Something rather weird has happened! - Couch to 5K

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Something rather weird has happened!


Hi all - second post-grad run this morning ... really had to drag myself out and said to hubby I’ll probably just do 20 minutes today, really not feeling it. So off I set, very slowly, up the normal blooming hill 😫. About 10 minutes in, all of a sudden I felt much stronger, I picked up the pace (a bit!), my breathing was under control, the sun was up and I was enjoying it! So I carried on, and on a bit further - and did my first 5k!!! It took 39 minutes but even the fact I could run for 39 minutes non-stop is a minor miracle! The me who started this journey 10 weeks ago would never think it possible 😊

This programme is brilliant - can’t thank it ... and you wonderful lot for the support, enough. I’m a runner and I love it!

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That moment of realisation that you can run for more than 30 mins is great isn't it, second only to the graduation high in my ipiniin, it opens up a world of possibilities, go get them!

JacquiAMGraduate in reply to Berksrover

I feel amazing! Thank you 😊


How exciting! Well done 👍I’m on week 7 and I hope that this very same thing happens to me.

JacquiAMGraduate in reply to 59er

It will! I’ve loved this programme - it really works! Good luck with the rest of it - graduation is not far away!


Well done 👏👏👏 😁 it's such a good feeling to realise we can do so much more than we think. Keep it up 👍😉

JacquiAMGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

It is, isn’t it? 😊

This is incredible and very motivating for me, someone who will do my third week 3 run tomorrow. Congratulations to you!!!!!

JacquiAMGraduate in reply to RunningMissP

Ahh - thank you ... congratulations to you as well for doing the programme, it’s amazing - and really does work 😊



That’s amazing! Well done! :)

I would say consistency is always important as we all know we have good days and bad days, sometimes I train and train so much that I can not literally walk the next day, others I can push myself further then I can imagine for the sole reason that I have pushed myself, maybe it is like acclimatising to something, zero gravity or thin air training for mountains ⛰ terrains or readying up for jet lag before a flight-I don’t know,

I have noticed since running more regularly that every morning my soles of my feet are very achey and I think that must be a good thing if I am trying to build muscle.

JacquiAMGraduate in reply to Runningnut

Hopefully I will be able to walk tomorrow! 😂 Will keep building my stamina - that’s what has totally amazed me 😊


Fantastic JacquiAM! This demonstrates how strong you are, how far you have come and how great this program is!....Well done! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍🤗

JacquiAMGraduate in reply to Vix_yp

Thank you! 😊 x

Brilliant Well Done!!


First 5K now that’s a milestone well done 🏃‍♀️👍🏻

Wow, that's amazing! All that hard work has paid off! Really motivational - thanks xx

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