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I’m a graduate!! Me! It’s my birthday and it feels absolutely Fabulous! 😭😭😭😭😍

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Fabulous450Graduate
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Well this has been the most amazing journey of discovery! So much has been learned along the way about what you can do at any age if you decide you’ll try no matter what!

I am reminded by Maya Angelou’s quote “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” These 9 week’s have been a period of so many changes and so many new experiences. I remember the long distance runs at school that I hated so much and found a way not to do! So deciding to do this programme was like a touch of madness. But talking to my niece (daughter of my brother who passed away at 46) about family stuff she did not know. I felt sad that she would not hear these things from him. That’s why I decided I’m going to do everything I can to be around to fill in the gaps and give the love that he most certainly would have.

I’ve found a willfullness to continue no matter the obstacles that have seemed to stack up over and over. I’ve laughed at them and myself (a lot) too! When I went running outside for the first time, I had palpitations! Seriously, my heart was racing out of sheer fear! I fumbled to set the app, looking for keys, getting the music going with the app simultaneously. All while “just leave it for another time, you don’t need to do this” sounded in my head! But, I’ve had some choice words for the mind over the past 9 weeks! I am doing it! And I’ve only gone and done it!

I blubbered like a baby when I saw my son at the end! I have had the most amazing birthday present ever! The best thing is I gave it to myself! Even now I’m crying! 😱!

This forum and everyone on here, admin, mentors, graduates, runners at all stages have all given me so much support and encouragement! I cannot thank you all enough! I’ve done something I could once only dream of! Thank you! Big hugs to you all!

Happy running, runners! Wherever you are on the programme, enjoy! 😉😁😁😁😁❤️

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SaartjieGraduate

Wow! Well done Fabulous! Amazing achievement and you thoroughly deserve to revel in it 😊🤗🤗🤗🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Saartjie

Thank you Saartjie! ❤️❤️

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Fernshome

You have me blubbering too ....bloody hormones lol. Huge Congratulations 😍well done🤩 and very well

Deserved 🦉

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Fernshome

Thank you Fernshome! It’s been so emotional today! But so lovely! ❤️❤️

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SaartjieGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

And happy birthday as well...sorry! 🎂🎂🎂🍾

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Saartjie

No worries! Thanks Saartjie!! 😁😁❤️

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David_G

Congratulations, you’ve made it! 😀👍 Welcome to the podium. Relax now and celebrate your success 🍾🥂

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to David_G

Thank you so much David! I’m off to Cotswolds wildlife park with the boys now I’ve dried my eyes. 😁❤️

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David_G in reply to Fabulous450

What better way is there to celebrate your birthday?? 🎂🍰🥂

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to David_G

I know it’s been an amazing day! Just got back! Had a nice picnic with my boys and now I can open the bubbly and have some cake!! 😁😁❤️

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Tbae

What a beautiful post and journey.

Very many double wishes to you on your graduation and many happy returns.

Lovely memories and more to make.

Take good care of you.

Amazing journey.💥🏃‍♀️💥

Fabulous everything.✨

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Tbae

Thank you so much Tbae! ❤️❤️

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CrittermadGraduate

Aww what a lovely post, congratulations! your brother would be proud of you too and for doing this for his daughter.

I so recognise the fumbling to get out of the house - now I stick my headphones in, attach keys to belt and have phone in hand - must have forgotten something, it used to take me 10 mins to get out the door 😂

Happy birthday- hope your day continues to be wonderful you c25k graduate you! 🏃🏻‍♀️👩🏻‍🎓🏆🥂👏👏👏

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Crittermad

Thank you Crittermad! I don’t think it could get any better! Off with my boys to Cotswolds Wildlife Park! Picnic in tow! 😁😁❤️

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HotheelsGraduate

Double the celebration!!! Happy birthday🎂 and congratulations on graduating🏅!!!

Your journey is truly amazing and emotional and inspirational - all rolled into one!!!

Massive well done on conquering your fears and insecurities and finding the freedom to explore your potential and nurture your loved ones!!!

👏👏👏👏👏👏

Go girl!!!! 😊

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Hotheels

Thank you Hotheels! You’ve all been amazing! I’m very grateful! ❤️

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Jay66UKGraduate

What a lovely graduation post.

It’s been fantastic watching you make your way through the programme and vicariously enjoying your island jaunts. Your attitude has been perfect to get through this programme and you have done it in style.

In my head many runners on here are animals or characters - you’ve been a gazelle. Everything has been done with grace and humility.

Enjoy your birthday. Celebrate well. And enjoy the runs to come.

Congratulations, fellow graduate 👏👏👏

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Jay66UK

Aaah thank you so much Jay! You’ve been amazing support and encouragement! A source of good humour and fun! Very grateful! ❤️

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Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Loved witnessing your journey x

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Ripcurlrana71

Woohoo!!! Many congrats!!! Looking great too Graduate! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😬😬😬 and happy birthday too!! 🎂 🍾 🎓 xx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Thank you Ripcurlrana!! I’m one happy 49 year old! Woo hoo! ❤️

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das_vikasGraduate

Happy Birthday Fabulous450!!!

What a day to be a graduate!! A big hug and huge congratulations!!

Very well done!! Keep running!!!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to das_vikas

Thank you so much das_vikas! A huge thank you hug back too! ❤️

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Dexy5Graduate

You are fabulous and I hope your birthday continues to be. Congratulations 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🤸‍♀️🏃‍♀️🎂👏🍾🥂☀️🏅

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Dexy5

Thank you so much Dexy! You’ve all helped me to make it possible!! ❤️

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DeeRunningGraduate

Best. Graduation. Post. Ever. ❤

Heartfelt congratulations to you, darling girl. What an amazing trip it has been and you have so generously shared yourself all the way through. How lovely to gave your son waiting at the finish line. And your niece is so lucky to have such a special aunt. You ARE fabulous.

Beautiful photo, beautiful person. Enjoy your celebrations xx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to DeeRunning

Thank you so much Dee! I’m very grateful for your support and inspiration along this journey! It’s been amazing you’ve all helped me to never fail to find the humour inside every obstacle experienced. ❤️

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F4TMAN

Congratulations! Crossing the line in style!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to F4TMAN

Thank you so much F4TMAN! It certainly is a fabulous day today! 😍❤️

Good on you.

It's amazing how inspirational people can get you to the end but your the one how got off the sofa and put the plan in to action. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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PS. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. 😁

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to

Thank you Gazloc! You’ve all been inspirational and that’s kept me getting off the sofa, no matter what! ❤️

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DralimcGraduate

OMG, that post made me cry! So delighted for you, an amazing start to being 50. You seem like a wonderful person and you truly deserve this. Enjoy this moment, bottle it and have the most wonderful birthday. 👏🏃🏾‍♀️🏅🎂🍾🍾🍾

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Dralimc

Thank you so much! You’re so kind! Off to the wildlife park now Dralimc! 50th next year, so phase 2 will be to lose some weight now I’m a runner! One thing at a time! There’s a bikini and a beach waiting for me somewhere next year!!! ❤️

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DralimcGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

You look fab already from what I can see! Sorry to add another year on, but big celebrations next year!!!!! 😘

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Dralimc

Aaah, I honestly dont mind at all! I’m looking forward to being 50, alive and running like a 30 year old! Ok...maybe 40 year old!🤣😉❤️

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DralimcGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

I was 50 last year and I really looked forward to it. so far, I’d say it’s my favourite decade. Everything seems to be coming together finally. 😊

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Dralimc

😉 Thats exactly how I feel! I’m not sure if many people look forward to it, but I feel very blessed to be doing so! ❤️

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Ang33333Graduate

Yay! Well done! So happy for you!! Enjoy your graduation day- make sure you celebrate what you've achieved! And happy birthday to you! Have a fabulous time!!!! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾😀😀😀😀😀😀😀🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Ang33333

Thank you Ang!! I’m so so so pleased and proud of taking this on and doing it! Amazing feeling! ❤️

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Equi-geekGraduate

Happy birthday Fabulous!!!! Well done! I'm just about to post my graduation run - go US! You've been posting encouragement to everyone else throughout your own journey and I've loved sharing it with you XXX

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Equi-geek

It has been an absolute pleasure Equi-geek! I am proud to have shared the journey with such amazing people! By now you will no doubt be celebrating too! I’m so pleased for you too! ❤️

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lexi6Graduate

Just brilliant! Great post, have loved seeing the support you have given to so many others on this forum. You are a lovely lady. Graduation so very well deserved. Happy Birthday and many, many more running miles to come. Party time whoo hoo! 🍾🍾

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to lexi6

Thank you so much lexi! It is the best birthday ever! 😁😁❤️

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amanda2463

Many many congratulations, lovely post and photo have a very happy birthday 😘😘😘😘

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to amanda2463

Thank you so much Amanda! I am still beaming and so so grateful to have had everyone’s support! ❤️❤️😁

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BluebirdrunnerGraduate

Oh...what a super post Fabulous450..so pleased for you. Your son and niece must be so proud of you too!

Happy Birthday and Graduation Day!

🎉🎊🎉🎉🎈🎈🎁🎈🌺🌻🌹🌸

Collect your badge here as we cheer you up on that podium!👏👏👏👏👌👍✋..

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you so much Bluebirdrunner! It’s such a fantastic day for me today! 😁😁❤️

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southlundonGraduate

Oh gosh HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATULATIONS!!! Fab you are truly fab! 💜💚💙🎂💐🏃🏿‍♀️🎉🎈🎁

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to southlundon

Thank you southlundon! Thank you for all your support and encouragement too! I’m most grateful!! ❤️❤️

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LorijayGraduate

Oh Fabulous just brilliant!! You are amazing and your post is heartfelt and a joy to read.

Your birthday is now an amazing day and to share it with your son is truly magical. You are doing your brother proud and giving his daughter so much. You are absolutely fabulous!! :) :) :)

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Lorijay

Thank you Lorijay! I think my brother and I may have run this one together! Never left my mind, every step of the way! The best experience ever! ❤️

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KazH01Graduate

Fantastic job well done you. Kept on running & let us know how you consolidate x

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to KazH01

Thank you KazH01! Yes definitely consolidation is next! I’ve got the charity 5k in September and still another year until the 50th and I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do! Brilliant! ❤️

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FlaraflarkinGraduate

Crikey that's made me cry!! Huge Congratulations to you lovely lady ❤ and wishing you a very Happy Birthday! 🎉⭐️🏃‍♀️💪👊🙌😍 You continue to be a source of inspiration again and again and again 😊Now just one question, did you wear the shorts?? 😱

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Flaraflarkin

Hey Flara 👋🏽 👋🏽 ! Thank you so much. I did put the shorts on and they did ride up a bit! A bit wonky, so I decided that I didn’t want to be distracted or scupper myself by having to fiddle with them and so I have left them for another time! Capri’s today! The commitment has been made and I’ll do it! With photos! 😵! 🤣🤣❤️

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MeandMamGraduate

Well done and huge congratulations to you, you really are fabulous!! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts so hope we hear from you again as a graduate. Enjoy your birthday, you deserve a great one. 🏃🏽‍♀️🍾🎂😀

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to MeandMam

Oh thank you MeandMam! I shall be here to give back and help others as much as I can. Besides, I’ve got much more to learn and a lot of running days ahead! 😁😁❤️

well done Xxx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to

Thank you so much Rachey!! ❤️❤️

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PaulBradGraduate

Way to go!!!!! Massive congratulations- what a result we’ll done you🥂🥂🥂👍🏻👍🏻🍾🍾🍾

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to PaulBrad

Thank you PaulBrad! Much appreciated! Thanks for all the support too! ❤️❤️

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Andyda32

Amazing.... happy birthday 🎉🎉 x

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Andyda32

Thank you so much Andyda! ❤️❤️

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QueenTeaGraduate

I’ve been looking out for you all morning! Congratulations you Fabulous woman 🌟😋🏆👏💖. It’s amazing what we can achieve & ive loved reading your posts along the way. Great photo😘

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to QueenTea

Thank you so much QueenTea and thank you ever so much for your encouragement and support too! Took me a while to post! Had to stop crying first! ❤️

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QueenTeaGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Forgot to say - happy birthday 🎁💐💝🎂

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to QueenTea

Thanks Queentea! My goodness what a day!! 😁😁😁❤️

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l3grj

Bloomin marvellous

Well done👏

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to l3grj

Thank you so much l3grj! It’s already the best day ever!! ❤️❤️

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McdonGraduate

Congratulations and happy birthday mine was in March 😂 xxx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Mcdon

Thank you McDon! I’m so pleased to join all of you graduates! I’m also pleased for those on the way here! It’s such an amazing experience!! ❤️

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SendWineGraduate

Amazing, inspiring post. Congratulations on your graduation 🏅 & happy birthday 🎂 two reasons to celebrate 🤸‍♀️🎉

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to SendWine

Thank you so much! Yes, it’s a big double celebration for me today! SendWine is quite fitting now I’ve just got back home from the wildlife park with my boys. 😁😁❤️

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BlondeAmbition72Graduate

CONGRATULATIONS!! And Happy Birthday! Double celebration 🎉🎓🎂 . You smashed it girl! 👍😊

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Oh thank you so much Blonde! And you will most definitely too! I’ll be cheering you on girl! Thank you for sharing the journey alongside me! All the encouragement and support! You’re brilliant! ❤️

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owmeknees

Yay! Well done Fabulous! Amazing 👏👏👏 Happy birthday! 🎂 congratulations and well done! Enjoy stepping up to the podium 👍🎉🍾🥂🥇

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to owmeknees

Thank you owemeknees! What a day this has been! It truly has been fabulous!! 😁❤️

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CatbeeGraduate

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to youuuu 🎂🍾🤗

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Catbee

Thank you Catbee! It’s been such a joy to have both come together! A strange but brilliant coincidence! I hadn’t realised until my mate Chelsea007 said when our graduation might be a couple of weeks ago! Then we both decided to set the date for celebrations. He did a brilliant park run graduation this morning too! 😁😁❤️

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JundalGraduate

Well done fabby. I think I speak for everyone, when I say that we're proud of you. And happy birthday!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Jundal

Oh thank you so much Jundal! Means a lot! I will carry on and you all know you always have my support too wherever you are on the journey, it’s so worth it! ❤️❤️

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jennitricotGraduate

Love this, congratulations and a very happy birthday to you!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to jennitricot

Thank you jennitricot! I absolutely loved the experience and the best thing there’s more to come! It’s doable and life changing! We can all do it! 😁😁❤️

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Dee_NGraduate

Well done you fab lady!!!! YOU DID IT!!!! Can I get a whoop whoop!! Xx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Dee_N

Thank you so much Dee!! Whoooop whoooop! Oh yes, I can do that one! I’m certainly going to be helping to fix up the podium for those coming up. MJ has left me!! 😨 But I will continue with new experiences! 😁❤️

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Dee_NGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Keep posting 😘

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Tasha99Graduate

Congratulations and happy birthday! 🎓🍾🍸🥂🍰👌🏽

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Thank you Tasha!! It’s been a great birthday graduation!! What a day! 😁😁❤️

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ickleguiGraduate

ooooh congratulations and happy birthday - all in one, what a fab day! Beautiful picture - your pride in yourself shines through!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to icklegui

Thank you icklegui! Yes it’s been an amazing emotional and beautiful day! ❤️

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Kar43

Aww wow so touching 😢

First off 🎉happy birthday 🎉

Then a massive congratulations on your graduation 🎓🥇🥂

Such a douching read 🤗

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Kar43

Thank you Kar!! I’m a graduate! I run! 😱😱! I told my mum today for the first time, she lives up North and had no idea. She was so shocked! 🤣 It was my own personal mission and somehow, I did it! ❤️

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Teddly22Graduate

Congratulations and Happy Birthday to a fabulous graduate! I came on here today to see if you had done it and you've not only done today you've smashed the whole programme! Go celebrate in style 🏆🍸🏃🎂🎉🏆

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Teddly22

Aah thank you so much Teddly22! It’s been such an amazing day! ❤️

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_SimonT_Graduate

Amazing Fabulous! You are an inspiration! Huge congratulations on your achievement! 😃😃😃😀

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Equi-geekGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

That she is - echo that sentiment 🤗

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Equi-geek

You too Equi-geek! Everyone has been brilliant and your an amazing graduate today too!! 🎓🎓❤️

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to _SimonT_

Thank you so much SimonT! You’ve all inspired me and made me think it’s possible, when I myself wasn’t so sure, but knew I just had to get out there to find out! ❤️

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ccarter100

Spectacular! Happy, happy birthday, indeed! Your words echoed truly for many of us. Your bright spirit and gritty determination have been inspirational. Enjoy the view from the graduation podium-and then get down and eat some cake! 🤣🤣🎉🎉🐌

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to ccarter100

Thank you so much CC! I’m about to find a candle! Just one! I don’t think I can fit 49 on my cake! Lol 😂 ❤️❤️

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ccarter100 in reply to Fabulous450

Go on! Put as many in the cake as you can fit, and then some!!! A Fabulous450 fireball!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to ccarter100

😉 I’ll be a rebel and have them sticking out the sides!! 🤣❤️❤️

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ccarter100 in reply to Fabulous450

My thoughts, exactly! 🎂🎂🎂🐌

Very well done and Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for telling us bout your experiences, you've been truly inspirational. Thank you too, for so much personal support. Keep running and keep enjoying it you fabulous woman!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to

Aah thank you DeborahJK! This is such a great experience, but it doesn’t come without some challenges along the way. You’ve all been so supportive to me too. A massive thank you!! ❤️❤️

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BerksroverGraduate

Fabulous450 by name, fabulous by nature, enjoy your graduation, enjoy the achievement, enjoy your birthday, you are one special lady xx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Berksrover

Aaah thank you so much Berksover! The pleasure has been mine to have you all along the way! ❤️

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mountaindreamerGraduate

Yay! Huge well done (and Happy Birthday too!) 🎉🎉🎉🎉😃🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏅🏆🎓❤️😎

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you so much mountaindreamer! It’s been an amazing day! 😁😁❤️

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helenwheels

Really well done! A beautiful butterfly of a post and you look like a graduate. Enjoy! 😊

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to helenwheels

Thank you so much Helenwheels! I’m a graduate! 😱 I’m a runner! 😍😍❤️

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TailChaserGraduate

What an amazing post Fabulous, and a wonderful quote too! What a way to celebrate your birthday!!! A very Happy Birthday to you and hope you have many happy years of running ahead of you. I think you deserve a very large piece of cake and something fizzy to go with it 🥂🥂🥂🍰🍰🍰🎉🎉🎉

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to TailChaser

Thank you so much TailChaser! I’m about to do just that! I couldn’t not say thank you to everyone on the forum! I shall sleep like a baby tonight! Smiling in my sleep! 🤣😁❤️

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ChettyAlGraduate

Happy birthday F450! Better late than never, just catching up on all my fab support! I hope you had a really great day. And well done. Love your post by the way 🥂

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to ChettyAl

Thank you so much ChettyAl! It’s been amazing!! ❤️

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Bridget007Graduate

Yaaaaaaay well done fabulous449 😃😃😃😃 who knows what you’ll be running for 50 at least 10k you’ll be even more fabulous! And I hope you have had a fantastic birthday 🎂 🎁🎈🎉🎉🎉🎉 xxxx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Bridget007

Thanks Bridget007! Who knows indeed!! Lots more experiences to be had! I certainly hope to be a seasoned runner by then! My day has been brilliant! ❤️

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Marvo69Graduate

Fantastic effort, beautiful post.

Congrats 👏👏👏👏👏

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Marvo69

Thank you Marvo69! 😁😁 It’s been a brilliant day! 😁😁❤️

Absolutely wonderful!! We've all been waiting for this day - you did it! You. Perfect, amazing, wonderful you! I've loved every minute of your journey and remember the post of your first outing very well. Look how far you've come. Look at what you've achieved and think of what's still to come. This is only the beginning!!!

🤩😘

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Fabulous450Graduate

Thank you so much Sutsha!! It has been quite a journey indeed! 😁 It’s a bit like passing your driving test! I now know I’ve got the skills to do this, so I’m looking forward to more great experiences. ❤️

in reply to Fabulous450

I'm looking forward to witnessing it. 😁

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to

Excited! I hope that I will be doing a one year on post! I need to carry on this amazing adventure to make that happen! My new goal is to claim the name with pride! 😉❤️

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cheekychipmunksGraduate

I feel emotional for you!! Very well done Fabulous! Lovely photo too. ❤️

Oh, and belated happy birthday - what a wonderful way to spend it!

Posts like yours spur me on. Thank you! I can’t wait to graduate (but I must - I’m on W6!!!)

Epic! 🏃‍♀️❤️😀🎉🍾💪🏻

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Go you!!!😁😁😁! Oh yes you’ll be along to the podium too soon! Enjoy every minute of it! ❤️

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cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you! Bet you’re still glowing! Running is the best isn’t it?! Makes us feel so good! ❤️❤️

Just spotted this is the first reply I sent - so ignore the other one! (I can run but I can’t do tech!) 🙄

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cheekychipmunksGraduate

I typed out a reply, pressed send and poof - gone (can’t see it here! 😳🙄)

Anyway, flipping epic post! Very very well done, belated happy birthday, the lot.

You are an inspiration. I’m so glad you smashed it. I can’t wait for my turn, but seeing as how I’m only on W6 I think I should!!

Congratulations! You’re brill! 🍾🎉😀🏃‍♀️❤️

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you so much! W6 qualifies you for brill too! 😉 Not too long now! Exciting! Enjoy! ❤️

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JullalyGraduate

Well done I am so excited for you and I hope you had a wonderful birthday x

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Jullaly

Thank you so much oldladyruns! What an amazing day it was! Looking for an app I like for the consolidation runs now. Branching out in my own without MJ! Can’t quite believe I’m saying that yet! 😁❤️

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Suzi73Graduate

Well done on your achievement, I think most of us can varify with what you have wrote. Congratulations 🎊

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Suzi73

Thank you Suzi73! Yes, that’s what makes the forum so super amazing! ❤️

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Elfe5Graduate

Woohoo! Huge well done and happy, happy birthday. 😃

Great photo and lovely inspiring post thanks!😀

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Elfe5

Aah thank you so much Elfe5! I’m still on a high today and intend to go out for a nice walk in the sun later!

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RobW73Graduate

I've been waiting for this post.

Congratulations!

You have shown us what you've been going through and how you've been feeling on this programme. You thoroughly deserve your graduation.

Well done, celebrate well and Happy Birthday!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to RobW73

Thank you so much RobW73! I’ve had a lot of good times laughing at myself too! I’ve learned that sometimes there’s stuff that really just doesn’t matter, how you look, your doubts, your fears, it’s all about giving it a go and seeing what happens! And 😱 you find out you can after all! That is truly fabulous! ❤️

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ejbeeGraduate

Well done!! Fab achievement...welcome to the podium😊👍🏻🙌🏻

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to ejbee

Thank you ejbee! I absolutely loved it! Now planning for some enjoyable runs without my MJ! ❤️

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JelonGraduate

I know I’m late but never to late to say congratulations, well done and happy belated bday 👏🏼👍🏻🏃‍♀️😊🎂🍾

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Jelon

Thank you so much Jelon! It’s was a great and I’m still beaming from the experience. Post grad planning with feet up today! 😁❤️

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KittyWGraduate

Well done, I’m so happy for you, you are amazing. Graduation run for me tomorrow. Keep posting, I will miss all my virtual friends if we vanish after graduation xxx

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to KittyW

Oh thank you so much! Wishing you an amazing graduation run tomorrow! I’m excited for you!! Enjoy! 😁😁❤️

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TartifletteGraduate

A huge well done Fabulous & a very happy birthday to you. I've really enjoyed reading your posts on here. Happy running 😊🎂

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Tartiflette

Thank you Tartiflette! I’ve really appreciated all of the support and encouragement too! Back out tomorrow! Seeing how I do without my MJ! The experiences continue! 😉❤️

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Merriwink

So proud of you Fabulous450!

You’ve done so well and have been so determined, you deserve to feel this good!

Keep up the good work and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 🤗🍾

Make it a good one!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Merriwink

Thank you Merriwink! We can run!! Enjoy! 😉❤️

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OldflossAdministrator

I missed this and your birthday !!! AHHHHHH !

MASSIVE WELL DONE GRADUATE!!!!!!!!

Happy Belated Birthday and what a super gift !!!! Wow

You have had a great journey and this is your well deserved reward...

I am raising a glass of bubbly to you now!

Congratulations my friend:) !

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Fabulous450Graduate

Aaah thank you so much Oldfloss! Your guidance to me and others has been tremendous! That go slow snail mantra and have fun, has been a suit of armour over the past 9 weeks! Thank you is not really big enough! You’re brilliant!

I’m still learning and now it’s time for even more fun! 😁😁❤️

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Fabulous450

It is..and you are going to amaze yourself 😊

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EiralasGraduate

Massive congratulations Fabulous! I'm sorry I missed the last few weeks, but I've just been catching up on your runs in all those beautiful places. And how funny that so many of you run in that same park! Happy birthday for yesterday too - you really do look Fabulous already, so goodness knows how much more fabulous you will be by this time next year. Jay is right when he compared you to a gazelle :-) 🌹🌷🌼🌺🌻🌿

P.s. I know what you mean about running shorts - I can never find any that remotely fit. They bunch up in odd places and somehow end up making me look like a puffball...

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Eiralas

Oh so nice to see you Eiralas!! Thank you so much! It’s amazing what a photo can do isn’t it?! 😁

Shorts? Well....Eiralas! I had them on today doing a bit of exercise in the living room (Trying to include a bit of tone up on rest days) It confirmed that I was right not to wear the shorts outdoors just yet! 😵 🤣! ❤️

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EiralasGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Ha! I can totally empathise! Maybe we need to design some flattering shorts for 40+ ladies ;-)

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Gran4zGraduate

You are incredible, fabulous 🎉🙂

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Gran4z

Thanks you Gran4z!! 😁 I’m trying to be the best that I can be. Trying and loving it! ❤️

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Kris_NewGraduate

Well done 👍

Congratulations on graduating xx

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VisiononGraduate

Hey Fabulous450, only just noticed this, been a busy weekend, but many congratulations and it sounded like you enjoyed your first post grad run as well!

A fantastic achievement, well done, see you at 10K...!

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Visionon

Thanks very much Visionon! Not yet sure about the 10k, but a new spark was ignited today, so I’m not discounting that either. Looking forward to 3 weeks of run, just for fun 😁😁😁❤️!

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Peet999Graduate

Go girl! Well done! Gona miss your posts now x

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Peet999

Aah thanks Peet! I’m staying on the forum! I’ve still got running to do! 😉 I’ll be cheering you on too! Enjoy!! ❤️

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Lavender1962Graduate

Congratulations and Happy Birthday!🎉! Great picture you look so happy.

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Lavender1962

Thanks Lavender! It was a brilliant birthday from start to finish! I’m now in the consolidation zone! Lots more fun to be had now!! 😁😁❤️

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SybilwGraduate

Lovely post 💕

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Sybilw

Thank you Sybilw! ❤️❤️

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theoldfellow

One of the best graduation posts I have read. Sorry to be late to congratulate you, just catching up after a weekend away from things. But as we oldies (which you ain't) say, "better late than never."

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to theoldfellow

Thank you! Oh I am, but I don’t care!! Loving it!🤣🤣❤️

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Little-runnerGraduate

Ah Fabulous you are truly fabulous in many many ways and I'm sorry I'm so late in congratulating you! (I was away for a long weekend with little connectivity).

Thank you for sharing your journey, I've laughed alongside you, and felt the total emotion and devotion oozing from every word you write.

I hope you celebrated your birthday in style and had a great day, basking in all the well deserved your glory! 👏👏👍😍

xxxxx

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Fabulous450Graduate

Thank you so much Little Runner! I had an amazing day!! 😁😁😁❤️

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