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Week 9 run 3 Graduation run done ❤️🍾🏅😀

Graduation run completed. Feeling utterly elated 😀 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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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!🙂

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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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Yeeeaaahhhh go you!!!

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

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

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steady now!

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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 🙂 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 🎉🍾🎓

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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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I will be one of these...🐢 Or 🐌 😂 But I don't care .....I'm off the couch 😃

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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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Yes, going to have a look at them.

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

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Well done I graduated yesterday and am still floating today. 🏃🙌🎉

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Congratulations to you too!!

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

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

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How do I do that?

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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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Yeee - arrrr ! :-)

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

Happy Running adventures to you xxx

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Well done

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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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Congratulations :-D

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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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