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Thank you. Week 9 run 3 done

My journey started on 6th March on a treadmill at the gym where like many I struggled to run for 1 minute and couldn't see how I would get to Week 2 let alone the end. Around Week 5, after reading so many positive posts I transitioned outside leaving the treadmill behind. It was tough - I found it much harder - so much to consider even simple things like tying hair back so I could see - there was weather, dogs, cars, hills (well slopes really 😊). But I persevered, going back a couple of weeks and repeating until I was comfortable. Today I did it week 9 run 3 and wanted to share particularly with those who are just starting you can do this - believe and stick with it - I am fitter, feel better and really wish i hadn't left it until I was 51 to try this. I love being outside on my early run - I call to the chickens, talk to the rabbits (not sure they listen). I love the weather and am even learning to love 'hills' All of this is thanks to the program and all of the inspirational posts here. Thank you xxx

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Fabulous! 👍you have done it!! 🏆🎉

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Thank you Cazzer60 😀

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Congratulations graduate! Sounds like you are having a great time 👍🏼

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Am just loving it Jacs-W. 🌺

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Nice badge!🏅

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I feel the same way and at 2 yrs your senior am starting to realise what I've been missing. I feel so inspired by people's stories and I can't wait to reach Week 9 next month!

Well done 👍

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Hi Deslys4444 I think you are right it is suddenly realising that running is not for the 'others' but for us too. Good luck - you will graduate next month. As OldFloss says 'slow and steady'. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Fantastic. Well done and congratulations.

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Thanks Damienair 😊

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Great post and Congratulations on Graduating Michlou😊🎉🎉🎉🎉

Happy running...

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Thank you Jan-now-runs 🌹

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Well done on completing the programme. I am on week 4 just done the first run this morning. I am 54 and never run in my life and was worried that I was too old but I absolutely love it.

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I felt the same as you Vonnie63 and just can't believe how much I look forward to the next run. Building myself up to do a ParK run next Have a great day x

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Congratulations - you have really achieved something - and like many of us you may find this is just the beginning of an exciting adventure 😎 Well done.

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Looking forward to the adventure Runon 😀 thank you

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Well done 🎉 congratulations

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Fantastic, a great achievement... you must be feeling so proud 🦋

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Thanks ju-ju-

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Well done! Enjoy that feeling of euphoria !

And yes .. I chatted ( well through puffed breath) to hens rabbits birds sheep and so on during couch to 5k. In one run I remember a group of young bullocks ran along me in their field parallel to the road. I decided they were encouraging me but was grateful for the feNce between us..

Welcome to the graduate gang. The badge suits you!

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Thanks Hilary C I would have been grateful for the fence too ! Thank you for the welcome 🌺

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Congratulations 😊🎉🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Another one in to the graduate fold! You hang on to that fabulous feeling, it's SO well deserved!

Massive 🎈🎉CONGRATULATIONS🎉🎈 Michlou65

Can we party on a Sunday morning? Yes we can!

🎈🎉😊⭐💥😆🍸🎊🍻🍰🍷🍺🏆🎓🏆🍺🍷🍰🍻🎊🍸😆💥⭐😊🎉🎈

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Thank you McFitty 🌹. It does feel good

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Very well done. Enjoy your graduation. 🌻🌻

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Congrats! I aim to graduate next week and also am a member of the 50 plus gang. Celebrate in style 😀🍸

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Thank you and good luck for next week. You will do it. 🍀

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Congratulations 🎉👏👏 You are now officially a "runner"! Well done 👍

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It's great to really know I am a runner Thanks Redbillie21 😊

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Congratulations for your perseverance.

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Well done & inspirational ty. (and the rabbits are listening)

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Thank you. I think they might be listening too 😀

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Congratulations and well done!!

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Very well done Michlou65

An amazing achievement and the start of lots of new adventures I'm sure :)

Enjoy the party

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What a fantastic post! Congratulations

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Congratulations! 🏃‍♀️🏃🎉🎉🎉

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The McGurran's en masse are on their feet giving you a round of applause!!!!! Very well done. I remember struggling badly on week 1 but am now approaching 2 years since my first Parkrun, have completed several 10k runs and a half marathon and have signed up for my first marathon! All that from having to pause the app because I couldn't run for a full minute! Heartiest congratulations!

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Fantastic positive post! Well done! What's next for you?

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Thanks Bells411. Think I am going to consolidate what I have done, try ParK Run. Then might look at heading towards 10k come the autumn

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Thank you x. Park runs then starting towards 10k is my aim. Good luck with marathon 😀

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Fantastic inspiration for one who is 3 weeks behind you. Well done you 👏👏👏👏

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