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W9R3 - tick in the box & I wish I could shake the hand of who ever invented this programme

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Makka62aGraduate
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So I did it tonight and tbh it felt like just another run which I am pleased about because i want to keep doing this.

On the other hand I am really pleased as I feel so much better than I did when I started this after Christmas πŸ˜€

Who ever invented this is a genius. I went from struggling with one minute to running 37 tonight in an incredibly short time - it’s like magic.

The β€œrun slow” mantra is just so important and makes it so doable for people who think they can’t. I feel like becoming a C25k street preacher at the moment, standing on corners shouting β€œget out and run slow - you’ll feel great”

Mentally I am in a very different place than when I started. The running has given me a sense of achievement which is flowing into other aspects of my life and has been noticed by friends and colleagues.

I want to wish everyone on this journey good luck and best wishes. Stick with the programme as it works

Sorry for yet another slightly euphoric post but it’s the running you know πŸ˜€

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Roadrunner30Graduate

Congratulations!! I bet you feel awesome. :-)

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to Roadrunner30

Yep and a bit sore πŸ˜‚ thank you

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

The best is yet to come.

Keep preaching, keep running, keep smiling.

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks - I will preach and run whenever I can but smiling- I just can’t help it πŸ˜€ I so so want to keep this up

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AlMorrGraduate

You don't need to apologise for your slightly euphoric post Makka62a, congratulations on completing C25K with week 9 run 3 and graduating πŸŽ“. To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ next to your username leave a message on the March 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 and graduated πŸŽ“ πŸƒ 😊

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you - I love a mortar board πŸ‘

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AlMorrGraduate in reply to Makka62a

πŸ˜ŠπŸƒπŸ‘

Well done. We love a bit of post-Run euphoria around these parts πŸ™‚

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to ktsok

Happy to help on the euphoria front

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Congratulations on your life changing (and extending) achievement. Celebrate it well... enjoy consolidating and then your next running adventure.

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks - I’ve been thinking about what next and I have plan but I’ll save that for a post πŸ˜‰

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to Makka62a

That’s just teasing! πŸ˜‚. I look forward to reading all about it. Anyways it’s after five.,, cheers 🍻

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

You’ve got to love a tease πŸ˜‚

Congratulations πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ…πŸŽ‡

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to AnnieW55

Thank you

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to AnnieW55

Thanks 😁

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ThomasLardyGraduate

Couldn't agree more, just finished this evening too! Well done, keep at it - I know I shall try πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to ThomasLardy

Well done to you - its a great achievement. Let’s agree it’s not a finish but a start of something new ?

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Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations on completing c25k you must be so proud and you're right this program is amazing πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you - it is I can’t believe what it can do

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pugmummaGraduate

Brilliant. Well done. Hurray. I so agree. I spend my time encouraging people to do it - even posting on Facebook to encourage friends to try it. It is an amazing programme and works like magic. I started after Xmas too after a year from hell at work and physically and mentally broken. I feel a different woman now and 2 post graduation runs done and comfortably running 35 minutes and 5k. I run slow 🐌 and steady and conjure up my inner snail as someone on here advised. Now you have got me started!!!

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to pugmumma

β€œInner snail” I love that phrase. I’ve been running on some very busy central London pavement over the last month. Once upon a time I would have got annoyed with people blocking me now I just love sneaking up on them slowly and jigging past them at the last moment - I call it it the snail assault πŸ˜‚

I hope you work and your running carry on with an upward curve - what ever that means for you 😊

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GranspeedGraduate

πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌ Well done & lovely post. πŸ‘ Know just what you mean about the street corner preacher feeling. πŸ˜„ Keep on grinning.

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to Granspeed

Thanks πŸ˜€

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SeeJillRunGraduate

Congratulations! What a lovely post! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to SeeJillRun

Thank you 😊

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PocketPAGraduate

Huge congrats - totally get where you’re coming from. I’m on the home stretch myself now wk8R2 next and cant wait to be able to say I’ve done it. Like you I feel the program is genius! Enjoy your onward journey

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to PocketPA

Enjoy your journey too ! Wishing you happy running

Yes, we DO know! Well done, another person on the podium πŸ‘πŸ…πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

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Makka62aGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

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