Week 6 in the bag.....!!! πŸ’ͺ25min smashed!! πŸ‘Š - Couch to 5K

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Week 6 in the bag.....!!! πŸ’ͺ25min smashed!! πŸ‘Š

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
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I must be dreaming......it has to be a dream!!! How else can it be that a complete, total, utter non-runner like me just went out and ran for 25 minutes without stopping????!!!! I couldn't run for 1 min straight when I started C25K......without huffing and puffing and feeling like I was going to die........and here I am now, home after a nice cool 6:30am run, feeling upbeat and ready to tackle the rest of the day with no major achy bits.

It's a miracle.....!!!!

Laura even announced that I am officially a runner now πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

The low-down of today's run was a tough 5 mins, where those gremlins were all over the place telling me that I should give up as my legs loosened up. After that, I just ran......and it seemed all very natural - I know this because I went into "auto-pilot" and I began going through to-do lists in my head....and I only do this when I'm doing something that I'm not worried about....usually happens when I'm baking, gardening, etc.....

I cannot get my head round the fact that my body and subconscious have accepted that running is just another activity that I enjoy.....because I really do!!!😍😍 Just need to bring my brain up to speed now!!!!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Roll on Week 7 - can't wait to meet you!!!😜

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

That’s fantastic! Well done! You’ve got this now. The 28 and 30 minute runs aren’t much different to 25; just slow down and slow down again as the runs get longer. Massive congratulations πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Thank you!!! I feel over the moon.....I was anxious about how I'd find this week after reading through a few posts about how Week6 really throws you a curveball.

But I'm chuffed that I've come out the other side stronger and positive about what lies ahead.

😁

#runnershigh #slaying gremlins #runningisfun

Redtracey
RedtraceyGraduate

Well done you! Hope this is how I feel tomorrow πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

Last run felt good though so..........🀞🀞

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Redtracey

You will smash it tomorrow!!!

Go Redtracey, go!!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŠπŸ˜

Redtracey
RedtraceyGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Thank you - here’s to 25 min 🐌🐌 lol xx

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

That's my girl, never doubted you for a second, do you use a fitness tracker at all to measure your pace and distance, now that you are on continuous runs5, they can help you to control your pace etc.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Berksrover

Your voice was loud and clear in my head telling me to keep going when I felt like giving up in those first 5 mins......😊

I have been thinking about a fitness tracker.....for now I just use the strava app but haven't found it reliable as I got an error for the last 2 runs saying it couldn't upload my activity.

I'm thinking of borrowing my husband's fitbit that he used until the novelty wore off and then gave to my daughter, where it is currently gathering dust ...lol!!!

You can begin to understand why my family find my running addiction so amusing....lol!!!!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I'd be very happy to get some pearls of wisdom in this space.....πŸ˜‰

#mymentor #gurupearls

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

I use strava and seems to work fine for me, but have also used mapmyrun and Runkeeper, also just got a Garmin watch so linked that to Strava, which in turn is linked to my Fitbit lol, personally I would persevere with Strava, the only issues I have had is it failing to sync when I have been outside and not on WiFi, but it has synced once I got home and connected back to WiFi, there are a lot of us on Strava who follow each other etc. Come and join us πŸ˜‰

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Berksrover

Check you out, Mr Tech-savvy!!!! 😊

I'm going to revisit my Strava settings and try and figure out why I seem to be having issues.

I did use MapmyRun in week 2 and 3 but found lots of US based posts popping up on my feed.....i got really worried that I might get Trump's post updates on his running.....so quickly uninstalled it!!!!πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‹

TrixabelleB
TrixabelleBGraduate

Well done you! Those first few minutes of settling in can be killer on your mind.... Was a good ten minutes this morning that I kept thinking I was going to have to quit. Just keep telling those gremlins to shut up πŸ˜‚ enjoy week 7. No more intervals!! Woooooooooohoooooo

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to TrixabelleB

😱😱😱 no more intervals!!!! Scary but exciting stuff!!!

We're so hooked - we are running junkies!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Hey put it there πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ Hotheels πŸ’ͺπŸ‘ŠMassive achievement, although never doubted you!! 😊

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Ah my dear Flara Croft....thank you!!! Your butterfly metamorphosis has definitely inspired me.......keep leading the way....you're are truly rocking it!!!πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

A great update. Well done you - a great achievement. It sounds like you are buzzing πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Shakywakey

The buzz is what has stayed with me so far throughout.....I need those happy endorphins - they really do a great job of banishing those blues and making you feel positive that you've doing something to improve your fitness, both physically and mentally.

If I can get this far.....anybody can!!!

Keep going.....you too can totally smash this!!!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ😁😁😁

Gingernutter
GingernutterGraduate

Well done you!! Your post makes me feel very positive! Had a great w2r1 today and I felt so relaxed and happy (49 yrs never run overweight unfit). Have to keep pinching myself. Well done and thanks for sharing xx

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Gingernutter

Thank you!!! Trust the programme, stay positive, keep a steady pace, drink lots of water......and rest will slowly all fall into place! Great to hear that you are enjoying Week 2.......keep it up!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

KayBee1000
KayBee1000Graduate

Wowzers, well done! I’m just about to begin Week 6, you’ve given me confidence that I can do it, thank you!

All the best for Week 7 πŸ˜€

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to KayBee1000

You absolutely can!!

In fact don't be put off by the shorter runs.....apparently W6R1 is a bit of an oddball.

I simply considered it as a bonus to do shorter runs and felt like I was finally getting the whole "I love running" malarkey........so, just keep a steady pace and you will be just fine!!

Go KayBee1000, go!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Runip
RunipGraduate

This is such an inspirational post. Congratulations - and thank you from someone staring down the barrel of 8 minutes on the next run.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Runip

Just go for it and do your best xx

You'll be fine.....trust the programme - it's prepares you for the next run without you realising it.

You're going to be just fine!!

Can't wait to hear how happy you feel when you do your first 8 mins - I know I was ecstatic!!!

You got this!!!

πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Runip
RunipGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Just read your post about 8 mins. Inspired again! πŸ‘

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
in reply to Runip

Aww.....I got a lot of support here....so very pleased that my ramblings are helping you stay positive!!!

We're all here cheering you on!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

PaulaGullett
PaulaGullettGraduate

Wooooo! Congratulations and well done! Onwards and upwards... won’t be long before we graduate πŸŽ“. X

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

Thank you!! 😊

One run at a time for me......not thinking of much beyond getting through W7R1 tomorrow tbh....!!!πŸ˜…(Gulp!!)

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