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Couch to 5K - completed it mate

Well I never - from a sloth type overweight pen pusher who struggled running for 60 seconds to a “still overweight” but fitter RUNNER who has consistently run 30 minute uninterrupted and without the need to have a team of paramedics at the end of the treadmill .

I have followed the plan to the letter and as such have done the 9 week plan on 9 weeks which I’m even more proud of because before I would have found any excuse to ignore exercise - now not even holidays made me change my routine.

Now granted I may be over exaggerating on the 5k bit in 30 minutes but I didn’t expect to do it within 9 weeks but today’s was 4km dead in 30 minutes.

Now for me this is good as this gives me the next challenge of continuing to run 30 minute sessions but gradually up the pace until the elusive 5k.

Then perhaps 10k .... then .... then....

The forum and support here has been invaluable giving advise and reassurance for those pesky difficult sneaky weeks that would have caught me out if I hadn’t been made aware of.

Thanks to everyone to posted or replied !

Right for this week it’s over and out for me - I’m off home for a large Gin and Tonic or 2 to celebrate the fact that I’m a bl##dy runner now !

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That’s fantastic Ray! Congratulations! I look forward to seeing your future posts and your progress! 🍸🥂🍾🎓👌🏽

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My graduation day today too - well done!!

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Hey very well done ~ And welcome to the G-Club 🙌👊⭐️💪🎉 And to you too ClarePF 🙌🙌⭐️

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Congrats and join the 4k club. You deserve that g&t 🍸👏🏃‍♂️☀️🏅

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Well done mate. Top job. Start wk9 tomo!

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Huge well done... congratulations:)

Consolidation now and then maybe check out the pinned post... what next!

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

After the party of course:)

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🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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Congratulations 🎓🏃🎉🥇🥂🎉

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Very well done. Enjoy the GnT

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Congratulations runner 😊🎈🎉👍🏻👏🏼🏃🏻‍♂️

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Well done! 👏👏👏👏

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Big congratulations Ray and a huge well done!! Hope you are going to celebrate a great achievement :) :)

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Congratulations and enjoy your gin and tonic. You deserve it! 🏃🏻‍♂️🏅🍸

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Woohoo! Congratulations! Massive achievement and you should be very very proud of yourself! 🎉 🏆🏃‍♂️😀

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Congratulations and well done! 👍😊🍾🥂🎉🥇

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🌟🌟🌟you're a star! Well done.

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Well done! You should be proud.

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Massive congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉

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Well done keep it up you’ve done brilliant 👏👏👏😊

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Well done Ray!

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Congratulations! Well done!

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well done! you certainly deserve that g and t!

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Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

Do check out the link left by Oldfloss , it is full of advice for further running.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Absolutely brilliant Ray, well done and welcome to the class of July 2018!

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Well done sir - it’s such a fantastic achievement. I hope the G&T was long , cold and refreshing 🍸

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Them sloths can get quite a shift on when they've a mind to. Well done!

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Congratulations Ray, massive well done! 😁

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Well done. That’s awesome and will be my daughter and I next Friday! 🙌

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I can totally identify. My job is also sedentary and I had to do something as I'm obese and approaching 50. I'm on week 9 now with 2 more runs till graduation. Loving it and what ive achieved and no doubt you are proud. Be proud, you're amazing, and keep inspiring!

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Congratulations 🎊 on completing C25k

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