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Well, that's Week 6 finished 😊

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
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This evening I did my first 25 minute run, which brings me to the end of week 6!

I keep saying it but I still can't really believe that I can actually now run for 25 minutes and I'm only 9 runs away from completing the programme! This is literally the only fitness plan I have stuck to in my entire life and it feels amazing.

After about 5 minutes into today's run, my legs started to hurt but once I'd pushed past the halfway point, the calf pain disappeared and I really started to enjoy it. Also, for the first time, I got in to a real headspace where I was so focused on my running and zoned out to everything around me. It felt fantastic and I was on such a high when I got to the end.

I will see this through. Especially as Sarah now tells me I'm officially "a runner" β˜ΊοΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Well done 😁

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you!

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

You are a runner!!! Amazing feeling isn’t it? Well done!! Enjoy that post run glow! The best is yet to comeπŸ‘πŸ’

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to Annieapple

It really is! I'm so glad I started the programme after putting it off for so long. Looking forward to what lies ahead 😊

Go you.

Love the excitement in your post.

It's a real boost for newbies like me

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to RunningMigster

Thanks 😊 How are you getting on? It'll be you writing posts like these in a few weeks!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate
in reply to Ember22

So far so good.

But I'm well aware that the hard work hasn't started yet, especially when the snow and ice comes! Bbbrrrrrr

Well done. That's brilliant x

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to Thisoneistrying

Thank you so much x

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

It's great when you get a run that just feels so good. 😊😊

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to Buddy34

It really is. This has definitely been my most enjoyable so far 😊

Zumba-kitty
Zumba-kittyGraduate

Well done.

I’m doing w6r3 on Saturday. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to Zumba-kitty

Thanks! Good luck you'll ace it. I'm starting week 7 on Saturday. Can't believe we're nearing the end already! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Yes you are now OFFICIALLY a RUNNER Ember22, congratulations on completing run 3 of week 6, onwards and upwards to week 7 which are all 3 /25 minute runs πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘.

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you! It feels so good to say it doesn't it? I'm really looking forward to week 7. Feel like I'm on the home stretch now! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to Ember22

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ

Great post you are doing brilliantly it’s just lovely long runs now no more intervals

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to WillowandSola

Yes! I can't wait! Never thought I'd say that about running πŸ˜‚

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate
in reply to Ember22

We so enjoyed the longer runs and now if we decide we need a little walk in the middle we are happy with that and find that because we allow ourselves a bit of walking we don’t need to lol

Parky88
Parky88Graduate

Good job! Not far to go now :)

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to Parky88

Thank you! Can't believe there's only 3 weeks left, it's gone so fast!

2Tired2Run
2Tired2RunGraduate

Amazing, well done πŸ‘πŸ‘

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to 2Tired2Run

Thank you 😊

DottyF
DottyFGraduate

Brilliant

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to DottyF

Thank you!

Well done. I started in April this year so I know exactly what you feel. It’s amazing isn’t it. It only gets batter!

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to richfromnotts

It's amazing what this programme can do isn't it? I hope your journey is going well 😊

It’s posts like this that inspire me. I’m at the beginning of my journey and still wondering if I’ve got what it takes. You should be proud of yourself and yes, you deserve to celebrate your success so far! I bet you will be popping corks at the end of the programme!!

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to SuzieMac

I'm glad you're feeling inspired 😊 Keep going you're doing brilliantly!! Honestly if I can do this then so can you. I was so unfit and had always hated running everytime I'd tried to get into it before. I had my doubts about the programme actually being able to turn me into a runner but it really works! Good luck and keep us updated on your running journey πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Well done Ember 22 your post is inspiring. I've just started week 3 and I have to say I struggled with run 1.couldn't really find my pace with the run/walk I had to follow. Run 2 for me today, can't say I'm looking forward to it. πŸƒβ˜”

Lyndsue
Lyndsue
in reply to Maisiecat1

Don’t give up, think how far you’ve come.

Keep going your doing great πŸ†

Maisiecat1
Maisiecat1
in reply to Lyndsue

Thank you lyndsue, I won't give up, I believe that it will get better.

Ember22
Ember22Graduate
in reply to Maisiecat1

Thank you! Keep going you can do this!! Just keep your pace slow and steady πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Wow this is so inspiring to read,I’m nearly at the end of week 1 πŸ˜…,but the stories on here really keep me motivated to keep going.

You must be so proud of yourself.

A big well done πŸ₯³

SuzieMac
SuzieMac
in reply to Lyndsue

You’re at exactly the same stage as me!

Astra5
Astra5Graduate

Well done Ember22, glad you are enjoying the same experience as loads of other runners who embarked on this program before you (including me). Like you this is the only program where I have stuck to it. Took me 12 weeks in the end as I had the odd run that I decided to redo (painful calf being a few of them). I took the advice on here and mentally ingrained to take on more water especially the day before going out but now all the time. That solved my leg pains and has done ever since. Make sure you always have at least one rest day too between runs. To be honest I did not "really" enjoy the running till about 8 months in so well after graduating and redoing the final graduation run many times over. Out of the blue I found a good pace that a 61 year old could handle and have just kept going since enjoying every run.

Keep going and look forward to your new lease of life ahead.

Great job! Keep it up! :)

Run46
Run46Graduate

Well done, fab job on dealing with the calf issue...sometimes the muscles just need to warm up and loosen up a bit! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

Lesaspie
LesaspieGraduate

Bless you Ember, this is fantastic! "This is literally the only fitness plan I have stuck to in my entire life and it feels amazing." Yes, me too, so far at least. The headspace is superb isn't it, when it happens!

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