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Finally done it: week 9, run 3 ✅

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

Well, having started in March, in snow and ice...I finally got round to the final C25k run this morning. Left later than I meat, as usual, and baked my way round! Managed 4.5k which is my furthest yet...so pleased about that. The Daughter was tasked with cheering me home and we went out out for brunch to celebrate!

Thi is the first forum that I've ever spent any time on and I have very much enjoyed seeing how we are all getting on. Thanks for all your kind words, especially those on my week7 wobble.

Happy Sunday!

PS I love seeing a photo, so thought I'd attach the cows I run past. Only one could be bothered to look!

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Big congratulations! A real achievement. Well done.

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks, love.

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Huge congrats Windmill, brilliant!! So pleased to hear you did it, woohoo! :) :)

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Lorijay

Me too! Thanks so much. Xx

Woohooo!!! Congratulations Graduate!!! 🏃🏻‍♀️🎓🍾😬

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thanks my dear. Have asked for my badge...thought we got sent one!!! Have now worked out what it means! 😂😂

Would be great to have a real life badge to wear with pride! 😬

I’ve seen a medal that’s £12 some of the profit goes to charity x

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Beckisjourneyto10k

Will investigate. 😁

Sutsha
Sutsha in reply to 18Windmill

Here's a link to some Merch I found. Badge only £6. There's a separate link for that to another site, but I included this one as it had everything that way. There are done companies who do other (not NHS) C25K stuff.

Hope this helps...

completerunner-online.com/s...

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Congratulations! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thanks love. Your turn tomorrow?? Xx

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate in reply to 18Windmill

Oh yes!!

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Good luck, will be thinking of you.

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate

Congratulations! Those cows should have been more impressed with your running prowess :-)

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Eiralas

Yes they should...I thought that too! Thanks, xxx

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉🎉

Well done for completing the program and Graduating Windmill..

You will reach that 5k mark quite soon.Consolidate your 30 mins and add an extra minute or two occasionally...

Have you seen the post suggesting what to do next...

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running Graduate 😊

Enjoy your celebrations🍻🍨

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks Bluebird. The plan is to carry on doing this run for a bit, then will take your advice and start adding time.

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate

Massive congratulations, you have been absolutely fantastic on this journey and a huge support to me and many others

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Jullaly

Thanks love...but I don’t think this is the end, just a different beginning. Back to the chalkface tomorrow?? Xx

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

Not the best way to spend a half term break but pleased that I had the time with my family. Have a good start to the week. I need to get planning but I need to get off C25K lol

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Jullaly

Time with the family is never to be sniffed at. Get planning NOW so,you can enjoy the rest of the day...just to make you sick, I went in for an hour on Friday and got done.

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Well done! You inspire us to carry on.

4.5k is a great run in 30 mins. 🏃😀🐄🏃😀🐄

Lovely photo.

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Goforitmama

Thanks...what a lovely thing to say.

Brilliant, well done! I’m embarking on week 9 tomorrow so hope I get through it.

All the best!

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to David_G

I’m sure you will, David. Good luck to you. And thanks.

Congratulations!! 4.5 k sounds brilliant too, think I can only dream of that!

Well deserved brunch for your successful graduation! 🌟🏅

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to JaneE71

Thanks Jane. Was a lovely brunch too.

Congratulations!

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to GingerBohemian

Thanks!

JoBC
JoBCGraduate

Congratulations!! 😊☀️🍾🎉 xx

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

Thanks!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Congratulations!! 👏🏅🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Well done. Enjoy that triumph 😁

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks Jo. Will do. Good to see you back and around.

Marvo69
Marvo69Graduate

brilliant! Well done!

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Marvo69

Thanks very much.

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate

Congratulations on getting to the end - you must feel wonderful 🎉

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Gran4z

Yep, pretty good! Thanks.

HoagyM
HoagyMGraduate

Many congrats!! I also graduated today, it’s a good feeling, isn’t it :)

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to HoagyM

And congratulations to you too! Well done. 🥇It's a lovely feeling.

Congratulations 18Windmill! 🎓🍾🥂🎉🎉🎉🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🐄🐄🐄 I thought that you were not far from the podium. Enjoy it up there and thank you again for your encouragement yesterday. Well done again! Lovely to see your photo too.

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thanks so much. Didn’t get the chance to reply to you yesterday, but you were on the button! Have been inspired by your photos. Happy running.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

Do check out the link left by Bluebirdrunner

Keep running keep smiling.

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks, IannodaTruffle. And for your encouragement over the past few weeks. Will certainly check out the link.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations and we are always pleased to see photos of cows. Get your shiny badge 18Windmill. 🏃‍♀️🥂🍾🏆🏅👏👏

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Thanks! Badge received and cows rock!!! 😁

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Congratulations! Must feel amazing to have completed the programme 👏👏👏🏆🏃‍♀️🥂

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Saartjie

Thanks you. As a complete dyed in the wool non runner before this, i’m proud of me for getting this far.

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

So you should be! I still can't believe I am actually running without stopping for this long. Have never done that EVER even at my fittest 😁

deezys
deezysGraduate

Congratulations! Great achievement 🏆 love the picture as well 😃

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to deezys

Thanks very much. Glad you like the pic.

Debsy2008
Debsy2008Graduate

Congratulations 🎉

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Debsy2008

Thanks a lot.

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

Congratulations 👏👏 well done great achievement ..

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Slow_Rob

Thank you.

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Many congratulations! So pleased for you 😊

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate in reply to Tartiflette

Thanks a lot love. Haven’t heard from you for a while...how are you doing? Has your injury been healing? Xx

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

Well remembered! Fingers crossed... picked it up a few weeks ago, did w5r3 yesterday & knee is feeling good!

Dead pleased for you graduating 👏🏻

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