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W9R3 done - I've graduated :-) !!!


Well it took me longer than nine weeks but I did it! I started on March 3rd 2013 and did week 1 run 1 with my husband. I was seriously unfit and really struggled with those one minute runs. Now I have run for 30 minutes three times this week, I have more energy, feel fitter, am more toned (but no weight loss) and have a new hobby that will keep me fit and healthy for years to come. Every run has given me confidence and a sense of achievement.

Tonight's run was ok. I think the pressure was on as it was graduation run and I felt anxious about not finishing it which is silly as I've completed all the continuous runs. I ran really slowly and was admiring all the flowers in people's front gardens which must mean I was going far too slowly!

We are off to London for the weekend so will have a celebration meal tomorrow night.

Thanks to everyone for their support. I don't know if I could have completed the programme without this website and all the other bloggers and commenters to encourage me.

Off to request my graduation badge now!

17 Replies

Well done! Enjoy your meal.

Daisy333Graduate in reply to Canidoit

Thank you.


congratulations, what a fantastic achievement. you deserve your meal, hope you enjoy London. :-)

Daisy333Graduate in reply to alcopop

Thank you.


I love graduation blogs. It's a marvellous feeling. I hope you have a great trip to London and fabulous meal to celebrate your achievement. Getting that badge is fab too. Happy running, graduate.

Daisy333Graduate in reply to Tati

Thanks - hopefully the badge will be there when I get back!


Congratulations! Lovely feeling isn't it? Have a great time in London. I am off to celebrate tonight, champagne methinks! :)

Daisy333Graduate in reply to Crismatlotta

Thanks. Hope you're not too hungover this morning!


Congratulations! Such an achievement. I had similar worried at same point!

Daisy333Graduate in reply to Plinth

Thank you!


Well done and congratulations .. Another graduate ... my goodness, I think this will be a bumper weekend!!!! :D

Keep on running and your weight will probably change soon - mine is now changing slowly as I've maintained 3 runs a week since graduating at end April :)

Have a great time celebrating, hope your badge arrives soon. Best wishes, Linda x

Daisy333Graduate in reply to LMS2110

Thank you. Looking forward to seeing that badge!

Thank you for such an inspirational post! Well done and enjoy your time in London, sounds like you've earned it! :)

Daisy333Graduate in reply to jillie100

Thank you and good luck with your journey on couch25k!

Congratulations :)

Daisy333Graduate in reply to OlsBean

Thank you.

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