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'Tis a glorious day! πŸ˜πŸŽ‚πŸ·πŸŽ‰

Mayanow
Mayanow
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Today is my birthday.

Today i am 50 years old and amazingly, a runner! My gift to myself was to start c25k and a whispering little voice said I would possibly do the whole programme and graduate.

Well, contrary to everyone's beliefs (who knows me), I DID IT! I am RUNNING into my 50s and can't tell you how proud I am!!!

It's not just the incredible physical achievement. A huge lesson from this whole thing is that we can do ANYthing we set our mind to! I have gained strength to tackle everything, patience for progress and confidence to pick new unknown challenges.

This afternoon i will go for my celebratory run. No title, no pressure. I will just

run. 😁

I've said it before but real people here have been my big support. I want to thank every single one of you for the tips, the support, the selfless joy, the warm advice and presence. We are all winners. ..and runners!

Maya Xxx

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Congratulations and a very happy birthday 🎁

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to MandiV

Thank you so much! Happy running!

Hidden
Hidden

Happy birthday Maya! πŸ’πŸŽ‚πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰ and well done on your great achievement.πŸ€—πŸ€—

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to Hidden

Thank you and you too!! 😁😁😁

Midlifecath
MidlifecathGraduate

Happy birthday!! Enjoy your day, your run & the year ahead. πŸŽ‘πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to Midlifecath

I will do my best! Thank you so much!!

Deals1
Deals1Graduate

Well done ! Happy birthday RUNNER!! πŸΎπŸƒπŸ˜€πŸŽ‚πŸ°

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to Deals1

Look at us all graduates! Thank you. Happy running to you too.

Happy birthday Maya! πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰πŸΎ Hope you have a wonderful day!

Your posts always make me smile, and your running journey has been fabulous! Long may it continue!

❀️❀️

Oh cheeky!!! I feel blessed today. We are doing well, non? And there is so much more to conquer. Slow and steady!πŸ˜‰

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Mayanow

Absolutely right Maya! πŸ‘Š

I hope we'll be here to tell our stories. I would miss this community!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Mayanow

Lots of us are on the B210K forum. I hop back and forth. Come on over too - plenty of story sharing on there! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸ‘πŸ˜€

Oh dear cheeky! Thank you for the ...compliment! I have joined b210k and read/comment there but i'm hardly eligible to post! Yet πŸ˜“

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to Mayanow

Course you are! Come on over - you can dabble in both, they’re equally as friendly (it’s just some people run miles and miles and miles!!)

I know!!! Thanx for the encouragement ❀

Congratulations! I’m 49 and on week 5. Just doing it really to get a bit fitter, but now I think you have spurred me on to keep on running at least until my birthday in March 😊

Well that my dear i will receive as a present!!! Thank you. If i inspired you to progress!! Definitely worth every step. You will change to a better you, you'll see!!!

Let us know how you're doing. Especially if/when you struggle. There are no impossible hurdles in this community πŸ˜‰

You will find that after w6 (if not before!) You will get hooked and love it. It has no deadline. You'll see!

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

Happy runday! And cakeday! πŸŽ‚πŸ˜Έ

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to Katnap

Thank youuuu! And wine... 😍🍷

Happy birthday! Have a great birthday run! Xx

Thank you!!! I definitely will. (That was an easy wish to fulfill!) πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

Congratulations on your journey thus farπŸ‘πŸ»Have a fab birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚πŸŽπŸŽ

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to Oldlady57

Thank you! I do feel quite proud about this and not ashamed to say it!!!

Happy running birthday!!! πŸŽŠπŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰ Reading your post everyone can see that you gave yourself a wonderful gift indeed!! Enjoy your day and the runs to come!

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to Whatnog

Thank you so much! It might be my wisest gift yet!!! πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’š

uncle_wiggy
uncle_wiggyGraduate

What a lovely, happy & Inspirational post! Hope you have a really happy run and a fabulous birthday πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to uncle_wiggy

Oh thank you so much! I wanted to share my happiness with you cos you're all part of it!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Congratulations, happy birthday, great job, lovely post. Enjoy that relaxed run and a huge celebration afterwards. Just running is great.

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you very much!! I will. I had dinner with my two girls last night, going to lunch with my mum today and tonight i'm going to my absolutely favourite restaurant for an indulgent dinner! Pas mal... 😍

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

First of all, I would like to wish you a very happy birthday Mayanow, the BIG 50, welcome to the best running club in the world, I very much hope that you enjoy all your runs at least for your 50's decade, and a big congratulations for graduating with week 9 run 3.

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much! It is a great achievement for each and everyone of us. It makes me so happy that i can do this for years to come! I have been so inspired by people's stories here.

Happy running to you too!

SueAK
SueAKGraduate

Congratulations, and a VERY Happy Birthday. Enjoy every moment! You should be very proud x

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to SueAK

Thank you!! Oh i'm so proud that.. i'm proud to be proud!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Mrun1
Mrun1Graduate

Well done and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

You have every right to be proud of yourself (I know I will be when I graduate)

Good for you for sticking at it and proving those people that know you wrong!

☺️

Mayanow
Mayanow in reply to Mrun1

I know right?! And me too. I would've never believed it possible for me. I was a fag and leisure person for so long...

Good luck on reaching graduation! A world opens up on that day!

Aw! I am so sorry that I missed your birthday post! Belated birthday greetings to you! πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰ And happy onward running journey! 😊⭐️

Thank you!!! What a happy assortment of wishes ! 😁 let's keep running! β™₯️

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