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Hooray,hooray on the road to becoming a runner today!!

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W1R1 and I'm so happy. I did it and I enjoyed it.....how is that possible. I was so sceptical and almost talked myself out of starting the programme, but sooo pleased I didn't. I haven't ran since been made to at school which like most people I hated it.

I have recently had a gastric bypass(5 mths ago) and I have lost 35kg 5.7stone. I walk in a walking club at weekends and go swimming 3 times a week, but with work commitments swimming has had to take a back seat. I was looking for something else to do when a friend suggested C25K website.....well I nearly choked on my coffee when she said it was running!

I have spent weeks reading your blogs and all the questions and I have found it so interesting and motivating, it's thanks to all of you that I made the decision to go for it. I ran at my own pace and found I could breathe with little problem, I also had a small hill to do, as there isn't anything very flat where I fancied running. Overall I'm really happy and on a little high from having done it and then blogging about it. I will let you know how R2 goes on Wednesday. A very big thank you to you all :)

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Well done! I am due to start today too. I'm just waiting for hubby to get home (I don't really want the kids joining me!) then I can get my shoes on and go! I am a little worried about running in the dark though.

Congrats on the weight loss too. It looks like you have got this active lifestyle well and truly sorted out :)

Carolyn x

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rockchick69Graduate in reply to PinkNinja

I also ran in the dark, but close to a well lit area, and I had my sexy reflector bands on that also flash....you are sure someone will notice you.....for all the right reasons. Good luck and keep blogginbg so I know how you are doing :)

PeaBea profile image

Welcome and well done on completing your first run - which is the hardest one of all. Fantastic that you also enjoyed it. Keep on blogging so we can see your progress.

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rockchick69Graduate in reply to PeaBea

Thanks PeaBea, mentally it was hard, just have to keep those negative thoughts at bay. :)

Well done for all that you have achieved so far.

I have stopped and started this c25k due to niggling little injuries but keep coming back.

I have come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter how slowly you might go so long as you keep going. I am determined to get there in the end.

I repeated weeks at the beginning to help me build more strength.

My goal is to run a 5k this summer and that is what I am aiming towards- it may take some people only 9 weeks while I am taking a year but I figure that is ok.

Keep going and good luck.

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rockchick69Graduate in reply to bethbrit

You are quite an inspiration bethbrit. Determination and persistance are 2 characteristics I want to acheive through this programme. You show that it doen't matter how, how long or when, doing it is important. Keep up the good work and good luck with your goal....I ma sure you will achieve it :)

shaunajean profile image

Well done :) Keep going! Last week I completed week one! and feel amazing for it! Keep going, we can all do this together!


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rockchick69Graduate in reply to shaunajean

Thanks shaunajean, we will graduate at about the same time...looking forward to hearing how you are doing ;0)

gdeann profile image

Rockchick69, you rock!!! :-) Congratulations on the weight loss and starting C25K!!! You will never regret your decision to have a healthier lifestyle! This is all very doable and you will succeed! Gayle

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rockchick69Graduate in reply to gdeann

Thanks for the encouragement Gayle :)

greenlegs profile image

Very best wishes on your running journey rockchick. It is lovely to hear that reading the blogs has helped to motivate you to get started. Keep blogging - the encouragement on here really does make a difference. :)

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rockchick69Graduate in reply to greenlegs

Thanks for commenting Greenlegs...I've seen your comments on other blogs and you are always so encouraging. Are you nearly a graduate now? :)

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greenlegsGraduate in reply to rockchick69

The system just threw my comment away. Grrr! 2nd try:

Yes, I graduated last week - still waiting for my badge! I enjoy doing my best to encourage others - it's 'pay forward' for all the encouragement I have had over the past couple of months. It's no exaggeration to say that completing c25k has really helped me to change my life for the better, and I doubt I'd have managed it without Laura on the podcasts, and all the lovely people on this forum.

You can do it too! :)

Well done , I'm on w1 r3 , and it's all going ok , you can do it x

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rockchick69Graduate in reply to Msm2729

It's great that it is still going ok for you....it gives me a bit of hope. I look forward to hearing how you are doing. :)

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