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OMG W5R3 done - emotional & grateful!

I have just got back from the last run of W5! How is this me? I was emotional during the first 5 minutes of the run, well probably 10 if I’m honest, I’m glad I decided to run in the park today! Otherwise the commuters would think I’m having a breakdown! Lol 😂 I was so proud of myself today. I had every reason to let it be a bit of a fad and stop after the very first run, but I said blow to that! I’m doing it! Now I’ve run for 20 minutes non stop!

When our Michael said you’ve only got two minutes left you can do it, I said “damn right I can mate”! He was happier today too! Told you he’d buck up! Air kisses MJ! 😉

Oh and a lovely little dog broke my emotions into humour, when he stopped still having a good mesmerised look at me running around the track, while his owner was trying to call him. He would not budge! I smiled at him/her and said in my head! “Too right mate, I’m a runner”!! I had a good little chuckle as I passed. Then I thought I hope he wasn’t weighing up whether I was chicken or something tasty 😱 and carried on my mission!

Do, excuse my utter excitement at end of W5. I know I have some way to go and some runs may not feel fabulous, but I still can’t get over that, yes, I’m a runner! A slow one maybe but I loved it and loving it! With big thanks to you all too! ❤️❤️

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Fabulous by name and Completely Fabulous by nature!! You've bloody gorn an dun it!!

W5R3 was the really really big moment for me. Full-on emotional overload, tears and tarmac-kissing, the whole thing.

Enjoy the feeling. You have done an totes awsum job my love!! xx :-)

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Thank you so much, it does feel fabulous!! 😱❤️❤️

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If you don't feel smug all day there's something seriously wrong with you xx

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I’m on it!! 😉

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Well done Fabulous and fantastic that you enjoyed it so much. My run is always enhanced by the number of dogs I see - always makes me smile and lifts my spirits.

Keep on running☺

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Thank you so much! Yes, I think I will just have to do that! ❤️❤️

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My daughter has to struggle not to stop and pet every dog she sees on a run- she needs blinkers. I’m just busy planning my running routes so I have to pass at least one Hockins van ( local icecream - best ever) or at least finish near one

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Sounds like a good plan to me! I’m like your daughter with the dogs. 🙂

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Ah.....blinkers, that’s sweet and lucky you! There’s nothing tasty on my routes! Might have to think about that! Lol ❤️

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Huge well done Fabulous 450. I am starting my week 5 today and am dreading the 3rd run. Just how did you do it? I’ve managed til now, but it just seems like a big jump to 20 minuets. I just hope I feel as fabulous 😬😬😬

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Evie27, trust in the progress, it’s real!! I didn’t think about it at the time, but I kept creating little finish lines in my head and that’s probably what made me feel so emotional, because I got there and I had more to give, so created another. I was just imagining myself finishing 5k. Me? I also run thinking of my loved ones, saying look at me, I’m running! Plus I never forget the humour! I laugh at myself and the things all around me, all the time! Life is stressful and very serious a lot of the time, my runs are a completely stress free zone. I’m just living and loving! The stressful bits can wait till I’m back! Funny enough, it isn’t so bad after that either.

We can do it Evie27! Have fun!! 😁❤️❤️

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And thank you! ❤️❤️

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No, thank you! I will bear all those things in mind. 🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♂️🏃🏼‍♂️

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Well done! Hold onto that feeling!

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Thank you! I’m sure I will! It’s amazing! ❤️

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Awesome! I love reading your posts and it sounds as though your are loving this journey as much as me. 😍

You're 1 run ahead of me. I'm nervous and excited about the 20min run...not sure how I'll sustain it but you are truly an inspiration!

Your passion and excitement simply oozes out of your posts. Good luck for week 6!

x

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Thank you so much Little-runner! I am truly excited about what is possible, not only for me, but for everyone who has made the decision to make this change in our lives! Lifting the heavy weight of limitations and just going for it! Not knowing how you’re ever going to do it, but doing it anyway! We are all brilliant! Enjoy run 3, we’re well on our way now!! 😁😁❤️❤️❤️

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Well done!!!! Roll on week 6! ❤️

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Thank you so much Elles 78! I’m actually looking forward to it!! Good luck with your next run too! ❤️

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Well done! That’s a great landmark run and shows where all the effort takes you.

You know there’s a sitcom in all of our running exploits....little dog sat watching you. Cut to you running. Image inside your head as the dog transforms into an big Rotti, licking its lips as you run past. Cut back to the tiny dog...

Good luck with W6. Take it steady, it bites. The first two seem trivial compared to the 20 mins but it’s just that bit tougher than it looks.

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Thanks Jay66UK! 🤣 yes, my imagination did go there with the little dog today! He was a bit too mesmerised for my liking!! 🍗

I never take the next run for granted! I think that helps too! I just see each run as another mystery to be solved. Can she really do it? So far, so good, but hope is always running with me! I so want to do this!

Thanks for the tips and encouragement from everyone! It’s really appreciated! ❤️❤️

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He’ll have weighed up those toning calves and thought “mint sauce” 🤣

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At my pace, it’s probably more like “It’s slow, so it’s easy to catch, anyone got a bit of ketchup?! I hear it makes everything taste good”! 🤣 Hopefully, he’ll be thinking mint sauce one day though! 😁

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Always the put down! My legs have transformed since I started this - still short and hairy, but leaner and meaner. I bet yours have too 😊

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You’re right! 😁 My new jeans are looking and feeling quite good, now you mention it actually! That’s great too! Just keeps on getting better! 😉❤️

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Thanks for posting this! Amazing. Go you. X

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Thank you TrixabelleB! And go you too!! We’re doing alright aren’t we fabulous? ❤️❤️

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Yes we are.

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Yay!! Well done you! Love reading your posts! 😁😁😁😁

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Thank you so much Ang33333, I really appreciate it! Completing every single run feels like a small miracle and I get to keep creating those! I absolutely love that feeling! Hope your loving the post grad zone too! ❤️❤️

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Loving it! You'll be here soon! 😁😁

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Hope, MJ and I are definitely turning dreams into reality! 😁

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That's borderline creepy you know... :-) It won't last. He'll bugger off. Bloody men.. :-)

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Not until I’ve finished with him Sallenson! I’ll let him know when the seasons over! 😂❤️❤️

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Not wishing to burst the bubble but I think you may already be sharing him......🤭

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Oh...the two-timer!! 😱 good job I’m happy to share! Edit....running coach only! Thought I’d better be clear! 🤣❤️

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Wonderful 👍👏🥉 well done on your milestone run. It just keeps getting better from here on in! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍😉😁

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😱 I hope so GoGo_jojo! Im going to do my best and enjoy evey minute of doing it too! ❤️

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Breakthrough !! 😀💪🏻🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ Well done !!

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Oh yes! It does feel like a breakthrough indeed! Thank you ☺️ ❤️❤️

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Yay well done Fab! 'Almost' looking forward to mine on Friday now, once I've got run 2 out of the way tomorrow!

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Thank you and good luck with the run tomorrow southlundon! We’re certainly getting there arent we?! ❤️❤️

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Ah brilliant- you enjoy it lovely! I was on a high for days after that one - & I got emotional too! W5R3 was my favourite.

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Glad it wasn’t just me blubbering on the pavement, but so so happy inside! 😁 ‘Twas a great feeling! Yaay to W5R3! Forever in our hearts!

Where are you now on the programme Welshwitch? ❤️

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It’s a great feeling! I’ve just done W9 R2. Struggled a bit with it I have to say - but powered on through- constantly fighting the urge to stop. One more to go - yikes!

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Powered on!! Love it! Go you!! 😁❤️

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Just seen that Welshwitch!! That’s fantastic!!! Wooh I’m excited for you! Have an amazing graduation run!! I’ll be watching out to give congratulations when you pass the finish line!! Go you! ❤️

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Well done, it really is a great feeling isn't it? You deserve all the happiness and joy, it's a great achievement.

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Thank you Alan1st! I’m still buzzing! But I’ll be getting back in the “just do the next run and enjoy it zone” soon! ❤️

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Well done, another good run. Over half of the programme completed now 👍🏼

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Thanks Millais-J! Yes that’s the best bit! Kind of feels like I can do this! 😁❤️

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Well done! That’s brilliant and such an achievement.. bet you are still grinning 😃

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Thanks so much Bridget007! Half way is half way further than I ever expected! Great!! ❤️

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Aww brilliant fab you smashed it ...Lovely post ...well done ..Your well on your way ..That's a milestone done and dusted ...Bring on more weeks I hear you say 😊😊

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Thank you! Yeppidy doo!! Come what may! I’m running! 😁😁❤️

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Brilliant! Well done you! And I can just picture that little dog...

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The little rascal! 🤣🤣! Thank you Eiralas! How’s the graduate consolidation zone treating you? Hope all is well and fun! ❤️

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Still getting my leg pain, which turned out to be a back problem, sorted out, but I'm enjoying reading about everyone's progress on here :-)

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Doh....So sorry I forgot about your leg (back) Eiralas! I hope you’re starting to feel some progress too!! 🤗❤️

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No worries! Apparently the fact my back has now started hurting too is progress... I hope he's right!

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Trust him, he has magic hands remember! ❤️❤️

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You rock!!!!!!!!

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Thanks Tjar!! So do you! ❤️

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Very well done! It is such a huge milestone! Congratulations!! I’m sure you are still feeling the high from this run!

And just a word of caution W6 R1 and R2 seems easier than W5R3 but they are one of he toughest runs, you will read a lot around it, so give these runs the focus you have had for W5R3.

All the best!

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Thank you daz_vikas! And thanks for the tips! I’m certainly not thinking it’s a doddle from here! I’ve seen many posts about the challenges ahead and I’m always a bit scared of the next one! But then decide, I won’t know until I go! I think that makes actually doing it more amazing! I’m listening to all the advice and grateful for it! ❤️

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Fab-u-lous darling!! 🌟

You can be do proud of yourself! Now you’ve done this run you know you can do the whole flipping lot! 😁

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Aah....thank you so much! It does feels like it’s possible now! I enjoyed scrolling down the app and it doesnt seem that far now! 😁 ❤️

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Outstanding!

You have done so well. Have an unofficial halfway medal.

Enjoy your rest days and watch out for week 6, it catches people out.

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Its tomorrow Rob! I admit, I am a bit scared! 🙃❤️

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Fan-bloody-tastic! Well done you and well done me, I've just done it as well and feel on top of the world! Although I have to say, when Michael suggested to me that I had two minutes to go it felt like two hours.

Good luck with W6. Bring it on...

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That's brilliant RunMattRun! I know that feels so great, doesn't it?! You're a runner! We are runners!! Well done you! 😁😁 Good luck with W6 too! And yes....bring it on!! ❤️

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Hi Fabulous , sorry I seem to have missed this post yesterday 😕

Very pleased you got through it and you’re so positive about running now. 😀 Keep going - not long now until you graduate. You’re almost there and you’ve proved to yourself you can do 20 minutes.

Good luck! 🤞

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Ah thanks for checking in David_G! I know 20 minutes.....me? 😱! Thank you. So I'm heading into the mystery zone of W6 tomorrow now. ❤️

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