Hello Week8!!!!: 28 mins. I just ran 28 mins... - Couch to 5K

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Hello Week8!!!!

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28 mins.

I just ran 28 mins nonstop and welcomed Week8 with open arms in a lovely cooling drizzle.....ME!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ˜…

Toxic10 nearly had me.......almost gave up. But the remaining 18 mins went well......I totally rocked my "Move like a snail" mantra!!!🐌🐌🐌

I've started using my husband's old fitbit which tells me that I cover 3k in each run.....so I obviously have lots of consolidating to do to get to 5k.

But.....for now, I'm just going to have this big grin plastered on my face because I go running every alternate day and totally enjoy it too!!!😁😁😁

Forecast to cool down a bit.....which is a welcome relief all round.

Happy running, everyone!!!β€πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ§‘πŸ’›

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Yay for Hotheels! That's great! I hate the toxic 10 too, but once you get your head around the fact that it seems to happen every time it’s not quite so bad. Enjoy the rest of the week! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

HotheelsGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Yes....that is exactly what I kept telling myself!!! Get through 10 and you'll be fine....and it's amazing how the legs simply start cooperating 11 mins onwards!!!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Some things don't change!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Thank you for your constant support x


Woohoo! You're smashing it! πŸ‘ and loving it! You're hooked! πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ˜ fantastic!

HotheelsGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

First experience running in the rain....and I found it very liberating!!!

This coming from someone who has always avoided rain all of her life......today was huge in that respect!!!

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ Definitely hooked!!!😊

Thank you for cheering me on x

GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to Hotheels

It is liberating! All these things we previously avoided now bring us joy. It's really quite a journey... amazing to think where it might take us! πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

HotheelsGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Indeed!!! The world is our oyster......it truly makes you realise that nothing is "impossible" if you believe and give it your all.



Well done Hotheels you continue to smash it, don't worry about distance, the only thing that matters is the endurance, you will do it!

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Never thought I'd enjoy it as much as I am.......who'd have thought, eh?

I can't yet see any obvious difference in my stamina levels....still feel out of breath when I climb lots of steps....but I can slow jog for 28 mins....that is progress for sure!!!!

Mr Endurance....I'm out to get you....lol!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Jokes aside, couldn't have got this far without your steady support....egging me on!!!

I've also been reduced to wearing a very ugly old fitbit at your suggestion......look what you've made of me!!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

PS: Thank you x

BerksroverGraduate in reply to Hotheels

You are the one doing all the hard work, and don't underestimate how far you have come, I still get out of breath climbing lots of stairs, but we have both come a long way, can't wait to welcome you up to the podium once you graduate x

Ps still waiting to see you join the Strava community πŸ˜‰

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Hahaha!! You did say you would keep me challenged.......πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


BerksroverGraduate in reply to Hotheels

I will keep you challenged for as long as you like lol, already planning your post graduation consolidation πŸ˜πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Omg!!!!! Lol!! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


Fantastic. What a great achievement. You’re smashing it. Keep grinning 😁

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Shakywakey

Thanks Shakywakey!!! You'll smash it too!!!! Keep at it πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

Brill, Hotheels! Very well done! You’re running at a similar pace to me (bit faster I think) but we don’t care. We wear our snail teeshirts with pride! πŸ™ŒπŸŒπŸ™Œ

Really looking forward to the cool weather tomorrow. I’ll be out for my run early and it’ll be a novelty to potentially feel chilly! πŸ˜€β€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Keep running with pride - not long to go now! Smash it! You definitely will. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

HotheelsGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Too right!! We are......The Queen Snails!!!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‘πŸŒ All that matters is we'reon the couch no more....and we're out running....and feeling our happiest when we are very red πŸ…πŸ“πŸŽand have given our confused legs a good workout....🀣🀣🀣

Enjoy your cool run tomorrow!!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ......THE PODIUM is well in sight now!!! 😍

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Eeeeeek! The excitement is almost too much to deal with! Thank you!

🐌 and πŸ… are us!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ


28 minutes, serious respect! Congratulations on another great run - graduation beckons!

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Runip

Thank you xx

You're not far behind either.......we are SO going to smash this!!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Well done. Everytime I run I come home grinning. I see another runner (a man ) who actually runs pulling a face that says he's in pain and hates running . I always want to stop him and ask him why he runs because his face tells me he hates it.

If I ever look like him I'm going to give up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Keep up the good work. Your a star ⭐ xx

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Deborahchick46

You're never going to look anything other than gorgeous no matter what face you pull!!!!!πŸ‘Έ

But.....I get what you mean, totally!!!

I probably look like that man every time I succumb to pressure from my husband and go for a swim......I do not like it and do not enjoy it. I'm just not a "water" person........whilst my husband is in his element when he's in the water.

I'm a "solid ground" person......which would explain why I really love running; whilst my husband simply doesn't get running at any level....lol!!!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Maybe that poor bloke ought to try a different sport that he finds enjoyable.......πŸ˜‰

Dg_wGraduate in reply to Hotheels

I can relate to this. My wife and kids love to go swimming. It does nothing for me, I am a swim if I need to stay afloat or get away from something bloke ! Running on the other hand is almost liberating at times, and in a strange way relaxing (at least mentally!)

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Dg_w

Yes!!!! This is exactly the way I feel about swimming and running!!!

You need to meet my husband and tell him I'm not a freak......lol!!!🀣🀣

Hahaha πŸ˜‚ maybe you are right about the bloke. Your so kind. Thank you xx


Hey Hotheels that’s brilliant!! You did it! Don’t you worry the big grins continue after graduation too, even when you don’t run 5k!! So close now Hotheels! I’m excited for you!! 😁😁❀️


Oh how I hate the toxic 10!! That wee voice 'just give up' 'I can't do this'. YES WE CAN!!! We are nearly there. πŸ˜€πŸ‘

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Ab36

Totally!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

Running.....we are here to stay!!!πŸ˜‰



I did 3kms in week 8 too. Totally acceptable 🐌 pace!! Way to go

HotheelsGraduate in reply to Carolinemcd

Ah......you give me hope that being in the slow league is STILL awesome!!!!

Thank you!!! xx

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