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Week 9 done - guess I graduated?

phony_runner
phony_runnerGraduate

That's it. Week 9 done three times - all went fairly well.

Totally pleased to have completed the 9 weeks.

This has been a great program.

Thanks for the tips along the way.

I'll stick around, my turn to give some encouragement to new starters.

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Fantastic!!!!! Congratulations Phony. Take the rest of the day off and bask in C25k Graduation glory. You should be so proud of yourself. This is life-changing stuff isn't it

Well done! Be sure to claim your virtual badge. You can even buy a proper metal badge (see the link in blue text on the right of your screen)

phony_runner
phony_runnerGraduate in reply to misswobble

y, it really is life changing.

I've never known such a feel good factor as after completing some of the c25k weeks. The earlier weeks were fantastic achievements - breaking new barriers. This week was a bit flat tbh. I think you know by wk7/8 you'll make it alright.

It's been helpful mentally as well as physically. I can't believe I can run for 30 mins - for years I convinced myself I couldn't run/jog. That sense of achievement is carrying on in my mind and I'm quietly that little bit prouder inside.

I think I'm sleeping better too.

Also feel less stressed since I started ~3 months ago.

Thank u all again. Thank u NHS/Laura - those podcasts were terrific.

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate

Congratulations and well done PR.

Any plans now or just running for fun?

phony_runner
phony_runnerGraduate in reply to Dunder2004

I think I'll repeat W9 duration for a couple of weeks.

I know I'm very slow and every step hurts, so I've 'officially' completed c25k program, but by no means sailed through.

Maybe in a few weeks I'll sign up for a park run - that's the next goal.

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate in reply to phony_runner

Sounds good.

That's fabulous! Yes, it's in the contract that we have to cheer on the new starters and get them through the programme. I know I wouldn't have stuck with it without all the amazing encouragement on here.

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Congratulations! You should feel very proud of yourself. Now to plan some lovely running adventures.

Tomas
TomasGraduate

Congratulations, phony! Well done you! :)

Golddust
GolddustGraduate

Congratulations :)

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

well done, fantastic feeling isn't it.....

phony_runner
phony_runnerGraduate

Thanks. Wow. Now I see "Graduate" after my name.

Very cool.

Hidden
Hidden

I think you might even have to change your name - phony_runner doesn't seem appropriate now you are a real runner !! Congratulations.

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Yay ! Many Congratulations to you :-)

Yep I agree, this is a brilliant programme, truly life changing .

I hope you enjoy wherever your running takes you , Well done ! xxx

Anaverageman
AnaveragemanGraduate

well done from the lowly depths of week 4

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