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GRADUATION!

slocs1964
slocs1964

I can't actually believe I am writing this. I was the classic over weight 54 year old man who spent most of his life sitting down other than the odd game of golf. Totally unfit walking up stairs felt an effort and yet......here I am a graduate of a running app just extra ordinary. If anyone out there reads this who is in week one or two, trust me KEEP GOING it us absolutely worth it, and if I can do this any one of you can!!!

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Congratulations slocs! I’m the same age as you and graduated yesterday so I know just how you feel! Isn’t it great? 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️😀

Very well done! Keep on running, but for now go and bask in your glory (I still am 36 hours later!!) 👍🏻🎉🍾🥂

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Congratulations. It’s a tough journey but worth the effort. Well done slocs

Thanks cheekychipmunks, it feels amazing, I’m still shocked that I’ve done it!

Thanks it is amazing

Jelon
JelonGraduate

Well done you made it that’s brilliant congratulations. You sound a bit like my OH as he is 54 plays golf only he hasn’t started running yet!!! 😊👍🏻🏃🏻‍♂️🍾🙌

slocs1964
slocs1964 in reply to Jelon

You should shame him into it! He must see how good it is! How far have you got on the programme?

Jelon
JelonGraduate in reply to slocs1964

There’s no shaming some people!!! I graduated on 21st June and loving just running for fun 🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️😊

slocs1964
slocs1964 in reply to Jelon

Good for you, are you still sticking to 30mins or pushing on? 👍

Jelon
JelonGraduate in reply to slocs1964

Whatever takes my fancy on the day so anything from 20 mins to 50mins and mixing it up with new routes (getting lost in the woods) intervals and using the stepping stones podcast. Enjoy your post grad runs 😊👍🏻

slocs1964
slocs1964 in reply to Jelon

Will do and thanks!

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations 👏🍾🏅💫

Thanks very much 👍😁🏃‍♂️

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Congratulations! It's a great achievement and you can be really proud. Enjoy those consolidation runs while you work out where to go next 👏👍😀

Thanks Mike, genuinely looking forward to them

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

Fantastic. Reading stories like yours keeps us going. Well done 👏👏

slocs1964
slocs1964 in reply to Shakywakey

This programme is life changing, I feel a different person, I know get excited about having a run.........mad

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Congratulations slocs, huge well done!! Enjoy your celebration as it is well deserved, brilliant :) :)

Congratulations and well done! 👍👏🍾🥂🎉🥇

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Thanks for sharing this, it’s crammed full of great advice! Cheers

MVBrown
MVBrownGraduate

Congrats.

Thanks! I’m still in shock

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate

Congratulations! There are so many of us on here who are over 50 that this programme must be one of the best things the NHS has produced for improving fitness and promoting a healthy lifestyle - and so simple! Not to mention this fantastically supportive community

I agree, maybe way should get a tax refund for being fitter lol

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