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I've done it!!! I've done it!!! I've done it!!!

I just got in from my graduation run and am feeling SO chuffed!!! Just ten weeks ago, it was incomprehensible that I could possibly run for half an hour without stopping. I've done it three times this week, and on the second run I did 5k (not in 30 minutes I hasten to add!!!) I over did it on that second run and still felt very tired this morning so thought I'd take a day off and do my graduation run tomorrow. It seems that I might be addicted because I couldn't 'not' do the run today, so I headed out to a flatter than usual path which I'd never run on before, half way up and running along the side of the Jura mountains through the woods. It was so beautiful and I managed to get back to the car just before it got dark, feeling elated and on top of the world. So looking forward to receiving my shiny Graduation Badge, and will treat myself to a c25k Graduate Tee-Shirt!!! I now need to listen to the c25k+ podcasts to come up with a plan of action for what's next (any suggestions gratefully received.) Thanks so much for all the support on this Forum, both from responders to posts, and people writing posts, asking questions and sharing their experiences. I'm sure it has had an awful lot to do with my successful Graduation. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. (I see a 10k up ahead in the distance somewhere ;-) )

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Congratulations 😊🎉

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Delighted for you! Well done youintheuniverse. Bask in that glow for as long as it lasts (I'm now thinking my glow might be permanent as it hasn't worn off yet...) x

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Thank you!!! I Love the idea of the glow being permanent!!! 🌟💫💥 Glad you are still glowing!!! 🌟💫💥

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Fantastic!

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Thank you!!! 😊🎉🍾

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Well done. Apart from C25K Tee shirt are you doing anything else to celebrate ? I celebrated with a magnum (ice cream) back in the summer , seems like eons ago !

If I graduated now I think I'd have a mince pie or 2 .

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Thank you!!! 😊 Funnily enough, my husband brought home a Vienetta ice cream as a celebratory treat!!! Haven't had one for about 20 years!!! Enjoy your mince pies when you reach your next goal!!!

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Great sense of achievement isn't it? Well done you :-) x

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It really is!!! Thank you!!! 😊

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great stuff, well done!

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Thank you 😊!!!!

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Congratulations! You've done it and it's a fantastic achievement! Your running location sounds beautiful - lots more to explore now you're a graduate!

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Thank you!!! 😊 It really is incredibly beautiful here. I've learned to Love the hills as there really aren't any properly flat routes!!!

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Congratulations on graduating! Lots of luck with the next stage of your running journey!🙂

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Thank you!!! 😊🎉🎓 I'm so looking forward to discovering what comes next!!!! 🏃🏃🏃

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Woo well done .and your new shiny badge looks fab 😁

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Thank you!!! 😊🎉🍾 It does rather, doesn't it!!! 😊😊😊

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Well done! I have been enjoying playing with the C25K + podcasts since graduation. They are on the NHS website. Enjoy your celebration!

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Thank you!!! 😊 & Thanks for the tip!!! I will check them out over the weekend. 🏃🏃🏃

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Graduation badge looks great on you. Well done. I hope you're on cloud nine all week.

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Thank you!!! 😊 Yes I think this cloud nine will stick for a long time to come, 😁😁😁

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Congratulations 🎓🌟🏃🏃👍!! Well done you its the best feeling in the world ive downloaded the c25k & aing to get faster at the 5k & then a parkrun wben more confident!! Lets all keep glowing & running& ENJOY😊😊x

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Thank you!!! 😊🎉🍾 yes am feeling Fab!!! I think I might do the same. Will listen to the various pod casts over the weekend and come up with a plan for next week. For sure let's glow 🌟 and run 🏃 and have fun 😂

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Let me know how you get on as im keen to keep going too! I really liked the structure of c25k x

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Will do and likewise. I think I'll be trying a bridge to 10k podcast/app at some point in the not too distant future :-) XXX

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Got that downloaded too looking to keep running 3 times a week so keep in touch😊X

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Well done great achievement 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Thank you!!! 😊🍾🎉🏃

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Congratulations! Enjoy that amazing feeling!

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Thank you!!! 😊

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Congratulations and e joy that glow!

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Thank you :-) Just planning my next steps - so exciting!!!!

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Congratulations!!! This is great! Love the fact that you're talking about 10K in the distant future. Maybe Chamonix ;-)

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Thank you!!! Chamonix would be a MASSIVE achievement. I have to admit, I do keep thinking about it!!! Maybe, just maybe ;-) XXX

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Congratulations, for now I'd just consolidate what you're doing.

That's what I did , carried on running 5k 3 times a week (over different routes) until achieving 5k has become easier, maybe have a look for any park runs where you are.

All this will strengthen you further whilst you consider what's next, I myself have just started extending out towards 10k.

Once again congratulations and hope you enjoyed your vienetta

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