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W9R1 New mind, new life! Reaching for what is in front of me. It’s possible! 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Well that was absolutely amazing! I’ve come to terms that I’m just a faffer in the mornings. Nothing’s changed, so it’s nothing to do with running. 😂 Still, I put on my new Capri leggings and thought, mmm, these feel a bit close. Not sure I like where it ends on the calf. Then there was the observation of the middle rung under the vest. “Well you’ve got to go” for next summer’s beach holiday for the 50th! But one thing at a time. A very worthy goal for after graduation. So, I gave myself a boost there. No gremlins, you’re not going to keep me in here, I’ve got running to do! 😁 I’m getting pretty good at this flexible mindset thing.

So “off I go” as MJ instructs. A nice slow pace. I actually liked his additional 5 minute announcements today. Thanks MJ! Halfway and I thought you’ve run for 15 minutes before, you can do it. So I just got my head down and kept it slow. When he said you’ve got 10 minutes left, I was a bit excited, but I thought stay calm (as instructed) and just keep going slowly. Oh but when he said 60 seconds, I was absolutely beaming. I was able to pick up the pace too. I think it must be like looking at the finish line and getting that extra boost from seeing it! I did my own version of Mo Farah. Don’t know where it came from, but it felt absolutely amazing!

Lovely sea breeze in Guernsey 🇬🇬 today, so I’m a lucky lady! Better go in, its actually feeling a bit chilly! 2 more to go to graduation!! 😱😱😱😁😁😁

Hope you all have a great run, runners!! ❤️

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sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Lovely view, lovely run, lovely lady. Must dash - cakes to bake and bunting to hang.... xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to sallenson

Thank you Sallenson! I’m looking forward to a nice bit of cake! Still...focussing on the next one! ❤️

Visionon
VisiononGraduate

Great stuff. I would love to run by the sea, it looks and sounds idyllic.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Visionon

Thank you! I was in the nearby park but I finished my warm down walk looking at the sea. Was lovely! ❤️

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Well done you! Sounds like you smashed it with that surge at the end! And a stunning view to boot 😍 You're so very nearly there now, the podium is in clear view! Eeeeek!! Exciting!! 😬😬

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you Flara! 😬😬 Veeerry exciting!! 😱❤️

Fabulous!! ❤️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

😉 Thank you! 😁❤️

sallenson
sallensonGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

I see what you did there... clever....❤❤

Can’t help it. Such a ‘fabulous’ word. Xx

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

You are so almost there, Fabulous! What a gorgeous view. Love the sound of the capri leggings - any chance of a photo? ☺

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to QueenTea

Thank you. I’ll definetly take a photo after my graduation run! 😬❤️❤️

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

What a lovely and happy post! I was there with you! Well done, they are polishing the podium for you xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to MelsieJay

Thank you so much MelsieJay! Yes, truly I am a happy lady today. It’s been a special one! ❤️

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Well done! So envious you are in Guernsey so often! Glad it's all going well. Graduation is so close now...! 😀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

Thank you Ang! I’ll be sad when it’s no longer required. Can be tiring with frequent trips, but its such a beautiful place, tiredness is soon forgotten! 😁❤️

Tbae
TbaeGraduate

Fabulous post Fabulous.

Great run and enjoy it all onto your podium.💥🏃‍♀️💥

Love your mantra.👍💥

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Tbae

Thank you Tbae! I’m close now aren’t I? Can’t quite believe it. 9 weeks eh? Wow! 😁❤️

Karen376
Karen376Graduate

Well done to you got week 9 run 2 tomorrow its a great feeling took my slightly longer than 9 weeks but I'm loving it will miss the app Happy graduation 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Karen376

Oh well done Karen! Gosh it is so amazing to be so close to the end. Enjoy your runs! ❤️

Well done you! ❤️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to chelsea007

Thank you Blue! 😁❤️

RobW73
RobW73Graduate

Well done!

Stories about your journey are the kind of posts that can keep others motivated.

It is wonderful when you get to that point where you realise how far you've come and that it is just a couple of runs left which nothing is going to stop you.

Good luck.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to RobW73

It really is! Thank you Rob! ❤️

Fabulous you're doing amazing! The finish line is just a whisper away...go girl!!🙌🏃🏼‍♀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Little-runner

Thank you Little-runner! You’re doing brilliantly too! Finish we certainly can! ❤️

Amazing job!! My turn this evening 😊. Can’t believe we’re on the final week!! 👍😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Thank you! Brilliant Blonde! Have a great run later! ❤️

What views really inspiring post only 2 more to go well done👌

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Fernshome

Thank you Fernshome! 2 more! 😱😁😁❤️

You're the bomb! Fantabulous effort...x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to RunMattRun

In for a penny Matt! 😉 I’m doing it and now I’m close to thinking about the next part of the running experience. ❤️

Sounds so lovely! Well done you! I am sure our lovely admin team are preparing the podium as I type! Al the very best for your next runs 🏃🏻‍♀️ 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️😊

Thank you so much! I’d be very proud to join you all on the podium. ❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

👏👏👏 Well run. Looking forward to the final two. Do you know whether you’ll be home or on your island for those ones?

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you Jay! Final two at home. I really wanted that too. I absolutely love Guernsey, but I want to see my boys when I get back from my graduation run. I think I'll need some big shoulders to cry on! 😭❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Aww bless x

Lovely picture of the other Islands Im waving 👋🏻. Your nearly there did you find it a bit cooler today ? X

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to amanda2463

Waving back from across the water! 👋 👋 😁😁

Lovely cool breeze today Amanda! Very nice! 😁😁❤️

Brilliant Fabulous! You're nailing this Couch thing! Blooming well done! 🏃‍♀️💨💨💨😘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Sutsha

Thank you Sutsha! With all the help, support and encouragement it is hard not to love it! ❤️

southlundon
southlundonGraduate

Well done Fab! 😅

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to southlundon

Thank you southlundon! Wow its going to be an exciting week. Happy running! ❤️

Yay, you! You definitely are fabulous!! 😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to ccarter100

Thank you so much CC! What an experience eh? My goodness! 😁❤️

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

Awesome post Fabulous! Smiling all the way to the finish line! 😀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to _SimonT_

Thank you Simon! That's definitely the current plan! 😉❤️

Lovely.. So amazing... :-) Enjoy your runs !! :-)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to ShwetaAmeta

Thank you ShwetaAmeta! I am planning to! ❤️

Elfe5
Elfe5Graduate

Lovely photo, post and run thanks. 😀

I’ll polish the podium for you! 😃

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Elfe5

Aah thank you Elfe! ❤️

Forestgrump
ForestgrumpGraduate

Well done your aaaaalmost there ! Keep going you’ll have your graduation badge soon ❤️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Forestgrump

Thanks Forest! All being well! Saturday is a big, big day! I’m getting the tissues ready! ❤️

Saartjie
SaartjieGraduate

Well done Fabulous! What a stunning view 😊

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Saartjie

Thank you Saartjie! I’ve really had such a great experience running outdoors! It’s amazing! ❤️

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