Dobby, new shoes and graduation! I did it!!! - Couch to 5K

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Dobby, new shoes and graduation! I did it!!!

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
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Apologies for the uncomfortable photo! πŸ˜† On 6th February this year I gave up smoking for the second (and last) time and today - 6th July - I graduated Couch to 5K! I started again on May 7th after a month’s setback and have gone from being a smoking, middle-aged non-runner to being able to run for 30 minutes! And I have loved (almost) every minute of it! Dobby the lurcher has been my constant companion as has an eclectic mix of music, emotion and pace!

Thanks so much to all those who are at the same place as me in the programme and who have supported me every step of the way - particularly these last few weeks - you all know who you are so I won’t tag you all - and thanks also to this forum and the sage advice given from those admins and graduates whose support has been invaluable! This place and this programme is fantastic and really works - I know I’m not the first to say that and won’t be the last but it so does!!

Now I have new shoes to break in and a 5K next weekend to prepare for! I was too superstitious to wear them until I managed the magic 30 minutes and graduation but now I can get excited about them!

Good luck to everyone running their final run in the next few days - I am so happy and proud of myself and can’t wait for you guys to feel the same! It’s amazing! πŸŽ“ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 😊

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Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Congratulations, huge well done!! Lovely photo. Enjoy your celebration, well deserved πŸΎπŸƒπŸ˜Š

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Lorijay

Thank you πŸ™ Lorijay

Woohoo Congrats!! Brilliant achievement. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you so much - your posts, support and comments have been invaluable :)

Awww thank you. But you’re the one running out there as you’ve done amazingly! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Well done πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰πŸ†. Fantastic achievement & I love your running companion πŸ™‚

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to QueenTea

Aw thank you - she’s a one off! Bless her lol πŸ˜‚ πŸ• πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Ahh...well done. Amazing feeling isn't it? I love this programme and agree with everything you said...It's so supportive and we all carry each other along. Enjoy your 5k and the rest of your running πŸ…πŸŽ‰πŸΎ (ps. Well done to Dobby too!)

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Saartjie

It really is so supportive - I’m not sure I’d have got through it without everyone on here! Thank you Saartjie and Dobby says thank you too! πŸ˜† 🐢 πŸ™ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate
in reply to Dizzysmum17

😊

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

😊 😊 πŸ™

Ouching
OuchingGraduate

New shoes! Shopping and running oooh what a girls dream

Well done you

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Ouching

Oh I know!! And thank you - well done to you too! We did it!! πŸŽ“ πŸ˜ƒ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸŽ‰

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Aw fabulous!! Well done to you and Dobby πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ many congratulations to you both πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability! πŸ‘πŸ˜ and your new shoes!!! πŸ˜‰

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you GoGo_JoJo - from me and Dobby! I’m looking forward to new shoes and consolidation runs! 😊 πŸ˜„ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

JanB76
JanB76Graduate

Fantastic!! I’m nearing the magic 30min mark myself. The support this site offers is amazing. I’m sure I would have failed the programme again if it wasn’t for all the kind words on here.

Love your running buddy!! I’ve a lab x lurcher, who’s got plenty of speed in him but his nose is into everything so would be a bugger to run with 🀣🀣🀣

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to JanB76

It’s amazing isn’t it! Lab x lurcher sounds lovely - Dobby tends to pull me across the road when she see cats, pigeons or squirrels so it’s not ideal but she’s mostly pretty good bless her! She’s getting better to be fair!

And I totally agree with you about the support! It’s ace isn’t it? Good luck with the rest of your runs - not long until you are up here with me! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ 😊 x

PaulBrad
PaulBradGraduate

Congratulations- that’s an awesome achievement- well done πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ†πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ†

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to PaulBrad

Thank you PaulBradπŸ˜‰πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸŽ‰

Amazing very well done πŸ˜€ Dobby looks happy too! Remember his treat.... onwards and upwards

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Fernshome

Thank you - she had a chicken strip and a walk with our other dog when I got back so she was happy! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΆ

Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Fantastic achievements! Well done on your successes & happy running πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Tartiflette

Thank you Tartiflette - happy running to you too :)

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

Congratulations, every time I see a new graduate posting it reminds me of the feeling I had when I graduated, so well done to you and thank you for bringing back that memory

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Berksrover

Happy to help 😝 and thank you very much! πŸ™

Fantastic work! And I love your dog's name.

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to snoopsaloops

Aw thank you - she has the ears of Dobby the House Elf! 🐢 πŸ‘‚ πŸ˜†

AnnieHan
AnnieHanGraduate

Well done. I agree with all you said about the programme and the amazing support you get from this forum. Lovely photo. Well done Dobby. Looking forward to hearing how you get on in the 5K. Congratulations ! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘Ÿ

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to AnnieHan

Thank you Annie - exciting times ahead! 😊 πŸ˜ƒ 🐢 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΆπŸŽ‰πŸ™πŸŽ“

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

You don't need to apologise for the photo, it is not uncomfortable (perhaps except to you) Dobby the lurcher is a lovely dog and I am sure a great companion during your runs, congratulations on completing C25K

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much πŸ™ 😊 πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΆπŸƒ

Kimterry
KimterryGraduate

Brilliant! Well done to you. Wishing you a very happy running journey πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ…

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Kimterry

Thank you Kimterry. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸƒ

Teddly22
Teddly22Graduate

Congratulations to you! It is so inspiring to read the graduates stories! πŸ†πŸ‘πŸ†πŸƒ

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Teddly22

Thanks loads Teddly22! Happy running to you! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ˜‚

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate

Amazing! Well done!!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ…

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Dralimc

Thank you Alison. πŸ™ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ™πŸŽ“

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate
in reply to Dizzysmum17

I really want to get up there now! 2 more runs to go! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Dralimc

Yeah, you can do it! You'll be great! x

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ congratulations!

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Crittermad

Thank you :)

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

Brilliant! Well done! Lovely to see Dobby :)

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to Equi-geek

Thank you - she is quite cute isn't she?! :)

Congratulations on your graduation! Awesome job! My W9 R3 graduation run will be the FROME 5K on Sunday - see you there! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate
in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Yes you will!! I won’t have the dog though haha!

BlondeAmbition72
BlondeAmbition72Graduate
in reply to Dizzysmum17

Lol!! 😊

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