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Graduation Run - I DID IT πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

Dougalucy
DougalucyGraduate
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I knew my pace was slow today but felt so good at the end I ran an extra 5 mins, I even managed 4.7k.

I have absolutely loved doing this challenge and plan to keep the running up, I'm not really bothered about moving up to 10k I just want to enjoy my 3x30 mins a week and also start doing some park runs πŸƒ

To all those starting out, keep at it. On my first week I thought I was going to die, but loved the feeling I got afterwards. On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th week I felt the need to repeat as I didn't feel comfortable enough to move on but still loved the feeling I got afterwards.

Week 5, 6 and 7 took me by surprise, I couldn't quite believe I was managing to complete these runs but still loved the feeling afterwards.

Week 9 I had that feeling BEFORE each run, I was buzzing because I knew I was a πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ runner, I didn't and don't care how I look or how slow I am or even if my face is like the child of a tomato πŸ… and a beetroot, I am a runner.

So stick with it you'll get there even if it takes a few more weeks than planned.

I would like to thank each and everyone on this forum, new and old, I felt that because the people behind the posts have went through the same journey as me their advice is more relevant.

I'm a πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ, I'm a πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ, I'm a πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Great stuff, well done! Time to celebrate 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ˜€ Enjoy the view from the podium, and don’t forget to pick up your graduate badge here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Huge congratulations! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Ex-NonRunner19

Fantastic, very well done πŸ†. I loved reading your progress through the weeks, it gives newbies like me (did W3R1 today at 🐌 pace) so much confidence for future weeks. Enjoy your graduation!

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Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Congratulations! Enjoy all your future runs! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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MVBrown
MVBrownGraduate

Congrats to you. You’ve really motivated me, to keep at it as I embark on week 6. I’m eager to get to your feeling - that of a confident runner.

πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘. Virtual standing ovation for your achievement. Thanks for taking the time to share your pic and words.

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JacquiAM
JacquiAMGraduate

Fantastic! Well done you - well deserved place on the podium πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†πŸ₯‚

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littlerua

Well done you runner!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Equi-geek
Equi-geekGraduate

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ well done!!!

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Yaay Dougalucy! πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Fantastic! Well done you Graduate!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ“πŸ†β€οΈ

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Dougalucy
DougalucyGraduate

Thank you very much everyone for your encouragement and kind words.

It has taking me all my willpower to not stop strangers in the street to tell them about my achievement, I feel I should be walking about with "C25K GRADUATE" over my head, I'm that proud. πŸ˜‚

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Dralimc
DralimcGraduate
in reply to Dougalucy

Congrats!!!! You know you can get a tshirt that proclaims your achievement!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ…

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Dougalucy
DougalucyGraduate
in reply to Dralimc

I think I might just need to order one πŸŽ‰

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Vix_yp
Vix_ypGraduate

Congratulations Dougalucy! Well done! You’re a runner! Enjoy your well earned success! πŸ†πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ“

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lollytwist
lollytwistGraduate

Well done! It’s a fab feeling πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Wonderful!! Very well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ many congratulations πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability, you runner you! πŸ‘πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

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Buddy71
Buddy71Graduate

Woohoo, fantastic news, and your words of encouragement to us newbies are great, I’m doing W2R3 tonight, finding it tough and been told to slow down, as I struggle with my breathing, congratulations again

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Dougalucy
DougalucyGraduate
in reply to Buddy71

Keep at it, as I said I had to repeat numerous weeks ( Week 2, 3 and 4 I repeated over for about 6 or 7 weeks until I felt ready enough to move on ) but you will get there. The advice to slow down really is the best. All of a sudden your going to think wow this works and I can do it.

Sending you good vibes to get you through πŸ™

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Buddy71
Buddy71Graduate
in reply to Dougalucy

Thanks, I’m off out for my run shortly, just gotta keep telling myself to go sloooowwwwer πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

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Runsome
RunsomeGraduate

Well done and congratulations on your graduation 🍾 you did it and even had more in the tank to add on an extra 5 mins. When you look back the whole thing seems to fly by. But at the time graduation seemed so far away. Excellent job and enjoy them parkruns πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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cazzam16
cazzam16Graduate

Well Done, absolutely fantastic !!

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monkeyannie
monkeyannieGraduate

fantastic well done i bet you feel on top of the world !!!! your experience mirrors mine so glad I'm not the only slow tomatoe faced runner out there x

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Sissybe
SissybeGraduate

Hi, I know exactly what you mean. I have also graduated today.

The first few weeks were amazing for my self confidence as never thought I could run for any length of time (stiff/aching ankles and knees).

By week 4 Iβ€˜d lost all faith in myself but was pleasantly surprised when I completed each run. I managed to reach 5.23 km at the end of the cool down. My ankles and knees are stronger than ever. I plan to keep running, to get faster and run further.

Well done to everyone who made the decision to improve their health by running. Stick with it, you’ll get to graduation and beyond I am sure of it.

Congrats to everyone that graduated.

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Dougalucy
DougalucyGraduate
in reply to Sissybe

Well fine for graduating as wellπŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“

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Dougalucy
DougalucyGraduate
in reply to Dougalucy

Sorry that was meant to say well done ( that's what happens texting with no glasses πŸ‘“ on) πŸ˜‚

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