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I did it! I am a graduate for the first time ever!👍

It was a lovely uneventful run and I am SO happy! When Sarah said I’d done my 30 minutes I burst into tears (and trust me, I’m not usually a bursting-into-tears-in-public kind of girl)

I want to say a big thankyou to everyone on this wonderful forum, without the advice and encouragement I do wonder if I’d have carried on?!? Now I get grumpy if I don’t have chance to check updates at least once a day (so nosey!) 🤣

Well, I’d better stop waffling on, but as you can tell... I’m very happy, very relieved, and very proud of myself.

Happy running everyone 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Liz x

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Many congratulations.Well done and enjoy your celebration. Amazing.

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Congratulations! You did it 🎉💪🏻🤗 x

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Brilliant, well done you, elated for you 👏👏👏 what’s next 🏃‍♀️🤔

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Next for me is a few more 30 minute runs and then slowly increase the length of time until I’m at 5K. Then, I guess I’ll just keep working to bring that time down. No big aspirations on my part. No 10K or half marathons on the horizon.. just a happy runner🤣

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Same - no long distance running, just fleeter of foot 🐾

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Congratulations to you 'Lillybeth', the next great joy you will have is once you get your time down to 30 minutes for the 5k, just take it gradually and most importantly enjoy.

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Your future plans sound perfect Liz. So, so chuffed for you, it is a wonderful feeling. Well done lovely. xx

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Hi Lillybeth i’m In exactly the same place and have had the same thoughts as you. Never run before and graduated last Sunday. I want to build up to a 5k Parkrun and I might try my local one this Saturday. Maybe run for 30 - 35 mins and brisk walk the remainder!

Good luck to us both!

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That is fantastic well done!

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Well done you Liz I have two weeks to go until I can graduate. Let me tell you that reading your update post has been a huge inspiration to me. Thank you x

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Ah thankyou unfitwestie, what a lovely thing to say ☺️

It not be long til you’re joining the club too 👍

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Brilliant 😀 well done you x can’t wait till It’s my turn 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Congratulations 🎊

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Brilliant! Very well done 🏅🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

You should be proud, you've done great. It's an emotional thing to achieve something like this. I'm very happy for you.

Keep smiling😁 happy runs! 👍😁

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Huge congratulations.... well done you:) The podium and the party await:)

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Very well done Liz 👏 🏆 👩‍🎓 you were always going to get there, good feeling isn’t it? 😊

A whole new world opens up now, enjoy your journey 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Brilliant! Well done Liz! 👏👏👏 Now the running fun truly begins. 😀 x

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Well done you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 👩‍🎓🏃‍♀️👣 You must be very proud of yourself...quite rightly too! I’m sure I will burst into tears too when I graduate! I’m only on W2 so a while to go yet!

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You’ll be surprised how quickly the weeks go-just one run at a time. I usually ran twice weekly not three and i still did it in 10w and 5d... keep going 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Liz x

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Thank you 🤗

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Fantastic! Congratulations Lillybeth. Done in style👍😄

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Well done Liz! I am getting a bit behind but hope to follow you next week. What now?

Jana

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Consolidation runs and then up the time running until I reach 5k I guess? Thankyou

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Congratulations Lillybeth🎉🎉🎉🎉

Great to hear you have completed the program and Graduated👏👏👏👏

Looking good wearing your shiny new badge too.😊xx

Enjoy your celebrations...

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Ooh I have got my badge already??😁😁😁😁😁

(Can’t see them on my phone)

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Yes, if you log on to the healthunlocked c25k site you will see it, I can (not on the app) xxx

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Is there really a badge? 😊

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Well done! Hope to reach your level in a couple of months time weather permitting (surely we won't have more snow)! Really well done - wife and I have been most grateful for your support and we will be eager to see what you get up to next!

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Hi to you both, and thankyou. You'll be here before you know it👍

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Hope so, maybe w5r3(II) tomorrow with a bit of luck :)

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Fingers crossed then x

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Congratulations Liz that’s absolutely fantastic 🎉🏅🌟

Happy running 🏃🏼‍♀️

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Fantastic!! So you should be proud of yourself!! 🎉 👏🏻🏃‍♀️💪🏻

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Wonderful Lillybeth! Congratulations 👍🏼🥇🏃‍♀️👏

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Congratulations!

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Oh you sneaky sod, I had all the champagne and party poppers ready for Wednesday morning! ;) If I set them off now, what will the neighbours think?! :P

Soooo, so, so many congrats! Proper pleased for you. :) Those were well earned tears. Sod it if it was in public! You totally deserved this. Oh and the wondering if you'd have carried on?! Complete tosh, you've got the determination and guts aplenty without us ;)

It's surreal isn't it? :O Takes a while to sink in. Try not to randomly blurt it out to people over the next few days (Oh wait, was that just me squeaking "30 MINUTES!" to baffled folk? yeah probably. LOL). First order of business, you'd best be changing the tense in your profile to "I HAD never run". Because you are are, unquestionably, a runner now! :)

Enjoy the consolidation runs. They were simultaneously weird and fun at the same time!

WooHOOOOOOoooo!!! :D

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Haha! Thankyou so much! And you’re right, it WAS going to be this morning but I got out of work a little earlier and I just couldn’t wait!! Even though it meant a very dark run (too dark if I’m honest, but I didn’t care)🤣🤣

I go away tomorrow and I’ve had it fixed in my head that I wanted to graduate before I went so I just wanted to get it done (too impatient). Thanks again 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Liz x

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Wait, you *graduated* with a *night* run?! I've brought you over to the Dark Side?!!! :D Yeah, I know, only temporarily. ;)

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Congratulations!! Enjoy that feeling! 🎉🎉

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Wow well done you!! What an achievement!! Can’t wait to get there myself!

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Congratulations on graduating. Thats fantastic xx

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Congratulations Graduate 🎓 a whole world of running awaits you!

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Congratulations!!! Standing ovation!!! Flying pom-poms!!! Champagne shoot open!!! 🎊

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Well done you. It is such a great feeling. Most importantly now is to keep going. Not necessarily for longer (yet) but don’t stop! Enjoy that accomplished feeling x 👏🏻👍🏻

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Well done! Sounds like you graduated in style - fantastic achievement!

Happy running 👏👏👍

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Many congratulations Lillybeth as a recent graduate I fully get your excitement.

I never considered myself a runner until I started getting frustrated about not getting out in all this snow!! I'm not a treadmill person 😊

Enjoy the feeling and happy running for the future 👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! I can tell you feel runderful...and so you should...and you should be very proud of yourself...what an achievement?! Nowt wrong with bursting into tears, honestly, I’ve had many tears because of running, some good, some not so good...enjoy your graduate glow & on Friday when I open my bottle of wine I shall raise a glass to you and your success!! 🏃🏼‍♀️💪🏻🥂

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Congratulations you are a runner!! Keep it going.

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Well done you! That's brilliant 😇

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Congratulations!!!! You should feel so proud!!!

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Congratulations, I love it that you burst into tears....it is such an amazing achievement & obviously means the world to you! Well done you 🌟👏😁🏃‍♀️

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Congratulations great feeling

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Well done you. Hope I’m there in a few weeks time. 😊

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Can’t wait to see you 👩‍🎓

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Congratulations....

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Congratulations!!! Bet you feel amazing. What an achievement.

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