Can’t really believe it. : I’ve done it. In fact... - Couch to 5K

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Can’t really believe it.

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Twinkle2Graduate

I’ve done it. In fact I did it this morning. I’ve only gone and completed W9 R3. I’ve not completed anything for ages let alone anything sporty.

It seems like a lifetime ago when I posted my first post on this amazing group asking how to cope with negative comments....now I’m a runner. Still a very large lady but 2 stone lighter and able to run for 30 mins 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 over the flipping moon!!!!

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Very many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Yes, you've done it..............and so it all starts from here!!!

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you IannodaTruffe. And thank you for your support and links to very helpful information. I wouldn’t have done it without the support from this group.

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Tasha99Graduate

Brilliant! Well done 💪🏽

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Tasha99

Thank you Tasha99 😊

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations, you deserve to be very proud of yourself and over the moon.

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Almorr 😊

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PianismGraduate

Oh, I'm so delighted for you!! Look how far you have come... and 2 stones in 9 weeks is epic progress!

What's next for you now, after you've basked in the glory of the podium for a bit?

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Pianism

Thank you Pianism. My plan is to keep doing 3x 30 min runs as this fits in with my work. Once I feel a bit more confident may try a park run?! Not sure I’ll ever do 10k..... but then I said I’d never run for 3mins 🤔

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PianismGraduate in reply to Twinkle2

The key is to keep going in some way, shape or form. But also, having something to aim for (like parkrun) does help keep you motivated. :)

That’s what I want to post.....I can imagine how you feel right now and that’s what I’m looking forward to. Well done Twink

You’ve done the 5k and don’t forget how much of an inspiration that is to me and loads of others

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to

Thank you Vienna. Slow and steady and you’ll soon be writing a similar post.

I’m not quite at 5k yet but will work on getting to that slowly.

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Jell6Graduate

Fantastic, that seems to have flown by!.

Many congratulations 🍾🎉🎈🎊🎈🎉🍾

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Jell6

Thank you Jell6. It’s gone so quickly. It’s been 11 weeks because I had 2 weeks break for a sore knee. What a difference a couple of months has made to my life 😱

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Jelly-bean16Graduate

Congratulations. I remember you posted about a week ago and I knew we would graduate around the same time and we did as I also graduated this morning 👍 Well done us. In with our next adventure.

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Jelly-bean16

It’s brilliant isn’t it Jelly-bean16. Congratulations on graduating 🎓🏃🏻‍♀️🙌

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madmotherGraduate

Absolutely fantastic! Well done. X

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to madmother

Thank you madmother x

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Manxy72Graduate

Huge congratulations, well done x

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Manxy72

Thank you Manxy72

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Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations on completing c25k you must be so pleased well done you have come a long way as I remember your first post on here 😊😊👏👏👏👏👏

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you so much Buddy34. That seems like a lifetime ago. I’m a completely different person now 😊 xxx

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Julia187Graduate

Fantastic, congratulations 👍🏻

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Julia187

Thank you Julia187 x

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ButtercupKidGraduate

Fabulous ! You’ve worked so hard 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ Now you just have to keep up the good work x

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to ButtercupKid

Thank you so much ButtercupKid. I’m not stopping. I love it 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️Xx

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ButtercupKidGraduate in reply to Twinkle2

That’s great ! Keep us posted on your journey x

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Biddy62Graduate

Huge Congratulations 🎉👏👍🏻🏃🏽‍♀️💪🏻💐🥂🥇Twinkle2!! So pleased to read this. You must be super proud 👏😃👏.

You are such a determined woman and an inspiration. Hope you have a fab weekend celebrating!!! 👏👏👏🥇

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Biddy62

Awwww thank you so much Biddy62 😊. You’re support from the very start has helped keep me going. I know I would not have completed the plan without this amazing group xxx

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Biddy62Graduate in reply to Twinkle2

I’m so pleased for you 😘

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RosiepugGraduate

Congratulations Twinkle2. Knew you could do it. Enjoy that sense of achievement. You deserve to feel very proud. 🎉🥇

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Rosiepug

Thank you so much Rosiepug 😊

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Rosiepug

When are you planning to do your graduation run?

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RosiepugGraduate in reply to Twinkle2

I did mine this morning too. 🎉😁

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Rosiepug

Oh gawd I’m sorry didn’t see the graduate badge.

Yaaaaay!!! Well done Rosiepug 🎓🏃🏻‍♀️👏👏👏👏👏xxx

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RosiepugGraduate in reply to Twinkle2

Thank you 😁

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OldgirlrunsGraduate in reply to Rosiepug

Fantastic - well done Rosiepug! 👏👏

Well done that is such a brilliant achievement. You should be super proud of yourself

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Zippy17726

Thank you Zippy27726 x

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OldgirlrunsGraduate

Well done Twinkle2, that’s a fantastic achievement! Enjoy your consolidation runs - and happy running in future! 👏👏

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Twinkle2Graduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you so much Oldgirlruns 😊x

Well done you! I completed W9 R3 today and I too feel a fantastic sense of achievement.

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MyzinnyboyGraduate

Fantastic so happy for you that you have graduated . Can you remember first time out ? I can . I think you are great and your posts will encourage others who have a bit of excess baggage like me to get on and give it a go . I’m hoping for this Friday coming g even though I’m on holiday ! If you had asked me a year ago if I was taking running gear on holiday I would have thought you were mad !

Once again well done and well deserved !

That is really wonderful - bet you feel so much better in yourself and to have lost the weight.

Really well done 👍 - keep going!!!

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

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