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I did it - graduation run

In preparation for my w9r3 and being someone who loves to shop yesterday I purchased a proper running vest so at least I’d look the part.

Then at 8:15 this morning absolutely looking like a bonafide runner in my coral running vest I set off in the sunshine along the canal.

And I managed my best run ever covering 4.8km. My running vest and me are ecstatic. I can’t quite believe I’ve done it.

When I started the program my hubby said “you’ll never do it, you’re not built for running” which made me more determined. I am on the “curvier” side but in the 9 weeks have lost 14lb but importantly I’m fitter, more toned, have dropped 2 dress sizes and really feel in control. I well and truly have my mo-jo back.

Thanks to everyone who has supported me, including my husband who despite his doubts really has cheered me on.

Along with swimming which has always been my thing running is now also my thing.

If someone like me who is “not built for running” can complete this great program then everyone can - to all those who read this post - please trust the program, stick at it and you too can become a bonafide runner (with or without a coral running vest).

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Congratulations & what a great distance. 🌟🏆🎉🏃🏻‍♀️. You’ve done brilliantly with weight loss too - you should feel very proud of yourself🙂

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Thanks - I can’t stop smiling 😃

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Well done! That’s really good pace you’ve got going.

And curvier is good.

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I agree curvier is just fine and I’m pleased with my pace 🏃🏻‍♀️

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Well done and 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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I intend to keep on running; my sister runs and is trying to persuade me to train for a 10k. I’m quite content to run 5k at the moment and have agreed to do a 5k park run with her in July. Thanks for the link and advice.

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Fabulous, I am so pleased for you and losing all that weight too - you've done amazingly well and this is just the beginning! I'm not built for running either, but we damn well can and it feels fantastic! Many congratulations :)

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I’m a firm believer that anything is possible if you try hard and work at it - I do feel fantastic and have had a great day 😃

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CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE!!! ☺☺☺☺☺

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Thanks fellow graduate - how good does that sound 👌

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Huge congratulations!! You’ve done so well 👏👏👏

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Thanks Shazamie - fellow graduate (never thought I’d see it next to my name!)

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Congratulations 🍾🍾🍾🍾, and what a distance. Well done ,on every level 🤩🤩

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Thank you - I used to struggle to walk a couple of miles and now I can run over 3 - it’s truly a remarkable program and I’ve encouraged a few people to do it; my sons on week 3 and I look forward to seeing him progress and to the day we run 5k together 😃

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Fabulous!

I just found out today that I have inspired my sister, who is just about to complete week 1( this is a secret, so don't tell anyone!!!)

I was thinking how nice it will be if we do a park run together, I should be back to my pre IC best by then 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Go for it - my sister is a very good runner and has encouraged me at every stage. She got me a pandora charm with a running shoe on as a well done. I was quite emotional 😭

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Lovely idea. 🙂

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Many congratulations, another winner up on the podium, getting pretty crowded up here! No missing you now in your coral top!

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Absolutely not - no more fading into the background for me. I’m shouting c25k all the way, in fact every person I saw on the canal path this morning as I passed them I shouted “couch to 5k” - just in case they wondered what on earth I was up to!

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Well done! Speedy too 😃🎉😃🎉😃🎉

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I don’t know what came over me as I hadn’t been as pacey before - I’m putting it down to the new vest 😀

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Well done!!!!! I’m not sure who is built to run - definitely not me - seems we come in all shapes & sizes - and long may it continue. I hope you & your best enjoy many future runs together ......👏👍😊

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Thanks and you’re right all the diversity makes it so much more fun 😁

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