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I did it - graduation run

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate

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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QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

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

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to QueenTea

Thanks - I can’t stop smiling 😃

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

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

And curvier is good.

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

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

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done and congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

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.

Fishypieface
FishypiefaceGraduate

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 :)

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Fishypieface

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 😃

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE!!! ☺☺☺☺☺

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Thanks fellow graduate - how good does that sound 👌

Shazamie
ShazamieGraduate

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

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Shazamie

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

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

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

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Jell6

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 😃

Jell6
Jell6Graduate
in reply to Bev_Beeti

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 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Jell6

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 😭

Jell6
Jell6Graduate
in reply to Bev_Beeti

Lovely idea. 🙂

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

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

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Berksrover

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!

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done! Speedy too 😃🎉😃🎉😃🎉

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to Bridget007

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 😀

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 ......👏👍😊

Bev_Beeti
Bev_BeetiGraduate
in reply to FormulaRun

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

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