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Chuffed! W5R3 done โœ…

Misspiggy89
Misspiggy89
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Betcha didnโ€™t know I could run for 20 mins!

I bloomin didnโ€™t!

But I can!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

This was such a mental challenge for me. A few times I thought I might not be able to do it and I did look at the clock twice! And my breathing wasnโ€™t perfect. And I went slow and I got tired.

But I did it! I went out there with the knowledge that I might not do as well as I would like. But I went anyway! Thatโ€™s not what I do!

Running has already taught me so much and I keep discovering things about myself, my mindset, my running environment - every run I do!

Iโ€™m so grateful for this app, this day and my awesome body ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’œ

Iโ€™m off for lunch because Iโ€™m ravenous ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thanks for reading x

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Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

I did actually. As soon as I saw you were following couch to 5k, I knew you would be able to run for 20 minutes. ๐Ÿ‘Just like I know that in a few weeks time, you'll be able to run for 30 minutes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Misspiggy89
Misspiggy89 in reply to Speedy60

Speedy60, you just got yourself a follower!

Thank you!

Means a lot ๐Ÿฅฐ

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate in reply to Misspiggy89

Thank you. Encouragement from folk here got me through. If I can do the same for someone else, I've done something useful ๐Ÿ˜Š

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations to you Misspiggy89 (love your username) on completing run 3 of week 5, you should be very proud of yourself, 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 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ

Misspiggy89
Misspiggy89 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you!

Iโ€™m muppet crazy ๐Ÿ˜œ

Really? How does it catch you out? Thatโ€™s so interesting!

Thanks for the tip ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

Going back to interval walks and runs is the reason, your muscles in your legs got used to the non stop 20 minutes run, but if you take the two runs of week 6 especially slowly you will be OK ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

Got a copy of that immortal classic book โ€œMiss Piggyโ€™s Guide to Lifeโ€? Sweet, funny and makes me smile every time I see it ๐Ÿ˜

Itโ€™s on the Christmas list! It sounds a bit of me ๐Ÿ˜„

Got that book for a late Christmas pressie! I absolutely love it and agree with most of her logic ๐Ÿ˜‰ thanks for the recommendation ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

๐Ÿ˜she will always be an icon

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

I love Miss Piggy. What a gal! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. She reminds me of - and I wonder if indeed she was modelled on - Hot Lips Houlihan from M.A.S.H. ๐Ÿ˜

Same here! Sheโ€™s fantastic isnโ€™t she?

Helps that her name pretty much sums me up ๐Ÿ˜Š

I mean miss piggy- not hot lips ๐Ÿ˜‚

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

Ha ha ๐Ÿ˜

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Itโ€™s amazing! Who knew ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜

If your breathing is ragged then slow it down ๐Ÿ™‚

Keep going slowly and carefully and take each session as it comes. Youโ€™ll be amazed what you can achieve You have to go carefully though

Have fun ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Thanks misswobble ๐Ÿ˜Š

Iโ€™m trying to focus on my breathing but itโ€™s not something Iโ€™m good at.

Great feedback ๐Ÿ˜Š

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

We new you could Misspiggy. 20 minutes non stop running is an amazing achievement. You'll be smiling the rest of the day. Well done you ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Misspiggy89
Misspiggy89 in reply to Buddy34

Still smiling Buddy34 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

Excellent!! The best feeling ever completing that run!! Yes the gift ๐ŸŽ of running is amazing! It keeps on giving!!

Well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š it does youโ€™re so right! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hidden
Hidden

Brilliant, well done, it's amazing when we conquer the things we thought we could never do.

Misspiggy89
Misspiggy89 in reply to Hidden

I know!

And I honestly didnโ€™t think Iโ€™d get this far!

Absolutely buzzing!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Misspiggy89

You will keep surprising yourself if you keep running. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate in reply to Hidden

Well said. Getting stronger in one area sort of creates a knock on effect. After I did C25K, I was handling stuff at work that wouldโ€™ve had me hiding in a cupboard before ๐Ÿ˜‚....now Iโ€™m heading for my second Parkrun this Saturday and feel like I could lift mountains !! C25K is basically a miracle in my book

Oh wow!! 2nd park run?!

Awesome! Maybe Iโ€™ll see ya out there one time ๐Ÿ˜

Itโ€™s an amazing app. So glad I finally got my butt in gear and started.

Good luck for your run in Saturday. Keep us all posted ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

I knew you could...I knew you would... and you did! Yeayayayay! Slow and steady as you move on!

Misspiggy89
Misspiggy89 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you oldfloss ๐Ÿ™‚

The support on here is astounding xx

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

Yeah itโ€™s an unbelievable forum , level of support outstanding ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Seaside22
Seaside22Graduate

Really well done - and it should all be smooth sailing from now on!

๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ youโ€™re right haha ๐Ÿ˜†

Thank you for supporting me x

Congratulations and a huge well done. Im hoping il be able to manage when I get to it ๐Ÿ‘ xx

Bet you will!

How far are you so far? ๐Ÿ˜€

Jerichomile
JerichomileGraduate

Go Misspiggy89 ๐Ÿ‘......great to hear you learnt more about your own strength, thatโ€™s profound. Enjoy your runs and keep posting ๐Ÿ‘

Thank you ๐Ÿ™

It actually is quite profound! Thatโ€™s a perfect word for it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ thank you for reading and replying ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Excellent news!

You must be feeling euphoric! Iโ€™m under the impression itโ€™s will rather than skill, everyone can do it but doubt themselves in the process. I have my wk5 run 3 today. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Enjoy the high, long may it continue!

Thatโ€™s exactly what it is!

Iโ€™m sure youโ€™re gonna smash it today! Let me know how you get on ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Done, and feel great! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป snack time!

Congrats! ๐ŸŽŠ

How did you find it?

Good! Wobbly legs came in after 15 mins, but still sped up. Looking forward to a couple of days rest.

I hope you enjoyed your lunch? Your earned it! It's great to read posts like yours, the enthusiasm and sense of achievement is so obvious and therefore, so encouraging. Kepp on keeping on and definitely please keep on letting us know how you're doing.

Misspiggy89
Misspiggy89 in reply to Alast

Thank you so much! I was on cloud 9 honestly, keep reminding myself that I did it because I get a kick out of it haha

Iโ€™ll be sure to! Thanks for taking the time to encourage me ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate

Well done! When you follow the plan it really works!! If you are struggling with breathing then read this, and look up Japanese slow running, I had to do that the other day because of a dodgy shoulder and the difference in my breathing was incredible! It really helps you concentrate on deep breathing and getting your diaphragm working.

google.com/amp/s/www.runner...

This is wonderful advice! Thank you so much โ˜บ๏ธ youโ€™re fantastic! Xx

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate in reply to Misspiggy89

As are you miss piggy!! Love your work with kermit!!

Bloomsbury22
Bloomsbury22Graduate

Congratulations! Well done! Really enjoy this. I just completed mine the end of last week, then W6R1 yesterday. Really trying to channel the victory of W5R3 through to getting me through W6 and hopefully W6R3. Like you said, now that we have built up some strength and stamina, it is 90% in the head, well at least in my head. So keeping myself massively distracted is the best way. Ahead of my big run last week I actually sat down and spent over an hour properly sorting out my running playlist, dumping anything even marginally that dragged me down, invested in a few new albums and extra songs that really rev me up or that I can maniacally sing along to. It was those few songs that bounced me along when my brain was trying to talk me in to stopping. Well done you!

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