What a feeling! Graduated :-)

What a feeling! Graduated :-)

Following on from this post... healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Last night at around 19:00, just as the last light was falling from the sky, I completed W9R3 :-D

What a great feeling. My wife and children met me at the bottom of the drive with balloons and party poppers, cheering me home.

It hasn't really sunk in fully that 9 weeks ago I was counting every single second of the 1 minute runs, fearing I'd drop dead with exhaustion ;-) and now I can run 5k in 37 minutes non-stop.

My challenge is far from over. I still have to lose another 7 stone and then maintain my health, weight and fitness.

Thought I'd humiliate myself with a little post run photo :-)


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  • Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Look at you!

    Huge huge !!CONGRATULATIONS!! I can't believe you waited overnight to post. 5k in 37 minutes, what a fabulous achievement. Seriously well done! And I am LOVING that graduation sash :) Three cheers for you. And here's to your onward journey! (and sorry about all the exclamation marks but I'm so excited for you)!

  • Well done you. Your running journey is just beginning.

    Wishing now someone could have met me at the end of the street with balloons, sashes, and party poppers!

    Mine was just marker by myself with a large glass of water.

  • Oh :( If I had known I would have been there..:) x

  • Well done! :) :)

  • This is FABULOUS! Well done.. GRADUATE!!!!!

    I agree with McFitty ..this deserves so many exclamation marks.

    How wonderful.. a great picture... wife and children celebrating with you too..

    Keep the faith...your journey now, your way... you are amazing! :)

  • Aw you are amazing !!!!

    Many Many Congratulations to you on a fantastic achievement and how lovely for your Missus and little ones to share your success !

    Really Well done on turning your life around, heres to a healthier , fitter, stronger , happier you and all the benefits that brings - Cheers * Clinks cuppa tea *

    Don't forget to ask for your well earned , well deserved Graduate Badge ! :-) xxx

  • Congratulations! I love that your family was so excited for you to graduate :) Well done!

  • Great achievement.

  • Congratulations! Well done!

  • Congratulations, well done you! And such a good time for 5k too!!

  • You are a complete poster boy! I just read your previous post as well. What a brilliant story, and you clearly had the best reasons for doing what you are doing.

    Your family must be SOOOOO proud!

    (When I graduated I got home to a house empty except for the cat, and she didn't even open her eyes! I posted on here and was completely BLOWN AWAY by the messages of congratulation. I love this place.)


  • Congratulations. That is a really great graduation 30km time, no question about that. Love the photo, and the fact that your family are so behind you. Really well done. Happy Running :)

  • You are working that look well. Fabulous pic and what a lovely family celebration. Well done and congratulations upon your graduation πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸ’ upward and onward!

  • Brilliant post and photo. Well done Wish I had a welcoming committee ! I had to buy my own Magnum(Ice cream) from the NISA lady from the NISA shop.

    She did take a photo for posterity though. If you had a party with Ice Cream I'd have been there ! I'm jealous ,your photo and party was better than mine !

  • Well done, what an achievement, you're an inspiration. My graduation run is tonight, got my playlist ready and feeling very excited.

  • Congratulations. What a great family to celebrate such a milestone with you. You look good in the sash xxx

  • Fantastic - well done!

    Your lovely family are rightly proud of you - enjoy that amazing feeling!

    Now to plan lots of lovely new running adventures.

  • Well done! You now have the enormous responsibility of helping and inspiring new runners. See that badge next to your name? That means that you are now an "expert" :-)

  • Well done, that is brilliant! :)

  • Well done! And that's a great way to celebrate. :)

  • That's just brilliant! A huge well done to you and many congratulations. You're awesome 😊

  • No humiliation there, be very proud-runner :)

  • Congratulations and well done xx

  • Whoop whoop!!! Well done you πŸ˜„

  • Congratulations! And 5k in a brilliant time! Well done and happy onward running!

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