We did it!: It took slightly longer than 9 weeks... - Couch to 5K

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We did it!


It took slightly longer than 9 weeks, for various reasons, but me and my little man did it! 30 minutes continuous running ... who would have thought it!

Back in week one, I couldn't envisage getting to the end of this magical program but we stuck at and persevered through burning lungs and aching legs to get to where we are today. Only managing just over 3k but hey, it's better than sitting at home watching TV!

Going on 5k practice runs next week so we WILL run 5k in whatever time it ends up being, then celebration 5k on Saturday 10/11 (if I can find a sitter!!)

100% in cloud 9 right now!

For anyone doubting whether you can do it or not... you so totally can! If I can do it, anyone can. Just trust the program and you'll make it!

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Congratulations to you and the little man. The 5k will come, but the 30 minutes changes your life and health more... that’s the most important bits. Enjoy that celebration run when it comes, and tonight’s celebration too.

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you! Absolutely over the moon!


Fantastic! Well done to you both 😸👏👏👏🏃🏆🏃🏆

Now you can think about your new clothing needs.

Xmas is well timed for you! 🎄🎁

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to Katnap

Thank you!!


Congratulations LolaMac and the little man for completing C25K with week 9 run 3. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE🎓 next to your username leave a message on the November graduate post (once its ready) in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have completed C25K with W9R3. 😉 🎓

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Perfect, thanks for that! I've just been looking for it but could only see the October one

AlMorrGraduate in reply to LolaMac81

I understand that the November graduate post is still to be posted, hopefully it will not be long before its uploaded.

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to AlMorr

I'll keep an eye out for it... Thank you


Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful This guide to post C25K running may give you some ideas healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Fantastic, I'll check it out. Thank you

Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 It really is an amazing programme and life changing 🙂

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to Faith94

Couldn't agree more... I'm so glad we took the plunge and gave it a go!

Hooray! Well done!

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to SubterraneanAlien

Thank you!


well done

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to paul1960

Thank you!


It's great when people post that they've completed c25k and say they couldn't have imagined it when running week 1 it gives me more confidence in my ability to reach the end 😅😅😅

LolaMac81Graduate in reply to Buddy34

The program is amaZing! I hated running and only gave this a go because a friend strongly felt that I would enjoy it so I figured, why not...

Week one, I literally thought there is no way I can do this, 1 minute runs were going to be the death of me, but I stuck at it and listened to the instructions, slowed down if I needed to and sped up if I could... run one was always the toughest of the three, each week, but then run two was always better and run 3 was like an epiphany that I can actually do what is being asked of me.

It's such an amazing feeling! 10 weeks ago it felt utterly impossible but, with grit and determination, it is totally achievable for everybody. Speed and distance doesn't matter, continuous running time is what's important. The rest, I'm sure, will come in time.

You absolutely can do this!!

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