Ain't no stopping me now!: That piercing scream... - Couch to 5K

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Ain't no stopping me now!


That piercing scream you heard about an hour ago was me completing R3W9, and hence the C25K programme. Honestly, it was my best run yet! Maybe it was the excitement of my graduation run, but I couldn't stop smiling! I ran the whole way with this ridiculous grin -- I must have looked slightly unhinged. ;)

But I was also thinking as I ran, how much I've learned during these recent weeks from all you forum folk. Being able to come back from a run and share my experiences and queries with such kind, non-judgmental, like-minded people has been instrumental in helping me to progress through this programme.

So -- my sincere thanks everyone! It's been a brilliant ride! xx

41 Replies

Scream away! Congratulations on your graduation.

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to SC1472

Thanks SC1472, I've calmed down a bit now, but I'm no less happy. And I've got a shiny new 'Grad badge' next to my name now, so well chuffed. :)

Vonnie63Graduate in reply to SC1472

Well done be there in 5 weeks time. All you vuys are so inspirational. I will finish week 4 tomorrow. Well done again x


Oh me gosh oh me gosh. You only gone and dunnit!

Utterly utterly fabulous. I'll bet that smile goes right the way round to the back of your head😊

It's so true that the programme is fantastic, but this forum is nothing short of miraculous for boosting you on, answering questions and generally chillin' and having a laugh. We also put on a mean party, so step up to that podium and bask in the well deserved applause!

Massive 🎈🎉CONGRATULATIONS🎉🎈 gazelle2B

Now get the running shoes off and the dancing shoes on😉


gazelle2BGraduate in reply to McFitty

HeeHee, Thanks McFitty. I'm really happy, proud, and more than a little amazed that I did it! Looking forward to keeping it going now. BTW, you have the most amazing collection of emojis!!! ;)

McFittyGraduate in reply to gazelle2B

They're the c25k graduate party emojis😊


Well done 👌

I wondered what that was😄

Whoop whoop you did it GazelleUR🎉🎉🎉

You really enjoyed your graduation run too.. (I was the same)😊

Badge already in time to celebrate...🎉🎉🎉🎈🎁

Well done and keep running and smiling...

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks Jan-now-runs! I will!


Well that made me feel really emotional. It's made me think I might cry after that final run. Tears of happiness obviously.😃

Anyway you must feel incredibly proud. Congratulations and very well done. X

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Minty4

Aw, thanks Minty4. I must admit, I *might* have got something in my eye toward the end of the run... ;)

Awesome that graduation feeling is the best ever ... good luck with your running adventures 😀

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to fatboytorunner

Why, thank you fatboytorunner! I can only imagine you'll have to change your name quite soon! Good luck and keep on keepin' on to you too.

I have lost over 2 stone and added about 10lb of muscle all through running and body weight excercises ... I used this name when I started as it's what I wanted to be and IT reminds me of what I have achieved and what's still to do! I love running I only wish I had found it earlier!!

Sorry to hiijack but how long have you been doing this? Sounds like everyone is doing amazing ☺

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to joblueeyes63

Hi joblueeyes63, Iccan't speak for anyone else, but I started the NHS C25K programmeon 7 March. Good luck with your journey!

Thankyou gazelle 2B, everyone has been so inspiring on here 😊 Im on it!

Well done you! Scream, laugh, do whatever you did it! I think I broke down in tears!

Enjoy the moment and then keep running.

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Wizziewood

Thanks Wizziewood59, I really did enjoy the graduation run...and the whole C25K programme! I started it with quite a lot of scepticism, and finished it with humble astonishment.


Massive congratulations GRADUATE!!!! Well done you.... bask in the well earned glory !

Get your party frock on and head for the Party!!! The badge really suits you too... and the best bit? Now this journey really starts :)

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Yippee Oldfloss! I'm basking, I'm basking! And I'm lovin' the grad badge. :D


Congratulations and well done. Amazing achievement.

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to damienair

Thanks damienair! I've really enjoyed it.


Yay! BIG congratulations 🎉

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Jomarie1979

Ta, Jomarie1979. I'm celebrating with a LARGE beverage! ;)


Fantastic ! Well done graduate! 🎈🍾🏅🏃🏼‍♀️

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thanks Jacs-W, I really like the sound of that! :)

Well done 😀 I can't wait until I can join you there!

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Lulu_xx

Slow and steady Lulu_xx and you'll be here in no time. Keep strong.


Well done you! I've got 2 runs left on W9. Keep smiling 😀

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to Mitzie71

Wayhay, Mitzie71 - you're nearly there! I'll look out for your graduation post! :)


Woo! Thats awesome. Good job :)


Fabulous job! It's amazing how far the programme takes you; on your legs and in your head

Well done you 🏃 👍🎉👏

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Thanks helenwheels! Indeed! There is *such* a mental aspect to running - sometimes inspiring, sometimes frightening, but always interesting!


congratulations runner xxx

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to secksy34

Ooh, I *do* like the sound of that! Thanks secksy34.


Well done - fingers, eyes and toes crossed this will be me on Thursday!!!!

I've been doing the programme with a beginners group at our village running club and we are doing our final run with the whole club, then we get a medal and a buffet after. Can't believe that 8 weeks ago running for a minute seemed like torture and last night I managed 30 minutes. Have already signed up for a transition course to keep this new me going...

gazelle2BGraduate in reply to lisere

Wow lisere, you're doin' it BIG style! Good luck for Thursday!

Congratulations. Great effort all your hard work has paid off. I am a couple of weeks behind you but really enjoying myself. Really don't want it to end 😊🍾😊


Congratulations xx

Congratulations!! Thats amazing ☺

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