W9R3 COMPLETED: I've done it! After stopping at... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K

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I've done it!

After stopping at W2R2 for a few weeks while I recovered from a painful shin and thinking running wasnt for me, I finished my meds, felt good about walking 4miles every other morning that I decided to start the entire thing again - one of the best decisions I've ever made.

The entire programme and this family of runners on here is truly inspiring and has definitely changed my life. Yeah, 2020 has sucked a lot in many ways but when I think about this year in the future, I'll always think about this day, the hardwork leading up to it and the fact that it has started me off on this new journey.

I wanted to run further than the 30 minutes today and was hoping to do 4km in about 34 minutes but I decided to stop just after 32 minutes as I knew my pace was off (today was an off day compared to the last 2 and I struggled a bit which is fine, it happens) so I ended up doing 3.68km instead. I was initially deflated at that but the fact that my legs were wobbling when I stopped, I knew CHOOSING to stop was the best thing and yknow, whats the rush? Who cares? 4km on the last run wasn't my goal until yesterday anyway and now there is a new challenge all together! πŸ™‚

I'm really proud of myself and all of us on here! πŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺ

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Instructor57 profile image

Congratulations on your achievement and graduation ! πŸ˜¬πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Kish247Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you 😊

Scout37 profile image

Congrats! What a day for graduates!

Celebration is in order...

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Kish247Graduate in reply to Scout37

Absolutely. Meal out tomorrow I think!

Blake1921 profile image

Well done fellow Graduate! I can’t tell you how excited I was to get Graduate by my name on Sunday, I’m still beaming ! Congratulations- here’s to the next chapter

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Kish247Graduate in reply to Blake1921

Thank you. Very happy :)

AlMorr profile image

You deserve to be very proud of yourself, well done on completing C25K and graduating πŸŽ“ πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘.

Tinytears60 profile image

What a lovely post!

So glad you made the decision to come back..

It’s an awesome achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

You should feel proud!

The forum is the best place ever! .. no wait .. EVER!

the positivity, the support, the people!

I love our little running family πŸ’• Join us on the consolidations....

You’re right- there really is NO rush!

Be careful as I got caught up with thinking I’m superwoman! Haha! 60 year old granny superwoman...

but you feel invincible ... I graduated on 3.5k and then built up to 5k

I then struggled to stop at anything short of 5k ... feeling I had not done my best! (Ridiculous!!!! We are all still really new runners!)

Anyway a few of my friends on here advised me to mix it up and do Some short, some 5k and some slow

So today I did a 2k at my best pace ever!...

I love how we support and look out for each other and there is genuine pleasure and excitement when you see others achieving their goals

Enjoy your Graduation moment πŸπŸŽ“

You’ve earned it... along with a couple of rest days πŸ‘

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Kish247Graduate in reply to Tinytears60

What a lovely reply, thank you 😊

Definitely still amateurs but I think this programme has set us up nicely in the way it makes us increase our run times so will be trying that.

I'm running again on Friday and then away for a week so was tempted to take my shoes and do a few 20-30 minute runs just so I don't lose what I've gained.

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Tinytears60Graduate in reply to Kish247

I’ve read more than once on here that for the first 2 weeks that no fitness levels are lost ...

I would pack shoes so you have options but be safe in the knowledge that you CAN take a week off without it impacting all you’ve worked so hard to gain πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Frizzbomb67 profile image

Congratulations πŸ₯³

You did it! The extra distance will come but for now, enjoy your success πŸ†πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Woohoo! Well done you. Good decision. Plenty of time to work up to 4kk, then 5km. πŸ‘πŸ‘βš‘οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ…

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