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If you are doubting yourself, read this!


I started C25K last year in October and struggled through injuries and bad weather but managed to graduate in January. Today I marked my 61st birthday with a 10K run. If anyone had said a year ago that I would be running regularly (and loving it!) and managing to complete 10K, I wouldn’t have believed it was possible. If I can do it, anyone can! Believe in yourself peeps!

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Well done! And happy birthday 🍰🎁


Absolutely amazing 😁 well done you!!! I can not tell you what an inspiration you are 😃😃😃 hope you had a wonderful birthday 🎂 just the boost I needed today thank you 😊🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

You have inspired me to keep going . Im 64, running again after 25 years and struggling with week 4. ☹️I'm completing it but not feeling like I'm improving at all!! the last 5 min run nearly kills me. I'm not giving in though. This girl is no quitter!!

I used to run 10-11 mile fun runs but that doesn't sound so much fun now as it used to.

Boxergo in reply to limberlou

I really struggled on some weeks and ran at such a slow pace and I repeated a couple of weeks after injuries. Stick with it as it’s amazing how quickly your body adapts to the weekly challenges. Slow and steady is best and you’ll get there in the end. Good luck!


Happy Birthday 🎉🎉 and thank you for the encouragement, I need it right now 😊


Oh wow you are inspiring. Thank you for sharing your journey which is amazing. Hope you have had a great day to celebrate your 61st birthday. :)

Many happy returns of the day! What a priceless birthday present!

Thank you for your inspiring post and wishing you a wonderful day!



Well done and many happy returns to you!! 🎂🍾

Wow, well done to you and Happy 61st Birthday! 🎂🎉


Happy Birthday and very well done, what a great story and a brilliant inspiration


Ooh well done! I’m hoping to graduate Saturday and move on to bridge to 10k so that’s really great to hear! Oh and happy birthday!


Well done that is brilliant and very inspirational! Happy Birthday 🍰 🎈🎁🎉

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