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It’s a Triple, Triple!! 😁😁😁❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
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Hello Runners

I’m rather late in the day with my post but I’m really excited to share my amazing news!! I had triple joy today! First parkrun, first run with company (Equi-geek and hundreds more!!😍) and first 5k completed (in 42.21) no walking involved!! I was absolutely buzzing!!

I arrived at the park to see so many cars, I was like woah! 😱 I didn’t know what to expect but there was far more people there than I thought there would be. I walked over no doubt looking a bit lost and dazed and out from the crowd came the glorious Equi-geek! Ah...we had a hug and she kindly showed me the ropes! Everyone was so absolutely lovely. What a great atmosphere! Equi stayed with me for the whole run. We chatted about weak knees and running joy, we laughed plenty and we kept going non stop until the very end! She was amazing!! What a wonderful lady!! I had so much fun! 😍

There was a point when I realised I was going to be able to run the whole thing! No walking involved! That was just the best feeling! I honestly didn’t think I was ready for a 5k! But wow, I can do it! 42 mins! I’m extraordinarily happy with that!! The support from everyone was phenomenal!! Even those lapping us were giving us encouragement along the way!!

Now, that was another amazing experience!! A triple, triple! Equi-geek! You are fabulous!! Thank you!! Here is a pic of two very happy running ladies!! ✊🏽❀️

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Vix_yp
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Fabulous.....Fabulous.....Fabulous450 and Equi-Geek! Well done to you both, what an achievement. Thank you for sharing the great photo! How lovely that you both got to meet, testament to how wonderful this community is!!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΏβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Vix_yp

Thanks Vix! Equi was the best!! She certainly looked after me and it was such great fun!! ❀️

Hidden
Hidden

Sounds like a lovely day.

Isn't it great that in just over 2 months you've gone from being a coucher to a what I'd say a successful runner.

The smile on your face says it all Fabbio, keep going girl. πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks so much Gazloc! I’m still smiling now!! Can’t quite believe it! Equi was just brilliant support and encouragement all the way! Fantastic!! ❀️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Check you two! Great run!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Jay66UK

The C25K crew on the run!! Yes brilliant! ❀️

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate

Amazing!!!! Well done! Great achievement, great experience and great photo! πŸ˜˜πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Dralimc

Thanks Dralimc! Great day!! 😁❀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

You’re too kind! I was determined you’d enjoy it but you did the running too πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ love the triple triple πŸ‘πŸ€£

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Equi-geek

Oh no...well meant and perfectly accurate! ❀️

Omg that post made me sooo happy! What a lovely day for you both! And 42 mins is awesome for your 5k fabulous!

I’ve come over all fuzzy for you!

Well done!

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

Aah thanks cheekychipmunks! I didn’t think I could do it yet! But Equi and I were well in the fun zone and it worked a treat! 😁❀️

Just brilliant you met up! Wonderful photo πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Ž

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to owmeknees

Thank you owemeknees! It was so great to have the support of a great lady from this forum!! 😍❀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Ok I’m blushing now 🀭

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Equi-geek

πŸ˜‰

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

A great post Fab and what a lovely pic. Well done to both of you!! :) :)

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Lorijay

Thanks so much Lorijay!! We had a fantastic run together!! ❀️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

C25K rocking the parkrun... way to go ladies!

Very proud of you two getting out there and putting all the training into a run with others, and people watching too 😱

Thanks for the posts today and a great photo. Keep on running!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you so much!! Yes, we talked about how amazing it is on our run! We are both able to say β€œThis Girl Can” now! ❀️😍

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate

Wow! Your smiles say it all πŸ˜ƒ What a fabulous way to achieve 5k for the first time - extra special, extra memorable ❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Eiralas

Oh yes Eiralas! Thank you!! Just when you think you might have peaked on the achievement endorphins, you meet up with Equi in the park and there’s a whole lot more!! 😍❀️

Eiralas
EiralasGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Now I'm feeling really happy for you both - it's infectious :-)

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

I'll be there with you both very soon! Glad you had such a good time! Am going to run the course for practice while my sister is in spain next week. Great photo of you both!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Ang33333

Thank you Ang!! That would be brilliant!! Enjoy the run and we’ll see you there soon! 😁❀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

Great plan Ang! Start slow and keep a rhythm. Hope to see you soon πŸ‘πŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

I think yours and Equi’s posts are the best of the day. We can feel your excitement, emotion and pride. It also shows what c25k and this forum is all about. - Support and friendship. Well done to you both

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Dexy5

Aah thank you Dexy! It was truly amazing to actually run with a fellow C25Ker! We know that we’ve both been on the same journey! For us, even with the same coach!! So today was very special indeed!! I was nervous but Equi-geek was so reassuring! ❀️

Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy5... I loved that we even got to hear MJ for a brief moment as we went past two ladies following the app. They were being really sensible and doing the walk warm up 😁

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

What a great photo of both of you, you both look elated with that wonderful run you did, like the idea that although you were lapped, the elite runners at the front were giving encouragement and cheering you on.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Thanks Al there were some amazing runners! My goodness the speed was phenomenal! I was in complete awe of their power!! I was very happy at my pace though. So many people of all ages, shapes, sizes and speed! What a fantastic sight! ❀️

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

Sounds brilliant. A great achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘.

Fingers crossed I’ll be following your great example in a few weeks time.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Shakywakey

Ooh it was brilliant Shakywakey! Yes, of course, if I can, you can definitely do it too!! 😁😁❀️

Flaraflarkin
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Hey Fabulous450 πŸ‘‹ What a great day you've had! Lovely pic of you both ~ how amazing to meet up and run with one of your virtuals!! I hope I get around to meeting up with some in person one day 😊 And your 5k Wahooo! Incredible πŸ™ŒπŸ‘ŠπŸ™Œ Well done lovely lady ❀

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Thank you so much Flara! It has been a fantastic day indeed!! Yaay it’s now all totally official! I’ve gone from the Couch to 5k and with another C25Ker by my side too! 😁😁❀️

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate

Absolutely amazing. I love reading these sort of posts. So uplifting. Fabulous and thank you both. Made my day.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to BrianUK

Thank you so much Brian!! The parkrun really was such a great new experience! ❀️

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

You’ll get addicted! I better warn you πŸ˜‚

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to BrianUK

Thank you!! It’s the only addiction that I’m really really hoping to get!! πŸ˜‚β€οΈ

Bridget007
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What a lovely photo of two lovely smiles πŸ˜ƒ well done for your triple triple πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Bridget007

Thanks Bridget!! We were laughing and smiling all the way!! Even on the incline bits!! 😁❀️

Bridget007
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in reply to Fabulous450

It must have been lovely to see someone you sort of knew when you were feeling a bit lost brilliant x

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Bridget007

Perfect timing!! Perfect support!πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

That’s a lovely picture and a fab post. Triple excitement felt for both of you. Soooo well done you pair of stars πŸŒŸπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Beanjo

Thanks so much Beanjo! Equi and all of the runners and volunteers really gave me such great support and confidence. They were so happy and joyful, it just kept you moving along. So far less serious than I had imagined.

There were one or two people from all over the country and from other countries too! So it’s good to know that you might be able to join a local parkrun wherever you may be visiting too! 😁❀️

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Maybe I’ll pluck up courage to have a go at our local park run one day but just at the moment I’m concentrating on what Old floss calls these β€˜lovely longer runs’ and enjoying the fact that I can actually run - albeit slowly πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Marvellous post! You girls look and sound like you've had a ball! Glorious day! 😘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Sutsha

Thanks Sutsha!! Yes, so much fun!! The rain held up for us so nicely too! On the way home, it absolutely poured down buckets! 🀣 ❀️

JanB76
JanB76Graduate

Wow!! How fantastic!! I bet you’re still buzzing now, lol. That’s my goal but think I’ve a way to go before I’m ready for a Parkrun but so inspirational, thank you xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to JanB76

Thanks so much Jan! I honestly thought exactly the same! I even asked Equi if there was a 50 minute pacer. I thought the 40 was not achievable. No 50 but there was a 45! He was lovely too. Explaining the ropes. Showing me all his timing gadgets and the emergency button for any medical support that might be needed. Other runners chatting away and encouraging you at our starting point. LoungeLizaard had encouraged me too by reminding me I didn’t have to run it all, I could walk some! πŸ€” ......”Oh yeah”!

So many many different shapes, sizes abilities, it was amazing!! We even saw a couple of C25Kers who had just started one of their walking intervals! And gave them a cheer!! 😁😁❀️

JanB76
JanB76Graduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Sounds amazing!! I’m so chuffed for you. Watch this space though, I’ll be there soon xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to JanB76

πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ˜ Go for it Jan! Space on watch! πŸ˜‰ ❀️

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate

Awh this made me smile! Well done to you both!!😍

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Dee_N

Thanks Dee!! Great day!! ❀️

Lovely pic Red! You look so happy! Well doneπŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to chelsea007

Thank you Blue!! Great to see you out on the run too my Graduate twin!! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸ½β€οΈ

❀️

WynB
WynBGraduate

What a Fabulous achievement ladies- love it!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to WynB

Thanks WybB! Enjoy your achievements too!! It just keeps getting better!!😁❀️

Great photo and you obviously both had a brilliant time - well done and thanks for sharing xx

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to MandiV

Thanks MandiV! Definitely another great confidence boosting first! ❀️

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Wow....wow... and WOW ! Well done you on every single level!

What a run, what a photo and what a happy pair of runners:)

Super !!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss! Happiness all round! 😍❀️

This is amazing! Well done for your triple.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I’m so proud of you and absolutely great you didn’t walk. You hero!

I’m sure the high you’re on will carry you through the next few days, and deservedly so.

This running malarkey just gets better and better doesn’t it?

Fantastic fantastic result! ❀️❀️❀️

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Little-runner

Yes it does Little-runner! The fantastic just keeps on coming!! 😁😁😁❀️

Tbae
TbaeGraduate

Fabulous the Fabulous cubed.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

Lovely post.Uplifting and what a great time also.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ”₯

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Tbae

Thanks Tbae! I really didn’t think I was ready, but that’s the nature of running isn’t it? And everyone at the Park and in the Forum knows what that’s like, so the support is incredible. Having Equi-geek beside me for my first Parkrun was phenomenal! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈ

Tbae
TbaeGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Just Brillant.πŸ’₯

Take good care of you.πŸ’₯πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’₯

Gran4z
Gran4zGraduate

Brilliant, πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ happy days for sure.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Gran4z

Thanks Gran4z!! 😁❀️

Shazamie
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Sounds like you had an awesome time at park run and well done on your 1st 5k (with a great time too!). Love the photo, you both look so happy. The joy of running is an amazing thing πŸ˜€

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Shazamie

Thanks Shazamie!! We sure did!! 😍❀️

Sybilw
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Well done you. I walked on my first 5k so you’re amazing. Great to have company too. Onward we go!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Sybilw

Thanks Sybilw! I had planned to walk if I needed to and definitely thought I’d need to, but the company to go at my pace took away any nervousness or temptation to run faster. I had a new coach too really......Equi-geek! I learned so much! 😍❀️

Sybilw
SybilwGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Friends and fitness! This app is amazing.

Awesome! Well done!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Pippayoungart

Thanks so much Pippa!! ❀️

MatildasPb
MatildasPbGraduate

What a fantastic, inspirational post.

Just what needed after a very wet and very windy W6R2 run (slow jog).

Long way to go yet but I hope my first park run is as good as yours.

Thank you. πŸ‘

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to MatildasPb

Thank you! Well done MatildasPb!! Good for you getting out there in the changed wet weather!! I’m feeling so good I’m going out to deliberately have a walk in it for rest day exercise! You’re doing brilliantly! Enjoy your last run of W6 and celebrate!! 😁!

I’m sure you will enjoy Parkruns whenever you feel like giving it a go!! ❀️

Fatdad71
Fatdad71Graduate

Absolutely fantastic. Well done!!!

Fabulous450
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in reply to Fatdad71

Thank you so much! ❀️

Jelon
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Fab post as ever, great news you did it together πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ keep smiling beautiful photo 😊😊

Fabulous450
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in reply to Jelon

Thanks Jelon!! It was great to run with great company. I wasn’t in any danger of getting caught up with analysing the task in my head 😁😁❀️

telford_mike
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What a great day, well done both, and a lovely picture!

Fabulous450
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in reply to telford_mike

Thank you Mike! ❀️

southlundon
southlundonGraduate

Yay what a great photo Fab! :D And so glad you've now got a running buddy! Brilliant news x

Fabulous450
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in reply to southlundon

Thank you! Yes I will definitely do more Parkruns when I can! Hope some more of our locals can come along too!! Great fun!! ❀️

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