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W9r3 completed with my very favourite people - both real and virtual😊😊😊😊😊

W9r3 completed with my very favourite people - both real and virtual😊😊😊😊😊

I woke up this morning with a few butterflies in my tummy - today was going to be a BIG day!!

My run began with my 2 very favourite people ( my other half Richard and my loyal pooch Penelope 😍😍) who joined me on my 5 min walk.

Headphones in, activity timer set for 30 mins, big grin and with a jaunty wave to Richatd and Penny, I pressed play and Take That ( my other favourite people) began to sing ' Greatest Day' in my ears 😊. It wasn't until that song finished that I realised I hadn't pressed start on my watch timer - so I'd run 4 mins and 11 secs before I even started timing 😂!

Anyway, Robbie and Jason couldn't stay the distance and left the party, but me, Gary, Mark and Howard kept each other going😍 But so did each and everyone of you incredible people on this forum. You were with me with every step 😊 I was reading some of the posts on here to Richard on Friday ( he's quite a prolific forum reader/ poster) and he was amazed by the positivity. Everyone have a well deserved virtual hug from me 😘

I've had quite a tricky week this week, some worrying news about my mums health, but I was determined to complete this for myself and every single person that has shown such positivity and support throughout my journey.

Thank you to each and everyone of you for your never ending encouragement 😍When I finished, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, so I did both! 😂😢

My name is jingle_berry and I have completed C25k - ğŸŽˆğŸ¾ğŸ‘â˜ºï¸ğŸ˜´

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Congratulations and make sure you feel smug all day as you deserve it, well done!

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Thank you Inspiredmum 😊. Don't think I'm going to have any trouble with that 😉

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Well done you can be pleased with yourself. How are you going to celebrate?

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Thank you Dusky-Chicken 😊. It's starting with a bath, then I am going to choose a charm for my bracelet to mark the achievement. On top of that, smiling a lot and feeling good 😊

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Congratulations, Jingle-Berry! Your persistence to do this has paid off! You must be beaming with pride. Hope I'll be there soon, too! xx

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Psssst! Just between me and you, I saw your badge awaiting your graduation date 😉

I am so proud and pleased and amazed and thrilled - you get the picture xxx

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Congratulations! What are your plans now? You have to keep up the good work!

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Thanks JaySeeSkinny😊. Immediate plans include basking in the feeling ☺️. After that, continue with 3 runs per week and get to that dream of 5k in 30mins! What this has taught me, is it might not happen on the next tomorrow but one tomorrow in the future, it will be mine xxxx

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ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸ‘ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰that's fantastic. I can feel your glow from here. I love seeing everyone's shiny new badges. This is not the end but the beginning - Happy Running 😀😀

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Thank you OldPossum 😊

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Fantastic, well done and congratulations graduate! Great idea about the charm! Enjoy your successğŸŽ“ğŸ’ğŸ¾

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Thank you Millsie-J 😊

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Well done Jingle_berry. Keep grinning, and running :-) Brilliant achievement!

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Thank you Bluerockdragon😊. My plan now is to continue to be steady but a bit less slow 😊

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Oh so very pleased for you it's such an achievement, well done. You are an inspiration and deserve to smile all day 😀 glad to hear you are treating yourself to a charm for your bracelet, that is certainly well deserved. Enjoy this feeling of accomplishment, I can't wait till I can feel like that 😉 only at w5 r1

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Thank you Hidden. I wish I could bottle the feeling and take a sip everyday! You should feel a fab sense of achievement though, you are doing it 👍😊

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Whoop whoop jingle_berry😊

Congratulations on a fabulous graduation run...bet you don't stop smiling all day..

Wear that badge with pride..you deserve it.. ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽ‰

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Thank you Bluebirdrunner 😊. I feel very proud xxx

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Oh lovely Jingle_berry just look at that wonderful badge you are sporting. Congratulations - I am so happy for you - been waiting for this post - Yay!! ğŸŽ‰ğŸ¾ğŸ…ğŸŽ“ Go enjoy the rest of the day and treat yourself - whoo hoo 😀

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Aaah thank you lightweightkate 😍. I'm so pleased. Thank you for your support - it's meant a lot😊

A glass of something fizzy will be consumed this evening - cheers 🍾🍾🍾

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Th only way to go - enjoy🍾

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Way to go Jingle_berry! All the way!

Party poppers popped, masses of applause, clinking glasses and a huge...

ğŸŒŸğŸŒŸğŸŽˆğŸ°ğŸ·ğŸ¸ğŸŽ“CONGRATULATIONSğŸŽ“ğŸ¸ğŸ·ğŸ°ğŸŽˆğŸŒŸğŸŒŸ

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Thank you so much McFitty😊 My glass is full, so a huge cheers to you for your support and lovely words😍

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Hurrah!!! Many congratulations Jingle 😀😀😀😀😀 Well done !

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Thank you Irish-John 😊. I'm super proud, glad I've kept at it and will continue to read your posts as my inspiration for keeping going 😊

But tonight, a glass of something fizzy and a time for reflection on how c25k can change so many lives 😘

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Have a tipple...oh heck, have a FLAGON for me ;) Congratulations again Jingle :)

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If you insist 😉 Cheers 🍷

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:)

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Congratulations!! Your new badge looks great :)

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Thank you melly4012! A very long time ago I was a prefect, I wanted that badge more than anything ( because it meant I could stay in at playtimes😉) but this one even beats that 😊

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Congratulations!

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Thank you 😊

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Congratulations you runner!

I hope you are feeling really proud and planning your new running adventures!

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Me - a runner ☺️! Thank you Ullyrunner! I can't quite believe it, but my knees are telling me it really did happen 😂

Need to keep the momentum going, so will keep posting, but for now, the prosecco is flowing 🍾

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Congratulations and a big well done xx

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Thank you 😊

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Massive Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement !

Well done !

Jingle all the way ! :-D xxx

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I think I jingle most of the way, my new challenge is to jingle all the way 😊😊😊 Thank you 😍

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Woo hoo! Well done. Love the shiny badge :-)

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Yours is for the taking RunningGeek😊. Hope your scary roller contraption has done the trick xxx

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Not yet but working on it :-D Just want to run :-( Determined to get to the end of the programme & then to 5k. Patience needed at the moment. Happy running :-)

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How crackers is that? I bet 6 months ago if someone told you you'd be desperate to run, you wouldn't have believed them RunningGeek, I know I wouldn't have xxx

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You're quite right, used to think that runners were bonkers & running boring. Strange how things change :-)

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Well done Jingle_berry , great news. Sorry to hear your mum's not well but the running will help YOU. I'm a bit late to the party but hope you enjoyed the fizz that I've no doubt someone provided! McFitty , I suspect!)

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Thank you pollyp1😊. How well you know the pesky McFitty 😂. I was so determined not to let anything stop me. If I can do nothing else, I'll be running a 5k for cancer research/ McMillan nurses as soon as I am able😊. In the meantime, I'll be eating cake on the 30th September 🍰

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I shall - virtually - have a slice with you.

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