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Graduated today Woohoo


I am so amazed

I started Week 1 because really needed to lose weight and get healthier.

Can you you believe that I was so embarrass to be jogging at my size that for the first two weeks I wore shirt, tie, trousers and shoes. I used to run at 6.30am around the town. I thought that if anyone saw me jogging it was because I was late for my train or bus.

My week 3 I got over myself. I wore suitable gear and realised that it was the other people that were rushing to get to work and didn’t have time to notice me.

In week 5 I thought I would have to give up. Runs 2 & 3 I would get half way round and I would get a thumping headache. I thought it was my blood pressure going crazy. I didn’t want to give up, so started Week 6, and concentrated on slower deeper breaths to give oxygen to my brain.

After that I never looked back.

And I did it did. I really did it....😄👍🏅🏃🏽‍♂️

Now consolidation and Parkruns.. I can’t wait. I’ve got the bug.

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Brilliant well done graduate!! parkrun is great, did my first post graduation today!


Congratulations Hazard10, on graduating and completing week 9 run 3 of C25K, enjoy your consolidation runs and especially parkrun, 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 🎓 🏃 😊


Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful

Best wishes for the rest of your running life.

Keep running, keep smiling.


Magic ! Great job, Hazard10 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️


Thank you all so much for your support throughout my journey so far. Apparently the park at the end of my road does park runs on Sunday mornings. So will definitely check it out 😄👍

Wow, that is a fantastic journey. Congratulations on completing, and best of luck for 2019 progress. Woo hoo to you too.

Well done, what a great tale to tell as you continue on your running journey. I'm sorry you found it embarrassing at the begining, but I do LOVE your story. I started in cut off jeans and walking boots. I didn't want to buy trainers because I knew I wouldn't stick to it! Now I own trainers, have a basic running kit and have just treated myself to a pair of Capris. It is an amazing journey isn't it!

in reply to BaddieThePirate

It certainly is an amazing journey. When I started I thought if I could get to week 2 and keep repeating it I at least would getting exercise. Who would have thought......


Huge congrats and well done to you - I also graduated this Saturday. Amazing Christmas pressie for ourselves! Have a great one :)


Hi staceypek. Well done to you as well. Brilliant to finish before Christmas. Went for my first post C25K run today. Determined to keep those Christmas pounds at bay. 😄

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