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59 years, very overweight, inspired by my daughter. If I can do it anyone can

Karenshann profile image

After a very poor start to week 9, I finally completed it today.

I ran with my daughter who out lapped me but it was lovely to have her with me at the start and the end

So I have graduated, although I will have to run for an hour to actually achieve 5k.

Honestly, if you are like me, overweight, later in life and very unfit just give this program a go. I could hardly breathe in week 1 and can now run very slowly for 30 minutes, yes I am still out of breath but must be getting fitter.

Thank you everyone on here for your support and a special thanks to my wonderful daughter Abigail.

Abigail, what have you got me into? Oh let me think!, yes, that’s it a life long commitment to running three times a week 🤦‍♀️

18 Replies
MrsH1969 profile image

Yay, congratulations on completing the programme. I recently graduated myself and still feel amazed I can run x3 a week. Happy running into 2019 and slow and steady is the way to go (and I practice what I preach!).

BarbieW profile image

Very well done Karenshann

Doesn’t that feel grand?

And don’t forget to go get your shiny graduation badge at the pinned post on the right hand side. You’ve earned it!

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Congratulations. I’m 49 and have just graduated, I just need to keep it going now 😊

And look, it already says graduate by your name! 🎓🏃🏻‍♀️

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations on completing C25K with week 9 run 3, lovely photo of both of you, your time of 1 hour for a 5K will improve through time, with the help of your daughter, once again, well done. 😊

Millsie-J profile image

Brilliant Karen, congratulations 🏃🏻‍♀️

Loops67 profile image

Wow ! Amazing ! Good for you girl ! Brilliant 😃

Huge well done...you beat me to it - 2 failed attempts at week 9 so far....

I will use you as my inspiration to keep going

Enjoy the rest of your running journey 🏃‍♀️

molly1973 profile image

Congratulations Karen!!! Such an inspiration xx

Bowlofsteam profile image

Brilliant achievement!!! ❤️✨❤️ Really good for you. 😊

well done, I hope you are super proud of yourself

lusmo profile image

BIG congratulations!!!

ButtercupKid profile image

Massive congratulations to you both - and great to see you looking so well on it x

Letty111 profile image

Well done.

RevRunner profile image

Absolutely brilliant Karenshann!!!

Congratulations. Yes it feels great to have completed it. Well done for keeping it up. It can sometimes be a bit demoralising reading some of the posts of people running 5k in 30 mins when your struggling just to do 30 mins in any distance but Yes you are getting fitter and it really doesn’t matter how far you go as long as you are going. I graduated in the summer and my distance is slowly getting longer and my speed quicker but I am just so pleased with myself for actually running Keep it up and very well done 👍🏻

Huge well done Mum. You’ve done absolutely amazing. You really have! You should be so, so, so proud of yourself. I certainly am proud of you! Your an inspiration to me and probably hundreds of other people.

You are more than welcome for the support, I would never have got through C25K without your support and encouragement, so you really are welcome.

I love you and I am so damn proud of you I could burst.

We’ve got this 💪🏼😘❤️


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