Monday, January 24, 2011

I graduated!

...from the Couch to 5 k program, that is. Today I did my last run in this program, which was week 9 day 3.
You can find the program here.

Amy is starting out with week one, so we could begin together today. Brianna came along on her bike with my camera to document this big milestone for me:)

Here we are still walking the 5 minute warm-up together.

Here is where I start running my 30 minute run.

This is on my way back. Totally sweaty and full of mosquito bites.

Here I come around the corner of our barn. Almost there...

After over three months of training,
I can do what I never could do before in my life!

At age 39 I can run a full 30 minute 5 k!!!

I'd like to thank some people here:

  • My blog friend, Ellie, for mentioning this program in a post
  • My sister, C, for encouraging me to keep on
  • My husband and daughters for cheering me on
  • The website I mentioned above
  • My sister, J, for buying my MP4 player for me in Canada
  • And all the countless people passing me on the streets early in the morning or in the evening, that didn't think I'm crazy!:)
  • The Couch-to-5K Running Plan on facebook, for all of the Kevin Pauleys there that encouraged me the reach the goal I set myself!
8 k I'm coming!


  1. Congratulation, Brenda!!! Jennifer Braun

  2. Great job!

    And you're welcome. You have surpassed me, I haven't run more than 23 minutes. But I'll be back at it soon. You will be the wind beneath my wings! ;)

  3. wooohooo! big day, congrats! tell Amy I'm cheering for her too!

  4. Yeah!!!!! You did it !!!!! (You didn't want me catching up to you!!!) I'm glad Amy started! She can run with me once school starts!
    See you in 2 weeks when I graduate! And then I guess I'll have to catch up to you again!

  5. Congratulations! I'm in awe! I hate running...but seeing you do it, maybe I'll give it another chance...Love you!

  6. That's FANTASTIC!!! I love love LOVE you documented it!!! Keep up that good work!!!

  7. A lot of graduates in our family this year. We come from good stock. You're amazing B. Good luck with the 8k.
    Love you so much

  8. Congratulations! That is awesome. I´m like Shilo, I hate to run! Glad you made it though.

  9. Congrats, you are truly an inspiration. I gave you an award today, all you need to do is go to my blog and accept it.

  10. Yes, I do know its a Pfaff sewing machine...oh, you are so blessed girl. I received a brand new machine for Christmas from a reader, I was so humbled and very happy!

  11. Congratulations! I need to get on the "exercise bandwagon." I'm so out of shape. I bet you're feeling very proud. good job!


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