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Done it!!! My graduation run!!

Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
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I have found it hard, all the way through - I haven't missed a single run, but I have kind of doubted my ability to do every single one... I feel a bit cross with myself now, retrospectively, that I couldn't believe a bit more in myself.. :( .. cos I DID it!! :)

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RunningGeek
RunningGeekGraduate

Yay! Congratulations. Enjoy your shiny new badge :-)

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate

Well doneπŸ‘πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸŒŸIm with you on that podiumπŸ˜€ and I agree it was hard work & I never thought I'd get to the end but WE did! Yahoo enjoy your success!! X

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Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
in reply to Pc59

Oh congratulations! I feel that all of us here, at the end have made epic journeys.. I feel very emotional about it. I have a lot to think about

I hope you are feeling proud of yourself - this feels quite an achievement, doesn't it?!

x

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate
in reply to Shainathecheetah

It sure does!! I've wanted to try running for years & several years ago tried jog for Scotland but felt self concious as they were faster & felt a failure & gave up!! I did this running solo part from a friend who did it with me in another town though but we kept texting to keep each other going😊this forum was a godsend for me as they all kept me going no matter how slow!! We are all champions todayπŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒπŸŒŸ and wow it feels great!! What's your next aim? Mines to get to 5k and maybe make that befor my 60yrsyoung next julyπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚keep on running everyoneπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒx

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Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
in reply to Pc59

There is a park run every Saturday in my town so I might try and do that, although I don't think I'm quite ready as it is 5k and I doubt I'm running that far in 30 mins yet.

So, like you, I want to get to 5k and then probably have a crack at the park run!

I got a new bike a few weeks ago but because of the running, I haven't really done much with it, so that might keep me busy too!

x

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate
in reply to Shainathecheetah

O it's funny I just bought lights for my bike as I thought it might help with building stamina!! Great minds think alike😊😊x

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Victoria1james
Victoria1jamesGraduate
in reply to Pc59

This forum has been a godsend for me too. My friends quickly tired of me updating them every other day so chatting with like minded people has been invaluable

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Jingle_berry

Fantastic, amazing, brilliant and well done you β­οΈπŸŽ‰πŸΎ No more self doubt allowed, you have done it 😘

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Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
in reply to Jingle_berry

It's all rather confusing - I made it so much harder for myself by doubting myself, I can see that now. I feel like I have a lot to think about

Thank you for your nice message x

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orchards
orchardsGraduate

Congratulations! Now you know you really can do it. Enjoy running as a graduate!

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Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
in reply to orchards

Thank you so much x

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate
in reply to orchards

Thanks and πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ we go 5k next!!! X

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Meintheuniverse

Congratulations!!!🍾🍾🍾 Fab news!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Maybe you can reward yourself with some kind words/thoughts to yourself now! I'm still not there yet and I won't quite believe it's possible until I've done it either! Hopefully I'lol join you as a graduate πŸŽ“ very soon. Keep up the great work.

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Shainathecheetah

What a lovely message - I do feel proud - but a bit confused, because I don't know why I made it harder for myself the whole way through by doubting whether I could do it, When I didn't walk a single step that I should have run and ran every day that I planned to and completed it in about 9 and a half weeks...

So, I hope I can take more from this than just the medal... :/

Honestly, if I can do this, then I absolutely know that you can x

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Jingle_berry

Shainathecheetah, you have to believe in yourself because you really did do it - you assumed you couldn't and you've proved yourself wrong with every single step. You have achieved the physical success of C25k, but still need a little work on the mental attitude. Wrap up the feeling of success and put it in your pocket. Next time you think you can't do something , look in that pocket, put a smug smile on your face and repeat ' I CAN do this' - the louder the better ☺️☺️☺️

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Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
in reply to Jingle_berry

Your kind and thoughtful words have made tears come to my eyes... thank you so much for taking the time to write them.

I will really really try xx

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Meintheuniverse

I think for some of us, making things harder for ourselves with self doubt is just a habit we've got ourselves into over many years. One of the many great things about c25k is, we now KNOW that we can create new habits that we never dreamed possible!!!! Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, I really appreciate it.

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate
in reply to Meintheuniverse

No hopes you will be there πŸŽ“& il be cheering you on😊😊😊x

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Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Hooray! Congratulations! Enjoy that epic feeling today.

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Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
in reply to Ullyrunner

thank you so much!!!

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McFitty
McFittyGraduate

Congratulations Shainathecheetah! Amazing! Well done :) The sky's the limit now. Onward and onward some more. :) :) :)

Oh and cheers tooπŸΈπŸΉπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽ“πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸΉπŸΈHappy Graduation!

And don't worry about the doubting, it takes a while to appreciate what you've accomplished and what you're capable of. I still get nervous before every run!

Enjoy your running :)

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Shainathecheetah
ShainathecheetahGraduate
in reply to McFitty

That is so helpful to know, thank you so much for that xxx

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mariamc67
mariamc67Graduate

Huge congratulations and well done you πŸ˜†

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Von99
Von99Graduate

Congratulations- it's a wonderful feeling! I struggled with every run as well, but like you I did it!

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