Yesterday was my one year runniversary - Couch to 5K

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Yesterday was my one year runniversary

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperGraduate

I thought to myself this evening, it must be about a year since I started this running thing. So I looked back on my couch to 5k app and sure enough, on 3 July Michael and I first stepped out together.

In the last 12 months I have graduated from C25k, increased to 10k, run my first Half Marathon (see photo) and worn out one pair of shoes but I can still vividly remember wheezing and struggling back in week 1. I thought those 60 seconds were never going to end. I thought at nearly 50 I might be too old. Clearly not.

So stick at it everyone just starting out. The mental and physical rewards can be tremendous. Push on through the barriers and I hope your running brings you joy.

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Brilliant!

That’s a really encouraging post! Well Done 👍🏻 This is the kind of thing that spurs me on!! Many thanks for posting 😃

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Happy to be of service. Keep running!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Great post you....doing it right... doing it your way... and having a great time...:)

Congratulations to you... you have done amazingly....Happy Runniversary :)

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

You mentors and admins are the business- please keep up the good work.

MarkyD
MarkyDGraduate

Fantastic and well done. Not sure if the medal or the ice cream was the better reward. Where was the HM?

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperGraduate
in reply to MarkyD

Ice cream every time! Saxon Shore half marathon - Herne Bay to Whitstable and back.

MarkyD
MarkyDGraduate
in reply to Langley-Loper

That sounds like an attractive route.

janevine
janevineGraduate

That is so impressive, gives me hope for the future!

Langley-Loper
Langley-LoperGraduate
in reply to janevine

All you need is a plan, a good plan that suits you, then all you have to do is follow it. Simple!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

👏👏👏👏👏

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Fantastic post. Very inspiring. The power of C25K!

Happy runniversary!

Happy first Runniversary L-L, 😊

you have acheived so much, I am in awe of all your training and dedication....💪

I enjoyed doing our first 10k's 'together' last November on Ju ju's program, and I'm very impressed that you have worked so hard and put in the miles resulting in a super time for your HM last month....

Congratulations on a great year!😊xx

*C25k can take us wherever we want to go!

MikeJones68
MikeJones68Graduate

Nice post. I am a few months and km behind you, but I agree with everything you said. Well done :)

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