Week Nine WOW !!!

Wow... I completed W9R3 yesterday....and then burst out crying !!! I know, its pathetic, but I was just so pleased with what I have acheived over the weeks. I felt fat , fifty, and frumpy with a bad dose of post Christmas blues, so decided to invest in a treadmill and give this a try. Didnt spend too much on a top of the range model coz I thought it would probably end up unused and unloved after a short time, and join the army of other fitness items festering around my house....such as the Yoga Mat, the skipping rope, the umpteen exercise DVD's, the mini trampolene etc !!!

But its been just fine,and Ive stuck with it, with Laura holding my hand....and do you know what....I actually enjoy it, how scary is that !!! I cant manage 5K in 30 mins yet, but thats my new goal, and my final run was completed at 4.32K. But I am pleased with that ( actually I am over the moon with that ), and in a way, by not managing the 5k, I have a new challenge to master, and then theres the better weather coming so I can try running outside. So all in all this feels more like a start rather than a finish.

So just wanted to say a huge thanks to everybody here for all your support. Reading everyones progress has made me feel part of a big friendly club, and has spurred me on. good luck to everyone who is still on that journey....and i know its been said before, but if i can do it ...etc etc. xxx


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9 Replies

  • Well done to you. What a good idea to have some more goals to aim for, good luck with them. I am also trying to get to 5k in 30 mins so you aren't alone in that one.

  • Congratulations on your wonderful achievement - no mean feat to get to graduation. :)

  • Congatulations and welcome to the Grad Club! :) Yes it is emotional to achieve something you never ever thought you would so cherish the moment and carry on with your goal; you will get there and hopefully enjoy outdoor running soon too!


  • Congratulations - and enjoy the feeling. You deserve it.

  • Love this bit: "all this feels more like a start rather than a finish". :D

    Well done and enjoy your future runs. Check back here with your progress to help spur us on. :-)

  • Congratulations on graduating - what a fantastic achievement! I'm still working towards my 5k in 30 minutes, so don't worry, you'll get there! Enjoy your running :)

  • Thank you all for taking the time to post such supportive messages to me. It has meant a huge amount to me xxx

  • Congratulations! You have just given me the motivation I need to do my W9 R3 tonight!Then I too will be joining you in the mission to speed up and reach 5K!

  • You have a great attitude & that 5k will soon be yours I'm sure! :-)

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