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Best Christmas present ever W9run3

Poppy8900 profile image

Age 61,a lifelong loather of exercise and lover of wine and crisps.

I never thought I could complete the C25K process

I never knew running could feel so good

It’s taken much longer than 9 weeks but this forum has taught me that everyone has their own pace

Let’s hope Santa leaves me some new trainers under the tree to help me on the next stage of my journey

Merry Christmas everyone

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Nita49 profile image

Fantastic job well done 👍 and great post 👏

Loving the pics (I Struggled with trying to get a split pic😅)

Enjoy your well deserved achievement.

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2019, and enjoy the rest of your running journey.

Hopefully father Christmas will leave you some 👟 under the 🎄 🤞

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Poppy8900Graduate in reply to Nita49

Thank you,trainers are on my’s usually wine and crisps!My family are amazed 😂

Happy Christmas to you x

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Poppy8900

The wine can come also... :) you can run it off :)

Very well done Poppy, and what a happy photo of you! 😀👍🎉🏃‍♀️

Have a wonderful Christmas and don’t forget it’s pretty much the law that you post a photo of your new trainers (if Santa comes up with the goods!) 🎄🎄🎄

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Poppy8900Graduate in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you-I am still so happy with myself,can’t stop smiling 😂

Merry Christmas x

Oldfloss profile image

Patience is a virtue and this running teaches us that in so many ways... :)

Congratulations.. what a Christmas gift for you !

A gorgeous photograph too.. Happy Graduate :)x

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Poppy8900Graduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks so much, I am really looking forward to the next stage once I come down from cloud nine

Merry Christmas x

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OldflossAdministrator in reply to Poppy8900

You enjoy the festivities.. so much more to move onto in the New Year... and we will all be right here, to run with you:)

Merry Christmas !

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations and a Merry Xmas 🎄 to you Poppy, great photo of you, what a fantastic Christmas present to yourself 😊. To get 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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Poppy8900Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you I will do that-still finding my way round the forum

Happy Christmas x

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Poppy8900

It's now there 😊

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Poppy8900Graduate in reply to AlMorr

😀 I will try to resist wine & crisps in honour of my new status 😉

Congratulations 🎓🏆🏃🏻‍♀️

Amazing achievement. Well done. What a Christmas gift you’ve given yourself! Now you can look forward to building on it during 2019, getting stronger and going further. I have to say, I’m enjoying running a lot more now, having found week 9 quite tough. And I’ve continued learning on my running journey - I prefer no music, running tights that don’t need hitching up are a Godsend and I prefer to pick a 5k route to complete and have no time reminders. Happy Running to you in 2019 x

Brilliant! Well done 😃

IannodaTruffe profile image

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful

It is not just for Christmas!

Keep running, keep smiling.

Congratulations! Very well done!

ButtercupKid profile image

Excellent work, Poppy 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ We’re all so proud of you !

Well done. The enthusiasm and joy in the photo is palpable. You're a star!

Congratulations Poppy, you rock! And that is a lovely photograph of you

staceypek profile image

Absolutely fantastic - congratulations! I am due to graduate this Saturday and I feel as excited as you sound :) enjoy it and merry Christmas.

UnfitNoMore profile image

Congratulations. Fingers crossed on the running shoes 🤞. Celebrate well, have a great Christmas, enjoy consolidation and your future running adventures

Deals1 profile image

Congratulations!! Great present to yourself. 🎅🌲🏃🏅🎉

Amerynthe profile image

Congratulations! You look so happy! Father Christmas will surely be impressed that you've been so good over the past few months and is bound to bring you something extra special with flexible soles and day-glo laces!

Getfitok profile image

Congratulations! Well done you 😇

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