πŸ†πŸ€©πŸŽ‰Graduated!πŸŽ‰πŸ€©πŸ†: My first post (only... - Couch to 5K

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πŸ†πŸ€©πŸŽ‰Graduated!πŸŽ‰πŸ€©πŸ†

EthelTheAardvark
EthelTheAardvarkGraduate
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My first post (only lurked up to now), but this morning I did week 9 run 3 and even ran for an extra 5 mins to complete the full 5K 😊

Never would have believed I’d be able to run this far - I’d always hated it, but after losing 3st with Slimming World I started this in January (when I thought I’d die after running for one minute) and now I can run a full 5K. I repeated week 3 and week 4 once each, which really helped.

Got to keep it up now - on to consolidation πŸ˜„

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Woo Hoo!!! Brilliant news!! Massive congratulations πŸ₯³ πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ€©

Brilliant . Thats so inspiring . Will you do the 10k now?? I am just on week 1 .πŸ˜‰

EthelTheAardvark
EthelTheAardvarkGraduate in reply to Wean

Thank you :) I'm not sure - at the moment I'm just so happy with this!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling

Hidden
Hidden

Congratulations πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‚πŸ† that's awesome, well done πŸ‘

Brilliant! Well done Ethel!

Well done πŸ‘ such an achievement keep it up 😊

Fantastic. We'll done you ☺

Timotea
TimoteaGraduate

That is wonderful! Did my final run but still way under 5k! Keep it up!

Congratulations πŸ₯³ massive well done and thanks for posting to inspire those of us behind you 😊

Thank you everyone so much for your lovely comments!

Just a bit of background, I had treatment for a rather nasty stage 3 breast cancer nine years ago and put on a lot of weight. I still take a daily pill to prevent recurrence. Last year I finally managed to shed 3 st with the help of Slimming World, so just after my 54th birthday in December I decided it was time to finally bite the bullet and get fit. I started in January because it was dark most of the time, and drove somewhere to run so nobody would see me. I'm now perfectly happy to run through the middle of our village (where pretty much everyone knows who I am) in broad daylight.

In January I was about as unfit as it's possible to be, but this morning I ran 4.3k in 30 minutes, then reached 5k in 35.

So keep on going, you'll get there!

Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

Brilliant! Well done you on the running & weight loss πŸ₯‚πŸ˜‡πŸ‘

D48P
D48PGraduate

Congratulations πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ˜Š

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