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"It always seems impossible until it's done"

"It always seems impossible until it's done"

To quote the great Nelson Mandela that's exactly how I feel about finishing this program!!! I really cannot believe that I have stuck with this and overcome my lifelong exercise/ getting sweaty/Lycra/ being seen in public doing the above phobia to get to graduation. I am so so grateful to all the wonderfully generous , supportive folk on this forum who have been with me through every step - you are the gremlinbusters for sure! Thank you all so much .I've learnt a whole new language , acquired much more Lycra and feel like I can do so much more than I thought I could.

I was pretty nervous about this final run - wavering about trying a new route in the forest park etc but in the end stuck to the old familiar ( hilly) one and felt pretty good throughout. Only managed 4.2 km in the 30min but just elated to have finished !

Please may I have my badge?

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Whoop whoop! A big fat congratulations to you, that's fab! 🎉🎈🎉🎈

This is only the start. Now the real fun begins and you can run amok!

Get your badge by clicking on the right here. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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Aww thank you for all your support 😄😄😄

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Hey look at that lovely sparkly badge against your name. Well done. Enjoy the rest of this special day 🍾🍾

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Ah thank you so much - making me smile every time I look at it!!! (And I'm looking at it a lot!!)😄😄😂

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Brilliant Indizulu !

Many Many Congratulations to you on your Graduation !

Lovely post and photo, Well done to you and I hope you love wherever your running takes you from here .

PS. If you look to your right under the Blue pinned posts , there is an heading called " Graduates Badge June 2016 " you just need to enter a post on there and you will receive your badge - Taa Daaa ! :-) xxx

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Yay! Well done Indi :) :) :)

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Thanks Finchy I'm ridiculously pleased to have got there!! Thanks for all the support! 😄😄😄

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Thanks so much Poppypug you're brilliant !! Really appreciate all the support and advice - it's kept me plodding along!! 😄😄😄

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Yip poppypug the most awesome mentor.. big cheer for poppypug :) x

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Indizulu and sparky66 , thankyou soo much ! That is really kind of you both xxx

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You've done it!! Well done!!! (lots of exclamation marks seem called for!!)

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Ha ha thanks so much pollyp!!

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Yea. Congratulations.. huge well done.. you've worked so hard and deserve this so much.. fantastic!!!

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Cheers Sparky !!!

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Congratulations! It's a wonderful feeling, isn't it? Enjoy every minute!

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It really is - feel so elated!! Thanks so much

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Congratulations, well done on finishing, that must be such an amazing feeling!!!

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It really is - thank you! You will be there soon too 😄😄

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Wow.. what a beautiful photo! Go you! Graduate!!!

I love that quote...:) alongside, the one that says, "...the difficult we do at once, the impossible takes a little longer."!!

Huge congratulations and the badge looks good! Running adventure goes on! :)

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Aww my dearest Floss you are my hero - your Eloquent writing, inspirational quotes , warmth and generosity in sharing is just priceless and really this whole experience has been vastly enriched by your wise words. Thank you for being just brilliant !!! 👏👏👏

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Congratulations graduate! You should feel very proud.

Now to plan all sorts of lovely running adventures!

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Thanks Ully!!😄

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Great stuff indizulu!

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Thank you so much - hope all going well for you in wintry SA 😄

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Congratulations and enjoy all your post grad runs exploring new routes.

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Thank you guess the challenge now is to keep the habit of getting out 3 times a week without the structure of the program

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Many congratulations on your graduation, very well done. It is an amazing feeling isn't it! Regarding structure - have a look at the couch to 5k+ podcasts (stepping stones,speed,stamina). I really like them because Laura is still there encouraging me along and telling me what to do! Best of luck to you.

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Thanks so much I wil def look into that - really not ready to let Laura go just yet!😀

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Congratulations and well done, now the fun begins. Time to celebrate.👏👏🎉😃

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Thanks Monkey - I haven't stopped smiling all day!!

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Aaww, brilliant news - and great photo! Many congratulations. It's been good to share the journey with you. :)

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Thank you so much - really appreciate all the support. The fact that I posted the photo goes to show how much the program has changed my mindset- 9 weeks ago I would never been brave enough to do that . All the warmth , friendliness and encouraging voices on here have helped beyond just the running. Best of luck to you for the rest of your runs! 😄

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Congratulations!!!!!👍🍾🍾

You should be rightly extremely proud of yourself; enjoy every moment of what must be a fantastic feeling!!!

Do you have any special graduation plans/ gifts planned?

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Thanks so much Slinky I've been on such a high all day - my grad gift is to book the massage I was given a voucher for on Mother's Day - have been saving it as a treat for when I finish! 😄

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Indizulu, that is good news. I hadn't realised that you were graduating already. Time flies. Congratulation on your achievement! Do you have any postgraduation plans? And are you living in South Africa or just quoting Madiba, probably the greatest of my heroes?

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Hi Iben thank you so much - yes it really has flown by!! Madiba is my hero - I am South African Indian hence Indizulu and grew up under apartheid. Live now in NIreland( married an Ulsterman) but still after 20+ years call SA home. 😄

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Congratulations @Indizulu on your graduation! 😊👍

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Ah thank you so much - still can't believe it! You're so close now - best of luck for the last 2 runs!!

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That photo shows one happy lady. Well done. Badge shining nicely. 🏅🏅

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I know Bamboo I was that happy that I didn't even care what I looked like!! Hope you're feeling better and able to get back out soon😄

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