W5R2 : No story, no drama, no fuss......I just... - Couch to 5K

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No story, no drama, no fuss......I just did it I ran for 8 minutes twice without stopping

2 months ago when I originally started this program I repeated week 1 4 times, didnt progress I came home one day and cried, shouting in my kitchen "why can't I do it" 2 weeks later I started again, but I also joined this forum and i swear that's why I've now reached half way. I havent repeated a week or a run, I've slowly and steadily prodded on through each week a run at a time.

If anyone needs inspiration I am it, I am extremely overweight, suffer terribly with my confidence, mildly with depression, full of self doubt, but here I am, 3 times a week running round my local field, oblivious to who is around me, watching

I honestly believed I would never get this far, thank you to anyone who has bothered to read anything I've posted and who has taken the time to reply to me with words of advice and encouragement I'm so grateful, I absolutely know if it wasnt for this forum I would have given up again. I've said it so many times, the kind words from strangers can have such an impact

(Apologies for the rambling emotional post 🀣)

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That’s brilliant. It does help on this forum when you see that there are others who have also struggled/are overweight etc but have then progressed. Well done on your achievement. S

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FeltipGraduate in reply to LovelysRuns

Thank you, yes it does help... a lot 😊

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Lovely to read your words - I feel a wee bit emotional reading them myself. ☺️ Well done - fantastic achievement. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

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FeltipGraduate in reply to Islandmacmum

Thank you

I've also felt emotional reading other posts, funny how the words of strangers can have an effect

Well done ... the drama free ... boring ones are the best ! Just shows that you can and have done it ! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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FeltipGraduate in reply to PlymBorn

I know its amazing, the small success after each run is good

Brilliant post and brilliant progress. Keep plodding.

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FeltipGraduate in reply to GillyHep

Thank you, half way, I cant believe I'm here πŸ’ͺ😊

Instructor57 profile image

No need to apologise for that post !

I get it !

It's emotional !

And your right , you are an inspiration to others you are doing just great with this now , your strength and stamina is improving, and just as importantly, so is your self belief !

That's fantastic !

I feel you will really enjoy this next run when you see that you can run for 20 minutes !

I promise you , you will rightly be smiling all day long .

You are literally writing your own success story now !

Well done , keep at it , keep it slow .

And keep enjoying it πŸ˜¬πŸ‘

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FeltipGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you, your words are lovely. I take great pleasure in reading what people say to me and reading other peoples stories and progress and stumbles. You need stumbles to, to help grow.

I'm really unsure about coping with the 20 minute run, but I've got this far, all I can do is try 😊

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Feltip

Just try to remember on that next run to start slow !

It's all about getting that slow comfortable pace without burning yourself out too soon !

You will be fine , relax with it , enjoy the scenery and try and enjoy the run .

You ARE physically ready πŸ˜πŸ‘

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Tinytears60Graduate in reply to Feltip

Practice runs Lady ... remember that!

YOU got this! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

WOW anyone who can complete week one 4 times is amazing in my book! I think the only thing that has kept me pushing on at times is the dread of having to repeat one! So happy for you! X

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FeltipGraduate in reply to Tendance

When I did that I was impatient and cross that I wasnt progressing, I was still finding it sooooo hard. When I found this forum I was told slow down and then slow some more, trust the program and that's exactly what I've done

Yes I'm very slow but I'm doing it, and I'm faster than the one still on the couch and here I am at week 5

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Instructor57Ambassador in reply to Feltip

Love that !

'I'm faster than the one still on the couch'


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FeltipGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Gotta look for the positives where you can 🀣

Tinytears60 profile image

It’s not rambling!!! And you have every right to be emotional!!!!

What your achieving is fab!

I have no doubt the forum are playing a big part as they do with me and my runs but...

it’s YOU doing it!

I honestly could not be prouder of you!.

I’ve been waiting for your post!...

I love how you are smashing it!

I honestly think I will cry when you graduate!


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FeltipGraduate in reply to Tinytears60

I think we both will πŸ˜ͺ🀣

You are doing brilliantly. Keep going...you’ll smash it! I’m really overweight too with bad knees so I feel your anxieties only too well. πŸ€—

Well done you’ve done amazing great to hear other people stories keep going πŸ‘

61Lady profile image

This is such a great post !

Fantastic achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Keep up the good work - the hardest thing for me was to accept it is not a race - everyone has their own pace and although lovely to hear people’s times and distances I know slow and steady is right for me. You’re doing so well and should be very proud of yourself

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FeltipGraduate in reply to 61Lady

When I started the first time round my husband, who is fitter than me and a semi regular runner, came with me to support me. Although he meant well it certainly had the opposite effect. I knew he was trying to slow down to keep at my pace, it made me inadequate it had a really negative effect on me. I know go alone, which I'm more than happy with, own pace, own route my way.

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