Couch to 5K
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I've only gone and done it! I have actually completed Couch to 5k!

Well, not quite 5k (actually no where near 5k) but I have run for 30 minutes 3 times!! I am still on shock. I started this programme from a really bad place mentally and physically and went out on my first run clutching my phone convinced that I would need to phone an ambulance! The first few runs I tried very hard to avoid people and ran with my head down to actually avoid eyecontact with anyone. My granddaughter (nearly 9 and not a natural runner) has been on this journey with me and refused to go with anyone else whilst I was off on antibiotics for 11 days, bless her. I initially started the programme because I had signed up for Race for Life (which is this Sunday) and I just wanted to be able to run some of it - well I know I will be able to run 30 mins of it now!!

And, I am not ready to stop running any time soon - planning on spending a few weeks sticking to the 30 mins and going along to have a go at the local Parkrun!

To all you people just starting out - keep plodding on now matter how hard it may feel at the time - You Can Do It - especially with all the support from people on the forum - fabulous bunch. Thanks guys.

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Well done!! 👏👏👏

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Thanks :)

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Great post - congratulations on graduating and enjoy your Race for Life this weekend!☺

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Thank you :)

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Great post and well done, been there with the phone clutching on first run too.

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Well done Jax!

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Thanks :)

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Really well done 👍 Thanks for sharing, it's really quite inspirational, I know that sounds sappy but it's true!

Good luck for Race for Life

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Thankyou :)

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Well done JD. You should be every bit as proud of yourself as we are.

Looking forward to your race report

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Thanks - race takes place at that flippin' park with the hills that I nearly killed myself on the other week! Ha ha!

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Huge congratulations...very well done :) Bask in the well deserved glory...then get ready for that Race for Life!

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Thanks - still on a high hours later!

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Woohoo! Well done!

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Thank you :)

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Jaxdreamer, you are a star. I have never met you and know nothing about you but I am really proud. I've been following your progress because we are C25K 'peers'.

Enjoy the graduation party and give your granddaughter an extra big hug xx

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Ahh! Thank you, that's lovely. Shall definately give her another hug because she has been a little star! Our mantra before each run 'We can do this beacuse we are warriors' is going to keep me smiling forever.

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Wow!!! Many many congrats!!!! Well done!!!

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Well done u, keep at it,u r an inspiration 4 others. Vheers

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Thanks 😀

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Ooh Jaxdreamer look at that lovely badge! What a star. Bet you're over the moon. Time for a bit of a celebration?

Massive 🎈CONGRATULATIONS🎈to you. Now grab a glass and let us toast your amazing achievement😊

🎈🎉🍸🍻😆🍹🍷🏆🎓🏆🍷🍹😆🍻🍸🎉🎈

(and super good luck for the Race for Life - we'll all be with you in spirit)😊

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Ahh! Thanks. Have definitely grabbed a glass 🥃 or 2 or 3! Need to drink a lot of 💦 tomorrow! Hic🍾🍷🎉

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Congratulations Graduate.😊

Enjoy that Race for Life, run proud and your best efforts will be good enough.

You did it... 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈

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Thank you 🙂

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Congratulations 🎉 Have fun on your Race for Life!

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Thanks, I will - hopefully 😊

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Fabulous. You will love parkrun , I am about to get ready to go our local one. God luck & enjoy your Race for Life xx ps don't forget to go to the podium & get your shiny graduate badge 😊😊

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Thanks - loving my 'graduate ' next to my name! 🙂

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That's amazing. Well done to you and your granddaughter :)

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Thank you 😊

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Congratulations 🏅Graduate 🏃

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Thanks 🙂

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Congratulations.....I've also ran the 30 minutes this week and am doing my first park run this morning. The feeling of achievement is amazing x

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Fab! Enjoy your first Parkrun x

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That's wonderful!

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Thanks 😊

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Well done :)

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Thanks 🙂

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Brilliant Jaxdreamer, and congrats on becoming a graduate. You must feel incredible. And well done to your grand-daughter, what an achievement. So happy for you.

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Thank you - feels amazing! 🙂

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Amazing! Congratulations 😀💐

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Thanks 🙂

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Brilliant!!! :-)

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