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Retiredpotato
Retiredpotato

Hi. Well my first and last post. 9 weeks ago aged 62, weighing 19 stone, I retired and to everyone's (including mine) disbelief started C25K. My exercise previously consisted of taking the wrapper off a box of Maltese’s (healthy eating!). today I ran week 9 run 3, along the coast (previously run in our little village), with my son (who runs the Singapore marathon and is visiting uk) trotting behind me like a dressage horse, wanting to gallop but having to do tiny steps to keep to my slow (but I did do 5k, just) pace. I was really emotional and would say your posts have been inspirational, informative, funny and have kept me going, so thank you all. Who knows what now? I am being threatened with 5k in Singapore in September but hurdling monkeys, snakes and monitor lizards may be a step too far!! Thank you all

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Lozzer-B
Lozzer-BGraduate

Well done 👏👏👏

southlundon
southlundonGraduate

Well done! And keep posting now you’ve started 😀

Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉😃🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏆🏅🎓🌟❤️😎

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Good job - well done! Hurdling monkeys sounds like it could be fun 😂

Great job and congrats 👍👍.

Ab36
Ab36Graduate

Amazing stuff, well done. 😀

Oldjigger
OldjiggerGraduate

Congratulations. You should be really proud of yourself to have taken it on and done it. 5K in Singapore? Why not, unless it is simply too hot! Between now and then, just keep in practice and it can only get easier, can't it?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum...........and is it goodbye?

Congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Amazing very well done☺️

That’s just so brilliant 👍🏼 I would be tempted to set myself a challenge of running whilst opening a packet of maltesers at the same time 😀

Brilliant! Congratulations and well done. 👍👏🍾🥂🎉🥇

Well done !

Tkaye
TkayeGraduate

Well done, fantastic achievement! 🍾🏅

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done! Hope you post some more.

SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Whaaat?! You can’t just pop up, tell us you’ve graduated and then just leave us hanging! We want to know how you feel, come on, you must feel proud & amazing. We want to know what your going to do next, bridge210k? We want to know if your going to do the Singapore marathon (the heat! 😱). Or is it just me been nosy? 😂

Massive congratulations though. Well done! 👏🎉🥇

marpick
marpickGraduate

Well done, great achievement you should be so proud of!

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

I'm with SandieF on this.

You arrive, introducing yourself to us with your graduation success (congratulations by the way 🍾)

Then you bow out!!!!

Nooo. It cannot be. What if you have inspiring words to share, such as you read yourself 🙄

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

Hi amazing. Congratulations that’s a wonderful achievement. You can’t leave it at that. You’ve said hi and you have incredibly finished the programme with a 5k which most of us can’t do, so you simply MUST stay and send tips to those of us more happytortoise-like!

Absolutely amazing! Congratulations, and your one and only post was definitely worth waiting for! 😀👍🏻

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