9:3 ?: Yes I did. Dedicating my victory to all... - Couch to 5K

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9:3 ?

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Yes I did. Dedicating my victory to all you wonderful people - and the two heroes in the photo x

126 Replies
oldest β€’ newest

Wow. Just wow. You are my hero πŸ¦Έβ€β™€οΈ

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Pickles1234

You’re just too too kind 😊

You must feel on cloud 9!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Pickles1234

Ironically, I feel fairly flat. That’s the Black Dog for you. But the facts are more important than the feelings. I made it and you all stood (and ran) with me. There aren’t thanks enough for you guys x

Shelley2310
Shelley2310Graduate

Yayyy πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβœ…πŸŽ“πŸŽΆπŸ…sooo proud and pleased for you. Get on that podium you sooo deserve it!! I’m here dancing up and down.....BUT I’ll hang my head in shame now ..... I will own up ..... I overslept.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Shelley2310

So did I - woke up with a bang and a panic at 8:40 and was in the park 15 minutes later ! It was a lousy run since nothing was properly awake, but I’m tied up for the rest of the day and all day tomorrow, so I just HAD to get out there πŸ˜„

johnt46
johnt46Graduate

Yeeeeees, congratulations fellow graduate, !!! So pleased for you, wonderful achievement overcoming all obstacles, and an inspiration to others who suffer similar problems too. Bask in your well earned glory,πŸ…πŸŽ–πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ keep in touch!!XX

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to johnt46

Thanks JT. I’m not going anywhere - except the dentist in half an hour πŸ˜„

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate

You did it - woohoo!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ₯‡πŸ˜πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

You are my 2018 and 2019 hero!!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Tartancat

Gee thanks ! I’d save 2019 if I were you - there’s a lot of great people coming through and more on the way πŸ˜€

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

You deserve it. If there's anyone out there who has to battle what you have battled, and perseveres as long and hard as you have, I'm sure you won't mind squeezing along to give them room to be a 2019 hero too!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Tartancat

Yay ! Let’s all be heroes 😁

Whoop whoopπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Congratulations Buttercupkid..you got there!πŸ˜€...Well done for battling through that last week.βœ‹πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Celebrations are in order and I think your badge is ready and waiting...😊xxx

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Victory song?

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BBR. I made up a mantra to β€œCongratulations” a few months back - must look it up πŸ˜„

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Fanbloodytastic, I have been looking forward to this post.

πŸΎπŸΎπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸ†πŸ†πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸŽˆ

Many congratulations, I look forward to the rest of your running journey.

Blamm0
Blamm0Graduate

You rock! Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ an inspiration to keep going no matter what

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Blamm0

Thanks Blammo. Couldn’t have done it without the forum x

Toridon
ToridonGraduate

Well Done!!! :)

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Toridon

Thank you ! Definitely in the β€œIf I can, anyone can” category πŸ˜„

Absolutely brilliant, BcK!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ†πŸ₯‡ I was also looking forward to your 9:3 post eagerly. Now you aren’t being hassled by that Big Black Dog any longer - you’re a Leader of the Pack! 😊

Ps my 9:3 tomorrow, work allowing ...

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to BishyBarnabee

Don’t you believe it - they were all with me today: the Black Dog, Ethel, the Voices and even the Panic Moth. One thing I’ve learned from doing this is that if they try to stop you, the best thing to do is to pick them up and take them with you. There’s always the chance they may fall off on the way round πŸ˜„

All the best for tomorrow. Looking forward to your victory post x

BishyBarnabee
BishyBarnabeeGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

Hey, I see you now have a shiny new graduate badge! Not to mention sooooo many posts congratulating you - brilliant! You deserved it all,BcK.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to BishyBarnabee

Thanks Barnabee. Really quick admin dept on here - well impressed !

Bodg
BodgGraduate

Woo woo. Read this as Queen We are the champions was on the radio πŸ˜™πŸ€©πŸ₯‡πŸŽΆ you are a runner and a champion.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Bodg

Well that’s an appropriate song - and very cool ! Thanks Bodg x

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations, yes you did, you must be very proud of yourself ButtercupKid, I hope you celebrate in style with your family and friends, you deserve a glass of bubbly. You are now a graduate of C25K

Just a matter of time before the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ I repeat GRADUATE πŸŽ“ is next to your username. 😊 Once again very big wishes and congratulations to you. 😊 πŸƒ πŸŽ“ πŸƒ

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

PS. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ next to your username leave a message on the February 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 πŸŽ“ πŸƒ 😊

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr ! We don’t do alcohol much: I’ve been celebrating with a delicious chocolate milkshake πŸ˜‹

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

GRADUATE πŸŽ“ NEXT TO YOUR USERNAME it's now there, doesn't that look fantastic. 😊

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Wow, that’s quick ! I can’t see it on my phone though πŸ˜„

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

O dear BCK, it is there I can assure you, sometimes older phones don't show the word GRADUATE next to their username, but wait one moment and I'll check with my old phone if it's on it, at this moment I am about to hit the pillow, I'll go into my living room and and check if the word GRADUATE is on my old Smartphone, at the moment I am on my new Smartphone writing this, hold on one moment.

Yes BCK, on the phone I bought in 2011 or 2012 the the word GRADUATE is on that phone as well, I am sure that it will be on your phone very soon., once again congratulations for your wonderful achievement today. 😊 πŸƒ πŸŽ“

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr - I’ll look out for it. Sleep well x

happysouls
happysoulsGraduate

Congratulations! Enjoy your graduation glow! (and good luck at the dentists!)

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to happysouls

Thanks ! So glad I did them in that order: not sure I could have run after the root treatments πŸ˜†

lexi6
lexi6Graduate

Yipee! Well Done! Fantastic! BcK you’re Awesome πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»β­οΈ

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to lexi6

Thanks lexi - you’re awesome too. In fact, we’re just all like totes awesome 😎😁

SeeJillRun
SeeJillRunGraduate

Fantastic!!! I’m so so pleased and happy for you! You’re an inspiration to all of us but most especially to those others on here (and out there) that are facing the same challenges. Congratulations, you’re amazing! πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to SeeJillRun

Thanks Jill. Couldn’t have done it without you all x

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations to you , you must be so proud πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

More like knackered πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

Ok proud and knackered πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

That’ll do me πŸ˜‚

Sweetpea3
Sweetpea3Graduate

So proud of you! Well done and very well deserved xx

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Sweetpea3

Thanks Sweetpea x

Dave58
Dave58Graduate

Yippee! So proud of you. Fellow graduate. Bet it feels great. Good luck for your future running career

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Dave58

Thanks Dave. Bubbling over with hopes and plans already πŸ˜„

Dave58
Dave58Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

When are you gunna tell the admins you've graduated?

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Dave58

Soon as I’ve finished thanking everyone for all these lovely messages πŸ˜„

angelbetty
angelbettyGraduate

OMG! You're a legend! x

🎊 Congratulations! 🎊

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to angelbetty

Thanks angelbetty x

strollguy
strollguyGraduate

Well done! It was a challenging and interesting journey and you (and Ethel) deserve your success. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜„

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to strollguy

She doesn’t deserve a thing - I did all the work πŸ˜‚ Thanks for all your support x

Kasi42
Kasi42Graduate

Awesome well done

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Kasi42

Thanks 😊

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

Oh well done! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰ Knew you’d do it. Dan the (good) black Labrador and I send you love and Congratulations. He’s up there on a cloud watching you run by. πŸ˜„πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

He’s a joy and so are you. Thanks for your encouragement x

DiverIzzie
DiverIzzieGraduate

Well done you!!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to DiverIzzie

Thanks 😊

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato2Graduate

WOOHOO well done and most of all to the person in those 2 heroes ;-) How fantastic, what a great achievement! X

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Couchpotato2

Thanks CP. So glad to be here x

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate

Whoohoo! Way to power through this last week with the Black dog on your heals! Keep up the great work!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks SAcat. Several plans bubbling away now πŸ˜„

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate

THATS JUST THE BEST NEWS..... people at my work are wondering why I am whooping around πŸ˜‚. You are amazing , determined and strong BCK. Never doubted you would do this. Shine brightly and enjoy this fabulous achievement. Podium is all yours BCK. All yours. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸβ€οΈβ€οΈ πŸ₯‡ πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Wimborne

Thanks Wimborne. I’d never have done it without the Welsh echo calling me on πŸ˜„

Wimborne
WimborneGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

I did have my bestest loudest welshest shouty voice today so glad you heard me on that corner. So..... will we looking forward to a graduation Mantra BCK.... ? I need to practice my singing πŸ˜‚

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Wimborne

I did one before , to β€œCongratulations” - I think it was a special request from AlMorr. Haven’t been able to trace it yet though ! Thanks for the echo - definitely caught it at Wimborne Corner πŸ˜„

MaddyNed
MaddyNedGraduate

A big fantastic WELL DONE, what an achievement, those trainers have done you proud. Amazing congratulations on your graduation πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ€οΈx

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to MaddyNed

Thanks Ned x

Leadfoot
LeadfootGraduate

Massive congratulations! You've been an inspiration of mine for taking exactly as long as you need to get the job done, great stuff!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Leadfoot

Thanks Leadfoot. As I keep telling everyone β€œWhen in doubt, slow down !” Think it’s my new motto πŸ˜‚

Well Done and welcome to the club! πŸ†

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to SpanishShuffle

Congratulations to you SpanishShuffle for also graduating today πŸŽ“πŸƒπŸ‘

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to SpanishShuffle

Yay ! Thanks, twin !

Badge is shined up and ready don’t forget to come and get it. πŸ˜€πŸ₯‡

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Realfoodieclub

Thanks RFC. I’ll be along once I’ve read all these kind messages πŸ˜€

You are amazingπŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. Congratulations πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Tonkabella

Thanks Tonkabella x

Woohoohooooooo! You crossed the line BCK! 🀩πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ€©

Awesome effort, proud of you πŸ€—

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to ktsok

Didn't you also graduate today, ktsok, if you did, congratulations.

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr, it was a couple of weeks ago and still happy πŸ™‚

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to ktsok

πŸ‘πŸƒπŸŽ“

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to ktsok

Thanks ktsok (also known as Lysol πŸ˜‚) Never did work out what my spellchecker meant by that !

ktsok
ktsok
in reply to ButtercupKid

Sounds like a good name for... Lycra barefoot shoes?!

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to ktsok

They’d be a smash hit πŸ˜‚

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Absolute legend Buttercup!!!

Singing all the way too... so happy to see you cross that line.

Congratulations! ...you're a right trooper πŸ˜‰πŸ₯‡πŸ™ŒπŸ”₯

TS ⚑

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate

Yabbadabbadoo!! This is one post I was looking out for, you've been an absolute inspiration throughout and thoroughly deserve this!

Many, many congratulations, to you and Little Miss Stubborn, who I hope was one of the more helpful voices. πŸ†β­πŸŽ‰

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to Ethelbert

Hi Ethelbert, the original post from ButtercupKid was almost 9 hours ago, I told her and one of the administrators asked her and directed her to the February graduate post in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked C25K home page to confirm from her for the badge and the word GRADUATE to be next to her username, since then there has been silence and no response or replies to around 40 congratulation posts from everyone here on C25K. I just hope she is OK.

Ethelbert
EthelbertGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Hopefully celebrating in style. Or maybe phone battery died?

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to Ethelbert

Well let's hope so, unusual for someone to graduate and not post anything on the Healthunlocked C25K graduation Homepage

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

No idea why I wasn’t directed to these posts yesterday πŸ™„ Never mind - we’re all πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜€

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Sorry to have panicked you ! Lengthy dental appointment, then 120

mile round trip to my younger boy’s special school, and then we stopped for a picnic on the way home πŸ˜„

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

That is nice of you to let me and everyone else know what happend yesterday.

That is a long way, 120 miles to get to your younger boys special school, the little boy who lives next door to me and has exactly the same as your son has only to travel 2 miles to get to his special school, a car comes to collect Zak, he comes home on the same car at around ten past three in the afternoon.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

My lad used to go to a school less than 20 miles away, but his needs were more than they could cope with and he was transferred to the residential school while he was still only 10. That was very hard, but the best thing for him. Now he’s a teenager so we have a whole lot of new problems to deal with πŸ˜„

DiscoRunner
DiscoRunnerGraduate

Amazing! Congratulations on a huge achievement. Yours has been a really inspiring story - it’s been wonderful and humbling to go on this adventure with you x

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to DiscoRunner

Good heavens, don’t be humbled by me ! I’m really grateful if I’ve helped anyone. You’ve all helped me so much. Couldn’t have done it without you all x

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Your journey is why I am here on this forum, 5Β½ years after I graduated.

We all get such a buzz from following the progress of someone who is changing their lives through sheer guts and determination.

You are a C25K star, fellow runner and I send my fullest congratulations to you.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

I hope you will hang around a while to continue your superb support for others.

Keep running, keep smiling.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks IT. No plans to go anywhere yet. After all, all the best people are here already πŸ˜„

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Congratulations! πŸ… that's a hard eared finish πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability 😁

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks JoJo. Hard to believe I’m actually here at last πŸ˜„

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

I know that BCK is tough GoGo_JoJo but what makes you think her ears are hard?

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

I did wonder that myself but was too polite to ask. Might explain my headphone phobia though πŸ˜‚

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator
in reply to ButtercupKid

Earned!!! A hard earned finish πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ stupid phone keyboards πŸ˜„

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

πŸ˜‚ We knew that really, but it’s a lovely image !

micey2
micey2Graduate

Amazing! Well done and just the start of something wonderful I’m sure xx

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to micey2

Thanks micey x

micey2
micey2Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

Got my W9R3 tomorrow I’ll be using you as inspiration

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to micey2

Oooh ! Go you ! Already looking forward to that victory post πŸ…

micey2
micey2Graduate
in reply to ButtercupKid

We’ll be πŸŽ“ 😊😊

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to micey2

Excellent - that’ll be fab πŸ˜„

Star! πŸ‘ŸπŸŽ“πŸΈ

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Piawackitt

Thanks 😊

Kimbov
KimbovGraduate

Fabulous!! You should be so proud. Xxx

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Kimbov

Thank you x

Runip
RunipGraduate

Best. Graduation. Ever.

Massive congratulations to you; you have inspired so many.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Runip

Thanks Runip. Couldn’t have done it without the rest of you πŸ˜„

Congrats on graduating c25k :) πŸ€—

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Happyrunningfeet

Thank you 😊

molly1973
molly1973Graduate

Congratulations!! I have been away from the app for several dats as it didn’t like my iOS update... sorry I missed this yesterday. I hope you are buzzing with pride at all you’ve achieved, especially in the past few weeks xx

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to molly1973

Thanks Molly. Dead chuffed 😊

Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Congratulations BCK, grand job πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Millsie-J

Thank you 😊

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations BCK! You’re a walking, no, running example of what persistence and mental strength can achieve. Hope you had a great celebratory evening.

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Chocolate milkshake and a chicken Caesar sandwich. We know how to go wild up here ! Thanks for all your support UNM. You’ve been there to call on from the very start and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it x

Dazeydog
DazeydogGraduate

Congratulations! Well done! Woohoo...πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate
in reply to Dazeydog

Thank you 😊

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Thanks ThunderSloth. Just proves that anyone can do this if they want to enough πŸ˜„ How’s your own running going ?

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