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OMG W5R3 done - emotional & grateful!

Fabulous450
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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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sallenson
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to sallenson

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

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sallenson
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in reply to Fabulous450

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to sallenson

I’m on it!! 😉

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QueenTea
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to QueenTea

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

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limberlou
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in reply to QueenTea

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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QueenTea
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in reply to limberlou

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to limberlou

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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Evie27

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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Evie27

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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Evie27

And thank you! ❤️❤️

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Evie27
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in reply to Fabulous450

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

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Pippayoungart

Well done! Hold onto that feeling!

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Pippayoungart

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

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Little-runner

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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Fabulous450
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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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Elles78
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Well done!!!! Roll on week 6! ❤️

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Elles78

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

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Jay66UK
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Jay66UK

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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Jay66UK
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in reply to Fabulous450

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Jay66UK

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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Jay66UK
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in reply to Fabulous450

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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Jay66UK

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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TrixabelleB
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Thanks for posting this! Amazing. Go you. X

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Fabulous450
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in reply to TrixabelleB

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

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TrixabelleB
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in reply to Fabulous450

Yes we are.

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Ang33333
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Yay!! Well done you! Love reading your posts! 😁😁😁😁

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Ang33333

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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Ang33333
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in reply to Fabulous450

Loving it! You'll be here soon! 😁😁

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Ang33333

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

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sallenson
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in reply to Fabulous450

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to sallenson

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

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Millsie-J
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in reply to Fabulous450

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Millsie-J

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

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

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F1ipperation
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Breakthrough !! 😀💪🏻🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️ Well done !!

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Fabulous450
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in reply to F1ipperation

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

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southlundon
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to southlundon

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

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Hidden
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Hidden

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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Hidden
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in reply to Fabulous450

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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Hidden

Powered on!! Love it! Go you!! 😁❤️

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Fabulous450
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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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Alanist
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Alanist

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Millsie-J

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

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Bridget007
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Well done! That’s brilliant and such an achievement.. bet you are still grinning 😃

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Bridget007

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

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Myrar
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Myrar

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

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Eiralas

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

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Eiralas
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in reply to Fabulous450

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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Fabulous450
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in reply to Eiralas

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

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Eiralas
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in reply to Fabulous450

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

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Eiralas

Trust him, he has magic hands remember! ❤️❤️

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Tjar

You rock!!!!!!!!

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Fabulous450
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in reply to Tjar

Thanks Tjar!! So do you! ❤️

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das_vikas
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to das_vikas

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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_SimonT_
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to _SimonT_

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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RobW73
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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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Fabulous450
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in reply to RobW73

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

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RunMattRun

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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Fabulous450
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in reply to RunMattRun

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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David_G

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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Fabulous450
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in reply to David_G

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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