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W9R3 complete. I can believe I just did it

Like many before me - I want to say thank you to all the great positive support on this site, from others starting out in the program, graduates and the administrators. I wouldn't have managed this (or even started) without the support. It is so inspiring looking at the different stories.

I can now run for 30 min, and even though I am still a long way off 5k - I don't care. For me, 30mins is a great achievement and I am so happy just thinking back to where I started in W1. I'm off to check out my local park run tomorrow (not to take part - just to have a look, hopefully gain some confidence) and then plan and join in the following week (even though I know it will take me more than 30 mins)

I also want to say a big thank you to anybody who works for the NHS who looks at this site. Just over a year ago, I ended up being taken to A&E in an ambulance with multiple fractures and a punctured lung. I also wasn't in a very healthy state when the accident happened (to put things mildly). Not pleasant, but I was treated so well and it taught me the value of health and pain free movement. I am lucky to have this second chance, as none of my injuries were permanent, and I am doing my best to make the most of it. It took me nearly a year to get to the starting line of C25K - but like so many before me - I've learnt that we can all get there - if we treat ourselves with a little kindness and patience. So thank you NHS employees - you really do make a massive difference to peoples lives

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Well done graduate.

A lovely story about how you managed to turn things around!

Now, go get that badge!

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thank you. out of interest - how do you get the graduate badge?

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Look at the pinned posts, or just click here healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Congratulations! πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Yes our NHS is amazing indeed.

Kindness is key. We treat our family and friends with it always but often forget when it comes to ourselves. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ»

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Wooohooo! Huge well done! Dance on that podium! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Also well done for grabbing your "second chance" with both hands. C25K is just the beginning of your running adventure. Consolidation time now!πŸ˜ƒ

I celebrated graduation by making a new playlist of favourite music to run to - It felt like a reward and also a good new start to the next phase of running. πŸ˜€

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PS - I will show your message to my daughter, she is one of our NHS hard-working doctors. πŸ˜„

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thank you Elfe5. I am sure I said thank you to the NHS staff when I was discharged - but - as I was dosed full of pain killers at the time - it might not have had the same sincerity as I feel now πŸ˜„

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations!! πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Whoop whoop πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ‰

Congratulations Bj56...Well done on completing the program and Graduating.

Coming back from your injuries, and doing the c25k training is quite something and, so good to hear.

I hope your running adventures have just started....

Maybe check out the what to do next post here...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running.😊 x

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Congratulations!!! Great achievement, bet you feel great

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The badge suits you.. very very well done:)

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Well done on making your graduation. Your medal is well deserved

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Awesome!

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