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W5r3 Best run yet!!! πŸ˜ƒ

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate
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All week, I have been focusing on remembering that this run is just another run; nothing to worry about. I was excited to start it.

I set my choons up (Earth, Wind and Fire), and off I went. The first five minutes flew by, and I thought Jo must have miscounted. Then it was ten minutes! What was going on? Before I knew it, it was fifteen minutes! Something is going to go wrong, I just knew it. My knee, or ankle, or something, but then she said that I just had a couple of minutes left!!!

Thirty seconds from the end, I lengthened my stride, and went up a gear. I flew, and was most put out when Jo said I had finished! I couldn’t believe it! I had run for twenty minutes non-stop!

Five weeks ago, I thought I was dying after running for just sixty seconds!!! This programme is witchcraft! It’s not natural! πŸ˜‚ I am a RUNNER πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ!!! Onwards and upwards! Bring it on!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Congratulations on that milestone run.

Stay slow for W6R1.....it catches many out.

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you! 😊

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Great great run. Those gremlins always like to peck at our head saying we can’t do it right to the point of having us convinced something will go wrong at the point that we know we’ve got it. Nice finish too... some left in that tank for a fast finish is a very good sign. Enjoy week 6... slow and steady into those intervals.

Hope the cider and peanuts tasted more amazing than usual!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Ta! They were absolutely divine! 😁

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

What a lovely post! I'm so glad this run went well for you, but there was no reason it should have gone otherwise as you have been doing so well. Keep it up! 😊

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Delly-dot

Thank you! 😊

Hidden
Hidden

Well done! It really shows how much you can do and now, it’s amazing how far you’ve come when you look back to week one isn’t it. You got this!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you! It looks like we’re running together! πŸ˜€

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Brilliant, well done! It's a real milestone that one.

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Debston

Thank you! πŸ˜€

backintime
backintimeGraduate

Well done ! Did you make it to the pub ?

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to backintime

Oh yes! Hubby said I looked in a good condition, considering what I’d just done! 😁

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Well done ,its that first continuous run really shows that the plan works 😊

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

Sillybilly1
Sillybilly1Graduate

Well done (remember this run when you’re struggling on another)

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Sillybilly1

Thank you! I will! 😊

TeeBedders
TeeBeddersGraduate

This is such a lovely post to read! Absolutely chuffed for you 😁great great great work! You are incredible. Keep going! X

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to TeeBedders

Thank you so much! It’s the folks on here that have achieved it, actually. If I were on my own, I wouldn’t have been so successful. 😊

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Brilliant! That was my fave run. πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ˜

Enjoy that buzz! Be proud, you're doing great πŸ˜‰

That's your milestone run done and you're on your way now to the longer runs πŸ‘

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Can’t wait! πŸ˜ƒ

NewRunner4
NewRunner4Graduate

Fantastic. You must be so proud of yourself. Great to hear the success stories on here and definitely keeps us all going.

I’m doing W5R3 on Monday and am looking forward to it. I’m taking your approach - it’s only another run!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to NewRunner4

Exactly! Slow and steady wins the race! πŸ˜€

Lindsey-joy
Lindsey-joyGraduate

Well done Muddled! I never doubted you for a minute. You have been doing so well! It's such a great feeling and i am over the moon for you!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Thank you so much! I rely on people like you to inspire me! 😊

Lindsey-joy
Lindsey-joyGraduate in reply to MuddledGardener

Oh bless you, that is lovely of you to say although after yesterday's run I feel very uninspiring! πŸ™„

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Lindsey-joy

Just read your post, and you are right to blame your hubby, the dog, the weather, etc.! πŸ˜‚ Have a good rest today, and try again tomorrow. Tell hubby to naff off if he interferes again! 🀣

Well done you! I felt the same and think that long run works because it is such a huge psychological step. Felt I could really do this and hope you can too.

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Dihaywill

Thank you! 😊

Thanks for this post. It’s my next run in Monday and I’ll be honest I have plenty of doubt so this is really encouraging 😁

Well done πŸ‘πŸΌ

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to purplemoose2

Thank you! Just go for it. The programme will have prepared you for it. It really IS amazing! πŸ˜ƒ

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate in reply to purplemoose2

Good luck for Monday. Keep it nice and steady, take your time. You can do it. Cheering you on πŸ‘.....let us know how you get on

Mause
MauseGraduate

Well done and thanks for this great post! Going at it tomorrow.. genuinly looking forward to it haha!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Mause

Thank you! You can do it! If I can, anyone can! 😁

Mause
MauseGraduate in reply to MuddledGardener

Done :) that actually felt sooo good, almost dreaded it being over haha

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Mause

Yay! I felt the same! πŸ˜ƒ

Hidden
Hidden

Thats brilliant to hear MuddleGardener .Keep up the positive vibes and enjoy ✌

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you GMAN! πŸ˜ƒ

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Hi runner!

No witchcraft ...just you...and your running.

Slow and steady as you go😊

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

😁

Serenity0365
Serenity0365Graduate

LOL 😁

You’re such an inspiration. Well done. I just can’t imagine being able to do that ... yet! 😊

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to kimbia

Aw thank you! Nobody’s ever called me an inspiration before! That’s so sweet of you! You will be inspiring others, too, you’ll see! 😍

I so enjoy reading these posts but this one really hits home! I’ve just finished week 4 and can see that 20 min run looming. I can only hope my experience is the same as yours when I get there. Well done you!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Lilywood

Thank you, Lilywood. Just don’t make a big deal about it. The programme really does prepare you for it. Let us know how you got on. 😊

That’s so inspiring I’m still at huffing and puffing at 60 seconds. Well done πŸ‘

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to JamesPoppy3

You should have seen me at week 1! 🀣 I thought I was going to die!

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate in reply to JamesPoppy3

Cheering you on JamesPoppy3.....πŸ‘ trust the programme, it works. 13 weeks ago I couldn’t run for toffee and now I love it and can run for 30 minutes. It’s like magic, you’ll see 😁. I know you can do it. Take your time.

Richyrunslow
RichyrunslowGraduate

Massive Congrats!!...Eart Wind and Fire....I salute you.

:)

I remember that euphoria when i completed my first 20min run. I am still at it now with Parkrun and also my new found friends at my brand new running club. You are a runner...i told myself the exact same. Some days just work like witchcraftery. It's magic spell lives on.

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Richyrunslow

Thank you! One day I’ll join my local park run, but probably when I’ve finished C25K.

Richyrunslow
RichyrunslowGraduate in reply to MuddledGardener

I did just that. Two weeks after i graduated I picked up the courage to attempt Parkrun as I was still not completing a full 5k in 30 mins. I thoroughly recommend it for your next step after C25K. 17 Parkruns later and I am still plodding along but thankful for being more active and faster than i was a year ago.

Good luck!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Richyrunslow

Good to know!

5dogs
5dogsGraduate

Congratulations - my next run is W5R3 so good to read a positive experience.

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to 5dogs

Thanks! Good luck to you! 😊

Evol
EvolGraduate

Fantastic!!!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Evol

Thank you!

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate

Yeah ! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ you absolutely ARE a runner!

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Jerichomile

Well, in slow motion! 🐌🀣🀣🀣

Hidden
Hidden

Lovely positive post. Well done and all the best for the rest of the programme.

MuddledGardener
MuddledGardenerGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

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