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W8, thanks for the (not always good) memories. ๐Ÿ‘‹

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
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Done it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Back to my familiar home route, and boy was it humid? Still, Iโ€™m mighty relieved that it was a far more comfortable 28 minutes than R2 on Wednesday, and I really enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Still ended up like a ๐Ÿ…, but I guess thatโ€™s just me!

My breathing isnโ€™t always totally rhythmical, but it doesnโ€™t bother me (it did during R2, but that run was gremlin-filled). Iโ€™m sure I could move up a pace to express snail, but Iโ€™m going to save that until after Iโ€™ve graduated (canโ€™t believe itโ€™s so close now!)

Sooooo, letโ€™s be having you W9. See you on Monday! ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿคžโค๏ธ

Have fabulous weekends you lovely runners, whether youโ€™re running, resting or polishing your new graduation badges ..... ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

Woop woop!! You're going to rock W9 in style......doesn't matter what pace, all that matters is you'll soon be on that podium....reflecting on how much you've achieved!!!!

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Go cheeky!!!!!

PS:Welcome back to blistering ol' blighty ๐Ÿ˜

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Hotheels

Ooo thanks, I canโ€™t wait, Hotheels! ๐Ÿ˜† Iโ€™m going to miss this programme as itโ€™s been so effective, and whenever you have a doubt about upping the minutes, your body is ready! Clever!

Yes back to hot Blighty. I really wouldnโ€™t have minded 16 degrees, grey and drizzle!!

Have a lovely weekend! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Well done. Just three more ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Thank you Jay! I know, Iโ€™m getting slightly beside myself! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate

Welcome home and weโ€™ll done on the run. Only 3 more to go now and weโ€™ll be on that podium ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Beanjo

Thank you Beanjo. Isnโ€™t it exciting? What day do you anticipate โ€˜the dayโ€™ to be? Iโ€™m thinking Friday in my case. Iโ€™m very excited but also a little sad because itโ€™s been so much fun. Iโ€™ll definitely miss MJ!

Good luck next week! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Beanjo
BeanjoGraduate
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I think mine will have to be Saturday as Friday is a grandma day for me. I know what you mean about a little bit sad though - Iโ€™m hoping I can find some sort of structure when I continue to run. But yes- soooo excited

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Beanjo

Best of luck to you. Youโ€™ll be amazing and youโ€™ll deserve your place on the podium. ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Iโ€™m personally going to see how long it takes me to eventually reach 5k in 30 minutes (I foresee a loooong time at my ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ pace), and then try the 10k one - but crikey that sounds scary to me! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Good luck and have a great week! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ

Flaraflarkin
FlaraflarkinGraduate

Let the countdown commence!! Eeeek how exciting ~you're going to smash W9!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™Œ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Flaraflarkin

Waaaaaaa, Iโ€™m ridulously excited Flara! Itโ€™s incredible how the programme gets you to this stage isnโ€™t it? I used to dread the jump up from 60-90 seconds! ๐Ÿ˜…

Anyway, thank you so much for your encouragement. This forum is brill and so friendly!

Happy running! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Jundal
JundalGraduate

Well done, I'm off out to do this one soon! Well be fighting for the top step on the podium by next weekend!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Jundal

Hope your run goes well Jundal! Youโ€™re going to smash it! I think there might be a crowded podium coming up. Hope there are enough badges to go round! ๐Ÿ˜…

Crawlhome
CrawlhomeGraduate

Well done, it's good to finish that week isn't it?

Rythmical breathing? I'm just happy not to be massively out of breath! I'm sure it's all just practice and perseverance.

Not long till graduation now!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Crawlhome

Hahaha, itโ€™s true isnโ€™t it? ๐Ÿ˜… Iโ€™m sure the breathing will become natural one day, Crawlhome! Mine isnโ€™t too bad, but I definitely donโ€™t do 4 breaths in and 4 breaths out regularly. Iโ€™ve tried - doesnโ€™t work!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ˜…

Well done you and for keeping going in the humidity!! enjoy week 9 Iโ€™m a bit slower this week but see you next week hopefully!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to MandiV

Eeek, enjoy yours! Iโ€™m hoping to run Mon/Wed/Fri and Iโ€™m already slightly overexcited about whole thing! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

You're going to love week 9 - it's just 2 extra minutes and you're 100% prepared for it. I had an absolute blast with it and enjoyed every single second. Go cheekychipmunks !

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to telford_mike

Thank you Mike! Yes it doesnโ€™t seem much longer, but Iโ€™m sure those 2 minutes will seem like an eternity! Absolutely canโ€™t wait to get stuck in on Monday! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒ

Bring it on! ๐Ÿ˜€

congrats :) I did my w8r2 today and will finish up r3 on monday. So be sure to kick those turtles out of my way when you do your w9r1 and again great job

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to cheeseheads

Thanks cheeseheads! Itโ€™s getting close now! Canโ€™t believe Iโ€™m wishing Monday would hurry up and arrive! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

No snails or turtles will be in your way, donโ€™t worry. Youโ€™ll sail through R3 and then W9 will be ready for you! Letโ€™s get to that podium! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Vix_yp
Vix_ypGraduate

Good Luck with W9 cheekychipmunks! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฟโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Vix_yp

Aww thanks Vix! Iโ€™m very much looking forward to it! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜€

Emmajane71
Emmajane71Graduate

Good luck for the week ahead! I'll be starting wk9 with you tomorrow, although I may save the last run for Saturday morning, see you on the podium fellow runner! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜€

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate
in reply to Emmajane71

Weโ€™ve got this! W9, coming at ya! See you on the podium next week Emma - canโ€™t believe Iโ€™m even saying that! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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