W8 R3 - ✔️ : Well this is a good sight to see... - Couch to 5K

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W8 R3 - ✔️

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate

Well this is a good sight to see!!! Wasn’t sure how today would go, ran in new trainers 👟 (walked 5K in them yesterday to wear them in) but they were great. I knew it was going to be hot ☀️🔥 and it really was, I was purple within 5 mins I’m sure! The run itself was challenging, hit many more tired spells today but purely down to the heat I think, still managed it though and still hit 4K in the 28 min run so I’m pleased with that.

Well done to everyone and thank you for supporting me on my C25K journey, it’s really lifted me up during lockdown, given me something to focus on, lost me a bit of weight and made me feel a whole lot better! Thank you 😊

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olderrunner
olderrunnerGraduate

Well done Busylady, you are almost there.

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to olderrunner

Thank you! Yes we are!!! 🎉

packersruns
packersrunsGraduate

Amazing, 4K in 28 minutes - well done! You are so close now, keep going! :)

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to packersruns

Thank you! 💪🏼

BeaglesEnd
BeaglesEndGraduate

That is so awesome. The one thing I’ve tried not to do is check if I’d lost weight. It is one of my foibles and has been very demotivating when I’ve not seen the progress I expected. The upshot with C25K is now, on the 6th week, my close family and friends have started to comment that I’d lost weight. This, more than any scales, is much more motivating.

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to BeaglesEnd

Very true but sadly that’s what motivates me 🙄 If I hadn’t lost any weight I’d probably have given up. I know that you build muscle originally and can’t expect To lose much, but I’ve lost nearly 6lbs so I’m happy with that. 😊

BeaglesEnd
BeaglesEndGraduate in reply to Busylady1

Everyone has different motivations and half the battle is working out what works for you. And, what demotivates. I think I’m finally getting a handle on mine. Only took 40 odd years!

3Sud
3SudGraduate

Wahoo!!!! So near 👏👏👏👏

Emvsl
EmvslGraduate

Well done!! I was so red once a cyclist asked me if I was ok 🤣🤣🤣 When are you doing your first run of Week 9?

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to Emvsl

Thanks! It’ll be Saturday I think as I like to leave two days before the next big one!! 😂 It’s due to rain too so hopefully it’ll be cooler 😅 What about you?

Emvsl
EmvslGraduate in reply to Busylady1

I was going to do tomorrow but I think I’ll go on Friday, it should be a bit cooler! Your pace is really good! I’ve not hit 4km yet!

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to Emvsl

You will, I only hit it on W8 R2 and thought it was a fluke until I did it again today. I’d like to think I could run 5K but 4 is really pushing it at the moment. Good luck for Friday! 💪🏼

Lost me a bit of weight 🤣🤣🤣🤣 made me chuckle reading that!

Great work 🤩

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to Thismumcan_run

Lol thanks! Every cloud!

Thismumcan_run
Thismumcan_runGraduate in reply to Busylady1

😂 absolutely! Hoping it gets started on me too 🤪

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to Thismumcan_run

😂 I’m sure it will! Just lay off the booze and cake!!

Thismumcan_run
Thismumcan_runGraduate in reply to Busylady1

🤞 😂😇

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate

Well done for managing 4k in the heat. In 28 mins too - that's fantastic! Just 3 more runs to go!!!!

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to Fionamags

Thank you 😊

TallTeal2020
TallTeal2020Graduate

Well done Busylady 🎉 I just did W8R1 today and like you I thought at 5 mins in I was never going to finish in this heat but I dug deep and made it to the end also clocking just over 4k 😁 The finish line is in sight, enjoy!

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to TallTeal2020

Well done, it was so hot today so I think we deserve a pat on the back! 🎉

TallTeal2020
TallTeal2020Graduate in reply to Busylady1

Yes I was so proud when I finished it and I've woke feeling no niggles in my knee/ ankle so I'm delighted😁

Oh and I no longer measure just my weight as it never really shifts much. I now measure my body circumstances too and this is much more rewarding - I've lost 6cm off my hips since mid-May 🎉

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to TallTeal2020

Wow that’s so good!

Gannet1
Gannet1Graduate

Great to see your run going so well in that heat!👏🏻🤸‍♂️The joy of new trainers too!😊 Week 9 is calling and it has a big smile on it’s face! 👍🏃‍♀️🐢

Busylady1
Busylady1Graduate in reply to Gannet1

Definitely!! 😊🎉

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