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GingernutterGraduate
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In just over 7 weeks of running every other day (excepting a couple of drunken weekends) I have just completed/graduated C25K by running non stop for 30 minutes 3x this week.

So proud of myself for this achievement and my level of commitment. It is unbelievable.

My graduation run felt quite academic as I have already run it twice happily (?) this week. The time for celebration for me, was W1R1 actually starting the challenge and my first 20 minute run which was very emotional, tears all the way. Today is acknowledgement and consolidation of all those runs I have completed and I am very thankful for all the support I have received from this group.

For me the next challenge starts Wednesday, to keep motivated and keep running. Fingers crossed for the next podcasts but I am so going to miss my running buddy Sanjeev! He's my hero πŸ™ƒ

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Snuffy_TGraduate

Respect ! Well done

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Snuffy_T

Thank you Snuffy_T!!

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you!! I've already had a sneaky preview of your very informative post and downloaded the 3 apps. it mentions about downloading one without the intro from iTunes, would you know if there'san android version anywhere? Many thanks again for advice and cheering on 😊

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SummersprintGraduate

Well done.

Yes I agree it’s a big commitment both physically and emotionally.

Be proud of yourself. Congratulations

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Summersprint

Cheers Summersprint πŸ‘πŸ˜Š now let's see if I really have changed in my mental and physical approach???

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OldflossAdministrator

You're the heroπŸ˜‰ h

Huge congratulations and well done. After the party..this goes on...and we will be there running with You!

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much oldfloss, for your support and positive comments x

Well done!

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Pearla97

Thank you!!!😊

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Ang33333Graduate

Well done! Congratulations! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thank you Ang3333 😊

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SamarikaGraduate

Congratulations πŸ‘ŸπŸ†β˜Ί

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Samarika

Cheers Samarika πŸ‘πŸ‘

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DorsetRunnerGraduate

Awesome achievement - well done and make sure you keep running going forward. πŸ˜€

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to DorsetRunner

Thank you DorsetRunner I'm loving having 'graduate' after my name 😊! I'm due out tomorrow morning..

Well done Gingernutter! πŸŽ‰πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ‘ŸπŸ…πŸŽ‚πŸΎπŸŽŠπŸ‘πŸ’.

I agree with you that the next challenge is keeping motivated - I am currently trying to run 3x per week and bring my Parkrun time down below 45 minutes. A longer term goal for me is to get a Parkrun 50 t-shirt, but I estimate that's a 2-year horizon (I've done the grand total of 2 so far 🀣.) What's your plan for next steps?

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BluepGraduate

Well done you!! I'm on week 9 (1 down, 2 to go) and totally agree with your comments...... except that Michael is my man!

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Bluep

Thank you Bluep, it'll be you with graduate next to your name very soon!! Well done..the finish is in sight πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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BluepGraduate in reply to Gingernutter

Thanks very much for your encouragement.... one more run to go now x

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Fabulous450Graduate

Massive congratulations to you!! Well done Graduate! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ πŸŽ“ πŸ† ❀️

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Cheers Fabulous450! It's such an amazing feeling to be part of the graduate group πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

Oh my days, I am so sorry I missed this yesterday!!

You rock (and run!) and I am absolutely bursting for you. You, my lovely, are a RUNNER!!!

Gingernutter you have been the best virtual running buddy I could have asked for and you've picked me up when I've been down like an absolute trouper. Only three more runs and I'll be there on the podium with you!!

I hope you celebrated last night?

You are amazing well done πŸ‘πŸΌ

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GingernutterGraduate in reply to Ibot

Thank you sooo much Ibot πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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GingernutterGraduate

Oh thank you soo much boniobiscuits, I may have had a glass or two and some chocolate!!

My virtual pacemaker, always one step ahead of me (especially running at 5am while I lie in till 7am). Couldn't wait ewch day to hear about your latest exploits..wasp stings, sweaty pits and dog friendly sweat to name a few.

There's a space waiting for you next to me on the graduate program and then our running adventures will really begin...have an awesome day 😊😊 xx

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