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I think I just graduated !


Well. That's it ! I'm just back from W9R3, really chuffed and quite pleased with myself !

I'm still only running 3k in 30 minutes (hilly paths), but I can't believe what I've achieved. I'm now able to run up hills I'd have struggled to walk nine weeks ago. I'm running for thirty unbelievable minutes straight, when I'd thought I'd die on W1R1. I'm actually considering doing Bridge to 10K (completely crazy, especially considering I haven't reached 5k yet !). I've gotten much fitter and more toned up, and lost quite a few centimeters around my thighs and waist. And the most unbelievable thing of all : I like running.

I'm not having champagne at breakfast but it almost feels like I should !

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Wow well done!! You must be buzzing!!

It gives me hope when I see posts like this!!

HillsEverywhereGraduate in reply to Ibot

Thank you ! And yes to hope : you can do it !

Ibot in reply to HillsEverywhere

When you B&Q it 😂😂

Sounds like graduation to me. 30 minutes is what it's about. And I haven't quite managed 5K in that time yet, running on a pretty flat course. Well done. The distance will come. Try heading out to somewhere flat for a run. You might surprise yourself.

HillsEverywhereGraduate in reply to Oldjigger

Thank you ! As it happens we're headed to Belgium tomorrow for one week, and I'm bringing my running gear to try both vacation running and running on flat ground !

Go for it. I hope you enjoy it. I'm sure it will be easier!


Massive congratulations 🥇 You’ve made us all very proud 😃

HillsEverywhereGraduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Thank you !

ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to HillsEverywhere

You’re welcome !

Whoop, whoop🎇 Congratulations on a fab achievement 🥇🎓🎉🎉🍾🥂🎉🎉👏👏👏

HillsEverywhereGraduate in reply to Oldlady57

Thank you ! It does feel fab !


Woohoo! congratulations, I think I may have done it today too! Can’t quite believe it!

HillsEverywhereGraduate in reply to Neelie13

Hey, massive congrats ! Let's share that Saturday morning podium !


Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

HillsEverywhereGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Wow, thanks for the wonderful and informative link ! The next step for me is definitely consolidation runs - I'm hoping to do my first three on vacation in Belgium, just to see what flat ground feels like !

IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to HillsEverywhere

It is not all flat in Belgium............ enjoy your trip.

Well done 🍾🏅😎🎓💐👏🎊👟 and have a fab time in Belgium xx


Congratulations! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾


That is awesome!! Well done you!! I’m all for the Champaign breakfast!

Hi Hills, you’ve certainly graduated, and in the toughest of conditions too! 👨‍🎓👩‍🎓👍 All of us will have to run up and down hills sooner or later, you’ve just been forced to do them sooner than most of us! 👍

Congratulations, relax now and enjoy the feeling of graduation and what you’ve achieved! 🍾🥂👏👏👏


Wow! Well done! Congratulations!

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