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W5r3 Best run yet!!! πŸ˜ƒ

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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Congratulations on that milestone run.

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

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Thank you! 😊

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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!

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Ta! They were absolutely divine! 😁

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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! 😊

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Thank you! 😊

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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!

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

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

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Thank you! πŸ˜€

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Well done ! Did you make it to the pub ?

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

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

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Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

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

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Thank you! I will! 😊

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

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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. 😊

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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‘

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Can’t wait! πŸ˜ƒ

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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!

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

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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!

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

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

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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! 🀣

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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.

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Thank you! 😊

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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Yay! I felt the same! πŸ˜ƒ

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

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Thank you GMAN! πŸ˜ƒ

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Hi runner!

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

Slow and steady as you go😊

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😁

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LOL 😁

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

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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! 😍

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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!

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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. 😊

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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Good to know!

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

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Thanks! Good luck to you! 😊

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Fantastic!!!

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Thank you!

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

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Well, in slow motion! 🐌🀣🀣🀣

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

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Thank you! πŸ˜ƒ

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