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The Graduation Grin!!!!😁

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate
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This girl simply went and did it!!!!πŸ’ͺπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I have achieved what I thought was impossible 9 weeks ago....... I ran for 30+ mins and am totally loving it......!!!😁

I couldn't have come this far without the support of this amazing running community. So, thank you!!!......you know who you are!!!😍

Here is the traditional "graduation grin" pic duly posted!

Happy running everyone!!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

Now.....where are those bubbles????!!🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ˜

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Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

Step up to the podium you graduate you, massive congratulations, you are a star, enjoy the beach, the bubbles and the buzz if being a C25K graduate πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸΎxx

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Thank you!!! Well done you on successfully mentoring me through all my ups and downs!!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

😁

Let the bubbles begin!!!!🍾🍾🍾

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate in reply to Hotheels

And it is lovely to finally be able to put that lovely face to those lovely heels!

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Berksrover

Lol! It's not easy taking me on.....but you helped make a happy graduate out of me!!!

I know I'm going to groan when u start bugging me about getting a grip on my stats, up-ing my pace, trying out inclines, and god knows what else!!!!πŸ˜‰

But, you're still the best!!🀩

sallenson
sallensonGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Anyone who has Awesome Steve as a mentor is going to be a winner!! xx

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to sallenson

I couldn't agree more!!!!! 🍻 Here's to all the awesome mentors who take fledging newbies under their wing!!!🐣😊

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thank you xxx

Well done Hottie. You are totally awesome πŸ€—πŸ˜€X

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Deborahchick46

Ah thanks Chicka xxxxx

Going to ride the buzz and actually relax finally.....consolidation and everything else can come in its own time!!!😊

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Well done. Doing a dance if joy here for ya to the Strictly theme tune πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸŒΉπŸΎπŸ₯‚

Great job. Fab-u-lous πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate

🎢Ta-da-ta-da-ta-ta-tah.....ta-da-ta-da-tah!!!!🎢

I know what you mean!!

Thank you!!!😁

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Congratulations! Very much deserved. 🍾🍾🍾🍾

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you!!!😊

Look at you! Yayyyyyyyy!!! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚πŸ™ŒπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€β€οΈπŸΎ Well some Hotheels, I knew you could do it! πŸ₯‡

Get right up on that podium and take a swig of this ....... πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

I’m so happy for you! Get us - graduates! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

I know!! know!!! 😁😁 I am "swigging away"!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

What a journey it has been......and we're so much more happier for it....and still looking to break more barriers in our running journeys!!!πŸ€œπŸ€›

It's simply the best way to be......!!!😁

My life has definitely changed... I'm on holiday...and all I can think about is - eat running fuel food, drink lots of water and be patient until "running day"........πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ€£

Utter madness to have these thoughts while I should simply be lounging by the pool and swimming and eating but there you go......I'm a runner now!!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

#Totally hooked!!!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Hotheels

It’s absolutely amazing isn’t it? I love every aspect of it, and the second I’m done with a run I’m looking forward to the next one! Bonkers on every level! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

I remember looking at the dates when I started and seeing I’d be on hols for W7 and most of W8, and how it wouldn’t matter if I missed a few days and I’d catch up later. No wayyy was that going to happen! I made time for the runs, no question! πŸ˜…

Brilliant isn’t it? β€οΈβ€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Totally!!!😍😍

I love your consolidation plan of 4-4-5....... it sounds acheivable, for sure!!

Once I get my head around finally having made it to graduation, I'll probably follow you in that plan!!

I'm still painfully slow and am very careful to not push that niggly knee any further than is good for me....but it always helps me when I have a target to aim towards.

Cheeky... .you inspire me, every day!! Thank you xxxx😘😘😘

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Likewise Hotheels! Your enthusiasm is infectious and I think that’s half the battle! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Enjoy your day in the spotlight - you deserve it! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Wooooohooooo! Brilliant, well done! You did the impossible, in fact you absolutely smashed it πŸ˜€ Enjoy those bubbles and keep smiling - lovely pic! Huge congratulations, so pleased for you πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ₯‚

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to telford_mike

Thanks Mike!! This buzz will last me a while, methinks!!!πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I'm here to stay though....so will be back on it soon enough posting about "what next?" and picking your brains on that one!!!😁

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Plenty of time to think about that when the bubbles have worn off! πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚ Enjoy the buzz, I celebrated for days!

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to telford_mike

True. Sooooo true!!! πŸ˜‰

Shakywakey
ShakywakeyGraduate

Brilliant. Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘. Time for 🍾πŸ₯‚

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Shakywakey

Thanks so much Shaky x Not long now before I see you at the podium too!!!

Keep going!!!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

HappyNoodle
HappyNoodleGraduate

Amazing achievement! A toast πŸ₯‚ to you.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to HappyNoodle

Thanks so much!!!! 😊

Vix_yp
Vix_ypGraduate

Congratulations Hotheels!!!!

πŸŽ‰πŸ†πŸŽ“πŸΎπŸΈπŸ‘.....You’re fabulous! We have both graduated today, so we can stand on the podium together! ❀️

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Vix_yp

Woop!! Woop!!!

Congratulations to you too!!!!πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‡

Bring on twice the bubbles....lol!!!!🍾🍾🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

Vix_yp
Vix_ypGraduate in reply to Hotheels

Thank you! Yes, let’s celebrate! πŸ†πŸ†

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate

Well done on your graduation. you done it πŸΎπŸ˜€

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Runsome

Thank you!!!😊

sallenson
sallensonGraduate

Well done!!

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to sallenson

Thank you xx😁

Jelon
JelonGraduate

Fab, well done, congratulations graduate it’s no surprise you’re smiling as brilliant achievement πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽˆπŸ™ŒπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ˜Š

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Jelon

Thank you so much!!!!

The perma-grin will stay plastered on my face for a long time!!!!😁😁😁

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ You absolute star Hotheels! Well done you Graduate!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ“πŸ†β€οΈ

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Eeeks!!!!!πŸ˜…πŸ˜…Yes, I'm a graduate now....lol!!!!

Just going to let that sink in......πŸ˜‚

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate

Yay!!!!! Great photo and great achievement! Bring on the 5ks!!! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Dralimc

Thank you!!!😊

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations hotheels- you so deserve that shiny badge. Great to see the traditional grad picture too, although you look far too cool after running 30 mins. Enjoy the bubbles.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Dexy5

It's the sea breeze that cools you down in no time!!! I hit the beach at 6am fully intending to stay cool and not get caught out by 30+C and 80% humidity!!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate in reply to Hotheels

I am doubly impressed by your early morn run on holiday πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ–πŸ

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Hahaha!!! Nothing amazing about that......my choice was either get up early and run before it gets too hot OR run on the treadmill.

Was an easy decision......lol!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

yayy - well done - enjoy the grinning and the podium !!!

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to MandiV

My face muscles will be aching soon with all this grinning & smiling!!!!😁😁😁😁😁😊😊😊😊😊😊

Loving being on the podium!!!πŸ†

Thank you!!!!

Fantastic Hotheels! πŸ”₯πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸΎπŸ’πŸ’

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Languid_Lil

Thanks!!!😁

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Yay!!! πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™‚οΈπŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Ήβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Ήβ€β™‚οΈ

Well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ so pleased for you! Congratulations fellow runner! πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability πŸ‘πŸ˜ you've done it!!

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks so much!!! 😊 it's definitely a milestone that I plan to savour........

Onwards and upwards!!!😁

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

A lovely graduation grin from you Hotheels, great photo, congratulations on graduating here on C25K, well done, the word graduate will now appear on the right side of your username.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Woohoo!!!!πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‚πŸ‘

Thank you!!!!😁

Jundal
JundalGraduate

Well done, Heely, well done indeed! Enjoy the glow and a glass of bubbly! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ»

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Jundal

Thanks so much!! The bubbles are definitely flowing!!!πŸ₯‚πŸ˜

MVBrown
MVBrownGraduate

Congratulations hot heels, , whopping that 30minutes. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈLove it hotheels.

How does it feel to be a graduate runner?

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to MVBrown

I'm on a total high!!!!😁😁😁

And I'm completely overwhelmed by the messages of support so far!!!!

It's a very humbling yet empowering experience!!!πŸ˜ƒ

Thank you for your kind words.......the bubbles are flowing, for sure!!!! And I'm going to stop saying anymore last I start blubbering with emotion!!!!πŸ˜‰

PaulaGullett
PaulaGullettGraduate

Massive congratulations! Welcome to the graduation πŸŽ“ club πŸ₯‡

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to PaulaGullett

Thanks hun.......finally got there in the end!!!!πŸŽ“πŸ† The Grad club is awesome!!!😁

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.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks!!! 😊 Definitely plan on running regularly!!!

Myrar
MyrarGraduate

Congratulations ...Very well done ..Enjoy your moment 😊😊

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Myrar

Thanks so much!!!😊

Angel74uk
Angel74ukGraduate

Many congratulations to you. Such an amazing feeling isn’t it Enjoy your bubbles - they are well deserved πŸΎπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸΎπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Angel74uk

Totally amazing!!!! Thank you!😁

Crittermad
CrittermadGraduate

Congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ…πŸ₯‚πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Crittermad

Thanks v much!!!!😊

Runip
RunipGraduate

Woot woot! Fantastically well done; I'm so, so pleased for you! Enjoy that podium - you have earned it and more.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Runip

Thanks Ru!!!! Definitely felt like a long time coming......but feels sweeter because I worked extra hard to get to graduation.

Hooray....better late than never, eh???!!!πŸŽ“πŸ†πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡πŸ₯‚πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

For someone just finished a 30 minute run you look really cool. My graduation photo looks like a demented wreck! (That is what I was really) Many congratulations and you did it in 9 weeks, that is just so cool.

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to dollymo

See breeze is the secret......lol!!!!

Thank you......being part of the grad club is great!!!πŸŽ“πŸ˜

Hurrah! Well done 🌟 πŸ‘ πŸŽ–lovely pic

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Robert_IS_a_Runner

Thanks so much!!!😊

Jenny567
Jenny567Graduate

Congratulations! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Jenny567

Thank you!!!😊

LapoftheGods
LapoftheGodsGraduate

Massive congratulations xx

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to LapoftheGods

Thanks!!😁

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

Congratulation's Hotheels really well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

That beach looks an amazing place to run

Hotheels
HotheelsGraduate in reply to Slow_Rob

Thank you.....the beach is one of the perks of running while on holiday. I'm very lucky that the timing meant graduation run happened to be this week!!!!πŸ˜ƒ

Dee_N
Dee_NGraduate

Awww not sure how I missed this!! Well done 😘

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