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Perseverance pays off - slow and steady wins the day

SueKen
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Hello everyone - just a few words of encouragement for those on the C25k plan, or even those thinking of starting - slow and steady perseverance really does pay off. On Tuesday it will be my runniversary, a year since I thought those first 1 minute runs really might finish me off. I graduated last June, and have been plodding away since, including quite a few Parkruns. I'm never going to be fast, but this morning I ran my first 10k! Just had to share the obligatory bling photo.

Good luck everyone.

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Jell6
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Wow, how impressive. I cannot imagine EVER getting to 10k.

Fantastic achievement πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ›€

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SueKen
SueKenGraduate
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Yes you can! Just trust the planπŸ™‚

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TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate

Congrats to you! That run is near me and I had a few friends on Facebook doing it today. Can’t quite envisage doing it myself yet but it’s inspirational to hear from you that after a year it is possible, so maybe...πŸ€”πŸ˜ Well done & all the best for future runs πŸ˜€

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SueKen
SueKenGraduate
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Thanks. This time last year there is no way I’d have considered a 10k, but it was a great atmosphere.

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Hidden
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So encouraging for someone in week 1 - congratulations πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯‡

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Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Brilliant! Well done! Thanks for the inspiration! πŸ˜ƒ

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HelsN68

Well done, brilliant achievement. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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notoutofbreath

That's fabby, and proper bling too! :)

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SuperMouse
SuperMouseGraduate

Thanks for this post it's good to hear that you've succeeded and the plan worked for you and inspires me. :)

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Christianne57

Fabulous! What an achievement 😊 and very motivating foe newbies like me 😊

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Fishypieface
FishypiefaceGraduate

Brilliant! Well done you :)

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linda9389
linda9389Graduate

Just realised - we must have started c25k on the same day as Tuesday is the anniversary of my W1R1 too (after my practice attempt a couple of months earlier which ended at w2r2!).

I'm hoping to start ju-ju's10K plan next week as I celebrate the anniversary of starting c25k, which I thought was neat; but finishing on your runniversary - that's way neater :D

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