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Wk9 R3 - Done It!!! πŸΎπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

This picture was my finish line this morning. Not a bad view!!! I love my town but when it’s hot, it’s sooooo busy. 7am is the best time to be out, just a few joggers (including me!) and dog walkers.

So, that’s me done, can’t quite believe it! It’s a bit like passing your driving test and thinking, β€˜you’ve stopped holding my hand, help?! What do I do now?!’ Well, I completely changed my route today to take in some of the Parkrun route, so that is my next thing. It’s a very flat route, so suits me just fine!!!

As I was finishing I thought I would write down what I have learnt over the past few weeks:

1). My body isn’t old and decrepit! And if you don’t eat loads, you lose weight!!!

2). Runners Bum is a much funnier term than Piriformis Syndrome!

3). Inclines make my Runners Bum worse

4). I need to stop going on about Runners Bum!!

5). My legs are better for longer strides not little jogging steps, so I’ll have to work on that. Funny when my legs are so short, but there you go.

6). Running outside is so, so much better than the treadmill. Go out early so there’s less people about

7). Sarah Millican and Steve Reich are definitely an odd combination, Jo Whiley and Tubular Bells work much better!

8). Don’t wear 25 year old trainers, they are likely to disintegrate whilst you’re running (Week 1 Run 3 I think). Research your new ones and get a gait analysis if possible. They don’t have to cost a fortune.

9). The more weight you lose and the more toned you get, the more comfortable your sports bra and your other tight running gear gets.

10). I can do this, I have done this! I will do my damnedest(?) to continue...

Watch this space...

All the best on your journey everybody, particularly Flaraflarkin and SuperMouse who have been on this journey with me and, fingers crossed will be coming over the finishing line very soon xxx

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Oh wow. Congratulations. You are not only superb, you also live in a lovely place and you are a real runner!! And you're also superb!!! :-)

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Thank you sallenson, I’m definitely a runner and I’m feeling fairly superb too πŸ˜πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈx

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Nice badge!!

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Well done tailchaser! It is a great achievement and you should be proud. A whole world of running awaits you. Enjoy :)

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Thank you helenwheels, I will do πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎ x

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Well done!!! Beautiful view!

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Thank you belonger x

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Well done, congratulations πŸΎπŸΎπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

😬( that one is just for your runners bum!)

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Thanks Jell6, I would say it’s been a β€˜bum’ journey but it really hasn’t πŸ˜‚ x

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Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

You may find this piece about post C25k running helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Thank you IannodaTruffe, I will do! Your wise words have been an inspiration and have kept me going when things have got tricky x

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Omg you've only gone n done it!! Wowzers!! Well Done TailChaser πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸ‘Š You must feel on top of the world 🌎 Wahoooooo!! You're a Graduate runner! 🀘⭐️πŸ’ͺπŸ€—β€

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😱😱😱 I've just noticed your Graduate badge! πŸ‘€β­οΈπŸ‘ And it suits you ! πŸ€—

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Thanks Flaraflarkin, it’s a brilliant feeling and one you’ll be feeling very soon 🀞🀞🀞 thank you so much for being there with me on the journey πŸΎπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€—πŸ₯‚x

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Back atcha!! I'm a tad excited for you, does it show!? 🀣 X

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πŸ˜‚ No, not in the slightest πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚xxx

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Well done!

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Thanks awaw, we’ve got matching badges now 😁x

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Loving your badge!

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Indeed! I’ve been looking out for those who were near enough same week as me 😁 don’t know if you’ve used the podcasts yet or just your own music but I’ve found the 5k+ stepping stone really good so far! #happyrunning

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Thanks awaw, yes, I just looked for the Stepping Stones podcasts as I think they’ll be just the thing for lengthening my stride. Couldn’t remember what they were called so search turned up with nothing! Really helpful, thank you πŸ˜€πŸ‘x

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Fantastic, I've watched your progress and you have been an inspiration to all of us who follow in the weeks behind you, very well done

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Thank you so much oldladyruns, I hope I have. Good luck to you as you continue your journey, you are doing brilliantly πŸ€—x

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Oh congratulations! What an inspiring post. I am going to read this before the start of every week from now on. Well done and happy running! :)

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Oh wow!! Thank you so much Dee! All the very best on your journey! πŸ€—x

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Congratulations!! Sounds like you’ve had a very insightful journey. ☺️ Amazing achievement. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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Woohoo!! :)

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Whoop whoop a big late well done and congratulations! :) :)

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Thanks SuperMouse πŸ€— Hope the blisters are healing 😊x

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They will do thanks it will just take time :)

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Congrats on your graduation- keep on running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 🍾🍾🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ˜

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Thanks Dexy5, I will do πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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