Happy Hogmanay !: Tears were shed this morning... - Couch to 5K

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Happy Hogmanay !

ButtercupKid
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Tears were shed this morning, I have to admit. To a background of robins singing and rooks complaining, against a dawn of indigo, lilac and rose, this woman (who struggled to jog for 20 seconds in September) went out and jogged for a full 20 minutes. I knew you were all there in spirit, cheering me on, and though my calves were aching, there were stones in both trainers, my nose was running faster than I was and I felt sick, I couldn’t possibly let you all down. Many thanks to you all. Ethel isn’t looking forward to 2019 😄

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steviej99
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Nice one Buttercupkid, what a great end for 2018! No more walk breaks for you, you're a runner now! Happy New year, have a great 2019 with lots of lovely runs

ButtercupKid
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in reply to steviej99

Apparently I get one more break in week 6 - SO looking forward to it 😄

IannodaTruffe
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You are an inspiration.

Give Ethel the boot in 2019!!!!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks IT - you’re one of those yourself ! Thanks for looking after all of us so well.

Ethel is shivering in her boots 😄

Wow! That’s amazing! Well done 🎉 🥳 🎈

ButtercupKid
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in reply to ktsok

Thank you x

Buddy34
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Great feeling completing that first 20 minute run good luck with the rest of c25k 😊😊

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Buddy34

Thank you x

lexi6
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Ethel be very afraid! BcK you are awesome! 👍

ButtercupKid
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in reply to lexi6

Thanks lexi ! All the best with your next one x

sunshinefish
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Fantastic BCK! Well done you. You can (and did!) do this!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to sunshinefish

Thanks sunshinefish 😀

Shelley2310
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Well done soooo proud of you 🥇🥇

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Shelley2310

Thanks Shelley ! I’ll be dancing in the aisles as soon as my calves recover 😄

Woooooooo hoooooooo! Go you! You did it!!!! Be proud, very proud. X

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Phoenix_flames21

Oh I am, believe me ! When I’m not too busy being shocked and astonished, that is 😄

AlMorr
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CONGRATULATIONS, I will shout CONGRATULATIONS to you BCK on achieving that 20 minute run of week 5 run 3, yes I knew you could do it, what a way to end 2018. Yes Ethel won't have a good year in 2019, once again well done and congratulations 🎊 😊 🏃

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr. Couldn’t have done it without you and the rest of the gang. Very happy Hogmanay and a fantastic 2019 to you and yours x

AlMorr
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in reply to ButtercupKid

May I repeat those sentiments to you BCK, have a great day today and a Happy New Year to you and your family.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

Thank you 😊

Jell6
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You are leaving Ethel in your dust!

Doing great BCK 🤗🤩

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Jell6

Hope she chokes on it 😄 Thanks, Jell6 x

Where’s the LOVE button?! I’ve followed you from the beginning pretty much and am in awe of your tenacity and staying power. I’ve had a break and am starting again tomorrow - I think I’m going to go back to Week 1 as it’s been about six weeks. I hope you’re feeling well chuffed with yourself! Xx

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Pickles1234

Thanks Pickles. I never thought I could do this and am constantly astonished when I do ! The support on this forum is just the best ever. Looking forward to having you back - you’ll be overtaking me in no time ! Happy 2019 to you and yours x

Runip
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Huge congratulations! You are an inspiration to many, and there's no stopping you now 👏👏👏

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Runip

Thanks Runip ! The best thing about the forum is that we’re all an inspiration to each other 😀

Yeah! Well done Buttercupkid...that 20 minute run is in the bag! Woo hoo...

You did it, and that run is now in your bank, making you stronger. Feels brilliant doesn't it.😀

Onwards and upwards, singing as you go!😊xxx

Happy Hogmanay!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR. I’ve never jogged as much as five minutes in my life before, so I’m still having trouble believing this is me 😄

Shelley2310
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in reply to ButtercupKid

It’s definitely you!! You’re over half way through. The finish line is in sight....Ethel can do one!! I’ll be out there tomorrow morning, I’m not going to drink tonight. Running is more important to me now!! Happy new year and happy running 🏃‍♀️

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Shelley2310

Good for you, Shelley ! Awed at your progress, and hanging on your tail 😄 Hope it’s a great run and an excellent year for you x

Elfe5
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Woohoo! Go you! 😃 What an achievement- and a beautiful dawn with birdsong- perfect! 😀

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Elfe5

Thanks Elfe. That moment when Sanjeev said “That’s it !” and the dawn was breaking in front of me was just pure magic. Hope you have many just as good x

UnfitNoMore
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I’ve been waiting for this run to come round for you... great way to say goodbye to 2018! You’re gonna do amazing things in 2019 for sure!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks UNM. Really glad to have conquered it 😄

SaskAlliecat
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Ya!!!! Whoohoo!!!! We knew you could do it. You are unstoppable! Ethel should be very afraid!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to SaskAlliecat

Delighted to have done it - still not sure I believe it !

SaskAlliecat
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Oh believe it! You did it! Whoohoo!!!

bluepanda
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Amazing 🙌 Well done!! I had the flu and been lazy getting back out running! You just inspired me to get back out there.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to bluepanda

Glad to have you back ! Don’t beat yourself up though - you need time to recover after flu. Convalescing, not being lazy 😄

Tartancat
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You are not just my Monday hero, you are my 2018 hero!!

I'm so thrilled for you BK - no stopping you now!

AlMorr
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in reply to Tartancat

Yes I agree with you Tartancat, I nominate ButtercupKid as THE runner of C25K. for 2018.

AlMorr
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in reply to AlMorr

PS. perhaps the administrators could make that official

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

You and Tartancat are just too kind, AlMorr 😊😊 There are so many great people in this forum, yourselves included, battling all kinds of difficulties and demons. We’re all heroes just for sticking with it 😄

AlMorr
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Yes I agree with you, we are all equal. I hope you are having a enjoyable Hogmanay after this morning's 20 minute run 🏃.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

Enjoying a peaceful time with some chocolate, in between frantic bursts of tidying up because my parents are visiting tomorrow 😁 Have a lovely time yourself - remember to have something non-alcoholic between the drams 😉

AlMorr
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in reply to ButtercupKid

I just this very minute got a phone call from my daughter Gillian who has invited me to be with her and her husband tomorrow afternoon where I was on Christmas Day, at my son in laws parents. She told me that she is not staying up for the bells as she has to deal with her 2 young children in the morning , I intend to celebrate watching the New Year BBC Scotland programme with a non alcoholic drink and then off to bed. 😊

ButtercupKid
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in reply to AlMorr

Good for you ! Hope you all have a lovely time tomorrow x

Nita49
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Great start to see out the last day of 2018.

Well done BCK 👏

2019.... Bring it on 🙌

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Nita49

With you on that one - onwards and upwards 😄

Wimborne
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Oh BCK that’s simply fabulous. Beyond fabulous. 🌟🌟🌟👏👏👏👏🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 You really did it. Just you. Sheer determination and strength. Happy New Running to you for 2019. Just so happy for you.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne. Couldn’t have done it without you and Sanjeev 😄

Wimborne
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in reply to ButtercupKid

BCK all I did was sing badly at you again. Sanjeev talked. You ran. Just you. Hold that head up high. You deserve all the praise that we can heap on you. So proud. Just so proud. You’ve come so so far. You are amazing. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Ever. Don’t forget I still have that purple umbrella if you need it 🌂 lol.

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Wimborne

You are such a pal ! All emotional again 😭😄

RunnerLCA
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Yay well done!!! 🙌🏻

ButtercupKid
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in reply to RunnerLCA

Thanks !

Oldishrunner
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Well done. I remember some of your early posts and now look at where you are!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Oldishrunner

It’s hard to believe, isn’t it?! 😄

Hidden
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Get in there Buttercup!!!

You've been absolutely smashing it, huge well done! You're amazing!

...time to do one Ethel 😄⚡

Happy new year ButtercupKid what a fab start to 2019 🙌

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Hidden

Thanks ThunderSloth. Well chuffed !

AMAAAAZING!!!

I did mine too. Nose also running. I dribbled a little too. People were looking at me like I had the plague.

It felt incredible to actually go through with it though didn't it?

High five 🖐️

ButtercupKid
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in reply to BirdyRose

And to you ! Never had the nose issue before, or the nausea, but it was too dark for people to see me and be horrified 😄 You’re doing marvellously, BirdyRose - so proud of you. Hope you’re keeping Doozer up to the mark ! All the best to you both for 2019 x

Fabulous450
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Massive congratulations ButtercupKid! It’s a great feeling completing that run and my hats go off to each and everyone who is out doing C25K and running in these winter months! It’s always encouraging to see such determination!! Well done you!! 🥰❤️

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you ! How’s it going for you ?

Fabulous450
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Just back out on the run after a few weeks of lost mojo! Winter darkness and finding the time to fit it all in, was difficult! But happy to say, the mojo is back and I’m looking forward to running in 2019!! 🥰❤️

ButtercupKid
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in reply to Fabulous450

Excellent news ! Hoping the weather stays calm for a bit now. Looking forward to getting back to a regular routine myself x

resolution
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ROCKSTAR! Honestly, you da supa woman!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to resolution

Goodness ! I’m quite certain no-one has ever said that to me before ! 😄

resolution
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in reply to ButtercupKid

Someone was bound to at some point!

ButtercupKid
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in reply to resolution

Well, I’m glad and proud that it was you 😀

molly1973
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Amazing! And wave bye bye to Ethel x

ButtercupKid
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in reply to molly1973

If only ! She’s not one for giving up easily. Takes after me 😄

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