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W9R3 done!!! Can I please have my badge now??? :)

Yay!!! I did it (Doing Dora and Boots happy dance)..

Having completed c25K 1.5 years ago (didn't know about this forum then), I always knew I could do this...

However when you are starting out all again after a long break and gaining 4 kilos in the process, 30 mins does seem a long time. So proud of myself...I am a runner now!!! I remember a time approximately 10 years ago when I had just moved to UK and some of my really fit ( inspite of being much older) colleagues asking me to sign up for a 10K race...saying its not a big deal and anyone could do it. I remember thinking "are these guys crazy?" why would you want to run for FUN!!!? Anyway, I obviously didnt take part and remember them comparing their sub 40 mins 10K timings. I don't think I even appreciated that timing back then...

In the years that followed, I started respecting the dedication of those guys. They would try to fit in a run, a bike ride , a swim etc. whenever they could...

Not being able to shake off last few kilos after my second child, I decided to start running. and then it was not about losing weight anymore, but about the run itself...It was exhilarating, liberating....and FUN!!! The sense of achievement this brings is phenomenal....

Phew!!! a long post!!! Anyway, I plan to consolidate 5K runs for a few weeks and then try to increase my long run using the 10% rule ...

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Well done! Now you need to keep it up! Your plan sounds good and is a great way to turn this running lark into a habit🏃

Why did you stop last time? It might be worth analysing the reasons and trying to avoid them this time round.

I was in a similar situation - I knew I could run for 30 minutes. What I couldn’t do was run 30 minutes 3x a week, week after week. But I can now😎👍

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Thanks...

Last time there were a lot of reasons...breavement, move to India, the whole change in routine/lifestyle that comes with a move...Hopefully I won't have all these excuses again.. :)

I plan to take it one week at a time and registering for races should help me keep motivated...

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Congratulations, Poojki! 🥇 You are a graduate! More than that, you are a happy runner again!

Well done. Be very very proud of yourself! Here's wishing you a happy running future. 👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👏👏

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Thanks... :) Happy running future to you too...!!

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Congratulations graduate 🏃🏻‍♀️⭐️

You need to use this link to claim your badge

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...🏆

Happy running

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Thanks.... :)

Just asked for it on that link... :)

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Congratulations fellow runner.

Keep posting, keep running, keep smiling.

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Yay well done! 😃💪🍾🥂🏅🏃‍♀️✔️

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