W9R3 - I completed something for a change! - Couch to 5K

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W9R3 - I completed something for a change!

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Did W9R3 this morning, accompanied by raucous rock from Kings of Leon. Pushed myself a bit and managed to run further than I have before.

So I have completed C25K - me, the notorious quitter who never finishes anything!

Thank you to all the runners on this forum who have cheered me on, given great advice, and kept me going when things weren't going well. I couldn't have done it without you.

Next challenge is to keep going and set my own goals without an app telling me what to do all the time! Thanks again and happy running! πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

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Well done! As someone whose runs fizzled to zero in the months after graduating first time round, I’m not the best person to offer advice, but I wish you all the very best and hope you keep going...and you can be my role model!

JoP61Graduate in reply to Vangus

Thank you! I'm worried that I won't keep going, so am planning to set some goals each week as an incentive. Happy running! πŸ˜€


Brilliant, well done graduate!

JoP61Graduate in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you so much - still can't believe I did it! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


Well done. That must feel wonderful.

JoP61Graduate in reply to Jell6

Thank you - it really does feel good. I shall try not to undo all the good work by eating my bodyweight in Easter eggs!! πŸ˜‚


Congratulations! You did it πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸŽ‰

JoP61Graduate in reply to Catbee

Yay - thank you! Feels great! πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺ


Brilliant! :)

JoP61Graduate in reply to SuperMouse

Thank you! Can't stop grinning! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜€


Many congratulations fellow runner.

Check out the guide to post C25K running healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for advice on the next part of your journey.

Keep running, keep smiling.

JoP61Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you so much! I shall read the guide with interest, as I definitely need some pointers about how to keep going with the running (and the smiling!). x

Congratulations JoP61...YOU DID IT πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ and Graduated in style!😊

Well done on completing the program and becoming a runner...

Some consolidation runs and check out the link lannodaTruffe has sent you...

Hop up to the podium for your badge πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘



JoP61Graduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Woo hoo - thank you! I'll definitely be consolidating - doing more 30 minute runs and getting to 5K, for a start. I'm standing by the podium now - how do I get my badge? xx πŸ˜€

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to JoP61

Ha, you have to ask for it on the link I sent you above, and then the badge fairy will award you with your grey Graduate badge next to your name for all to admire... :) x

JoP61Graduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Doh! Found it now - thank you so much. Very proud of my shiny new badge! xx

BluebirdrunnerGraduate in reply to JoP61

it suits you! :)

Yay! Well done runner! You have done brilliantly! I too was a notorious quitter before doing C25K. The feeling of accomplishment is phenomenal, isn’t it?!

I have now been running for 7 months and am still totally in love with it. Post grad is fun, as you can do whatever you like! I consolidated my 30 min runs for a while, then worked up to 5k, tried new routes, improved my 5k speed, did some interval runs, did a virtual 5k race, now practicing 6k runs, doing Zombie, runs missions - there is SO much fun to be had!

Well done you. Enjoy your achievement - and do enjoy an Easter egg or two as a reward! πŸ…πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Sadie-runs 😘

JoP61Graduate in reply to Sadie-runs

Thank you so much, and yes, it does feel like a real achievement! All of your post grad ideas sound like good fun, particularly the Zombie one !! There'll definitely be a bit of Easter egg chomping going on! Happy running! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘


Woohoo! I am in awe .... you have done so well and kept me going. I am doing wk 9 run 2 on Sunday and hopefully run 3 on Tuesday - keep that podium warm for me x

JoP61Graduate in reply to Loudrury

Thank you so much - you're hard on my heels! Look forward to seeing you on the podium! xx πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Big congratulations to you

The world is your oyster


JoP61Graduate in reply to helenwheels

Thank you! Hope I can keep it up! Have a good Easter and happy running! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Congratulations πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ‘

JoP61Graduate in reply to ebcroquet

Thank you so much! Happy running! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€



Fabulous. Well done Jo! 😁

Welcome to the other side! 😊

JoP61Graduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Hey JoJo - can't believe I did it! Thanks for all your support and encouragement along the way! Have a lovely Easter and happy running xx πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

GoGo_JoJoModerator in reply to JoP61

I can! I knew you would do it! πŸ˜‰ Happy Easter and keep up the fab work 😁😘

JoP61Graduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you! I need to set myself some goals so that I don't let all the hard work go to waste. Need to get to 5K for one thing! πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

A massive well done to you. Congratulations. It’s such a fabulous feeling, and how exciting to be starting your app free running adventures.

Happy running. 🀩

JoP61Graduate in reply to Razouski

Thank you so much - bit apprehensive about being app free - I'm so good at following instructions! So will have to sit down and plan some goals and new routes. Thanks for all the support and encouragement. Happy running! πŸ˜€πŸ‘


Congratulations! Well done πŸŽ‰β˜ΊοΈπŸ† Keep going; you can do it!

JoP61Graduate in reply to ellie674

Thanks - just need to set myself some incremental goals - like the app! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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