Week 9 final run: I did it! Finished my final... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 final run

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I did it! Finished my final run today. Proud of myself, considering last year I tore my achilles during week 2!

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Congratulations from another Achilles victim :)

Thanks! :)

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steviej99Graduate

Well done that's brilliant. Keep up the good running!

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ali1005 in reply to steviej99

Thanks!:)

Well run ali1005. Huge congratulations 🎓🥇🎉👏👏

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ali1005 in reply to Oldlady57

Thanks so much :)

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TrioletteGraduate

Awesome! Well done. It must be such a wonderful feeling.

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ali1005 in reply to Triolette

Thanks, it really is! Didn't imagine I'd ever be able to run for 30 minutes!:)

Congratulations. That's brilliant 😃 Can't wait to get there myself.

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ali1005 in reply to Kimh1967

Thanks! I didn't imagine I'd get there, but I did, and so will you! :)

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Snuffy_TGraduate

Well done !!! Gotta ask about the Achilles, as mine is tender. Did u have any warning it was going to tear?

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ali1005 in reply to Snuffy_T

Hi Snuffy-T, if I think back I'd been having some pain and swelling in it for years on an off. When I started the running last year it really started to hurt so I took a break for a couple of weeks and my tendon just went when I was out walking. It felt like being kicked really hard in the back of the leg and the next day was bruised and swollen and I could barely walk. The Dr said it was just a bit inflamed and told me to take a pain killer - it was only after seeing another Dr and being referred for a scan 6 weeks later that I realised that it was torn. 2 weeks in plaster and 8 weeks in a vacoped boot! I would seriously recommend that you don't keep running if you're getting pain, and maybe seek medical advice. Good luck!

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Snuffy_TGraduate in reply to ali1005

Thanks, I will bare this in mind. Glad your on the mend.

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Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations Ali 👏👏👏🏅🥂🍾

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ali1005 in reply to Dexy5

Thanks, feels like a real achievement!:)

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Ang33333Graduate

Congratulations! 😁😁😁👟👟🎉🎉

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ali1005 in reply to Ang33333

Thanks! :)

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner, Ali!

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Keep running, keep smiling.

Thanks, I definitely want to keep it up! :)

Congratulations and well done! 👍👏🍾🥂🎉🥇

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ali1005 in reply to owmeknees

Thanks, it's a great feeling! :)

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