❤️

Hidden
Hidden

Well done! W6 is a tough one so great that you got through it.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you. Just completed run 1 so far Welshwitch, but I had built up some fear about it. Hope all is going well for you too! ❤️

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Fabulous450

You’ll smash it - don’t worry. You got this & we’ll all be there cheering you on.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Hidden

Much appreciated!! Back at ya!! ❤️❤️

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Well done! Only one more interval run.....exciting ! 😁😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Ang33333

Thanks Ang! I think I might miss the intervals!!😥 then it’s non stop running? 😯 Well.... in for a penny! ❤️❤️

RobW73
RobW73Graduate

Great running.

That one is notorious for catching people out, because it seems so easy. You did it exactly right.

Well done.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to RobW73

Thanks Rob, I’m not wishing it on myself, but I always feel a little bit nervous at the points where I know it’s a step up. I prepare for the fact that this could be the one that beats me, but I have to get out to find out! And if it does, I’ll be back out there to show that chatty mind, who’s boss! I can tell you that my challenges early on, just getting to run (not to mention the increase in weight on the gym scales again! But it was a bit of a low blow 😧) made me realise, I could only be stopped if I think there’s only one way! I’ve learned to be flexible. I go out to have an adventure, I know what I want to do, but not how I’m going to do it. Still don’t! But the best part is I now think it’s fun! 😲😁❤️

RobW73
RobW73Graduate

That sounds like a wonderful mental attitude.

Don't worry so much about the weight as much as how your body shape is changing. Lean muscle is heavier.

Good luck, I think you'll do really well.

Just wanted to wish you luck with R2 of W6 today (if that’s still the plan?!). I’m heading out shortly. We’ve got this! 👍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to BlondeAmbition72

You were out before me Blonde, I’ve just got back! We sure do got this! These girls can run! 😁😁! 💪🏽❤️❤️

I’ve literally just got back. My kids’ Dad was late picking them up so had to delay going out. Well done you! I’m loving this running lark so much. We can call ourselves runners, can’t we? 🤔😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Eerrrr....hello 👋 👋..... you bet ya we can! No stopping us! 😁😁❤️

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