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Yay!! Finally did it!!

Yay!! I finally completed, W9 R3!!

It’s taken longer than intended, nearly 16 weeks in total but I can honestly say I am now officially a runner. In my head I am now a runner!! I can’t believe I struggled with 60 seconds at one point now I’m doing 30 mins!! I’m no-where near the 5km yet but the fact that I’m running is mind-blowing for me and that is the most important thing. I’ll carry on doing 30 min runs for a good few weeks now and see if I can increase my distance.

Every day, every week I’ve loved reading all the posts on this site, some inspiring, some giving me ideas for the next stage, some just making me laugh or chuckle. Always a friendly word from so many people who have already been there offering advice and often words of wisdom, invaluable!!

Onwards and upwards now for the next stage. Thank you to those that have cheered me along my journey so far and thanks in advance for the further encouragement I am yet to receive.

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Congratulations and well done to you. I graduated on Friday and I'm no where near 5k but hope to work on this. Enjoy your moment ☺️

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Congratulations ParsleyB 🎓🎓🎓👏🍾👏🍾👏

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Go JanB76!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽! You’re brilliant! Graduate! 😁😁 Congratulations! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎓🏆❤️

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Congratulations! Am creeping towards 5k now but not in 30 mins! Good luck! 😎🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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Well done, quite a few of us have graduated this weekend - I think C25K has gone viral!

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Well done! Great job. 👏👏👏

If you want to extend distance to 5k, my advice is to keep running 30 minutes for two runs a week and grow one run by 10%, so 33, 36, 40, 44, 48, and stop when you reach 5k. I managed only 3.4k in 30 so it took me 44 to do 5k.

Enjoy your next run, fellow graduate.

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Yay! Congrats 👊🏻

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Well done Jan!!! 👏👏👏🎓🎓🎓😁😁🍾🍾🍾

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Congratulations fellow runner. It’s an amazing feeling saying those words. 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🎉🎉🍾

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Huge congrats Jan! You really are a runner and no matter the distance!

You have shown real determination to stick with it and your graduation is so well deserved! 🎊🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉🎊👏🏻🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🥇🥇🥇🥇

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Congratulations and well done! 👍👏🍾🥂🎉🥇

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Well done, good running! Sounds like you've got a good plan already on how to manage the next few weeks, enjoy your progress and have fun 😎🌻

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