Smiling through week 6!!!!: Six weeks ago I... - Couch to 5K

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Smiling through week 6!!!!


Six weeks ago I would never have imagined running for 25mins without a raging rabid dog chasing me - but I just went and blooming well managed it!!!

Gremlins were trying to put me off going out this evening but Ollie needed walked and after a tough week (with 1 more joyful day to go!!!) I couldn’t put it off another night. So Off we went up the hill for the first 12 1/2 mins then down the hill for the rest. I feel like a bit of a cheat running downhill at the end but I had a cheesy grin on my face at the end and felt great!!

I even got a well done from hubby when I got home 👍.

Bring on week 7!!!!

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Yay!!!! We’ll done you xxx keep going xx

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to carolinestanford

Thank you Caroline. It’s a fabulous programme!!! Can’t believe i did it 🥊🥊🥊


Wow, amazing and uphill for that long too 😬really great 👏👏👏 you definitely deserved the downhill bit after. I bet you felt so pleased with yourself 😊

You’ll be great in W7 💪

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to CazzaW

Thank you Cazza. This will be you next week 👍👍👍👍


You are In the week 7 Club now ! We are all coming for you !! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to mezziejay

Hahahaha thank you mezziejay!!!! Not worth doing without our weekly gang!!!


👏🏻🏃‍♀️👏🏻🏃‍♀️ well done, doesn’t it feel great when you finish after such an achievement 😃. Just think where we were over 6 weeks ago.

You will smash week 7, enjoy your rest days.

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to JulesL69

Thank you JulesL!!! Bring it on!!! Enjoy your rest days too! No more intervals either - wee bit scared hahahahaha.

JulesL69Graduate in reply to VPOLLIE67

I know ha ha 😱.


VP you absolute legend 😁😁

That must be such a great feeling getting that run under your belt. Hoping to follow in your tracks tomorrow. You've set the bar now 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to Burkey46

Thank you lol. With seizing legs now I don’t feel very legendary hahahaha. I can’t wait to hear how you smash it Burkey! You will love the feeling 🏃🏽‍♀️ 🏃🏽‍♀️💕💕💕💕


Congratulations and welcome to the Week 7 Club! Running downhill is perfectly valid especially as you have to run uphill to enjoy the benefits of running the down part. I’ve been doing exactly that all the way. Well done!

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to Dodgylungs

Thank you Dodgylungs.

Uphill for 12.5 minutes! 😵 What a legend!! 🙌🏼 Congrats on conquering gremlins and Week 6! 🤩👏🏼

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to acountrycabbage

Thank you. Can’t wait to hear how your next run goes too xx


Well done you! I’m doing week 6 run 3 a little bit later on today. I don’t want to write down how I’m actually really feeling about running 25 minutes as I’m trying to channel positive thoughts!!!!! Uphill for 12 1/2 mins is v. impressive in my books (I try to work out flattish routes)!!!! You should have a very big smile 😃 for most of the day - congrats

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to Health2020

Thank you. You will be fabulous later. Good luck x

You definitely shouldn't feel like a cheat doing the downhill, you had to do the uphill first and that's a massive achievement.

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to moshpitmolly

Thank you x


Well done - just hope my 25mins goes as well.

VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to Hidden

Good luck - you will be amazing and will feel brilliant when you have done it.

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