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Done it !

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Ran my final Run of week 9 this afternoon !

Can’t belive how far I have come since I started with Week one, First run on September 17th. I started out hardly daring to believe that I would be able to run anywhere near 5K, nor for 30 minutes, BUT, here I am, a 60 something Grandma, and Finished my Graduation run on my Local Parkrun course today at a speed equalling 5K in under 40 minutes .

To say that I am astonished is a very big Under statement.

Thank you to everyone’s encouraging posts, who I have been avidly reading, if not posting that much.

I can only say that , truly If I can do it, then You can too !

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AlMorr profile image

Congratulations Chi_Chi on graduating and completing C25K with week 9 run 3. That is a wonderful achievement on running the full 5K in just under 40 minutes, you only had to run for 30 minutes to graduate 🎓.

To get your graduation badge and the word 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the November graduate post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful

Keep running, keep smiling.

Brilliant effort chi_chi. Good to have another over 60 graduate!! After a few weeks consolidation and general messing around, I settled on Bridge to 10k. I like a bit of structure!! You will have your own plans; whatever they are, enjoy your moment and many happy K’s to come😊👍

Fantasy be very very proud

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Chi_ChiGraduate in reply to Sunnybraeboats

Thanks 😄

UnfitNoMore profile image

Congratulations! That parkrun course is a good place to do it... it’s even better with encouraging marshals... bet they can’t wait to see you. Enjoy celebrating and consolidating.

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Chi_ChiGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks 😄

Fab news 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Chi_ChiGraduate in reply to Wimborne

Thanks 😁.

Inspirational ☺️ Huge congratulations 👏🏻

Chi_Chi profile image

Thanks 😁...Still can’t belive I’ve done it !

Mellowyello profile image

Well done Chi_Chi. Good for you. I’m a sixty-something too, that graduated last week. I’ve even just about got over the mental angst that everyone’s looking at me and thinking, “Silly ol’ gal!” But now I just don’t care, I’m free as I’m running! I’ve started Race at your Pace, it’s kept me motivated to run 3 times a week, and 25 miles over a month is very doable now (no way a few weeks back) and also I’m not tempted then into running any more than 5k at a time.

fabulous! Astonished you may be, but it's you who got yourself to this day. I'm one run behind you and can't wait to graduate!

Chi_Chi profile image

You can Do it !!! don’t forget to let us all know how great it feels, as inspitation to all those who have recently started their running journeys. 😉🏃‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️

ButtercupKid profile image

Yay ! You go girl ! 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️

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