W9R3 - done!: I started this on 9th Nov and... - Couch to 5K

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W9R3 - done!

DiscoRunner profile image

I started this on 9th Nov and today, on my 53rd birthday, I have graduated. I am absurdly pleased and completely staggered at the progress I've made over this time. I've only just started posting here, looking for tips on moving forward, but it was all the posts and inspiration from here that got me to do it in the first place. So thank you all!

My first run, I didn't tell my husband I was going to start (in case I didn't get into it), but came back as red as a beetroot sweating ketchup, and had to fess up as I clearly looked a state! But I kept at it, and started to feel like a runner around week 7 and 8, and have really enjoyed week 9. I run very slowly, but that's ok. Going to consolidate now for the next few weeks - and with the brilliant suggestion of Zaza0309 - I'm going to graduate again and again, rotating through all the different coaches for variety! I still feel I need that voice encouraging me along, and will slowly work on my pace.

To anyone thinking about doing this - just get started - if I can do it, anyone can. I can't recommend it enough. It is a minor miracle what can be achieved.

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Well done :)

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations DiscoRunner on completing and graduating from C25K with week 9 run 3, no harm in running your 6/30 minute consolidating runs with different coaches.

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the January 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 🎓 🏃 😊

Woooooo hoooooo! Go you! HUGE congratulations on finishing c25k!!! 💥🏃‍♀️🎉🥉🏆👟👏🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓🎓

Well done you! Will keep you in mind as I start week 6!

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Tasha99 profile image

Fantastic! Happy birthday too!

Rosy230973 profile image

Great way to celebrate a birthday. Challenge yourself. Fantastic success. Well done!

ShadowDee profile image

Congratulations! I finished the C25k on my birthday too. Fabulous feeling isn't it! I'm keeping up with the 30 minutes of jogging too. I may treat myself to new trainers too.

DiscoRunner profile image

It really is! Finally got to the running shop and Friday and did my first run in them today. Really great. I’m keeping up with my 3x30 too - so proud & pleased ☺️ x

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Maisiek in reply to DiscoRunner

Hi someone said you might have the link to SLOW running ( that’s me 😰)thanks

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DiscoRunnerGraduate in reply to Maisiek

Here you go!


That’s great- thanks!

Moz2407 profile image

Well done! Congratulations :-)

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