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Week 5 Run 2 done! Encouraging if you’re just starting your journey...

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KayBee1000Graduate

I continue to be amazed at how I progress each week - starting today’s run I thought ‘I only just managed the 5 minute runs, how will I run for 8?!’, but I did it!

When the time was up on the first 8 min run I even felt like I could’ve run a bit longer, and I didn’t feel that I needed all of the 5 min walk inbetween to recover.

The second 8 min run was harder, but I did it - the last minute or so was a killer though!

5 weeks ago I couldn’t run - at all. I got out of breath running for 15 seconds. If you’ve just started your journey on C25k and are feeling like you’re struggling or that it won’t get any better, I am proof you can do it - I’ve gone from struggling to run for 60 seconds in the first sessions to running for 8 mins straight!

Good luck to everyone no matter where you are on your running journey - I’m loving it, and so proud of myself!

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Hey me too! Just did this run this morning and feel really chuffed. I grinned grim ear to ear afterwards! Now comes the biggie on Friday!

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KayBee1000Graduate in reply to Debochka

Ooh-er, I purposefully don’t look ahead to see what’s coming because I get scared, but I had heard run 3 is longer! I’m doing mine on Friday too (if I have time, if not it’ll be Saturday) so we can celebrate or commiserate together afterwards!

Definitely chuffed this morning - well done!

I am one run behind you. I too am apprehensive but you’ve given me hope

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KayBee1000Graduate in reply to Ladyinthehat

Honestly, I didn’t think I could do it but - I did! I am sure you can do it too 🙂

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Well done KayBee1000, this gives me motivation 🙂

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KayBee1000Graduate in reply to Blue94

I’m so glad - I know I felt like i’d never get this far, and it was people on here who motivated me to keep going; i’m delighted to pay it forwards!

You can do it! 🙂

My thoughts exactly 😊

R2W5 Done it! Got up extra early to avoid the heat although it was still hot. First run I was so pleased with myself - second running I was mentally screaming for her to tell me to stop 😫 but I did it! I actually did it! Thank you for your encouragement. Thinking about the next one now 😯

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KayBee1000Graduate in reply to Ladyinthehat

Wow, well done! I’m trying not to think about the next one 🤪 - doing it on Sunday morning, hopefully..l

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