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BellaJ
BellaJGraduate
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Well I've done it - completed my last week 9 run today. Not quite 5.k yet (3.9 today) but running for 30 mins continuously and will now try and improve my pace and distance a bit. This forum has been a great support, not just the supportive comments but also hearing about everybody else's journey is inspirational (sorry - getting a bit emotional here πŸ˜‚). Not only am I fitter but also a stone and a bit lighter and the doctor has taken me off the blood pressure pills. There can't be a better incentive to continue than that . Many thanks everyone and keep on running !!!

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations... very well deserved. Getting off medication always a result and a half too. And over a stone lighter? Wow... there’s a lot of victories right there. Great job.

Enjoy a celebratory evening.

BellaJ
BellaJGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Many thanks 😁

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Well done to you Bella, go to September's graduation site at top right of the C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have completed C25K with W9R3, you will then see the word Graduate on the right side of your name. Yesterday there was a post stating that running was better than taking tablets for medication.

BellaJ
BellaJGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks for that 😁

sparkyjohn
sparkyjohnGraduate

Super duper, happy days. Win, win, win, weight meds and graduation. A day for the diary.

BellaJ
BellaJGraduate in reply to sparkyjohn

I know - I can cancel my pre-paid prescription card now - that'll save Β£110 per year!!

sparkyjohn
sparkyjohnGraduate in reply to BellaJ

Another pair of trainers when you need them then.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeayayayayay!!! Winning all around. Huge well done and congratulations to you!

After the party..this goes on... and the best bit, we are all right here with you!

BellaJ
BellaJGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks - this has been a very supportive forum 😁

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.

BellaJ
BellaJGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks - want to get to 5k next so already planning on gradually increasing the time so can get to 5k eventually.

MVBrown
MVBrownGraduate

Congratulations and what fantastic news about your health as well. πŸŽ“πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰

Pinkpig20
Pinkpig20Graduate

I’m about to go in to Week 9. Great that you have been able to come off the tablets. I’m not doing quite 5k distance, but I think jogging for 30mins continuously initially is more important. Keep going! πŸ‘πŸ»

Gillybeans1
Gillybeans1Graduate

Well done, that’s fantastic. I have stopped taking my HRT now and feel so much better as well. It’s funny I looked in the mirror this morning and thought how well I look!! Going to do my first solo run this morning without Michael ! Need to see how far I get

BellaJ
BellaJGraduate in reply to Gillybeans1

Good luck !!

embobs
embobsGraduate

Amazing!! Well done πŸ‘πŸ»

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