Couch to 5K
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W8r3 Glowing

As I put on my trainers I told myself that if it was too cold I could come back in again and there was no shame in that because I'm not a masochist and I do have limits. And now 40 minutes later i'm glowing! You don't feel the cold after the 1st five minutes and after that the run normally gets a wee bit easier. After hating the run on Wednesday I was pleasantly surprised to find this one wasn't the chore I had built it up to be. I almost enjoyed it! What I find mind blowing is the reality of what I'm able to do when 9 weeks ago I found that 1st 60 seconds so hard and so painful. Getting quite emotional here.

I love our NHS and quite like Laura.

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when you do the last run the full impact of what you've acheived will hit you - I burst into tears as soon as I got home!

You're almost there - and there are the 5k+ podcasts to use afterwards - 3 different kinds of runs which you can alternate each week.

I never thought I would be able to run for 5 minutes - but now I'm planning to do a 10k in the summer.


Maybe this time next week???


Well done! I'm finding this inspiring as the cold weather has been really putting me off getting out the door of late :(

Just started the course though and don't want to interrupt my training with this attitude!


I did have double layers, hat , scarf and gloves on. The gloves went at the half way mark.


Good for you! (Though it was 20 minutes before I stopped feeling cold today! But it was well worth going out, even so!)


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