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Yippppeeeee I've done it πŸ˜€

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I have graduated today.. w9r3 done. I am over the moon and even jumped in the air with a fist pump when Laura said that's it πŸ˜‚. My hubby ran with me... apologies for the sweaty photo but I was well pleased πŸ˜‚

I did struggle with wk8 and wk9... mentally with other things in my head and struggled concentrate so I didn't really enjoy the run. However today... mind feeling better... good run... mind more clear and smashed it.

I have consistently ran 4.2k in 30 mins but today only ran 3.9..... I had numerous calls which distracted me.... but still feel so good about the run. I have completed the program and I'm running.

I feel so much fitter and stronger..... so pleased I have achieved this c25k.

So what next..... where do I get my graduation badge etc. Do I have to do anything to show my new graduation status πŸ˜€

I will probably carry on running 30 mins just to strengthen further and increase my speed. Also looking forward to park runs.

I am so chuffed... I would recommend this to anyone. IT IS ACHIEVABLE...

Thanks for all the tips and support. I will continue to check in and share stories.


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Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

To get your badge just leave a message in the September 2018 graduation post in the pinned post column and the badge fairies will be along soon.

Keep running, keep smiling.

Congratulations and well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡


Congratulations! Maybe hubby slowed you down? Enjoy your afternoon and evening 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

SarahOReillyGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Maybe so lolπŸ˜€.... he has been so supportive.

UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to SarahOReilly

You can’t buy that kind of support... he’d best have a glass too 🍾


well done

Fabulous achievement! Well done Sarah! Get up on that podium and have a few glasses of πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚ to celebrate! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Consolidating your 30 minute runs for a week or two is a good idea, then decide how you want to proceed. Have you done a parkrun? They’re so much fun - did my first today! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

SarahOReillyGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

I haven't yet... I have registered.... and do have a couple local park runs. That's one of my next steps and can't wait. Was it good fun then....? Are you able run the 5k... I'm only at 4.2k as best...

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to SarahOReilly

It was the best fun ever! I ran it all, although my time wasn’t fast (41.30).

My goal before entering was to be able to run the whole distance as I’m stubborn and didn’t fancy walking any of it - although you can, obviously. I highly recommend you give it a go when you’re ready! It’s such a friendly atmosphere and everyone is so encouraging! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

SarahOReillyGraduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you... I will definitely go and give it a go.... looking forward to it πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€


Excellent news. πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†. Well done thanks for sharing, both of you are beaming in that photo and why not!!

You have given an excellent recommendation for others to follow the C25K programme. It’s from reading these lived experiences which have motivated me to start running and not to give up- I’m on week 8 so almost there- it will be a triumph to do week 9 (all 3 runs) and I can’t wait.

Bravo to you. Virtual hugs and a standing ovation to both of you.


You will be graduating before you know it.... the program really does work....

I am enjoying it again now.... onwards and upwards all the way for all 9of us πŸ˜€


Well done, and we all love a sweaty photo lol, great to see you up there on that podium with that graduate badge next to your name, the one that says graduate 10 is pretty cool too, something to aim for in the future maybe? πŸ˜‰πŸ‘


Well done!! πŸŽ‰

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