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Look out world - here comes a graduate!!

Wow - what a great feeling - finished week 9 run 3 this evening! That's 9 weeks and 4 days, 27 runs, 1 practice run, an update to the app, a holiday and a heatwave, since I started.

This is a great program - for anyone thinking of starting or still in the early weeks, I'd say "go for it". Be prepared to be pushed outside your comfort zone physically and mentally, but only enough to help you progress.

And to everyone on this forum - thank you so much, you have really helped me to keep going!

Off to get my graduate badge now - hope there's some left!

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PS and for the record, I can currently "run" just under 4km in 30 mins, and over the 9 weeks I have lost precisely 0lb! (Probably something to do with celebrating each new milestone with a glass of wine....)

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You've done fantastically, now a couple of weeks consolidating and then push on to that 5k and beyond πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Thanks! I can ease off a bit now while I wait for you at the graduation table!

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6 more runs for me, I start again on Saturday, strangely enough I've missed not running

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Congratulations, graduate! I'm sure the admins will arrange a few more badges if they've run out😎 It'll look great on youπŸ‘

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Thanks!

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Yay. Big congratulations! You did a great job. I too lost 0lbs :D

Was going to wait to celebrate with you but succumbed to the prosecco last night. Oops!

Hope you feel wonderfully proud. You should do.

Have a lovely day of rest tomorrow, then need to find a way to keep it going. I'll nag you, if you nag me :D :D :D

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Thanks! I'm now celebrating with a G&T, and you definitely earned your prosecco yesterday.

Planning to try a Park Run on Saturday, so will hopefully keep up the momentum. But yes, happy to be nagged!

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Cheers!

I'd like to try our Park Run but we are away this weekend so it will have to wait a bit. I keep checking my times against the weekly results. i shouldn't be last, but there will be several hundred people ahead of me! i cannot imagine being in a bunch of 450 runners! Badge or no badge, I will still feel a fraud I'm sure. Hope you really enjoy yours.

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Huge congratulations.. very well done ! Go get that badge, we have it polished and waiting!

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Thanks Oldfloss! Your slow and steady advice kept me going 😊

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Brilliant achievement, you have done so well. The badge looks great.πŸŽ“πŸΎπŸ…β­οΈ

Enjoy your parkrun!

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Yahoo! Well done to you. We both were on the finish line this evening. Fantastic achievement. Enjoy your Parkrun on Saturday. I'm going to travel to a new one in Dublin on Saturday and run it with my 2 sisters. Parkruns are amazing.

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Congratulations on graduating - you may not have lost weight but I bet you've changed shape and are feeling healthier.

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Well done x

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Well done SueKen. Amazing job. Enjoy your running!

(I made the mistake of googling 'how many calories burned in running......' Big mistake :)

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Well done. Glad you've enjoyed it. It's a great feeling πŸ‘

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