Done it! Graduation run at Coventry Parkrun!! - Couch to 5K

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Done it! Graduation run at Coventry Parkrun!!

oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
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C25K done!! πŸ˜† Did the Coventry Parkrun this morning with my 2 kids, finished in 45 minutes so not fast BUT after 30 minutes I kept going and only had a quick power walk when it really got tough! 9 weeks ago I couldn't run for a bus! (week 1 was an absolute killer!) I can hardly believe I've done this!!! This programme is awesome and I have learnt so much along the way. A massive thank you to anyone who has ever commented on my posts, and who has ever said any words of encouragement... Those kind words have really kept me going.. thank you all, and a special thanks to the mentors and admins for all their sound advice which has been very much appreciated! Consolidation runs now for a few weeks ..... And maybe I'll make 10k my target for my 50th next year 😁😁😁😁😁 😁😁

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Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

😁😁😁😁😁🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

Haha I'm not sure about 5 bottles later but I'll certainly be celebrating 🀣🀣

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SendWine
SendWineGraduate

Amazing news, congratulations to all three of you πŸŽ–πŸŽ–πŸŽ–

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to SendWine

Thank you! X

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Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

Well done! What a great way to graduate πŸ†πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Crittermad

Thank you! X

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Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Fantastic!! Well done you!! πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’«

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you! X

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pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Congratulations! How lovely that you ran it with your kids too :-)

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to pianoteacher

Yes that was great... My son raced ahead but my daughter stayed with me shouting encouragement all the way... She didn't even break a sweat whilst I was red faced and panting haha!! 🀣

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pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate
in reply to oldwheezer69

How lovely of her! My son always saves enough to totally do me with a sprint finish in the last 50m :-)

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David_G

Great work on graduating! πŸ˜€πŸ†πŸŽ“ It’s amazing how far we can go with a lot of determination and a bit of support! You can be rightly proud of what you’ve achieved. πŸ‘

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to David_G

Thank you! Yes very proud ... Through the exhaustion! πŸ˜†

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Well done! What a way to graduate, with a Parkrun. Having your kids with you must have been a nice encouragement too. On your pic you both look incredibly calm for people who have just run 5k lol! I could hardly breathe after my first and only parkrun.

Well done, sounds like you've planned all the right things. You might find after a few weeks of running for 30 minutes that the C25K+ podcasts are helpful, I certainly found them useful. See here: nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/c...

Hope to see you before too long on Bridge to 10K :)

Neil

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks for the link Neil, I'll have a look at it! Yes, hope to see you on Bridge to 10k! πŸ˜€

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Ripcurlrana71

Congratulations!!!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜¬

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you! 😁

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done!

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you! X

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owmeknees

Wow!! Amazing! Well done you. Lovely photo too πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to owmeknees

Awwwwww thank you πŸ˜€

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thegirlfrommarz

Incredible - well done! πŸŽ‰πŸ†πŸ₯‡ What a great way to finish! I hope you’re treating yourself to something nice to celebrate!

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to thegirlfrommarz

Indeed! I've been looking forward to this day! πŸ˜ƒ

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Myrar
MyrarGraduate

.. Congratulations ..So well done ...What a great feeling it is ..Bag that feeling up and keep it forever ...So chuffed for you 😊😊

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Myrar

Thank you! Still grinning! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate

Well done 🍾🍾

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Gran4z

Thank you! X

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

Keep running keep smiling.

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you, I'll have a read of that! Also thank you for all your advice along the way.... It's been very much appreciated πŸ˜€

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Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Your guide is brilliant. Feeling somewhat cast adrift, don't know how to approach my run 2moro without C25K, but your guide is helpful - just need to make a decision πŸ™ƒ. Guess I just need to get out there and do it !

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to Gran4z

Try a new route or a totally new run venue. Perhaps a beautiful new natural environment and just run for the sheer joy of being able to do it. No time, no distance or pace parameters. Run like a child.........and smile.

You will find your way forward, in time.

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Alanist
AlanistGraduate

Yay you did it, congratulations. πŸ₯‰πŸ˜€πŸ₯‰πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Alanist

Thanks Alan! What about you?!?

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musicalpolarbear

Congratulations!

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slowsue

Wow congratulations 🍾

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to slowsue

Thank you! X

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DeeRunning
DeeRunningGraduate

Beautiful photo! Congratulations, amazing achievement πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‚πŸ’ƒ

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to DeeRunning

Thank you!! Xx

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Sutsha

Congratulations! And a special cheerleader by your side too! Well done! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸΎπŸ₯‚

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Sutsha

She was great! Her first parkrun too πŸ˜€

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Lola333
Lola333Graduate

Congratulations! What an amazing achievement ⭐️ xx

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Lola333

Thank you! Yes, it feels like a huge achievement πŸ˜€

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Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Fantastic! Many congratulations β­οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ»

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Tartiflette

Thank you! X

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Kar43

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸ₯ƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΉπŸ»πŸ₯‡πŸƒβ€β™€οΈso fab with our kids joining in βœ…πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Kar43

It was lovely, a real family team effort plus a friend's dog! πŸ•πŸ˜€

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limberlou

Get on,you can do it before then. I’ll be 65 in a week and I managed a 10k, out of the blue this morning when I was supposed to be doing week 2 of jujus 10k plan. I don’t expect I’ll do one every week but I much prefer the longer runs to anything under 4k now. I tried doing intervals and just couldn’t get my head round that at all.

Maybe I’ll try that again further down the line

Well done you though and I love the pic. I had an equally pink face this morning in my post run pic

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to limberlou

Well it wouldn't be a graduation photo without a red shiny face hehe! Ok, I may just take you up on that challenge! πŸ€”πŸ€£πŸ€”

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Mumsygill
MumsygillGraduate

Yes!! Congratulations- you’re a star!!

Very well done and how lovely that you did the run with your children . Enjoy celebrating- you’ve earned it! πŸ˜˜πŸΎπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯‡

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Mumsygill

Thank you! X

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Dralimc
DralimcGraduate

Well done all of you! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘

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Dexy5

Well done you, and what a way to graduate. You family should be very proud of you. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚⛅️

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Dexy5

They are, it's just such a fantastic feeling πŸ˜€

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Brilliant achievement, congratulations graduate!

Time to claim your shiny badge

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you for that, have now posted on that link! ! ! 😁

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Razouski

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well done! Enjoy your moment πŸ˜ŠπŸ…πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Saartjie

Thank you! X

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Claireednet

Aw how lovely to do it with your kids I’m still trying to persuade my 8 yr old to come running!

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Claireednet

Take her shopping for running gear .... Worked a treat for me 🀣

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Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

Fantastic! Well done you😊

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Getfitok

Thank you! πŸ˜€

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RobW73
RobW73Graduate

Hooray!

Congratulations!

I did my graduation at a ParkRun as well.

It did seem different being surrounded by so many people.

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to RobW73

It felt a lot harder to be honest, maybe a bit of anxiety about running with others when I've run alone up until now .. I will keep doing parkrun though and hopefully it will get easier. . I was much more relaxed on my solo 6am jog this morning πŸ˜ƒ

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RobW73
RobW73Graduate
in reply to oldwheezer69

Maybe it's like the first C25k run. I was very nervous about that one.

Second one may be easier.

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Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

Well done Graduate!!!☺☺☺☺☺

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oldwheezer69
oldwheezer69Graduate
in reply to Irish-John

Thank you! πŸ˜€

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ccarter100

Fantastic!!

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