Chuffed isn't the word for it: So its week 9 run... - Couch to 5K

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Chuffed isn't the word for it

seaspaniel
seaspanielGraduate
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So its week 9 run 3 and I've graduated. Can't quite believe it. Back in November I could barely manage 1 minute continuous running and today I completed my 4th Parkrun.

I've reflected on my journey so far and it's clearly been a team effort.

Firstly this forum for your inspiring stories, examples and advice as well as the great admin and support work behind the scenes.

IannodaTruffe for his sage advice which I am sure has helped me avoid injury.

Special mention to Laura from the podcast who should receive a sticker every time someone graduates.

The guy in the run Swindon shop who's comment "that sock should go on your other left foot sir" was a highlight. (There are left and right socks available for running). Despite this the gait analysis and road shoes made a huge difference.

And for getting me over the line all those involved in the Parkrun movement to remind everyone that its all about participation and having a good time and not about getting a good time.

My wife would also like to thank you all for my loss of a tea tray belly and curing my snoring. perhaps TMI.

Thank you.

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runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

Congratulations!! It's amazing when you look back on it isn't it? I bet you were beaming across that finish line today.

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Bluebirdrunner

Fantastic πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰...

Congratulations on Graduating πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

You are right to be chuffed and your journey has just begun😊x

Happy running...

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BLEWI

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺ

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EmmaRunning
EmmaRunningGraduate

Congratulations- enjoy the road ahead 😊

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Sadie-runs
Sadie-runsGraduate

Well done seaspaniel! It is quite the achievement. Just 9 weeks - and look how far you have come! Wishing you a happy running future. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate

Congratulations. Well done!

Oh, yes, leftie and rightie socks. I had mine a couple of weeks before i realised!

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Huge congratulations... well done you!

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Lavender1962
Lavender1962Graduate

Congratulations! Good to hear your wife benefited as well. A new cure for snoring!

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Froglegs
FroglegsGraduate

If it cures snoring I need to get my wife running😳

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RuthL
RuthLGraduate

Congrats, and well done for running several Park Runs already πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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deniseinbristol

This is amazing really well done πŸ™Œ that’s inspired me to keep at it, I completed week 5 run 3 the (20 min one 😱) but I did it x x many congratulations to you

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Richard7
Richard7Graduate

Congratulations seaspaniel - it’s a great milestone. Well done for getting through and for the ParkRuns - I still haven’t run one!!

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tfcmagpie
tfcmagpieGraduate

A big well done to you Sir and to your team! The comments from all on here really do inspire. You will now go on to continue your running I am sure. The Parkrun bug gets you first then try a running club!

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Great news, congratulations graduate!

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Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

brilliant! well done you :)

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Lillybeth30mins

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ‘

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Congrats! It's incredible to go from struggling to complete a minute to running for half an hour.

Glad you're chuffed! You've earned it!

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jaynewoodbank

Congratulations!

Isn't it great to look back on how your running and fitness have developed!

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RAnselm
RAnselmGraduate

Well done..and with 2 left feet!!

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notoutofbreath

Many, many Congrats! :) You appear to be utterly kicking butt!

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hello2018

inspiring, esp about the snoring!

thank you. Rach

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