I did it!!!!!: Finally, after taking a 2 week... - Couch to 5K

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I did it!!!!!

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Finally, after taking a 2 week break from running due to a change in work schedule, I managed to complete W9R3 yesterday and I can't believe I've graduated πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸŽ“ My thighs are tight today and stairs have been a struggle but I'm over the moon, especially as this was the first run I actually enjoyed and managed to stick to a steady pace rather than going out too fast. Looking forward to downloading some running tunes and striving to actually cover 5k πŸ™‚ As you can see, a majorly unflattering photo and the dog is as shattered as me πŸ˜†

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Well done

Wow, we'll done! Looks like you enjoyed it! Keep on running! πŸƒπŸŒ³πŸŒ³πŸŒ³

Well done, and keep running!!


Well done! You certainly don't look like you've just run for half an hour!

SteffieLouGGraduate in reply to Fishypieface

Haha, used an Instagram filter to tone down the red face but thank you ☺️

FishypiefaceGraduate in reply to SteffieLouG

Glad to know it's not just me red (well, beetroot mainly) in the face by the end!!


You look fab-u-lous darling!And your dog is to die for!

Massive CONGRATULATIONS to you. I'd normally have balloons and stars and graduate caps strewn around as we party but I'm on my prehistoric laptop and it doesn't understand emojis!

Enjoy that graduation feeling - it's super awesome. And the best is yet to come!

SteffieLouGGraduate in reply to McFitty

Thank you McFitty. It's not the dogs best side, she's usually looking far prettier. I think she's trying to get her breath back πŸ˜†

Super chuffed, I have my Graduate badge and the dog has lost 2.8 kilos over the last 10 weeks 😬


Well done - and I'd be very happy to have as unflattering a photo of myself as that!!!!!!! Did you say your dog has lost nearly 3kg? I think I need to come and run with you - 3kg?!!! Wow!

SteffieLouGGraduate in reply to RebeccaSK

Haha, thank you. I've seen your post Park Run photo and you look amazing! Yes, I'm ashamed to say her weight had crept up to 32.8 kg. We knew she was a bit chunky but didn't' realise she weighed so much! Weighed in at 29.9 kg tonight which is great, her target is around 28.5 ish.

You'd be welcome to run with me anytime alas I'm a little bit too far away. If you're ever in Shropshire though, gimme a shout! Can't guarantee any weight loss though 😬

RebeccaSKGraduate in reply to SteffieLouG

LOL! You haven't seen the photos of me mid-Parkrun! I went on their page on Sunday and nearly fell off my chair - there was me looking fat and massive!

I doubt it would ever happen but I would LOVE to do a tour of the country's parkruns - to try and raise money for charity or something. Of course, this would be easy to fit around my 50 hour working week, my regular training and my not particularly good NHS salary would not help things!


Massive congratulations you look great


Mega congratulations, and welcome to the grads lounge! I don't think that's an unflattering pic at all, I love your kit!

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