Wk9 R3 - I've done C25K! and my first Parkrun - Couch to 5K

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Wk9 R3 - I've done C25K! and my first Parkrun


I didn't think during early weeks that I'd be doing 30+ minutes without having to stop! I did my first Parkrun in Poole today and I think I enjoyed it; for me a bit later and so a bit warmer than normal. Now all I have to do is build my endurance, so that I can run for even longer periods. By the way what a great venue!

I have 15 weeks to my first, and probably last big run. I've got to sort out which programme/schedule to follow to get there. But I've achieved my first goal, so why not my next one.

Good luck to everyone else who might have some doubts - just go for it! It's very satisfying and you can feel superior, which is a good feeling!

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Big congrats on your graduation. Well done it is a brilliant achievement !! :) :)

Pdg54 in reply to Lorijay

Thank you - all I need to do now is 'keep going'! 😎🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♂️😎

LorijayGraduate in reply to Pdg54

Definitely keep it up, you've worked so hard to get this far and now you have so many options. But for today enjoy your success and celebrate!! :)


Well done. Great feeling of achievement isn't it! 😄

Pdg54 in reply to Ghaghdog

Thank you Thank you, it is possible to get from nothing to 30+ minutes.

🏃🏻‍♂️😎🏃🏻‍♂️ ... and a bonus, I've learnt how to use Emojis!


Well done!! Two big achievements in one day!!

What's the next "big goal" btw?

Pdg54 in reply to sallenson

Hi sorry for delay; I've put my name down for a half marathon. It's a big step up of course, I know that, but hey it's got to be done!

I'm not feeling too bad about it, as if I need to I'll do a run/walk/run! But personal pride says I'll run and run and run and run and run. I've just got to get the miles in! 🏃🏻‍♂️😜

My problem is boredom; I've found my pace, I think, but podcasts, music and a beautiful location can't stop me getting bored. Again hey it's got to be done.

Thanks for your encouragement. 🏃🏻‍♂️


Well done! 😃🎉😃🎉🤣

Brilliant well done 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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