Week 9 Run 3 complete: I thought I'd feel elated... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 3 complete

Slothdriver profile image
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I thought I'd feel elated but actually feel a little sad. This journey has really given me something different to focus on and I've (tentatively) enjoyed some of it. I'm yet to make it to 5K - 3.82km according to my watch. I was slightly disappointed as the distance didn't change from my previous two runs despite my having finished closer to home. I think my watch is stuck :) Then I have to read that last bit back and remind myself that I'm 58, slightly arthritic, haven't run in years, and only 10 weeks ago struggled to run for a minute! I haven't posted much but read a lot. So thanks to everyone for keeping me motivated - even though you didn't even know you did :)

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Kish247 profile image

Bossed it! Congratulations. Seems like a good day to graduate, I just did this morning :)

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SlothdriverGraduate in reply to Kish247

Well done :)

Nervousrunner profile image

Congratulations on your graduation.. fantastic achievement. 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

You can feel a little bereft at the end of the programme..

But there is still much to aim for, and support out there.

There's the C25K stepping stones..speed.stamina programme. With Laura to guide you through. Terrible music though 🤣

And the bridge to 10 k programme.

But consolidation runs 1st.

I used week 9 run 3 ..for a few consolidation runs.as I missed the structure.

Enjoy your graduation day....how far you have come 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🏆🎖

Well done🌟

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SlothdriverGraduate in reply to Nervousrunner

Thanks for the advice. I definitely need the structure but aim to Jeep on going

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SlothdriverGraduate in reply to Slothdriver

Jeep? Keep!

Scout37 profile image

Woo hoo! Congrats...and here's another of today's graduates celebrating with you!

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Kish247Graduate in reply to Scout37

Nice badge :)

Fifitrixiebell73 profile image

Hey, well done! 👏👏👏

Don't feel disheartened, that's about the distance i was doing on graduating. I've just done my 9th consolidation run and hit 5k it'll come.

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SlothdriverGraduate in reply to Fifitrixiebell73

Thanks! And well done. 10K next? :)

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Fifitrixiebell73Graduate in reply to Slothdriver

Well, I dunno about that!

PlymBorn profile image

Well done 👏👏... great achievement!! 🥇🥇

I would not get hung up on distance ... the achievement is you have run for 30 mins !! Think back 1 minute in W1R1... to now ! ... huge congratulations ... you are now a runner 🏃🏻‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ ... and a C25K graduate 🎓

nowster profile image

Congratulations! 🍾🏆🏅

Oldgirlruns profile image

Congratulations Slothdriver - a fantastic achievement and, as you say, it’s not so long ago that you struggled to run for 60 seconds and now you can do it for 30 minutes non-stop! Don’t be disheartened at not getting to 5k - in fact most of us don’t. But C25K is a catchier title than Couch to 30 minutes isn’t it?! You can now do your consolidation runs for a few weeks which may get you to 5k but if not, you’ll be in a much better position to extend your running time to get to 5k. Huge congratulations again - happy running! 👏👏👏🏆

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked August C25K graduation home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

Now go and celebrate your wonderful achievement with 🍷 🏃🏾 👍 🎓

IannodaTruffe profile image

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

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