Couch to 5K
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I did it, I did it, I did it!

Not meaning to boast or anything but, according to my new friend Endomondo, I just ran for 30 minutes exactly, and covered 5.05k! Or 5k in 29 minutes and 36 seconds. I began couch25k on 2 July and followed the plan exactly. I was sixty years old when I started, and right now I feel like eighty-five! Please may I have a green badge?

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Woo, congrats :) Send JR21 a message and he'll sort out your shiny new badge :)

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Thank yooooooooooo!

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Just amazing! I've just got week 1 under my belt today. I'm scared of the extra 30 seconds coming up next week. I cannot imagine running for 30 minutes.

It's blogs like this though that really inspire me to give it my best. I want to earn my green badge too.

Well done on your achievement! :)

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Hezza, it was a piece of cake (snort!). Seriously though, I found W1 a killer, and only just got through it. But every week you look back on the weeks gone by, and think how easy they would be compared to what you're doing now! Fear not, you'll get there, and don't hesitate to ask for help or advice, or to air your doubts and fears - the guys on here are just ace, so motivational. All the best, and thanks.

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Brilliant Fenella well done.

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Thank you, that's so kind. Will be following your progress, and wishing you well. You have youth on your side too! Enjoy the journey, and thanks again.

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Well done, congratulations. Blogs like yours really inspire, thank you

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Many thanks, linzw, it's nice to have one's efforts recognised! I can't deny that it's been hard work, left it a bit late to begin a running career too, but I got there in the end - and so will you. Look forward to seeing your name in lights in a few weeks' time! Thanks again.

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What a fantastic achievement, enjoy the feeling :-)

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Aw, thanks Phil, much appreciated. As a recent graduate, and an ex-smoker, you'll know just how hard it was for this (still-smoking) granny to get there! Don't know what next, don't think I'm a natural runner - in fact, I KNOW I'm not - but it seems a shame to waste the smart new pants, the running shoes, and the past couple of months. Maybe try to give up the smokes, and keep running from time to time, we'll see. Many thanks again, and enjoy your 10k journey.

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Congratulations, Fenella8, you've done brilliantly. Speedy, too, the legendary 5K in 30 minutes. Well done!

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Many thanks, Soozz. Have been following your progress, and can't help but admire your commitment and positive outlook. Look forward to seeing your name in lights any day now. All the best.

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Thank you! It won't be till the weekend! But I am DETERMINED to see it through now.

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Well done!!

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Thank you! And congratulations to you, you're already there. Can't wait to see how much you can knock off that time on W9R3! Keep on running.

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Wow - what a fantastic time too, well done!

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I was lucky! And I was desperate! Very many thanks, and all the best with your running career too.

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very cool, congratulations!

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Cool was the last thing you'd have called me when I finished! But very many thanks, and good luck with your running career.

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Big congrats, that's amazing !! You should be soooo proud of yourself. I was doubting myself and the plan until I completed W5R3 at the weekend, never thought I'd run for 20mins and I wasn't too far off the pace for 5k in 30mins. Blogs like yours show that it is possible and I just have to push myself.

Well done again ;-)

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Thank you! And never doubt that you can do it - you can, and you will, just hang on in there. Will be watching for the green badge besdie your name. Thanks again.

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Well done, congratulations!

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I think it was a tiny bit of a miracle! But many thanks, and all the best with your running future.

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Well done you should be very proud

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I'm a little bit proud, and a whole lot amazed! Many thanks.

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Fantabulous! the green badge will look super next to your name.

Big congrats! x

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That's so kind of you. There were many occasions when I thought I couldn't make it, and it was very definitely a case of mind over matter. But if I can do it, anyone can! Good luck with your running.

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Really, fantastic, WELL DONE an inspiration to us following C25K for sure :D

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Thanks giddyaunts! But that was a wee while ago; these days, as I approach 65, I prefer hill-walking, where the only time pressure is to get home before dark!

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Sorry, yes I realised after I posted that it was an old post. :)

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