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Graduation Run - Happy Birthday to me!

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LostRunnerGraduate

Week 9, Run 3.

Now had you told me back in September that I would be running for 30 minutes on my birthday I would have laughed in your face. When I realised 2 weeks ago that my graduation run would fall on my birthday I was tempted to jiggle my runs about to make sure I had the day off. The more I thought about it I decided that getting my graduation run on my birthday would be an amazing birthday present to myself!

I did it! This girl who couldn’t run for 30 seconds 3 months ago did it! Today’s run felt hard as I’m battling with a cold but I so wanted to do it!

I can’t believe I’ve done it and can’t wait to build on all the hard work that I’ve done. I’m nowhere near 5k yet (3.5k to just under 4K) so that’s my next target.

Thank you to everyone who has offered me support and praise on here. This forum is full of amazing people who build you up and make you realise that you CAN do it.

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OldflossAdministrator

What a superb achievement and what a birthday gift... Huge well done to you.... It is now time to party!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!

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LostRunnerGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much! I’ve eaten so much food today I need to do another run! 🤣

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Happy birthday and many congratulations. Yes, amazing present to yourself! Enjoy a double celebration and then the journey to 5k.

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LostRunnerGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you so much! How’s the recovery going?

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to LostRunner

Slowly... less pain every day! I’d say still 2 weeks before I run

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lusmoGraduate

Happy birthday! Congratulations!

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LostRunnerGraduate in reply to lusmo

Thank you!

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Very many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Happy birthday, amazing person.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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LostRunnerGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks so much! I will have a look at that.

I intend on lots more running and smiling 💜

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations and a very Happy birthday to you LostRunner, graduating on your birthday is a fantastic birthday present for yourself 😊.

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the December 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 🎓 🏃 😊

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LostRunnerGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks so much! Just posted on the December graduate post. All still feels unreal. Me, a runner? Wow!

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BarbaraH4Graduate

Congratulations, happy birthday too. Tomorrow morning running week6 day 2. Didn't do too well on day1 so hopefully better this time.

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Deals1Graduate

Well done!! Enjoy your double celebrations and happy birthday 😀

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KatnapGraduate

Happy birthday! Well done on joining the graduate club 👏👏👏🏆

Continue running 3x a week to improve your fitness 😸

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Tigger54Graduate

Many happy returns and runs! Fantastic!

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ButtercupKidGraduate

Excellent work LR 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ Happy birthday, and many more happy runs to come x

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Running-nanaGraduate

Well done, amazing achievement, feels so good doesn't it. Don't worry about the 5k in 30 mins, many still can't do that long after graduating 🏃‍♀️

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JT489Graduate

May the force continue to be with you, happy birthday and huge congrats on making it to graduate status! 🌈

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Nita49Graduate

Oh what a way to Graduate 👍

Firstly many congratulations on your fantastic achievement, and enjoy the rest of your running journey....

And secondly a belated Happy Birthday!!

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buzzardsGraduate

Well done. What a great birthday present. Many happy returns!

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NCC1701Graduate

Congratulations. Great job. Happy running.

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