Woo hoo! W5R3 done: At 3am I was wide awake... - Couch to 5K

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Woo hoo! W5R3 done

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate

At 3am I was wide awake worrying about running for 20 minutes, convinced - in that 3am way - that I’d never do it and it was only a fluke that I’d managed to get this far. I left the house full of trepidation. As usual, I struggled to find my rhythm but once I did I just kept going. Woo hoo! Thanks for all the encouragement and inspiring stories. I’m beginning to think I may actually be able to run.

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backintime
backintimeGraduate

we all knew you could do it :D

well done! you're over half way there now too !

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to backintime

Thank you. It felt like a milestone.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 5, that is a milestone run with C25K, onwards and upwards to week 6 run 1 but be careful about that run as it catches out some people with the interval walks and runs after the non stop 20 minutes of W5R3 which you have just ran 🏃 😊

That was a run that kept me from sleeping the night before, I also didn't get much sleep either, I was even more nervous about that run than my graduation run, however, once I ran it I was very pleased with myself. 😊 🏃

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you. It did feel momentous.

Mummycav
MummycavModerator

Yey, well done! The dreaded w5r3...kept me awake at the time too...and I had more than one attempt at it because I just did not believe it was possible...you just have to believe in yourself and you can achieve many things...great stuff!

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Mummycav

Thank you.

We're a weird lot aren't we? Doing something that we don't have to, that keeps us awake at night fretting - but we still keep doing it, and feeling really pleased with ourselves. That suggests that the rewards are pretty high and that there is something slightly addictive about the whole thing.

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to TortoiseRegretsHare

We are indeed. It is addictive. Can’t wait to get out there again. I love your user name. 😊😊

TortoiseRegretsHare
TortoiseRegretsHareGraduate in reply to Puppy-love

Thanks. I stole it from a James Yorkston song - I thought it was a good name for a running site!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Of course you can run , you just did 20 minutes non stop that's amazing. Good luck 😊

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you. I honestly couldn’t have done it without the support of this forum. 🙏

Topcat09
Topcat09Graduate

👏👏👏

Adsum
AdsumGraduate

Congratulations and well done to you, Puppy-love. Onwards and upwards. 👏🏻🏃🏼‍♀️

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Adsum

Thank you.

Yippee... I did this run too today.... Go us 🙌🙌🙌

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to WobblyJogger

Well done to you too. How far we have come in such a short time.

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Yay, well done you! ☺

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Debston

Thank you. 😊

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