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OldLadyRuns Graduated today...at last!

oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
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Excuse the photo, its a bit cliche but I am proud of it all the same.

Its been a long slow journey with lots of bumps along the road but today I graduated! Four weeks ago having done week 9 runs one and two I was feeling so confident but it shows how quickly I could be knocked off my snug little perch. The following day I was admitted to hospital with a chest infection. I didn't run for a couple of weeks and the past two weeks I have kept trying week 9 run 3 ..again and again and again until eventually today I completed it. I am not sure how I was meant to feel. I had just achieved something amazing ..an overweight grandma ..who has always struggled to exercise and I have to say never truly enjoyed it. I simply stared at the 'graduate' message on the app in what was very thick cooling fog here in the hills this morning. But I did it. I have learnt so many lessons, how to run is the least of them, I have always been frightened of failure. I have learnt no matter what obstacles are put in front of you, with perseverance and consistency you can steer a path through them and succeed. My obstacles will have been different to yours but we all get them. In weeks to come as my running journey continues I will reflect and share those obstacles with you because they are a huge part of who I am today. This so called 9 week journey of C25K actually has taken me exactly 12 weeks but the bigger truth is my journey back to health has taken over 2 years.

I know I couldn't have done this past 12 weeks without this forum. Friends and family have not always been understanding of the struggle we all face in completing this program. Many of you have kept in touch through the 'chat', you all know who you are and you have been a huge part of my journey. Thank you x

Now where is that podium and badge.

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bonny_lass
bonny_lassGraduate

Congratulations. Keep running!!!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to bonny_lass

Thank you, Im loving running again

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bonny_lass
bonny_lassGraduate
in reply to oldladyruns

So happy 4u.

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Many congratulations.

Worried you had fallen off the face of the earth.

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thanks Jay, I was frightened I couldn't complete it so kept myself quiet ..for a change ..lol, hope all is well with you. Im back and intend to stay back

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Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to oldladyruns

Very reasonable. Great you fought through with it. Sorry it was in such difficult circumstances.

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helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Well done Oldladyruns! Many congratulations on graduating. I always worry when regular posters go quiet and so I am pleased to see that you are back! Enjoy the feeling and the great world of running that awaits :)

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to helenwheels

Thank you, its just taken time to get properly well again. I am thrilled though

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wyersmith
wyersmithGraduate

Very well done for bouncing back, keeping at it and being victorious in the end. It ain’t easy but my word the sense of achievement is worth every second. Congratulations on your well deserved graduation!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to wyersmith

and thank you for all your support along the way. Im still pinching myself

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Fernshome
FernshomeGraduate

Congratulations ☺️

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Fernshome

thank you, I'm so excited to have got there

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SandieF
SandieFGraduate

Fanbloodytastic!! Massive congratulations πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸ₯‡πŸŽ‰

What a fabulous inspirational post. You have overcome your obstacles and here you are! Up on the podium where you belong πŸ‘. Enjoy the moment and the next stage of your journey πŸ‘πŸ˜˜

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to SandieF

Thank you, its taken a bit of a route but as you say I got there !

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Ripcurlrana71

❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️ I’ve missed you and was worried about you too. Sooooo glad to hear from you and you’ve graduated!!!! πŸ₯‡ πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ 🍾. Cheers to you my dear so very bloody well done! You’ve certainly been tested during your journey and come through fighting fit. You and Jay66UK were my running mates when I started and so pleased to have you back on the team! Xxx😘😘.

Somebody get this superstar grad a badge. 😬😬😬

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you my friend, you've been a great support. I hadn't posted until I knew I was back in the game!! and back I am. I have a race for life on Saturday. I was worried I wouldn't make it but Im just about back to full fitness now

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Ripcurlrana71

That’s so great to hear. Although we are all friends on here you don’t want to pry into peoples personal lives so didn’t want to bother you. But really pleased you’re back with us! Xx

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Kar43

Congratulations πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ“πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‚πŸ‘ŸπŸŽ‰

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Kar43

Thank you, Im so relieved to complete the program

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Tinker5393
Tinker5393Graduate

Many congratulations enjoy your time on the podium πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Tinker5393

I will ..when I find that podium and work out how to get my shiny new badge lol

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18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

HURRAY! Congratulations and well done. I don't think it matters how long it takes....it's the doing that matters. Glad you're on the mend after illness, and a rough few months. The summer is ahead, take the chance to look after yourself a bit. Lots of love. πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ‘πŸΎ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to 18Windmill

and thank you very much for all your support along the way

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Tbae
TbaeGraduate

Such a lovely thoughtful post.

What a journey and what a story, even before this recent challenge.

I agree with Rip., get this superstar graduate her badge.

Enjoy all your celebrations with your family, they will all be so proud of you as is this forum family.

We exist to connect and you certainly have done that on this forum.Running supports that also.

Take good care of you and looking forward to the next part of your journey in your own good time.

πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Tbae

I’m certainly taking my time but it doesn’t matter how long it takes you I’m still running with a smile. Thank you for your support x

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alikayV
alikayVGraduate

Hooray!!! And well done you! Have loved following your story and absolutely delighted for you. X 🍾πŸ₯‚

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to alikayV

Thank you it’s certainly been more of a soap opera than a story but I’ve got there in the end

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lagatachocolate

Congratulations, my lovely; you stuck with it. Well done! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ₯‚

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to lagatachocolate

And thank you so much for your support along my bumpy journey, you have inspired me x

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Notsobigdoug

I'm so proud for you. I knew you would do it well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Notsobigdoug

Another one of my friends on this journey, thank you for your support

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Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Big well done and huge congratulations !! So happy you are back to full fitness and renewed your love of running :) :)

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Lorijay

Great to hear from you. Thank you for all your support and help along the way x

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Pippayoungart

Yaaaaaayyyy! πŸ…

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Pippayoungart

Thank you, you have really kept me going..thank you

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Pippayoungart
PippayoungartGraduate
in reply to oldladyruns

Well you were instrumental in keeping me on track after the dreaded W4R2, so really pleased to see you on the podium!

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skysue16
skysue16Graduate

Wonderful! Many, many congratulations - you deserve to feel very proud πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ†πŸŽ–

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to skysue16

It has been such a journey with some proper bumps along the way but I’m here on the podium now, thank you

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Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Yay!!! Very very well done to you πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺβ˜€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰ Knew you would get there!! X

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you, you have been such a support. Couldn’t have done this without my favs x

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SendWine
SendWineGraduate

Wondered where you'd gone, massive congratulations. Enjoy Race for Life πŸ‘

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to SendWine

Thank you I was dreading the race for life a couple of weeks ago but it shows you can get back after a fall! Thanks for all your support

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Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Wooohooo! Dance, dance, dance on that podium! πŸ˜€ πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Elfe5

Hello my friend and a huge thank you for always being there x

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Debell
DebellGraduate

Congrats OLR, I had been a bit worried but knew you'd do it ......Well done and take heart from all the love coming your way ! πŸ„πŸͺ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Debell

Thanks so much you have been such an inspiration

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Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

What a fabulous post! So pleased for you- congratulations!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Equi-geek

Thank you ..some of us take a straight forward route and some of us a bendy one ..but we get there

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Duffy4
Duffy4Graduate

Thats fantastic, well done to you. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and you have helped me to reach week 7, looking forward to graduating too. Fantastic achievement. Congratulations. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ˜€

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Duffy4

Thank you and that is great news you being at week 7, very well done ..nearly there

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_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

Many congratulations! Very well deserved! Sorry you had to have a stay in hospital. πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to _SimonT_

Thank you, I’m feeling so much better. Thanks for your support x

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Teddly22
Teddly22Graduate

What a fabulous inspiring post. Many congratulations to you on your graduation!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Teddly22

The journey to graduation is not always straight forward but amazing when you get there x

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ancientrunner

Congratulations. I thought I may have missed your graduation post. You've done brilliantly with all the ups and downs you have had. It is surprising the wider benefits this programme brings.

What I'd really like to know is what your friends who laughed say now! Hopefully they just think running is part of who you are now.

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to ancientrunner

Firstly, thank you for all your amazing support. Secondly, you are so right my friends just see me as a runner ..no comments ..in fact some are coming along to a race for life next weekend to cheer me over the finishing line ! How things change

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ancientrunner
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in reply to oldladyruns

Brilliant - you never know one of them might be on the start line with you next year.

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Dexy5

Hello oldladyruns, I thought I hadn’t seen you and your cows for a while , and sorry you haven’t been well. So double congratulations to you for sticking to it until you graduated. You have done brilliantly and so deserve to step on the podium and pick up your shiny graduates badge. Whoop whoop! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ„πŸ‚πŸ„

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you, you have been a wonderful support. My lovely cows were next to me when I finished and as usual we shared a digestive biscuit

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Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Oh I'm so pleased for you! Glad you are ok now. Congratulations from another nan!! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

We nans are showing them how to do it ..lol and thank you

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations to you 'oldladyruns' (that should be young lady runs) great achievement for you, especially after your recent chest affections, well done.

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you it’s been quite a journey but I’m on that podium

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Congratulations graduate πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you, I can’t really put into words what this means to me. Although this took me 12 weeks rather than the 9, the last 2 years have been a massive journey back to fitness. Thank you to the admins x

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Bluebirdrunner

Whoop whoop Graduate alert!

Congratulations Oldladyruns πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

So pleased for you, and a fabulous post to come back with😊...

You have obviously had a tough time recently and been quite poorly, its so good to hear you are fit and well again, and back running with us...

Get your badge here....

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Well done for completing the program and Graduating 😊xx

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks for the link, I’ve been to sign up for my badge ..yay.i can’t express in words the support the admins have given me, I know I couldn’t have made it without all the help this forum has given

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BellaJ
BellaJGraduate

Congratulations- it must be a great feeling . Hope you keep on running !!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to BellaJ

Thank you I will keep running, I’m not going to give up on all the effort it’s taken to get here and besides I love running and that is something coming from an old exercise phobe!

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Ah fantastic- I’ve been wondering where & how you are. So glad you are back and a graduate!!! Yippee. Superstar. Huge congratulations for completing it in the face of such adversity. Stay on the forum and keep us posted of your next steps

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you my friend ,can’t thank you enough for your support. I did go quiet on the forum but was scared I couldn’t get back to where I left off ..that frightened of failure reared it’s head but I knocked it back today..I’m back lol

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate
in reply to oldladyruns

Well done! Keep on running.

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David_G

Congratulations, what a fantastic performance! πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Now relax and enjoy your Graduate πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ†status. Richly deserved! 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to David_G

Thank you, I’m looking forward to where this running takes me to next

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Run-Granny-Run

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Congratulations OLRπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

So pleased you reached the podium despite your illness . Great news .

I have been waiting to cheer you as you reached the C25K finish line

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

All the best... Happy Running

RGR

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Run-Granny-Run

We granny’s are doing it! I’m so pleased I’m back to full health and running like I was

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Kimterry
KimterryGraduate

Congratulations! Your Graduate badge is well and truly deserved! Enjoy your running journey πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ…

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Kimterry

Can’t quite believe I’m a graduate but I am ..looking forward to my next adventure

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AnnieW55
AnnieW55Graduate

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽˆπŸ‘. Was only thinking of you the other day. Hope you are fully recovered - and stay that way πŸ€ And enjoy many runs in the future

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to AnnieW55

Thank you ..I’m back running and back in the forum and enjoying it all

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JoP61
JoP61Graduate

Your journey has been a real inspiration to me. Huge congratulations and well done on graduating - you deserve it. I haven't posted on here for weeks as I have found it difficult to maintain motivation following graduation. However, your story has been fantastic to follow. Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy future running. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺπŸŽ“

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoAmbassador
in reply to JoP61

I was thinking about you just the other day. It's all about routine. Just keep a strict routine and you'll soon have the habit back πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

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JoP61
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in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Hey JoJo

Thank you for thinking of me. I am still running but I am struggling a bit and am frankly envious of all the graduates who seem to be making leaps and bounds with 10Ks and Park Runs and PBs. I have thought about you often and hope you are now off the IC and back to running? How is your foot/toe? πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoAmbassador
in reply to JoP61

Everyone is different, and it really does depend on what you want to achieve. I'm aiming for distance at the moment.

Toe is all healed thank you, it gives a weird twinge with too much pressure but is back to full function.

I'm doing 10k twice a week just now with a 5 thrown in too but I've got my eye on a 14km route near work on brand new tarmac that I think would be quite a treat to my beat up pavements near home.

πŸ€” I'm sure there's a saying about envy robbing us of joy. Please don't feel you need to keep up with anyone. Maybe join the B210k lot and start the 10k plan if a structured plan works better or join a local running club for social fun.

You've had such a great acheivement; everyone on the couch will envy you. No need to compare really, we are all so individual and wonderful in our own right πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ€—

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JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Great news that you're back on track with your running!

You're right of course - I should stop comparing/envying and just set my own course. Trouble is I'm not sure what that course should be at the moment. A structured plan is good for me so I may try the B210K plan, although not sure I can manage it. Won't know until I try I suppose!

Thanks again for the support and encouragement. I'll keep you posted. πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to JoP61

You are the inspiration, I found it difficult to post on here in the forum when I was struggling but today when I cracked it after 2 weeks of trying that last run, I was elated. Let’s both try and keep that motivation .

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JoP61
JoP61Graduate
in reply to oldladyruns

Thank you for your kind thoughts. You'll have to keep posting now - look at how everone has missed you!! Well done on overcoming many obstacles. I'll try to emulate you and keep going with the running despite feeling a bit disheartened about it. Onwards and upwards! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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JoP61
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in reply to oldladyruns

Love the shiny Graduate badge!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to JoP61

I love it. So shiny and new !

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Fantastic! I’m so proud of you! You’re an inspiration! So tell me, what’s next?!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha you have kept me on it ! What’s next ..a 5K race for life on Sunday in Newcastle ..then I’m not sure but I will keep running that’s for sure

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Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate
in reply to oldladyruns

Yay! Sunday sounds fun! Hope I haven’t been annoying πŸ˜‚

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Tasha99

Lol not at all you are an inspiration

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pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Many many congratulations! xx

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to pianoteacher

Thank you, it took me longer than I wanted it to but I’m here now

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Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

Congratulations!! Impressive to come back so purposefully and persistently after such a bad chest infection! Sheer grit! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ₯‚πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Crittermad

Thank you, determination got me to the podium in the end ..and you lot of course lol

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoAmbassador

That's so freaky. I was just thinking about you and I clicked on your username to see how you were getting on... and Boom!! You've done it!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I'm so pleased for you. Many, many congratulations. It's not been easy for you but you didn't let anything hold you back πŸ… truly a five star finish 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I know you're going to keep moving forward from strength to strength both running and with your health and self-development. Gosh, just got a tad choked wishing my own Mum could have shown such determination, commitment and courage.

You're an absolute 🌟. Keep on running lovely lady πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you so much, you have gone through such a difficult time too but you have always supported me and others along the way x

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lets-go
lets-goGraduate

What an amazing achievement you must be over the moon and so so proud of yourself. It’s stories like yours that inspire people like me to keep trundling alone. From one over weight grandma to another WELL DONE & MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS !!

πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯‡πŸ₯‚πŸŽŠ πŸŽ‰

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to lets-go

I’ve had some bumps along the way but we grandmas have to be the role models to our grand children .. my eldest granddaughter proudly announced that her grandma was a runner during her sports day at school this week lol

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mairi1
mairi1Graduate

Congratulations and very best wishesπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Lorijay
LorijayGraduate
in reply to mairi1

How lovely to see you on the forum Mairi. How are you? :)

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mairi1
mairi1Graduate
in reply to Lorijay

I’m fine thanks, how are you? How are you getting on, how far/ long are you doing now. I did two or three post grad weeks but then I missed a couple of weeks due to different reasons and finding it hard to get back on trackπŸ™ƒ

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Lorijay
LorijayGraduate
in reply to mairi1

I'm ok thanks. Had a period on the IC so just started w1 of the 10k plan this week. Yes sometimes life just gets in the way doesn't it. Hope you do come back, miss you :) :)

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to mairi1

Thanks Mairi you have always been such a great support

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owmeknees

Congratulations and well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to owmeknees

I’m still pinching myself but I’m on that podium

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cobrien

Very well done. You kept me going when I was struggling and I graduated today as well.

Enjoy the glow and be very proud.

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to cobrien

Oh my goodness very well done indeed ..hope we can share that podium lol

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Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done you! Fantastic! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Bridget007

And thank you for all your support

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TedG
TedGGraduate

Congratulations oldladyruns, well done πŸ‘ good feeling innit? πŸ€—

Onwards and upwards now, a whole new world opens up to you now.... enjoy the journey πŸ˜ŽπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to TedG

Thank you, you have been always fantastic in your support and advice ..I’m looking forward to my running adventures

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Samarie
SamarieGraduate

Congratulations! Well done! I am so happy for you!!!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Samarie

Thank you ..I’m still grinning ear to ear

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over61andstilltrying

Yipee! Yippe! So lovely to see you back and delighted to see that you have made it! Well done! Congratulations! Enjoy your time on the podium! πŸŽ“πŸ₯‡πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ And all the very best for your onward running journey. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ And I do hope the race for life on Saturday goes really well and look forward to hearing all about it.

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oldladyruns

Thank you and can I just say you have been such a wonderful support throughout my journey

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Sutsha

This is the news I've been waiting on! I've been thinking of you, and most recently today can you believe (just catching this post now for some reason).

Sorry to hear you've had yet more bad luck and trust all is looking up at last.

How is Dolly?

Oh, and massive congrats of course!!!!!!

🍾πŸ₯‚πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸ’–

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Sutsha

Thank you Dolly and I shared a celebratory digestive at the finish line today ..in the fog !

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Sutsha
Sutsha
in reply to oldladyruns

So glad you didn't forget her bikkie after your break away from it all!

Very well done, so good to have you back πŸ˜˜πŸ’–

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Sutsha

Thank you I’m looking forward to catching up on all the posts I’ve missed recently

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lexi6
lexi6Graduate

Fantastic LOR! πŸ‘ After breakfast this morning checked the emails and couldn’t believe it - you’re back. You have been worried about and missed by all of us on here. Huge congratulations on graduating. πŸͺ can’t find a digestive for the πŸ„. For you 🍾πŸ₯‚ xx

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to lexi6

Yes I celebrated with a shared digestive biscuit with Dolly the cow .. it never tasted so good as when I was munching it on the podium. Thanks for all your support

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Oh massive congratulations to you! Your journey is amazing and your achievement is even more special because you kept going! You’re a big inspiration! Well done you! You certainly do run!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ“πŸ†β€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you, I hope you are doing well. I’m well and truely back here in the forum so I have some catching up to do

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to oldladyruns

W9R1 tomorrow morning! So lovely to have you back graduate! As though an act of fate, I am able to graduate on my 49th birthday on Saturday! 😁❀️

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

How exciting and very well done look forward to your birthday run x

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TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate

Oh wow oldladyruns, fantastic! Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to TailChaser

Thank you for all your support, I got there in the end

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TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate
in reply to oldladyruns

I knew you would πŸ€—πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ‘

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DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate

Yay! Well done you!

Wondered where you'd got to!

Massive congratulations!

What do you plan to do next...sooo exciting!

Happy graduate running 😊

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to DebJogsOn

Thank you ..I’m back ..I have a race for life this next weekend, so back to health just in time

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DebJogsOn
DebJogsOnGraduate
in reply to oldladyruns

Good luck with the race for life

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LoungeLizaard

What a journey - such perseverance!!!

Bask in the graduation light and enjoy a few hard earned days rest - you’re a runner now πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to LoungeLizaard

Thank you, I still can’t believe I made it onto that podium ..race for life at the weekend and I can’t wait

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LoungeLizaard
LoungeLizaardGraduate
in reply to oldladyruns

Well you’re definitely here now!! Good luck at the weekend - enjoy the post grad running! β€οΈπŸ’•

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ccarter100

Woot woot!!

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to ccarter100

Thank you, I may have taken longer to get there but I’m so excited, hope all is still going ok for you on your running journey

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ccarter100

Yes - slow and steady!

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Ripcurlrana71

oldladyruns join the Bridge to 10K Forum. Not to leap to 10K but because your C25k class mainly post on there now. x

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I will go have a lurk in that forum see what you are all up to thanks

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Well done to you and Dolly for sticking with it!! Massive congratulations xx

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate

Thanks we shared a digestive biscuit to celebrate πŸŽ‰

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pfozzie7

Congratulations. You have shown what will power and determination can achieve. I have just started (W3R1). It really is remarkable how much encouragement, and help you can get on these pages. πŸ‘πŸ‘

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to pfozzie7

It’s so very true, this forum is very supportive . I can’t count the times I have been picked up, dusted off and told to get running again, without that I would not have got to where I am now..keep going and we will all be behind you.

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gwrunner18
gwrunner18Graduate

Shop hop congratulations 😁

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to gwrunner18

Thank you ..I got there in the end !

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gwrunner18
gwrunner18Graduate
in reply to oldladyruns

That should have said whoo hoo πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Pancakes
PancakesGraduate

Oh wow! Super well done! You have inspired me to get back out there! I graduated a couple of weeks ago but I’ve lost my mojo and been niggled by minor issues in this heat but now I am determined to get back on it! Congratulations and thank you! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Pancakes

Well done to you too, I’ve signed up for a race for life to keep my mojo in tact, hope you find yours again soon. X

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Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate

From one grandma to another, congratulations, and well done - what amazing perseverance. Enjoy your achievement, looking forward to hearing more πŸŽ‰πŸŒ»

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Gran4z

Thank you, I’m thrilled I got there in the end and enjoying it! So many grand parents on this forum and what a wonderful message to show our grandchildren

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Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Sorry i missed this yesterday. Massive congratulations to you! An amazing achievement xx

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Saartjie

Thank you, I’m just so pleased I stuck with the programme despite a couple of detours.

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Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Ahhh, there you are, I was actually starting to worry about you. So glad I stumbled across this post.

Congratchabloodylations OLR.

Fabulous πŸ˜šπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate

Thank you, I'm back, it took me a month to get back to where I was. I'm looking forward to a race for life run next and then more consolidation

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Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

I missed this... I am so sorry...my excuse is a lame one..just had a few issues myself:)

BUT .. Massive congratulations and very well done you.

What a journey!!! xxx

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oldladyruns
oldladyrunsGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

thanks Oldfloss it has been quite a journey but I managed race for life today ..with only a short walk in the middle due to extreme heat. Thanks for all your help, its very much appreciated.

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Kevthekelt
KevthekeltGraduate

I don’t know you but I feel very proud 😘 we started about the same time and I also took 12 weeks because I damaged my Achilles. Well done and good luck for the future. I bet your β€˜friends β€˜ aren’t laughing now 😁

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Rua8
Rua8Graduate

OOoooh, well done, that’s great! I remember that you went through some tough times a while back as well, I’m so glad you graduated, you deserve that badge missus! πŸŽ‰

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Tartiflette
TartifletteGraduate

Better late than never -> massive congratulations to you! (I've been having major technological problems) Couldn't let this one pass by without acknowledgement of your absolutely amazing achievement. Hope you're still buzzing! πŸŽ‰πŸ’

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Myrar
MyrarGraduate

Sorry I'm late ..congratulations ..What a journey .You should be so proud ..Well done you 😊😊

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