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I’ve finished!!!!

Lynne1916 profile image
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Well, how amazed am I???? Two and a half months ago struggled with the sixty second runs and didn’t think it was fair to increase by 50% each week. I have stuck with it through a sore knee (thought top of cliff running was a good idea) aches and pains to finally achieve my goal. I have reclaimed my knees and feel more toned. So at 61 I am proud of myself.

Reading all the comments on this forum has been an incentive - thanks everybody 👍

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Dexy5 profile image

Congratulations Lynne, graduation for us oldies feels all the more amazing. How come we didn’t discover running before now? Well, girls didn’t run at our school, the one or two attempts I made didn’t work, but then I discovered NHS C25K. It works! Enjoy grAduation. 🏃‍♀️👏👏🍾🥂🍾😁

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Lynne1916Graduate in reply to Dexy5

Thank you Dexy5 the only other running I did was cross country when I was 12 through Bedfordshire countryside

MungoBrush profile image

Well done Lynne. Thanks for getting me out of bed early all those mornings. That first 60 second run was the longest 60 seconds since the Big Bang.

Now we’re running for 30 mins. And thanks for all those post run breakfasts. Poached eggs on toast today with fresh melon juice followed by coffee.

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Lynne1916Graduate in reply to MungoBrush

Congratulation phil (husband) we did it together x

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Dexy5Graduate in reply to Lynne1916

That’s a great way of doing it. Congrats to Phil too. My OH is my running buddy too but he’s been running all his (long) life.


UnfitNoMore profile image

Great job Lynne. Ups and downs but stuck at it and did the utterly impossible. 🎓

jubyduby profile image

Well done. It feels great doesn’t it. I’ve just done my first post graduation run. Still like to hear Laura encouraging me on.

blossom53 profile image

Congratulations! I also graduated last week and I know exactly how you feel. After run 1, week 1, I seriously wondered if I'd be able to complete it. I could not imagine running for 30 mins non stop. I still don't look forward to it to be honest but the feeling when a run is completed is brilliant. I want to try to keep it up for as long as possible. What a great achievement- well done to you and keep running!

icklegui profile image

There's a typo in your comment - it should read "how amazING am I" :D :D


Crib profile image

Well done, many congratulations 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏👏

Oldfloss profile image

Congratulations and very, very well done!

Klangmeister profile image

Bravo! Congratulations x

Way to go. I think we all owe a lot to every one out there. Its an amazing group and one we can all be proud of. 👏👏👏👏😊

GoGo_JoJo profile image

Fabulous, go girl! 💪👏👏👏 congratulations to you 🏅🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability 👍😁

ccarter100 profile image

Great job!

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IannodaTruffe profile image

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

Our bodies are amazing........even when we are in our sixties........we are capable of doing so much more than most of us believe.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

BeatRoute profile image

I am one run behind you, could be the same journey! I thought the first one minute run was a massive ask, couldn’t understand why it didn’t start at thirty seconds and don’t talk to me about knees! Many congratulations. You are a runner! 🏃‍♀️🍾💐

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