Unbelievably Proud (and puffing) W9 R3 DONE - Couch to 5K

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Unbelievably Proud (and puffing) W9 R3 DONE

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate

Thank you to this forum. It helped a great deal. Thank you to the people who replied to my posts especially.

Don't know what to say. Done it. Amazed. Puffing. I was breathing hard at the end, but could still have a conversation and call the dog to heal. Enjoying the achievement every time, but can't say I enjoy the running.

I started early October, Mostly ran every 2nd day but occasionally had to do 2 or 3 day's rest if work got in the way. This was bit irritating, but I suspect that it was beneficial. I have bad knees; torn meniscus in one and, last Friday, according to the orthopaedic consultant, none in the other - its been pushed out. I should have asked him where it had gone! I also have OA in both knees, apparently the severity is 4/10. I told him it doesn't hurt when I run and he had no problem that I had been 'jogging' and said to continue if I enjoy it as we only have one life, and to live it.

Distance achieved in the 30 minutes has been roughly the same for all three runs in W9; just over 2 miles which in new money for the young ones is 3.2k, I think. Not bad for a short, almost 62 year old female, still in obese category. I have 2lbs more to lose to be merely overweight and then 2 stones to be within BMI.

I doubt very much that I will ever do 5k in 30 minutes, but that does not worry me. But then again, I might, if pigs fly. I am faster than I was 9 weeks ago and my aim is to carry on with the 30 minute runs and see if I can cover more distance. I shall have to look up what's next, I recently saw a post referring to Stepping Stones, so I will find it to see what it recommends.

The dog gets very excited when she sees my trainers going on, more so than the rest days when she is walked at least a mile anyway and always has been.

Update - I plotted on Google Earth and I covered 3.64k so better than I thought. 2.26 miles. plus the 2 x 5 mins of walk.

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AlMorr
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Congratulations on completing C25K with week 9 run 3 of C25K 🎓. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the December 🎄 🎅graduate post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K 🎓 🏃 😊

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you, OK, I shall do that. Still a little stunned. Running isn't my thing at all, even though I did 5k Race For Life in 2002. I hadn't ran before or since. Hated distance running at school.

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

Awesome achievement x

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to MelsieJay

Thank you

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Proud you should be......... keep running, keep smiling.

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Yaaay! Fantastic! 😄 Enjoy the next part of your running adventure. 😀

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to Elfe5

Thank you

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Well done CoL 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ All the best with whatever comes next x

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

Thank you x

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Congratulations! 🎓🏅👟👏🏻🥳⭐️

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to Equi-geek

Thank you.

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations! Pace doesn’t really ever matter... you’ve changed your life. Celebrate well and consolidate these 30 minutes... then when you’re ready extend a run gradually and bag a 5k. You may or may not do it in 30 ever... makes no difference really to your life. Just love the fact you’ve done the impossible this last couple of months... you can do anything. Keep on running.

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you. Graduate is next to my name - oh wow. As my reward, I have read Ianoda Truffe's FAQ Post C25K COMPLETED…….WHAT NEXT? Good reading. If I am understanding his advise and yours, its now 3 weeks more weeks of W9 and then extend one run a week.

boogie991
boogie991Graduate

Well done. It's a brilliant feeling!

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to boogie991

Thank you.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

You've done really well😀congratulations!

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you.

Vigneronne
VigneronneGraduate

What an amazing achievement very well done! You have pushed through so many barriers - good luck with the next stage.🍾

Circle_On_Legs
Circle_On_LegsGraduate
in reply to Vigneronne

Thank you. Consolidation now. Hope my knees good up. Good luck to you too.

Tizzybell
TizzybellGraduate

Congratulations. It is a fabulous feeling. X

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