Couch to 5K
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Finished! Now how do I get my badge? :D

Well, I did not think I would enjoy this programme as much as I have when I initially started, but it has been great fun, along with a few trials and tribulations. I have now run between 2 and 3 times a week most weeks for the past few months, and along the way have come to enjoy running and also lost a stone in weight.

mfamilias encouraged me to start and thank you to her and all the rest of you on here for cheering me on from that very first run until the end, this forum has been brilliant, such a lovely community!

I managed another 5k today, albeit at a slower pace as I was not as energetic today. Took just over 40 mins. Off to China tomorrow, no idea if this forum is blocked or not over there, so potential silence from me now for a fortnight.

Good luck to everyone else who is in week 9, sorry if I miss your victory dance while I’m away!

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Wow! Congratulations you!! What work to get to this stage...and all the positive side effects. Have a super trip. 🎉🎉🎉 ps there’s a pinned post to get your badge!

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Thank you! Hoping I can find a nice route out there while I’m there! :)

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Congratulations! 👏👏👏 Well done you. Enjoy your trip 😊

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Thanks!! :)

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Thank you! :)

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Congratulations! And enjoy China.

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Thanks! :)

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Well done! Fantastic 😃🎉😃🎉😃

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Thank you!!

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🎓 I'm so thrilled for you! Well done that girl. 👏👏👏 Do not pass Go, go and collect that medal 🏅and give yourself a massive pat on the back. Take one from me too!! 🏃‍♀️💨💨💨 🍾🍾🍾 Enjoy your trip and safe travels 🛫 ⛩

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Thank you!! Patting my own back vigorously haha! You must be near the finish line too right? Good luck!!!

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R2 tomorrow. Grad on Sunday hopefully 😬

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Congratulations Rua. Brilliant!! :)

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Thank you! :)

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congratulations, very well done and have a fantastic trip, hopefully we will hear from you in China next! You have been amazing

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Thank you!! Hope you are doing ok and the running is still helping. Fingers crossed I will still be able to get on here in China and see how you’re all getting on :)

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just one more run for me!

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Woooh hooo! Congratulations Rua8, Well done for completing the programme. It’s brilliant to have graduates stay on and inspire us to keep going!

Amazing!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎓🏆❤️

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Thank you!! And good luck to you in your next runs, keep at it, the feeling at the end is so worth it! :)

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I will! Have a fabulous holiday!! ❤️

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Congratulations 🏃‍♀️😎🍾🍾🏅🏆

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Thank you!!

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Congratulations!🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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Thanks Ang! :)

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Brilliant hon!! Well done!! Go and run along The Great Wall and send us all a pic of you being a grown-up runner :-)

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Thank you! I ended up not running the entire time I was out there, argh!! First post graduation run was tonight, it was ok but knees felt it!!

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Woohoo Rua - congratulations!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🍾🎓💪🏼😬

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Thanks! :) :)

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Well done😀

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Thank you!

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Congrats to you, I hope you find time to have at least one run in China

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Thanks! Alas no, but back on it tonight! :)

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Many congratulations! 😀👍🍾🥂🏆🏁🎓

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Thank you!

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Yay congratulations Rua!!!

Enjoy your trip 😊

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Thank you!

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Well done, I knew you'd come through with flying colours! Now it's time to enjoy China, then enjoy being able to go out and run 5k in the knowledge that a few months ago you were doing 30 second intervals :)

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Thank you! 30 second intervals seem so far away now!!

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