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Phew !

Thanks to the Black Dog, I was terrified that Fridayโ€™s run was a fluke. But Iโ€™ve just managed 9:2 with my best distance yet (yes, a mighty 3k ๐Ÿ˜‚). So it wasnโ€™t. Thatโ€™s a relief. And I got back before the rain came on too. Hope youโ€™re all having an equally successful day x

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Yayyyy well done youโ€™re a star ๐ŸŒŸ, next one the podium. Well done on your best distance too youโ€™re doing sooo well ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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So glad I went out, in spite of my massive mental list of โ€œreasons to leave it until tomorrowโ€ ๐Ÿ˜

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I hadnโ€™t run since Monday....I literally had to โ€˜forceโ€™ myself out this morning. You might have seen my post earlier. ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฃ

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Not yet - Iโ€™ll check it out though. Well done for getting out - proud of you x

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Oh and I too had a success, I managed to run for 32 mins wahoo! I beat the 20 mins I couldnโ€™t get past.

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Wow - 12 minutes is a massive breakthrough ! Look at you ! Awesome ! ๐Ÿ…

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Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done BCK, almost there, wow, a 3K for you, that is wonderful, so now on for your graduation run in a couple of days, of course I will be cheering you on and you will be very proud of yourself once you have completed it. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒ

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Thanks AlMorr. Couldnโ€™t have done it without your support x

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Thank you very much, certainly its up to you which route you take for your graduation run, good luck for whatever route you want to run on, it might be the old railway one or the one with the AlMorr and Oldfloss Loop, the weather looks pretty good for Tuesday and Wednesday so think very carefully about the route you will run on that very important run 3 of week 9. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒ ๐ŸŽ“

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Largely depends on where the ice is still lying !

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Wise lady, safety is paramount.

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Well, it would be a seriously rubbish time to break a leg ๐Ÿ˜‚

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You go BCK! You're my inspiration for R2W9 tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Go micey ! Mash it to pieces ! Show it whoโ€™s boss ! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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I think we know who's boss๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but you'll get me out before I go to my 10.5 hour shift tomorrow which might otherwise have been the reason not to do it, thanks for the inspiring post ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Weโ€™re all in this together ๐Ÿ˜„ Enjoy it x

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Thatโ€™s brilliant well done, we will all be with you on your graduation run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘x

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Thanks Ned. Iโ€™ll wave as I stagger by ๐Ÿ˜„

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THats amazing. Well done!!

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Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Really very well done

Looking back at your early posts- who'd of thunk it. The programme is brilliantly fantastic and so, it turns out, are you :)

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Everyone on here is brilliant. The support is absolutely fantastic. Couldnโ€™t have got here without you all ๐Ÿ˜€

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Well done... wow... you know whatโ€™s next... enjoy a very well deserved graduation run. Iโ€™m so happy to have been around watching your journey. I dunno about you but I canโ€™t wait for the next one... love every step!

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Thanks UNM. Been so glad to have you to call on all the way through x

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Fabulous! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ You're so close! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Canโ€™t believe it ! So excited ๐Ÿ˜†

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Get you!!

Did not realise we are at exactly the same stage. I also did 9.2 today and, even with my longer legs, ran about the same distance.

What are you going to treat yourself to after the next run and you graduate?

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New shoes, I hope ! Mine are worn into holes ๐Ÿ˜‚ Glad and proud to be heading for graduation with you x

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Well done for getting out there! I struggled yesterday, the howling wind was off putting. Totally enjoyed it once I got started though! Enjoy the next one! :-)

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Thanks HS. Well done for getting out in the gales - I think the only thing worse has been ice !

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Thatโ€™s brilliant! Happy to see that you got out again and did 3k too. Will be mentally cheering you on for W9R3. Go you!! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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Thanks SJR x

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Excellent, BCK.

This is such an inspirational journey

You are a star!

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Thanks IT (blushing modestly) ๐Ÿค—

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OH MY!!!!! Go you!!!! Absolutely awesome... :)

That beast is slinking behind you.. and looking a little bit grey...:)

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Got a distinct impression he was walking to heel in the cool down ๐Ÿ˜€

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Oh YES!!!!! xxx

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Fantastic ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks Tonkabella x

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Whoohoo! Another great run BCk! You're rockin' it and showing that Black Dog who's boss!

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I think itโ€™s more of an uneasy truce just now ๐Ÿ˜‚

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That is a-ok as well ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Itโ€™s doing the job ๐Ÿ˜„

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Well done ๐Ÿ‘ one more run for graduation ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ you ran your best distance so you should smash run 3. Go for it.

I am doing my graduation run tonight, letโ€™s do this. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Go you ! Hope itโ€™s the best yet and all systems go x

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Wow! Well done, you! Soon got weeK9 and your Black K9 behind you! Youโ€™ll be the one to Winalot (sorry, couldnโ€™t resist it...) Good luck. I did my W9 Run 1 yesterday, 2nd attempt. Phew, indeed!

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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Dog jokes, who would have thought ?!! Took me three goes to get 9:1, so youโ€™re doing great ! Hope you didnโ€™t fall in any poodles lol x

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Groan!! Letโ€™s not let dog jokes lead us a stray. Enthusiasm for our Week 9 runs? Weโ€™ll just whippet up ... okay, Iโ€™ll get my coat ...๐Ÿ˜‰

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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Haha, I know what you mean!

I thought the first time I run 25โ€™ was a fluke, I run it again Saturday. Part of me still think thatโ€™s a fluke!! I maybe need to work on that self belief and positivity... so pleased you had a good run and.... hope you have the fanfare prepared for your graduation run ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ x

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It just feels unbelievable, doesnโ€™t it ? Such a lot of progress in such a short time. Go us ๐Ÿ˜„

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Itโ€™s Going so fast!

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Phew, indeed. Hurray. ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Excellent news.

We had a really lovely black dog for many years: Dan the giant Labrador. I will send him in to chase the bad one on his way. Iโ€™m sure our Dan is up on his cloud, taking an interest in anything to do with running for certain. ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Absolutely love Labradors - my favourite dogs. Dan is very welcome to join the party ๐ŸŽˆ

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Great seeing you're back on form good for you

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Thanks Buddy. Itโ€™s patchy but improving.

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Brilliant news BCK just one more hurdle for victory. I thought of you today on my 7:1 I did a different route and it was too long so had a double cool down and to add insult to injury it rained on the extra bit ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Well, you wanted to cool down ๐Ÿ˜‚ Great getting through 7:1 - only 8 runs to go ! Go you โญ๏ธ

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Ah BCK. Sorry for delay in responding but I was busy getting the Podium out and dusting it ready for YOU!!!!! Just 1 run BCK. 1 run. You have done the same run twice already so you know you can do this........

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Gee thanks Wimborne - I can see the faint dazzle of all that polishing from here ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Well Done BCK!!, Graduation day beckons, kick that Black dog out and show him who's boss!!

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Heโ€™s running to heel at the moment ๐Ÿ˜„ Getting out is really helping to keep symptoms at a low level a lot of the time. Iโ€™ve borrowed Teach Yourself CBT from the library too and am working through a chapter a day: finding that interesting and helpful too. Thanks for all your support x

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Oh well done you! Next one should be fun ... you so know you can do it, just channel Little Miss Stubborn xx

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Canโ€™t avoid her, sheโ€™s like my conjoined twin ๐Ÿ˜‚

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