Week 9 run 3 Graduation run done β€οΈπŸΎπŸ…πŸ˜€ - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 run 3 Graduation run done β€οΈπŸΎπŸ…πŸ˜€

Madwifecarole26
Madwifecarole26Graduate
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Graduation run completed. Feeling utterly elated πŸ˜€ Not the easiest but I've come to learn that some runs go really well and some not so well. Took me about 10 minutes to get into the groove, just couldn't get my breathing right. Once I did it was fine. Now I need to plan what's next, I love running. I'm a mum and a full time midwife. I look after people, but this is the one thing I do JUST for me. I still can't believe that I've got to this point. I remember week 1 run 1 so well and feeling like a great lumbering lump puffing my way through each minute. Now I've got my breath back within a minute of completing 30 minutes. Thanks to all of you who post on this forum. I've felt really supported all the way through and knowing that I can ask if I've got any questions has really helped. Oh and I've lost 12lbs and feel better and fitter at the ripe old age of 45 than I EVER have.

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Sandraj39

Congratulations on graduating! I agree, it is so important in this busy life to have something that we do for ourselves and that gives us some "me time". Bet you'll be smiling all day and lots of luck with the next stage of your running journey!πŸ™‚

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yatesco
yatescoGraduate

That's brilliant - well done.

Given your job, you are used to 'new starts', so welcome to your 'new start' as a graduate runner :-).

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Slinkyminky
SlinkyminkyGraduate

Yeeeaaahhhh go you!!!

Congratulations; it's amazing isn't it?! Any graduation treats planned? X

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Madwifecarole26
Madwifecarole26Graduate
in reply to Slinkyminky

Not really, Might treat myself to a salted caramel eclair though!

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pollyp1
pollyp1Graduate
in reply to Madwifecarole26

steady now!

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate

This is an amazing program, it is so good to read the posts from people that started the journey at the same time as me πŸ™‚ Hopefully graduation will be mine tomorrow -I have a park run planned. Have you set a new goal at all? I am interested as not sure what to do after Laura!!! Well done πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽ“

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Madwifecarole26
Madwifecarole26Graduate
in reply to LadyHelen

Hi, it really is an amazing program. I'm like you and not too sure what to do next, might just do week 9 again. I've got a Nike app so I'm going to try and just go a bit faster each time but essentially just going to enjoy running. Good luck with the park run tomorrow. Will be great to see how you got on.

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LadyHelen
LadyHelenGraduate
in reply to Madwifecarole26

I will be one of these...🐒 Or 🐌 πŸ˜‚ But I don't care .....I'm off the couch πŸ˜ƒ

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Slowstart
SlowstartGraduate

Well done. graduating is so amazing, it's a great achievement. I would say just enjoy running for a few weeks until the 5k feels more comfy, then you will naturally decide what you want next. You could download the 5K+ podcasts and try them.

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Madwifecarole26
Madwifecarole26Graduate
in reply to Slowstart

Yes, going to have a look at them.

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pollyp1
pollyp1Graduate

Yaaaay. Still on running endorphins so unable to be much more coherent but Yaaaaaayyyy!!!!!!

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Ayupmeduck
AyupmeduckGraduate

Well done I graduated yesterday and am still floating today. πŸƒπŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

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Trixamme
TrixammeGraduate
in reply to Ayupmeduck

Congratulations to you too!!

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Trixamme
TrixammeGraduate

Huge congratulations!! Well done for keeping with it too as being a mum and a midwife is more than a double full time job in itself.

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Catey1978
Catey1978Graduate

Congratulations! This post is so inspiring, thank you for sharing :)

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boptillyoudrop49

Congratulations Carole! It is so important to do something for yourself and we easily forget to do it, we're all so busy working and/or looking after other people.

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melly4012
melly4012Graduate

Congratulations!! Don't forget to ask for your shiny graduate badge! :)

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Madwifecarole26
Madwifecarole26Graduate
in reply to melly4012

How do I do that?

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate
in reply to Madwifecarole26

In the Blue pinned posts on your right , there is a heading Graduates Badge July 2016, If you click on that , then you just have to add a post saying that you've completed . Taa Daa ! :-) xxx

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Yeee - arrrr ! :-)

Many Congratulations to you Carole , 'tis a fantastic achievement !

Happy Running adventures to you xxx

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RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate

Well done

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dddd4
dddd4Graduate

Congratulations on your graduation! Looking forward to seeing what you plan next. I am just a couple of runs behind you so very interested in plans for the next stage.☺Enjoy the eclair!

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Son1
Son1Graduate

Congratulations :-D

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joepublic
joepublicGraduate

Well done especially with your family and workload ! Just did my Wk 9 run 3 yesterday. I lost about 10lbs. this C25K is really good ! I have a plan myself. just have to make sure I don't fall off the wagon !!

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