Keep at it: This is me today, proper chuffed at... - Couch to 5K

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molly1973
molly1973Graduate

This is me today, proper chuffed at running 5 miles (8km) for the first time. I’m 46, overweight (by 4 or 5 stones) and started C25k in October, graduating at New Year. I haven’t lost much weight as I haven’t been very mindful with my food intake but I’m trying harder to combine running with a better diet. I have a very long-standing knee problem and I am very slow: about 8-9min/km or 15min/mile is my happy pace. C25k has changed my life and back in October when I struggled to run for one minute I would never have believed I could run for over an hour as I did today. I cried when I completed the 20min run of week 5 run 3 as for the first time I believed I could do this, and I could have let myself have a little weep today too! I’m not posting this for any pats on the back, but as encouragement for those who might be in a similar position to me and wondering what they might achieve. Keep going and trust in the programme!

28 Replies
oldestnewest

That’s fantastic, you deserve a pat on the back 👍👏

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to visionsofjohanna

Thank you x

Helwa28
Helwa28Graduate

Amazing. Well done 😊

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to Helwa28

Thank you x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Just look at the smile that C25K can generate.

Well done on those five milestones!!!

Keep running, keep smiling.

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Still smiling now! Thank you x

RunRunRun13
RunRunRun13Graduate

Fantastic achievement and you should be very proud of yourself 🏃‍♀️

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to RunRunRun13

Thank you x

That’s brill well done

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to Tracymed

Thank you x

seashells13
seashells13Graduate

Well done (and you deserve the pats on the back anyway)! I am starting my consolidation runs tomorrow - and I appreciate the encouragement too!

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to seashells13

Thank you: enjoy! I felt that I went backwards for a bit: 30 mins suddenly seemed really tough, but it evened out again 👍

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Well, you’re getting a pat on the back anyway... great job on 8k and 60 minutes!

Lovely inspirational post for all those struggling to begin, fearing the 20 or moving on postgrad.

Happy running.

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you! Hope you’re keeping well?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to molly1973

Very... half way through month 3 of active every day and loving life!

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Brilliant 👍

LeyaBlu3
LeyaBlu3Graduate

That’s amazing you should be proud. X 😁

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to LeyaBlu3

Thank you x

damienair
damienairGraduate

That’s such a lovely post. Well done on your 8K. I’m going to attempt an 8K tomorrow morning. I’m delighted for you. Congratulations.

Damien

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to damienair

Thank you! Enjoy your run tomorrow: this was a battle with my head more than my body, to be honest. Go smash it 👍

Craig-14
Craig-14Graduate

Hi- I’m on week 5 of C25K.

Just read your post and one word for it - inspirational!

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to Craig-14

Thank you, that’s very kind x

You DO deserve a pat on the back for writing such an inspirational post. Well done molly1973. You’ve made me want to keep at it and carry on

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to Rebounder

Oh, thank you: that’s a lovely thing to say x

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

Yay🥳🥳🥳🥳🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️👏👏👏👏. Fabulous Molly just fabulous. Enjoy that 8km runners glow. 👍

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to Wimborne

Thank you! A bit achey now...!

Time_to_run
Time_to_runGraduate

Well Done Molls, and the sun shone down for your run too.. a touch of Feb returned for you x

molly1973
molly1973Graduate in reply to Time_to_run

It was a lovely day! Thank you x

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