No C25K is mine!!! I don't want to share!!! Lol - Couch to 5K

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No C25K is mine!!! I don't want to share!!! Lol

cheryl_couch_tatty
cheryl_couch_tattyGraduate
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3 of my work friends have started C25K following my success and massive weight loss. I am really pleased to see them starting their journey and a little proud that I have motivated them but.......

They are all much younger and slimmer than me and I don't want to share!!!!!! Haha ......awful I know!! It was just a passing thought! Honestly!

Seriously though, I am so happy to see them starting, you would think I was on commission with the way I encourage them to use C25K and this site! I really do wish them the best.....just not to do better than me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I do try not to go on about my running and don't mention it unless someone asks but I lost quite a bit of weight after graduating and then suddenly everyone was interested 😁

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Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Wow! That is so satisfying that they’ve been encouraged to take their health seriously- you can feel righteously smug!!! πŸ˜πŸ‘

cheryl_couch_tatty
cheryl_couch_tattyGraduate
in reply to Equi-geek

I really do! Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I have tried to stop discussing C25K at work because there are a lot of serious runners in the office and they talk about speeds and distances all the time..and running tracker apps..leaving me feeling a bit demotivated..as I'm an old snail..I don't want them quizzing me about my progress as they are all 20plus years younger than me..🐒🐌..I'm happy in the sanail club..

cheryl_couch_tatty
cheryl_couch_tattyGraduate
in reply to Sofabunny

I know how you feel. One of the girls did a 5k fun run from no training at all and told me she did it in 30 minutes! I have been training for almost 4 months and can't do that time 😭😒

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate
in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty

Don’t worry about this peripheral stuff. Slow jogs is all we need to do

You'll still be doing it when your friends have crashed and burned

We have to be slow,to get strong to get faster. Rome wasn’t built in a day!

We chip away a bit at a time You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve πŸ˜ƒ. Don’t worry about younger, faster folks. It’s not about them. Other runners are supportive though, and I foresee one day you’ll be chatting about such things πŸ˜ƒ

cheryl_couch_tatty
cheryl_couch_tattyGraduate
in reply to misswobble

The runners on here keep me going. I don't get much support elsewhere. Everyone is lovely on here and that includes you! Thank you!

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty

I hate that. I’m so desperate for sub 30. I know my colleague, who never runs but is a natural, would do it in less than that easily πŸ€·πŸ½β€β™€οΈ

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Sub 30 is hard! You have to get stronger first, which is why you keep slowly plugging away πŸ’ͺ. You’ll get there if you keep working at it. Dogged determination πŸ™‚

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

I’ve had the same impact at work πŸ˜‚ I get down hearted when people who never run, go out and go faster than me when I’m working so hard. Depressing.

cheryl_couch_tatty
cheryl_couch_tattyGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

It is depressing but I don't mind as I am determined to always be a runner. This is not the latest fad for me, yes I want to get better but I am just hoping I can be a runner for life. Luckily I am not overly competitive, there is always someone better and faster etc but that's okay. I am just really pleased with myself and I hope you are with yourself too x

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty

I am! Keep running πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

No,it’s not! πŸ˜ƒ why sweat what everyone else is doing πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

happysouls
happysoulsGraduate

I do understand that. I'm a loner, running is mine and mine alone. I like it that way. The forum is great for encouragement and things I've needed to know but I like not sharing it in real life! It feels like the one thing in life I have complete control over to do it my way! :-)

cheryl_couch_tatty
cheryl_couch_tattyGraduate
in reply to happysouls

Definitely! I am hoping nobody in work asks to come along with me!! No sharing!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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