I did it, I did it, I did it!: Not meaning to... - Couch to 5K

Couch to 5K
107,890 members138,880 posts

I did it, I did it, I did it!

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate

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?

32 Replies
oldestnewest
mrqwest
mrqwestGraduate

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

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to mrqwest

Thank yooooooooooo!

Hezzabelle
HezzabelleGraduate

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! :)

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to Hezzabelle

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.

Brilliant Fenella well done.

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to Chewy

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.

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

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to linzw

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.

Phil72
Phil72Graduate

What a fantastic achievement, enjoy the feeling :-)

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to Phil72

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.

Soozz
SoozzGraduate

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

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to Soozz

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.

Soozz
SoozzGraduate in reply to Fenella8

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

redsheep
redsheepGraduate

Well done!!

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to redsheep

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.

notbad
notbadGraduate

Wow - what a fantastic time too, well done!

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to notbad

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

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

very cool, congratulations!

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to Hidden

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

ca66ie99
ca66ie99Graduate

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 ;-)

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to ca66ie99

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.

boyoscarlet
boyoscarletGraduate

Well done, congratulations!

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to boyoscarlet

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

chrissy13
chrissy13Graduate

Well done you should be very proud

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to chrissy13

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

Moosele
MooseleGraduate

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

Big congrats! x

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to Moosele

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.

giddyaunts
giddyauntsGraduate

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

Fenella8
Fenella8Graduate in reply to giddyaunts

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!

giddyaunts
giddyauntsGraduate in reply to Fenella8

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

You may also like...