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w9r1 oh yeah baby

steviej99
steviej99Graduate

Should I be feeling this pleased with myself? First run week 9, bloody brilliant. Usual hard first kilometer then in to my stride and with Laura's encouragement 30 minutes non stop. Can't believe it actually. Followed the plan, followed the advice of good folks on here. No repeats needed, no injuries, no issues with my sometimes sore knees. Bit naughty for first time today - carried on for my first 5k in a somewhat surprising 36' 52" Sorry to babble on just had to share with people who know what it feels like.....C25k is brilliant

28 Replies
paul1960
paul1960Graduate

i know what you mean i did the same but well done what a great feeling

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate

Of course you should be feeling pleased with yourself! Two milestones in one day - 30 minutes run AND 5k completed. You should be ecstatic!

Super well done!!

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to Tartancat

Thanks!

Well done!!tgsts inspiring Indeed for a non runner unfit old girl who has just done w1 r1!!

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to lesswobblypls

Thanks lwp! I've been inspired by so many great success stories on here. Well done for starting a completing w1. Share your highs (and lows if you have any) on here. This community is great, you'll get support, advice and motivation. Enjoy the journey

Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate

Yes you absolutely should feel pleased with yourself. You're doing something life-changing! Well done on a fantastic long run 😁😁

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to Crawlhome

Thanks!!

Shelley2310
Shelley2310Graduate

Well done, I’ve only done the first run....I’ll be excited when I get to week9 too 😊

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to Shelley2310

Thanks and well done to you Shelley for starting. Keep posting your progress on here, it's a brilliant source of support, advice and motivation. Enjoy your running

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

Awesome Steve! Its nice to get a milestone distance under your belt. Celebrate by completing the course and plan your future running milestones 😸

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to Katnap

Thanks Katnap, think I'll have a steady 30 minute run midweek to prepare for my Parkrun graduation run on Saturday

Hidden
Hidden

Well done👍 you've earned the right to feel very proud of yourself so enjoy it😊. I have this run tomorrow but figure if I can do 28 mins I can do 30!

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to Hidden

You know you can definitely do 30!! Enjoy your graduation week

Well done Stevie be pleased and proud you have cracked it. I've got W9 to start tomorrow so not far behind you.

steviej99
steviej99Graduate

Thanks Sunny, enjoy your graduation week

Hidden
Hidden

Yes you should steviej99, you’ve just bagged your 5k and have every right to be chuffed to bits! Amazing feeling! 🔥⭐️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Great job and congrats on the PB. Best advice I can give is to keep the others at 30 now, you wouldn’t want an injury at this late stage!

No, there’s no way you should be feeling that pleases with yourself, you should be feeling at least twice that much!

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks UNM. Yep one midweek slow and easy 30 minutes for R2 then amazingly my graduation and first Parkrun next Saturday!!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to steviej99

Sounds like the best way to celebrate

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank UNM. Yep your right of course, one slow and easy midweek run for w9r2 then amazingly my graduation run at my first Parkrun on Saturday

Absolutely you should. Well done and keep at it to keep fit to enjoy life ....health is everything.

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to Steveb2a2

Thanks Steve. I need to find new targets after I graduate to keep the same level of motivation

Skiwalker
SkiwalkerGraduate

Well done you ! Good time for your first 5k too 🏃🏻‍♂️

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to Skiwalker

Thanks Skiwalker, surprised myself actually - not bad for a small, slightly overweight 62 yr old. - all credit to the C25k plan that works!

SueAK
SueAKGraduate

Well done! You should be VERY pleased!! Just about to start week 5 here, and should graduate on 19th December - a month before my 60th birthday ....so you are an inspiration!

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to SueAK

Thanks Sue, hope your enjoying the plan as much as I am. I like reading all the success stories on here. Very motivating. Happy running!!

SueAK
SueAKGraduate in reply to steviej99

I am loving it! Six years ago this month I was on chemotherapy & couldn’t even walk up the stairs, so I am loving every moment! Hope you’ll be cracking the bubbly in a few days time ....

steviej99
steviej99Graduate in reply to SueAK

Wow and I read about your injury last year. You've had some tough times so now you deserve to revel in every successful step you take on this plan!

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