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W9R3... I just graduated :) :)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Wow woohoo I did it! I am sweating, look like an over ripe tomato but have the biggest smile. I loved the run, I didn't make 5k but I am happy with the result 30 min running 4.313k (I don't include my warm up/down). That gives me another goal to strive for.

I want to say the biggest thank you to administrators, special hugs to you Oldfloss, mentors, Iannoda, following your constant reminders about hydration now has me drinking 2.25L water everyday and special thanks to this community. If we could bottle the ethos of this community and tip it over the world what a place to live it would be.

I hope I can give back to others what I have received from this community.

I'll be with Ripcurl on the sidelines cheering on the W9 crew, we're rooting for you Jay and all the other special people, way too many to name.

I am so excited about my future now that running is a part of my life.

Anyway I think I have rambled enough, sounds like an Oscar speech.

Thanks everyone, biggest hugs and happy running to all. :)

49 Replies
oldestnewest

Brilliant, a big congratulations to you.

You've worked hard to reach this far, so enjoy this moment.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Donna79

Thank you Donna. I have been watching your progress, awesome!! :)

Nenenene
NeneneneGraduate

Well done on completing the program! That's super!

Hope all your upcoming runs are wonderful! =)

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Nenenene

Thank you Nenenene. And happy running to you :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Yay!!! Well done you! Great to have shared the experiences through this with you.

Please keep us all posted on your post-grad runs.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Oh thank you Jay. Yes I'm not going far from hear, can't cut the umbilical yet :) I has been so great having you as a running buddy. We still got to have a run together in the future. :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Lorijay

Count on it. We should do a park run.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

You name the date and park. It will be great!! :)

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Well done!!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thank you Ang :)

Cazza26
Cazza26Graduate

Fab!! Well done you!! Your post just oozes that feeling of happiness and wellbeing after a great run and a wonderful achievement.

Hope to be joining you soon on that podium - just two more runs to go!

Good luck with your future running adventures.

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

Hurray! Congratulations and well done. 👏👏👏🥇

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

Thank you Windmill. How are you going? :)

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Lorijay

Did week 8 run 2 today...very slowly! Another two weeks should see me there! So...what plans do you have for now?

Woo hoo well done - u must be buzzing. 👍

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to hego2018

Oh hego where have you been? I've been watching out for you. How's the running? Thank you for your kind words. Yes I am buzzing, like a bloody bee at the moment :)

hego2018
hego2018 in reply to Lorijay

I got a dental abscess and needed x2 antibiotics and then took bad reaction to one of them. Running was the last thing on my mind for about 10 or so days but back at it (which was REALLY hard after such a break- thought week 7 was gonna kill me😂) and did week 8 run 1 tonight so haven’t given up. Will get there eventually 🙈

Well done you on graduating- it keeps me motivated knowing it is possible x

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to hego2018

Oh wow you poor thing, tooth problems the worst! I wouldn't be thinking of running either. Glad you're back and now on the home straight, will be watching out for you :)

hego2018
hego2018 in reply to Lorijay

Thanks hopefully no more upsets and I’ll be in your shoes soon- getting my graduation badge 🥇 👏

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to hego2018

You sure will, no holding you back now! :)

Rua8
Rua8Graduate

Whooohoo, well done!! Brilliant 🎊🎉🤗

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Rua8

Thanks Rua. Get through this W7 and you're on the home stretch :)

Rua8
Rua8Graduate in reply to Lorijay

💪🏼😊

mairi1
mairi1Graduate

Wow, brilliant, huge congratulations, really pleased for you,Enjoy your position on the podium, Loved following your progress, keep up the good work, best wishes Mairi.x

PS, cant wait to see graduate after your name.x

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to mairi1

Oh mairi such kind words, thank you. I will be watching and waiting for your graduation which is getting ever closer. Great having your support on this community :)

mairi1
mairi1Graduate in reply to Lorijay

2 runs to go, hope I can do it.xx

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to mairi1

You can and will do it. Look at where we've come. I'm cheering for you :)

mairi1
mairi1Graduate in reply to Lorijay

Thanks, I hope so ! I know! we have come a long way. I remember 90 seconds being a challenge. x

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to mairi1

lol. So do I, what an effort.

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Congratulations! 💪🏽

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Thank you Tash. :)

That is just brilliant and speedy too. Super well done 👍 nice speech 😉🎉

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to paulanoo

lol..lol. Thanks Paula. :)

Well done Lorijay! How does the podium feel? I think that I can hear the cheers from here! Wear your badge with pride and keep that big smile as long as possible! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🎉🎉🎉 I look forward to hearing about your post grad runs.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thank you 61. Feels pretty good, my mouth is getting sore from smiling. Looking forward to seeing you on that podium very soon. :)

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Hurray. You did it and you can take pride of place on that podium. 🏃‍♀️🥂🏆👏🎉

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy. Feels great right now. Looking forward to next chapter :)

Love this! Congratulations on completing the course. I have no doubt that you'll continue to run and support the rest of us following in your footsteps. What a lovely message, hopefully the mentors will see just how much we all appreciate them. All the very best with your next target, whatever it is I have no doubt you'll achieve it. Best, Sharron

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Sutsha

Thank you for your kind words. You're not too far away now either, break the back of W7 and your nearly there. I'll be watching out for you :)

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador

Well done you. Now what eh?? What’s your plan for next few weeks??

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to limberlou

Thanks limberlou. Just going to do 30 mins for another 3 weeks and see if I can extend my distance a bit. What about you, how's the post grad runs? :)

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador in reply to Lorijay

Been a bit tired the last couple of days so not gone since Tuesday. But I’m off out tomorrow morning - just going to run until I’ve done 5k ( been just slightly under ) - not push myself for time just enjoy the run.... maybe sneak a few slopes ( not hills yet) in.

Then running with my daughter again Sunday and Tuesday morning- trying a new route- from A to B rather than run for 15 mins then turn round and run back.

Just crack out a few more 5ks in the next few weeks and then maybe look at the Speed & Stamina podcasts......

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to limberlou

Yes I want to just run and enjoy for a while too. My first post grad goal is to hit 5k then will look at some of the other podcasts. Enjoy your run tomorrow :)

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Fantastic! Well done you 🙌

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you Flara. Nice feeling :)

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.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you and for everything you give to the forum :)

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate

Huge congratulations and very well done, I’m looking forward to your next running adventures

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Jullaly

Thank you. Looking forward to the next challenge. Will be watching out for your step onto the podium very soon, good luck :)

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