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Week9 - I have arrived!!!😱😱😱

24th June: W1R1 - Started C25K and found it challenging to run for 1 min straight without feeling out of breath.

Fast forward >>>>>

14th Aug: W9R1 - Ran πŸƒβ€β™€οΈfor a straight 30 mins and whilst tired, am feeling ecstatic!!! 😁

In just 8 weeks, I have actually run for 30mins and covered 3.5k. For someone who NEVER ran her entire life, that is nothing short of a miracle!!!

I've persevered through breathlessness, feeling like I was going to die, shin splits, horrific arch-pain, knee-niggles and have survived through it all........there have been times where I felt like giving up, but the amazing support here kept me going.

Well-meaning advice, suggestions, ideas, challenges, motivation, understanding.....and most of all the willingness to support and help one another.......it's all here and it's what makes C25K such a fantastic programme.

If I can get this far......ANYONE can!!!

Week 9....I have arrived!!!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š2 more runs to get to the prizeπŸ†πŸ…....eeekks!!!!😱😱

#feelinggobsmacked #whatajourney #8weeks #runningismysaviour

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Graduation is in reach. Enjoy week 9

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Thanks Sandi!!!😊

Not long before its your turn too!!!

Aren't we smashing this running malarkey!!!πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

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The champagne is on ice and can't wait to pour you a glass, well done, enjoy your holiday and come back a graduate x

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Flying on Friday......and Saturday looks set to be the big day......!!!!πŸ˜±πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

Yes.......Bubbles on the ready..........🍾πŸ₯‚

I'll definitely drink to your good health.

Long may the running obsession continue!!!!😁

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Yay Hotheels, you’re so close to the podium and that shiny badge! You’ve done amazingly well and I hope you’re the proudest you’ve felt for a long time!

Can’t wait for your graduation post - plus pic if you can! We’re all here cheering you on, and you are absolutely, totally, going to smash W9!

Go woop it upside the head Hotheels! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Nearly there.....cheeky!!! Never thought I'd make it this far in a million years.......thank you for your encouraging words xxx

I'm nothing if not traditional....so post with pic will duly be uploaded when I get there.......

Didn't think I'd feel this emotional......I'm going to blubber in a moment....lol!!!

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Awww, I know just how you feel! I was the same way. In fact I had butterflies the day before my graduation run! What on earth has running done to us?!! πŸ˜…πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€β€οΈ

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Hah!!! I'm working right up to Thursday....we fly on Friday morning. And my first thoughts about the holiday are.....we'll check into the hotel, I'll get the unpacking done and kids settled and then I'll go for a wander to check out whether I can plot a suitable running route.........

I've become one of those people who WANT to run no matter where they are.......lol!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜

We would've laughed if anyone had even suggested such a thing whilst on holiday a mere 8 weeks ago........now look at us!!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

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Wahoo well done . Only 2 to go. I knew you could do it. Xx . πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸΎπŸ’š

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Wonders will never cease......lol!!! Almost there.......😁

Thanks chicka xxxx

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Very welcome 😊 xx

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Congratulations that’s amazing. Keep it up only 2 runs left. I’m only on week 4. Can’t imagine running that long. Well done

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I didn't believe it was possible for me run 5mins in my early weeks.....but Here I am today.......sweating and extremely happy and proud that I've run a full 30mins nonstop in week 9.

Trust in the programme......you'll definitely get there and smash it!!!πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

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Fantastic Hotheels!! You superstar!! Enjoy your next two runs! You’ve done an amazing job!! ❀️❀️

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Hah!!! Definitely feel like a superstar right now.......lol!!!!

I could move mountains πŸ”with this high.....my first 30mins and I'm feeling on top of the world!!!🌍

Still a snail 🐌with only 3.5k in 30mins......but that's better than anything I've done till date!!!!

Hope you are enjoying your tourist running!!!😎

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Back home today! It was great!!

You’ll be on top of that mountain very soon!! ❀️

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Ah....welcome back to old Blighty!!

And good luck☘ in your B210k venture........xxxx

Not that you'll need it.....because you're going to smash it totally!!!

πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks Hotheels! I see your graduation run will be on holiday!! Perfect!!πŸ‘ŒπŸ½ 😍❀️

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Yes!!! Nervous and excited about doing the grand finale in an unfamiliar setting.....but I'm definitely going to give it my best shot!!!!😁

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You’ll smash it Hotheels!! πŸ˜‰β€οΈ

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Nearly there! You've done 30 mins once and now you know you can do it again. Can't wait for the graduation party!

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It was a slog.....but mind over matter!!!! Yes......spot on....if I can do it once, I can do it again........!!!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

Thank you.....you're hot on my heels.....and are doing great. Keep it up!!!

We're going to rock our worlds by smashing our running every week!!!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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Sounds like you’ve had quite a journey well done for persevering. Enjoy the last 2. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thank you!!! Yes.....it's been an amazing journey so far!!!! A real eye-opener in certain areas........and I'm hoping this is simply the beginning of a long and passionate affair with running!!!😁

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KayBee1000 - The knee support thingy definitely helped.......which is why I could crack today's run without being in too much pain.

Thank you muchly!!!!😘

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Just seen your post - sorry I didn’t reply at the time! I’m so glad it helped, I thought it wasn’t β€˜hard’ enough to do anything when I got mine, but it has made the difference to my ability to run. I should finish Week 8 on Saturday, then it’s on to Week 9 ... gulp!

I see you’ve graduated - congratulations! 🀩

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You are nearly there and doing great 🀜

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Thanks Shaky!! x

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Well done! Have enjoyed reading about your journey so far - nearly there!!!β­οΈπŸŽ–

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My journey has been nothing if not eventful.......lol!!!

Drama follows me....not vice versa!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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Inspiring to New runners and old.

Keep Smiling Hotheels. β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘

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Ah Gaz......it's guys like you who welcomed me with open arms when I tentatively started and made me feel secure in pushing boundaries........I'm at Week 9 only because you've been cheering me all along!!!!

Thank you!!! x

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Get in!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Well done amazing lady! You’ve kicked arse!! Soooo close now xx

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Close enough Dee!!! Let's hope the knee behaves........lol!!!πŸ˜‰

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