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Newly graduated ๐Ÿ˜€

Newly graduated ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, I was going to have 2 days rest and complete C25K tomorrow, but you know me, keen bean, I woke up super early so thought, let's get out there! Another nice 30 minutes run in the peaceful early morning darkness. Pace and breathing nicely established now, so in a way, this was just another run to me. Have no idea of my distance or pace, as independent of me, Map My Run decided not to log any data today. Today of all days! No bother - I ran a steady pace for 30 mins and felt good and that's what counts, right?

Strangely, not feeling particular elated about finishing. I am proud I finished the programme, and I am LOVING running! I think I felt most elated when I finished the first 30 minute run. After that? I was just running, you know, cos that's what I do!

There is no way, I believe, that I would have got here without the support of you lovely people. Seriously, you have cheered me on, consoled me, offered me good advice (that has enabled me to get to this point), and you have made me laugh and laugh. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I truly value the friendships I have made on here and I truly cheer you all on too, wherever you are in the programme and beyond.

And 316neil, keep up your knee strengthening exercises, okay. I will be watching you. I am not going anywhere (other than 3 x 30 runs a week. ๐Ÿ˜€)

Sadie RUNS xxx

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Sadie Runs Indeed! Very well done ๐Ÿ‘ on graduating. Enjoy the running because you can. Give you a pat on the back ๐ŸŽ‰

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Thanks Helen! It just seems to have all come together in the last two weeks. I actually feel like a runner when I run, if you know what I mean! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Congratulations!!

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Thank you, lovely! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Well done Sadie, you did good.....onto 10K programme now? ๐Ÿ˜Š

Iโ€™m relying on you to help me through my experience now โ˜บ๏ธ

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Thanks Ted! 10k? Hmmm maybe next year! I want to do a bit of consolidation first. A regular running routine of 30 mins 3 x week, maybe work a bit on pace. Then yes, never ever thought I would consider it, but I would love to train for 10k. :-)

But mostly I run for the joy of it, so pace, distance not my sole focus.

And I will be checking in regularly I.e every day, to see how you are doing and cheer you on, my friend. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Congratulations! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฅ‚

Well done! !

World's your oyster now. Happy running ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Thanks misswobble! I am going to take running with me wherever I go. Apart from San Francisco. Too many hills, some almost completely vertical! Thank you for your support and good wishes. xxx

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Golden Gate Bridge, flattish, 1.7 miles each way = 5k ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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But busy! I cycled across it in June - beautiful! I was thinking Golden Gate Park for when I go back for work next year - but don't know if that's flat. Probably not! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

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Ah well done Sadie!

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Thank you Djraw! x

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Congratulations whoop whoop well done ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you! So happy I found running and this place. x

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Well I was just about to reply to your reply to me (if you see what I mean) and somehow knew that you would have got out there and done it. And you certainly did!

Congratulations doesn't even cover it, really really well done. I am incredibly proud of you. You've worked so hard and totally deserve your crown!

Thanks also for your concern for me, I couldn't have kept going without you.

Enjoy that glow!! And watch out behind, I'm on your tail!! :P

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Thank you so much, dearest Neil. I feel like you have been with me this entire running journey, and your "cheering on" and having such faith in me has always meant so much!

Yup, you are not far behind, and I will be cheering you on all the way! Not far to go now, buddie. :-) x

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Ooh get you with your shiny "Graduate" badge :) I want one!!!

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It's a bit surreal seeing it there! And, you will be getting one soon enough. :-)

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Congratulations!!!!

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Thank you so much! x

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Woohoo excellent. Well done runner ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks, Branners. :-) x

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Oh, lovely Sadie-runs, I'm sitting at my desk doing a happy dance (thank goodness I'm the only one here)..!!

So, so chuffed that you got out there this morning and totally bloody nailed it....

YOU ARE A GRADUATE..... CONGRATULATIONS...!!! ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ†

Your mission now (as well as cheering on 316neil), is to get me through the next 2 weeks ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Well done, really, really well done ๐Ÿค—

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Aw, my HITC, thank you so much! Totally bloody nailed it for sure!

It has been lovely interacting you with you on this forum of late; you really make me laugh! I will definitely be watching over you the next couple of weeks, but totally confident you will do this. If you ever need cheering on/telling off/a pep talk, I'm your gal. :-)

xxx

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Thank my lovely, likewise ๐Ÿ˜Š

I'll take the cheering on and pep talks but please don't tell me off - I fear that may be a little fierce ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

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Hey I'm scared just thinking about it :P

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Iron fist in a velvet glove, me. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Me too..!! I think we'd better behave ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Me behave??? Hmmm!

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Ok, scrap that ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Oh you two! I only have your best interests at heart. :-)

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Plus I now have "graduate" next to my name, and I think that means you have to listen to me. Hee hee hee ho ho ho.

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*blows a raspberry*

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Woo hooooooo! Well done to you!! It's amazing isn't it to be a runner! I didn't feel that elated at the time either it came slowly to me over the next couple of months as I got to grips with life after c25k. Good luck with your new journey ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

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Oh I am glad I am not the only one! I was a bit worried โ€“ like, what is wrong with me! But, I think it is because I have been feeling pretty high since week 8, really. Looking forward to my consolidation runs. Thank you, dearest, for always supporting me! x

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Wahaaaayyyy ! Nice one!

You've really done great at this and if you dont believe me, go back and have a read of some of your earlier posts. I think your very first post pretty much summed up the great attitude that has been with you throught all of this.

'I am going to keep on running, I am determined to get fit, and really enjoying the programme'

So well done you! And dont be too sure about leaving it too long before you want to start reaching for that 10K.

Congratulations Sadie.

GB

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Aw, thanks buddy! And thank you for being a great source of support, inspiration and not least, entertainment. :-)

Now you mention it, I have been pretty positive throughout C25K. No idea how I mustered that up, I am not known as an especially positive person! I think my timing was right; I needed this running lark in my life, and I wanted to give it my best shot. I soon discovered that running makes me ridiculously happy, and happiness is very addictive.

Watch this space. I bet I start my 10k training sometime in the new yearโ€ฆam thinking early spring. I have lots of mini-goals before that though, so will keep motivated!

Again, thank you dear GB. x

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Reciprocated

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Well done!! Look at that shiny graduate medal ๐Ÿฅ‡

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I know. :-) It is lovely seeing it there. And thank you!

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Woohoo. Congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Well done on completing C25k

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Thank you for all your support, TJ! x

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Step up to that podium Sadie...we need to celebrate a nice 30 min run ๐Ÿ˜†...

*YOUR GRADUATION* ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

Well done on completing the program, and as you say, you know you can run for 30 minutes now, whenever you like..

I hope you did a little fist pump at the end....

Enjoy your celebrations..and your next run will be captured on your Mapmyrun and the next๐Ÿ˜Š...

๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you lovely, Jan! I am already looking forward to my next run! xx

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Congratulations! ๐Ÿƒ

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Thank you so much! If I can do this, anyone flipping can! x

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Yea well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป xx

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Yay indeed! Thanks Shelby. x

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Congratulations and happy running ๐Ÿ˜

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Aw, thank you Jenny! I am looking forward to my next happy run already. :-)

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Very well done and yes I understand your lack of elation though I suppose that 3rd time just proves it's not been a fluke (threes a charm) and yes another runner that shows/proves the value of cto5k

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Thank you, rolysmate. I know this makes me sound like a weirdo, but I have been quite elated throughout the 9 weeks, so my finishing elation was not such a high. Besides, in a way, I feel like I am just beginning my exciting running future. Flipping heck! I never anticipated loving running so much. โค๏ธ

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sounds rather like myself you bloody weirdo lol

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Really Well done Sadie on a fantastic achievement !!

You should be so proud of yourself ! :-) xxx

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Thank you so much, poppypug! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Very well done you! Massive congratulations... NOW it begins.... loads of consolidation, different routes and distance and 30 minute runs too.. then think of moving onwards.. But for now bask in the glory!!!!

The badge really suits you!

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Thank you, darling Flossie. Your "slow and steady" mantra truly made a difference to my journey. You have helped me so so much...I cannot begin to thank you enough!

And yes, the plan is definitely consolidation. I have a spreadsheet all ready for the next two months. ๐Ÿ˜€ I want to get to 5k, in the short term (am not far off), but most of all, my aim is to continue to enjoy my 30 minute runs. New routes is a great idea though! And I have lots of 30 minute Zombie missions to enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

xxx

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Yipeeeeeee....well done Sadie-runs ...Sadie definitely runs brilliantly!!! I shall have a clink & a drink to you later....itโ€™s been great watching you progress through the weeks & become the expert runner that you are ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Xxxx

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Thanks Mummycav, but I am no where near an expert runner yet. But I am a cheery one. ๐Ÿ˜€ Serendipity and double joy today - one of my team bought me a bottle of prosecco today for "being a lovely boss". When I told them I had completed C25K today he was so happy for me! I am happy I have some fizz to celebrate with tonight! I am a very lucky gal! xxx

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Well done on your graduation run!

Enjoy the moment, it has been well earned.

The next run is just for you, just for fun, just because you can ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

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Aw, thank you so much, dear whatsapp. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Yaaay! Cheering for you. Sounds life changing to me. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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It has been so far, Elfe, really hope it continues to be so! And thank you ๐Ÿ˜˜

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CONGRATULATIONS Sadie!! You graduated! You reached your goal, I bet you didnโ€™t feel it possible at the very beginning. Well, you did it!!!!! I hope youโ€™re feeling hugely proud of yourself.

Thank you for all the support that youโ€™ve given me and the many others on this forum too. I feel the same way you do about the support on here but please remember that you are a big part of that!

Keep posting, keep in touch.

Sadie really DOES run!

Fellow Sadie

Xx

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Oh lord, tearing up here now! ๐Ÿ˜ช Overwhelmed at all the lovely messages!

Thank you so much for your lovely words, Sadie! It has been a pleasure cheering you on; I always check for your posts and enjoy watching you progress.

I will stay a regular on here, for sure. I am still a "beginner" in terms of running, but feel I have some experience of this programme at least to be able to support folk. And it is such a lovely community of people, too.

I chose the name "Sadie-runs" as I wanted to start with a positive spirit. It has really carried me. ๐Ÿ˜€

Your virtual running pal, Sadie x

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Terrific post and a terrific achievement! Well done to you, nice having that hard earned piece of bling too hey?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐ŸŽ–

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Thank you, lardofale! I do feel chuffed. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Amazing amazing amazing!!! Well done Sadie run run run ๐Ÿ˜˜

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๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you, lovely fellow Sadie! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Tremendous. Elation to come again soon, Sadie. Meantime, enjoy the badge & the company in this forum.

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Thank you LordOberon! Planning my first post-grad run for tomorrow or Sunday. Now it's going to be all about maintaining the regularity of runs - and the enjoyment! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Wow, wow And Wow. How blooming marvellous. Congratulations on graduating but more so congratulations on finding your happy place as a runner. Look at all the possibilities itโ€™s opened up for you. I find myself driving around familiar places thinking โ€œooo I could hereโ€ so many new and exciting routes to discover and I hope you stay just ahead of the zombies on every single one of them x

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Aw, thanks so much Ren! I am hoping to find some new routes, but most of all, cannot wait to get back in my park at the weekend. It is huge, so I can get quite a lot of variety (including the small inclines I have been avoiding throughout C25K). Zombies do not stand a chance with me now. :-) x

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Yehhhhhhh another successful c25k story ... well done you ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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Thanks! This programme is MAGIC! x

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Well big congratulations to you! I think I want one of those medals too.

Thanks for all your posts. Reading them from you and others is a big, big help.

Keep on running!

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Thank you! And you know, stick with the programme, slow and steady, and that medal WILL be yours. :-)

You keep on running too, and enjoy! x

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Congratulation - well done to you!

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Thanks Kim! :-)

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Well done you enjoy your graduation. Enjoy carrying on running because we are now runners! I will raise a glass to all the graduates of this week. Such an inspiring group to belong to xx

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Thanks Virginia! I really do hope to keep up the joy with my running. And yes, this group is so inspiring. x

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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE!! โ˜บ

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THANK YOU, John! :-) x

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Congratumalations ๐Ÿฅ‡

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I love congratumalations. :-) Thank you, Maddee! x

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Brilliant! Huge congratulations ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

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Thank you, Liz! ๐Ÿ˜˜

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