Yay! Wk4 completed : I did it! With runs 1 and... - Couch to 5K

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Yay! Wk4 completed

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I did it! With runs 1 and 2 being a disaster suddenly it clicked with run 3, I upped my water intake the day before as advised by the lovely people on here, my 2 litre Evian bottle was never far from my side, and slowed right down (I didn't think going slower was possible) and bingo, run completed without any dramas! I left the house this morning feeling very dispirited and came back feeling on top of the world, today I feel proud of myself!

Thank you all for your wise words of wisdom x

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Well done, good for you! I’ll join you on W5 next week.


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Emmajane71Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Well done to you too and good luck with week 5! We can do this 😀

Jay66UK profile image

Well done! Admiring your persistence.

This week has been a hard one for you but those lessons are learned. Hydration and slowing down even further are going to be just as important in the next weeks. I hope they are more enjoyable.

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Emmajane71Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you for your encouragement and advice the other day, helps so much to think someone's listening to your woes!

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Emmajane71

Welcome. We’ve all been there. It’s good to see the results when they’re like this.

Oldfloss profile image

Go you... well done, but please, tell me. you did not run carrying a 2 litre bottle of water???

Hydrate well every day and not just the day before a run..or on the run day :)

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Emmajane71Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you! And No I left my bottle at home 😁 from now on its at least 2 litres a day for me, can't believe the difference it made!

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Emmajane71

Water is great..my Nan called it Adam's Ale...or..the.Lions drink...

Millsie-J profile image

Great run Emmajane 🏃🏻‍♀️

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Emmajane71Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you 😀

51firstrun profile image

When you complete a run it does make you feel fantastic. I want to tell everyone !

Water is really important . And slow is what i repeat in my head when gremlins say stop ...somehow i keep going .

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Emmajane71Graduate in reply to 51firstrun

I felt like shouting out to the whole street that I'd managed to complete the run, although I think I may of got some verbal abuse at 5.30 on a Saturday morning! Those gremlins are swines aren't they!

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51firstrunGraduate in reply to Emmajane71

Yes, those gremlins are swines ! But sometimes the run goes well and we need to remember that when gremlins strike . I count in my head too .

Fabulous450 profile image

Congratulations Emmajane71! Well done to you. It’s the best feeling when you go out and surprise yourself! Brilliant! 😁❤️

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Emmajane71Graduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you, I was elated when I got home, daft isn't it! Think I'll throw a party if I ever complete wk9!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Emmajane71

No, not daft at all! You have every reason to be elated! It’s brilliant. You can most definitely do the rest too! 😉 ❤️

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