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In the bag

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate

There are not words to describe how chuffed I am.

I’ve just completed my third run of week 9 and I am now officially a graduate. By the way, does graduate just automatically appear next to my name, or do I have to do something.

Not only do I feel fitter. I can now run almost 5K but as an added bonus I’ve lost 6 lbs. My reasoning is that if I keep this up for another 9 weeks and lose another 6 lbs, I’ll be at my target weight. Win win situation.

Seriously though, it’s been amazing, never thought in a million years I would complete this programme, so a big thank you for all your wise words and encouragement. Where to from here? Any tips would be appreciated.

For now I’ll maintain my thirty minutes and just enjoy the fact that I can. Xx🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

42 Replies
oldestnewest

Congratulations 👍🏃‍♀️

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Hulabaloo

Thank you, can’t stop smiling. 😘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Terrific smile to go alongside a terrific achievement- well done!

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you, I’m feeling great. 😘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Birdsong53

Looking it too! Well done.

Congratulations!!! That’s amazing 🏃🏽‍♀️💗

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to ericawhite1998

Ah thank you, such s great feeling. 😊

Huge congratulations- what an achievement! Enjoy your post graduation running 😊

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to BethMay

Thank you BethMay, I’m sure I will. 🏃‍♀️

Congratulations! Great achievement isn’t it?! I’m now working towards 10k but spending next few weeks doing 30 minute runs.

As for graduate next to your name scroll through the feed for a post about May graduation badges.

Well done fellow graduate!

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you. I’ll have a look. Well done you for moving on to 10K. 🏃‍♀️

alisonx
alisonxGraduate

Congratulations!!!

To get your graduate badge you just need to pop on to the May 2018 graduation badge post and the admin will sort you out :-)

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate

Thank you. 😊

Karen376
Karen376Graduate

Congratulations 😊

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Karen376

Thank you, can’t stop smiling. 😊

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Oh you look fab !!

Really Well done to you ! :-) xxx

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to poppypug

Thank you, such a great feeling. 😊

deezys
deezysGraduate

Congratulations!!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Absolutely brilliant. Big congratulations!! Enjoy the success, love the smile. :):)

Fiefiem
FiefiemGraduate

Congratulations!

Love the can’t stop smiling!

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador

Well done. I did mine yesterday and am going to work towards getting my 5k down to 30 minutes eventually and just enjoy the running for a couple months.

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to limberlou

Well done to you too limberlou. I read your post. I’m like you in as much as I prefer morning runs to evenings. I note you have a Graduate next to your name. How did you get it, I can’t seem to find the right link. 🏃‍♀️

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador
in reply to Birdsong53

I see you found it ok in the end? 😁

Kimterry
KimterryGraduate

Congratulations! Well done to you - I hope you continue to enjoy your running! 👍🏃🏽‍♀️🏅

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done! Fantastic 😃🎉😃🎉😃🎉

SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Congratulations!! Well done and what a beautifully proud smile that is. Well deserved 🎉🎉🎉

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to SandieF

Thank you Cheryl, it’s been great having your support. I’ll be cheering you on next week. Xx😊😊

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to SandieF

Thank you SandieF. Great feeling

Well done! I am so pleased for you, what an amazing achievement!! I will be joining you soon. Just finished W8R2

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty

Thanks Cheryl, you’re almost there. Xx

Fanbloomintastic! Well done.

Happy running. 🥂🎉🏅

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Razouski

Thank you, love that word! X

Guesty26
Guesty26Graduate

Congrats Birdsong you've done awesome, my last run coming on Friday can't wait to join you on the podium.

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Guesty26

Thank you, I’ll be cheering you on. 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running keep smiling.

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you Ian, I’ll take a look. Off on holiday tomorrow, so plenty of time. 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Shazamie
ShazamieGraduate

Congratulations 👏👏👏 Enjoy your holiday 🙂

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Shazamie

😊 thank you

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Forgot to say...HUGE congratulations..very well done you!

The journey goes on :)

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much, I’m away at the moment and still basking in the afterglow. X😊

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Go in the pinned posts and post on May graduation badges.

Well done! 🎓💪🏽

Birdsong53
Birdsong53Graduate

Thanks Tasha99. 😊

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