Couch to 5K
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Oh My Giddy Aunt

I've only gone and done it ... this is the third time I've started the Couch to 5K and I've actually got there. I've just tottered in from my W9 R3 and I can't stop smiling. Good job nobody can see me - well only the dog, and he's used to me.

Thank you to this amazing group for the advice and cheer-leading. I've not said much myself because I wasn't convinced this attempt would be any more successful than the other two, and I didn't want to have to admit defeat. But I was wrong. Between you and Jo Whiley I've got there.

So, the plan is to carry on and run the Bath Half next March - to 'celebrate' (or not) my 60th which will be the following week, and hopefully raise lots of money for a wonderful cancer charity which is helping my lovely hubby. I'd never have been able to sign up without you.

Thank you so much :)

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FANTASTIC! What an inspiration you are for not giving up! I bet you feel elated! I'm just at the start of week 6 - the end is in sight and it's getting exciting!

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Thank you :) I'm absolutely chuffed to bits. I feel amazing - can't decide whether to laugh or cry to be honest!

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BOTH! I nearly burst out crying when I did my first 20 minutes without stopping last Friday! Good job there were only horses near by!

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I'm glad it's not just me - I get very funny looks from sheep as a rule.

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Many congratulations!😊 it's an amazing achievement and make sure you celebrate in style. Good luck for the next stage of your running journey and keep posting. Happy Monday 😊

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Thank you :) I think a small glass of something dry and white may be called for in the not too distant future!

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Congratulations Ffion I bet you feel AMAZING. I hope to join you getting the graduate badge in a few weeks

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Thank you, I do. I wasn't sure at one point I'd ever get there, but once I'd done W5 I was determined to totter to the end and at some point I really began to enjoy myself. I think it may be addictive!

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Oh yes it is for sure. Good luck with the half marathon. I'm planning on doing a 5k Poppy Run as my first post graduation challenge so you are much braver than me. :0)

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Good luck with the Poppy Run - sounds as though that might be a bit sooner than mine though! That sounds brave to me :)

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Very well done !!! 🥇😃

I too may ‘see’ you in Bath on that run 😉🏃‍♀️!

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Thank you! I'll be the puce hippo-shaped chap near the back!! I'm looking forward to it ... I think!

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Congratulations 🎉

Great achievement!

I will also be 60 next march.... I hope to achieve a 10 k to celebrate (or not ) 😂

Well done for not letting it beat you !!

X

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Thanks, Sarah. It's taken me a while to get there, but it's been worth it. We can celebrate together with virtual champers in March!!

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That's a plan 😜

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Fantastic. Congratulations and very well done to you for your great achievement. I agree, once you get past week 5 your on the home stretch. Getting to week 5 on the plan is the hardest part. I must have started stopped C25K at least 10 times.

It clicked this time because of Parkrun and finding this Forum.

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Thank you. I still can't quite believe it to be honest. This forum has been an immense help - I'm sure I wouldn't have got my head round it if I hadn't been reading all the brilliant posts on here.

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Congratulations Ffion😊🎉🎊🎊🎊🎊

You DID it...Very well done on finishing the program and Graduating👏👏👏👏

So pleased for you, keep posting for motivation to help get you ready for that HM next March....great target.😊x

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Thank you - you're all flipping lovely. I'll definitely keep posting, the group has helped me do something I never thought I'd manage :) x

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Ask for your Graduates badge on the pinned posts Graduation Badges October 2017...😊

Happy running...

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I haven't got a badge since my Farmers badge with the guides in about 1974. If you don't count the 'I am 50' badge which I rather carelessly left in the pub 😀

I'll treasure this one much more!

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Wow, that's what you call determination. Third time lucky and all that!! Very blinkin' well done - you definitely deserve a winner's medal. Great to hear your story :)

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Thank you :) that's a lovely thing to say! I got there eventually, and it does feel brilliant.

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Well done!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉😊😊😊😊🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Thank you!

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Congratulations and you have done so well ❤️🏃‍♀️🏆🏆🏆🏆🍸🍷🍸🍷🍸🍷

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Thank you - I'm overwhelmed by all your support. I should have been brave enough to post sooner! x

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Yes you should! :) Keep it up now you have.... I've a feeling you are going to keep us all amused with your outlook on life :)

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I will keep posting, I promise. It's like running round a corner and finding a whole gang of like-minded chaps handing out emergency jelly babies! :)

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See, that's what I'm on about! You'll be having us all in stitches. We need a laugh :) :)

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😊

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I don't know how you feel as I was so excited to have just done w1r1. You must be sky high with a wide wide grin. Brilliant job x

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Thank you - yep I'm still grinning. But well done to you too - you've just started something amazing too! X

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Well done! It’s an amazing feeling isn’t it? Xx

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It certainly is. I did the first 30 minute run and thought it must have been a fluke. To do the other two was completely amazing :)

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Well done you!

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Thank you! :)

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Amazing 🙌🏻🎉👍🎈👏🏼

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Thank you! I still can't quite believe it :)

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Brilliant! Well done to you - it feels so good to graduate! Good luck with your continued running and I hope that you raise lots of money for worthy causes 🏃🏽‍♀️🎓🏅👍

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Thank you, it feels amazing, and thanks for your good wishes for the future - I'm determined to raise as much as I can in March (even if I'm a pest in the process!) :)

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