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2 years since I started c25k πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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So on the 1st of October 2018 I took my very first steps of c25k and what an amazing journey its been.

I now know just like my weight loss I had to be patient with my running also and I see that now.

I still can't believe how the plans and the amazing support from these forums has got me to where I am today. I've always said that if it wasn't for this place I'm sure I would have gave up in the very early stages .

But I'm a determined person and just kept getting out 3 times a week which I've now built up to 4.

So this month I've entered the Virtual Vitality London 10,000 which I will run on the 26th of October and hope in the future to take part in an actual event whenever that can happen.

So from struggling to run through c25k to now being able to run a HM , which I've ran 2 of this year it really is a miracle and so encouraging what we are able to achieve if we just try hard enough.

Thanks to all of you I am here and loving running so much πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯°

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This time next year you'll be doing a HM before breakfast! 😁😁😁

Fantastic achievements Buddy34

🐱 Katnap 🐱

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Katnap

🀣🀣Thanks but can't run on an empty stomach 😊


Very inspiring post from you Buddy34, from a 1 minute run on 1st October 2 years ago to running 2 half marathons since May this year, congratulations, good luck for your Viritual Vitality London 10,000 on the 26th October,

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to AlMorr

Thank you very much AlMorr 😊


Well done Buddy, enjoy your milestone.

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Coddfish

Thank you 😊


Congratulations, what an achievement. I loved hearing this as it makes me feel happier with my results at this relatively early stage, even though I’m impatient to be as good as youπŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ‘.

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Hareshaw-Granny

🀣🀣Thank you.


That's so amazing, it's not often that we pause and reflect on our achievements and how far we've come. Your progress is an inspiration, you must be so proud! πŸ™‚ And you're so right, these forums are the thing that has helped a lot of us through the tough times, such a supportive bunch and loads of great advice πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Thanks 😊


Inspirational Buddy 34, that’s what you are, I’ve definitely progressed slowly but surely thanks to you happy 2nd Anniversary.

Keeeeeeep running πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Over62

Thank you 😊


Well done Buddy34 it's amazing what we can do when we stick with things. Hope you've enjoyed reflecting on what you've achieved in those two years. Can't agree more about these forums they are so supportive, friendly and helpful.

Enjoy your anniversary x

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to dijep

Thank you😊


So inspirational 🀩🀩

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to HeavyFoot

Thank you. Are you still running up hills?πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

HeavyFootGraduate10 in reply to Buddy34

Yup. Getting over hillphobia!!


Well done Sharon, and given the weather you have 🌀️πŸŒ₯οΈπŸŒ¦οΈπŸŒ©οΈπŸŒ€β›ˆοΈβ˜”πŸŒ‘οΈ

Great dedication

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Imc50

Thank you. Yesterday I was drenched like you but I love that feeling. 😊


Happy 2 year anniversary. Running is great and you have achieved so much in such a short time. You are an inspiration to us all x

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to MoliJ

Thank you😊

What a lovely post Buddy! I always appreciated your kind comments when I was doing my C25K! You’ve come such a long way in 2 years haven’t you?! I’m definitely trailing in your wake (and will never follow you round a HM!) but it’s great to know you’re there and I look forward to reading your future posts ! Happy running!

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Oldgirlruns

Aww thanks. But you know as long as we can continue to run we can be happy 😊


Wonderful post Buddy and happy 2nd C25k anniversary.

I remember first chatting in posts with you in summer 2019 when I made my first C25k attempt before getting injured in wk9. You were always so encouraging and supportive, and when I restarted in January this year I was delighted to find you still here, running stronger than ever and inspiring me with your achievements. Enjoy reflecting on your running memories today πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€—

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Thanks Delly-dot. Heres to lots more happy running 😊

Really well done Buddy. It helps us through so much😊


Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to helenwheels

Yes it does, thanks 😊


What a great journey you’ve had. Well done on all your achievements over the last 2 years. Happy running πŸ€—

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you 😊

Happy running anniversary!

What a great story and what an inspiration you are. Amazing!


Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunningMigster

Hello you , how you doing 😊😊

Doing ok. Haven't been running for far too long. Too many people on my route.

Going to get back at it though! I've got too fat and lazy lol

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to RunningMigster

I will hold you to that and look for your post soon πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘


Congratulations on your runniversary, Buddy. And thanks straight back at you for your support. 😘

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Speedy60

Thank you 😊


Happy runversary Buddy, great story which I’m hoping to copy πŸ˜‰

Fantastic what you’ve achieved and if I can keep going like you I hope to be in London too next October and am running my first 10k in the virtual event at the end of this month. See you out there πŸ€—

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to jorgeRuns

Thank you and good luck with your 10k πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

It’s so great to hear of people who’ve kept up the running long after c25k. Very encouraging to read and I hope to be able to post something similar in a couple of years. This forum really does make all the difference and is so helpful and encouraging .

Happy future running to you 😁

Buddy34Graduate10 in reply to Moominette

Thank you😊

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