W8R1 ✅: 28 minutes of running? Me? No way! Well... - Couch to 5K

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cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate

28 minutes of running? Me? No way! Well actually YES way and it felt fab. Had to come off the mountain and down to the flat streets below, so I was running with cars going past for the first time, but apart from my 🐌 pace, I felt ok with that. I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to be observed at the beginning! 😳

Anyway, finish line well and truly in sight, so bring on Wednesday for R2!

Oh, and here’s a mountain to start your day ...... ❤️

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Flyingred
FlyingredGraduate

Well done! Another step closer to graduation. You're doing so well and what a lovely view!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Flyingred

Thanks, yes it was a beautiful view and fairly cool at the start of my run. It felt wonderful! 👍🏻🏃‍♀️😀

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Lovely mountain, gorgeous colours, well run x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks. 😀 It’s stunning. Started off cool, ended up like a 🍅 as usual, but it felt great!

😀🏃‍♀️😀

Ab36
Ab36Graduate

Lovely mountain!! and well done, yeah I have to say im starting to enjoy my runs too. Its good when you get that sense of achievement. 😉👍

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Ab36

Definitely Ab36. The first few minutes don’t feel that comfortable I find, but when I’ve settled in it starts to feel really enjoyable! This is fun isn’t it?

😀🏃‍♀️😀

Ab36
Ab36Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Aw I hate the first half of my runs but once I settle into it I am really starting to enjoy it. Its great when you can actually run a distance and see where you've come from. Keep running your doing a great job😀

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Ab36

Thanks, and so are you. We’re officially runners now! 😀😀😀

Ab36
Ab36Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

So they say so it must be true....never thought I would see the day but its great!!! 👍

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Well that’s some backdrop- gorgeous! Our penultimate week- can’t believe it, snail pace is irrelevant I think 🤔. Well done for 28 minutes and running on the road 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Beanjo

Haha just as well really. I think I’ll continue to be a 🐌 for a while longer! But it’s so much fun, and I’m quite sad the programme is coming to an end!

Good luck with your last few runs!

🏃‍♀️😀👍🏻

Mckennamark
MckennamarkGraduate

Hi there, just done my W8R1 this morning. Keep up the great work. I only wish i had that view when im running.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Mckennamark

Thank you! I’ll only have one more run with these views, then it’s back to do R3 at the weekend in the UK. Boo!

Good for you for your R1! Not long until we graduate, and it’s so exciting! Good luck to you! 👍🏻🏃‍♀️😀🏃‍♂️👍🏻

Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate

Wow what a stunning view. Awesome run, how great does it feel to run for a whole 28 minutes?!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Crawlhome

Thank you! Yes it was breathtaking! I’ll do it again on Wednesday, then do R3 at home at the weekend - then on to W9! Can’t believe it!!

28 minutes actually felt surprisingly ok. Can’t believe I’m saying that after being a tomato during W1!! 🍅🏃‍♀️🍅🏃‍♀️🍅

Keep having fun! 👍🏻👍🏻🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Well done and great Mountain!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to MandiV

Thank you, it was a great run and the mountain backdrop definitely helped! 😀❤️

Beautiful picture- thanks for posting it.

You’re welcome. Breathtaking around here, and the early morning light makes it even more so. ❤️

Wow congrats!!! Those hills look so nice. I’m injured till at least Friday so hoping to do r1 then

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to cheeseheads

Aww too bad you’re injured. Hope you’re up and running soon. Certainly is gorgeous here - had to seek out a flat route! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate

Lovely view

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Dee_N

Yes it’s gorgeous. A bit more dramatic than my usual route at home! 😅

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

Such an inspiring view.....I love mountain scenery!!!!

Well done on cracking 28 mins!!!

Woop woop!!!!💪💪

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Thanks Hotheels! I didn’t find it as bad as I thought I might - let’s see how tomorrow goes ........

Yes the scenery is beautiful, although I must admit I wasn’t admiring it when I was running! I was on an untested route and I wanted to avoid getting lost! 😅🏃‍♀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Wow well done cheeky and wow for the photo too! Fantastic! 👏🏽👏🏽😁❤️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thanks Fabulous. I loved the 28 minuter and will do R2 tomorrow on the same route. Then R3 back in the UK at the weekend ..... then graduation week I hope! 😀🏃‍♀️ 🤞

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