Couch to 5K

*puts on mortar board & gown*

Well..... this idle, tubby eejit has only gone and finished W9R3. It wasn't particularly fast and it definitely wasn't pretty, but I got there and managed to cover 4.2k in the 30 minutes. I am astounded, given that 9 weeks ago I could barely run a bath. This program really is the mutts nuts - the noticeable progress you make every week gives you the encouragement to keep going. Not-so-fat-boy here has also managed to shift a stone in weight, without really making any significant changes to my eating (and drinking) habits.

Next stage is to try to and go a bit faster and a bit further so going to try and mix it up a bit between speed & distance for the next couple of months. Thanks to everyone in this community for your support & encouragement, it's a huge boost when things haven't gone to plan.

Right, where's the queue for badges? :) :) :)

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Yay!! Well done and congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉

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thanks Arrietty, I am utterly amazed at what this program has helped me achieve.

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Well Done. Congratulations on Graduating and the weight loss. You must feel wonderful.

Go treat yourself. :) :) :) :)

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Thanks Stef, I'm feeling particularly pleased with myself today!

As for a reward, I'm off on a week's golfing holiday with about a dozen of my mates tomorrow, so a couple of celebratory beers will be in order

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have one for me :)

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You will be able to run and chase the balls

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Brilliant post ! Well done to you on your graduation and weight loss !

Many Congratulations ! :-) xxx

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Thanks poppy, I've still got a good few lbs to shift, so gonna just keep on keeping on!

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I wish you every success !

Enjoy your holiday xxx

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Wow, congratulations! That is such a wonderful achievement!!

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Congrats JM, well done all round! Don't forget your shiny Graduate badge :) healthunlocked.com/#couchto...

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Cheers 5kOB. Already in the queue!

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Well done JM and congratulations.

I trust that your running stuff will be going with you on your holiday?

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Thanks Dunder. Yep, been looking at when I can squeeze a couple of sessions in around the golf & beer.

Our hotel is on the seafront, so ideally I'm hoping to plod along the beach when the tide's out, if not there's always the promenade - either way, can't beat a bit of invigorating sea air.

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Your mates will take the piss, but just ignore them. Well done chum!

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heh, already had a bit of that from them. A quick response of "How far have YOU run today?" usually puts their gas at a peep.

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Congratulations! Well done. Keep running :)

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Wicked. Well done, you may now throw your mortar board into the air :-D

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Well done!

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Fabulous!! Well done and enjoy your jollys!! :)

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Well done and many congratulations. Sounds like you have a good plan over the next few months.

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Brilliant happy shiny post, love the enthusiasm. This whole thing is astounding. Congratulations on your graduation, now the real fun begins!!x

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Congratulation. This is fantastic. I hope I can do as well as you

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Brilliant stuff! well done you, enjoy your hols! :)

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Congratulations!

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Woohoo! I can see your BADGE!!!! Looks amazing and really suits you.

Keep on running and do try and make wise food choices. Eating healthily and running will keep you tip top

Good luck and happy running. You're a star!

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Congratulations JM. Well done and hoping you have loads of great running adventures!

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Fantastic. Well done you!!!

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Congrats great job!!!

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Many congratulations! I hope you feel really proud of yourself!

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Congratulations! I think your idea of mixing it up is a good one. Finishing W9R3 is just the start of the adventure! You're off the leash now - enjoy it!

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