GRADUATE!!!! I EFFIN’ DID IT!!!!!!πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ… - Couch to 5K

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GRADUATE!!!! I EFFIN’ DID IT!!!!!!πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ…

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate
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I can’t believe it!!! 30 years of chronic pain, I can’t believe that in just 9 weeks I can run for 2.5 miles, 30 mins. This has transformed my physical and mental health and I can’t tell you how liberated I feel. For anyone who doubts, have faith in the programme, but more importantly yourself. Thanks for all the encouragement and support from everyone on here, all heroes. Going to cry now, right after I nurse the wasp sting on the back of my calf, which is swelling up a treat. Bastard wasp. πŸ˜‚πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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Well done. πŸ‘

granmamA
granmamA in reply to cobrien

Great achievement ! Well done

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to granmamA

Thank you 😊

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to cobrien

Thanks 😊

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Congratulations Dralimc, huge well done!! Enjoy your achievement, well deserved. :) :)

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Lorijay

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Super giddy!!!

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate in reply to Dralimc

I remember the feeling, nothing like it, so pleased for you :) :)

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

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to owmeknees

Thank you! Was going to have a glass of bubbly, but all I fancy is water and a cup of tea!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dralimc

Have the bubbly... tea later:)

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Fantastic work! Graduation is certainly emotional! πŸŽ“πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸ½

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Would not have predicted how emotional I would feel about it. Some journey....

Teddly22
Teddly22Graduate

Congratulations! Well done you! πŸ†πŸƒπŸ‘πŸƒπŸ‘πŸ†How come your not a beetroot like I am after 30 minutes!?!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Teddly22

Ha ha. It was cool and 9pm. Thank you! 😊

Lylagrace
LylagraceGraduate in reply to Teddly22

Me too, very red lol

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Massive well done you... go treat that wasp sting.. get a glass of wine ( anaesthetise the sting) and head for the podium!!

Congratulations.. Graduate!!!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Soooo happy!!!!! You’re words at the of a tricky week 4 really pulled me through, so thank you. X

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Dralimc

Yeayayayay!!!

Sweatylady
SweatyladyGraduate

Well done what an achievement! So pleased for you!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Sweatylady

Thank you. Can’t stop smiling! 😊

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Fantastic!! Well done you!! Welcome to the G-Club! πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you!!! All I need is a medal now! πŸ˜‚πŸ…

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations Dralimc, nice picture of you all smiling and happy despite that bastard wasp sting on the back of your calf, well done.

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Jeez, it is still burning. It stopped me in my tracks. How did it manage to sting me through Lycra? Should have run faster!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Dralimc

Yes Dralimc, trying to run faster than a wasp, mmm, not sure about that, I have only been stung twice by a wasp in my 72 years, the first time I was on holiday and immediately went to the casualty department of the local hospital, the second time it was at the back of my neck and did not go to hospital, that mark lasted 6 years, I advise anyone that is stung by a bee or wasp to go to A&E immediately, I certainly will if I am stung ever again.

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Gosh really? Not been stung for @40 years. The heat has gone out of it, but still swollen. An odd thing to happen on a run. Nursing it with ice at the mo. 🐝

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well Done, and you took the photo! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ…

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Dexy5

I did! And thank you, still smiling! 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Whoop, whoop!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

Whoop whoop indeed! Thanks Jay 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Yaaaay Dralimic! Congratulations to you! Aaah youve done absolutely brilliantly! So pleased about how it has changed things for you! Well done graduate!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ“πŸ†β€οΈ

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you lovely lady! Not bad for 51!!! Not long before you join the podium with us. Keep on running! 😘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Dralimc

Not bad? Bloody brilliant! You look fabulous! ❀️

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Takes one to know one. Back at ya babe! πŸ˜‰

Lorrs84
Lorrs84Graduate

Well done :-)

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Lorrs84

Thank you 😊

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ very well done, fantastic achievement to push on through your pain - glad you are feeling the benefit. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ†

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Crittermad

Absolutely. Just wish I’d done it years ago. Still, better late than never... 😊

Absolutely amazing (except for the wasp sting!) What an achievement. πŸ˜€πŸ†πŸ…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thanks ! πŸ˜‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Yes! Congratulations DralimcπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Well done for completing the program and Graduating πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Not even a nasty wasp can keep you off that podium.

Enjoy your celebrations😊xx

Hope the sting fades quickly...

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

It still hurts this morning! Nothing is getting rid of my smile tho! 😊

Fantastic job!!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to ccarter100

Thank you! 😊

Tbae
TbaeGraduate

Very well done and enjoy your celebrations.πŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

Hope that wasp bite is OK and you are not allergic.πŸ€”.Plenty remedies for home treatment including initially ice. If redness or swelling does not disappear quickly get it seen to.

Take good care of you.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Tbae

Thank you! 😊 yes ice was on all last night and a good slathering of sudocream. Made the run memorable!

Tbae
TbaeGraduate in reply to Dralimc

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯Enjoy it all.

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

I just love reading stories like yours Dralimc , I am so pleased for you (not the wasp sting obviously) Enjoy your πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ status, welcome to the club and don’t forget, this isn’t the end of your running adventures, just the end of the beginning. Keep on running πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Thank you so much! I wondered where my motivation would come from once I’d finished. No fear, feel so great (excepting sting) that I just want to go out now! Looking forward to making my way to 5k now. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ

Amazing. Well done!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty

Thanks! What a great programme!

cheryl_couch_tatty
cheryl_couch_tattyGraduate in reply to Dralimc

It really is! Can't believe I can run for 30 minutes!!

YES brilliant news. Well done you!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Sarahsnail

Thanks πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Done it with a sting in your tail! Go girl!!! πŸ‘πŸ»

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to WalkingWithLabradors

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸπŸπŸπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Whoop whoop - well done you πŸ˜€

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to TSword

Thanks 😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I will and thank you! The information on your links has been invaluable. πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Dizzysmum17
Dizzysmum17Graduate

Amazing - huge congratulations! Such a great achievement - well done :) x

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Dizzysmum17

Thank you! Great feeling! 😊

Lozzer-B
Lozzer-BGraduate

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Lozzer-B

Thanks 😊

jennitricot
jennitricotGraduate

Love this, well done!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to jennitricot

Thank you. Glow (and sting) still there!

Carolinemcd
CarolinemcdGraduate

Congratulations!!

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate in reply to Carolinemcd

Thanks! 😊

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