Week 9 Run 3 complete!: Showered and refreshed... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 3 complete!

Duddles
DuddlesGraduate
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Showered and refreshed with a glowing body having completed 40 minutes and 6.22k - including warm up and warm down walks - of my very last Couch to 5k runs.

I completed it once before, in November 2014, without the encouragement of this forum, and once done, the running stopped.

Because of this forum, I have finished this time thinking of things for the future - including Park Runs, (fortuitously just set up in my country) and some other 5k runs, so today should not be the end.

I have completed the runs this time at the age of 71 and a quarter, and after a heart operation five years ago for atrial fibrillation, so each time I set off I say careful goodbyes to the family..... but I kept coming back, even today.

So this is the proof that this course really does work and that anyone can do it. I promote it on my Twitter account every day, because as you all know life is so much better off the Couch.

Thanks for the encouragement everyone on this forum. I have a stack of stats if anyone else is nerdish enough to know how the nine weeks progressed.

Thanks again

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Jancanrun

well done you what a fab achievement - it's a relief you kept coming back! Don't forget to get hold of your badge, you've earned it, so show it off with pride. Pinned posts to the right...

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Jandotty

Incredible!!! Well done Duddles

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Slowry12

Well done

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Mikemelly

Brilliant

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Cooper79
Cooper79Graduate

Wow go you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ that's amazing. True inspiration xx

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Huge, HUGE congratulations.. what a journey !

Go and get that badge... we are all waiting to toast your amazing success... and the best bit..this goes on :)

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done.

You don't have to disappear from the forum just because you have graduated.

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Duddles
DuddlesGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks - I'll stick around to find out what to do next....

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Bluebirdrunner

Congratulations on your second graduation DuddlesπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

You are a fantastic role model for us all at 71 years young and still out running those kms...

Well done and I hope you carry on enjoying your running and writing up run reports. 😊x

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador

Wowzers Duddles ?? 71?? I am not worthy...you are absolutely a-maz-zing....I am sending you a virtual high five πŸ™Œ....I don’t drink during the week so I will raise more than a glass to you tomorrow....wow xx

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Duddles
DuddlesGraduate
in reply to Mummycav

Thanks, it was your post, about some struggles you were having a few weeks ago, which inspired me to see it through this time.

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Mummycav
MummycavAmbassador
in reply to Duddles

Crikey..just an innocent, honest post can lead to results like yours...fab-u-lous Duddles...brilliantly done xx

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Polly2810
Polly2810Graduate

Well done!! Amazing achievement, yes it really does work!

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freckles05

Congrats, keep up the great workπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸΎ

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Mimirossi
MimirossiGraduate

Well done! What a fabulous achievement Duddles! Very well done!

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