Week 1 run 1: I did it! I amazed myself when... - Couch to 5K

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Week 1 run 1


I did it! I amazed myself when Laura said I'd run for a total of 8 minutes! My husband (henceforth "NotPheidippides") had to jog extra slowly so's not to overtake me but he was OK about that. I don't think I've ever run so much in my adult life. I didn't think of giving up even when NP said I didn't have to keep going after Laura said only 2 more runs. It's half an hour since I stopped and I'm still taking deep breaths!

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Well done, you've done the hard part which was starting the plan, keep it up and let us know how you get on with R2.


Woo hoo, job well done. :-) You have taken the first steps to your new addiction hahaha. Nice that you have your hubby to go along with you for encouragement and support.


Truly amazingly well done! It's the start of a fun journey. You'll love it, especially when you see the positive results. Keep up the good work!


Well done and welcome to this addiction.

ps Like your screen name.

pps But wondering if you'll change your mind by next winter when running 5/10K in the sniw :-)

lycranotlikelyGraduate in reply to swanscot

Not if temp is less than 5, I guess. My asthma protests hard then.

Fantastic - well done. 1st steps made. Good luck with runs 2 & 3. :)


Wonderful to see you back and started with the running! Lovely! :)


Well done. That's a fantastic achievement. Often the first run is the hardest. Keep up the good work :D

Thank you everyone. This forum is so warm and encouraging. My thighs ache badly today but notpheidippides is fine:(

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