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I never thought this day would come!

I finally graduated!!!!! This has been one hell of a journey and at times I wasn’t sure I would make it. I started in the dark and cold day of December and have finished on a glorious sunny evening in May.

Over that time I have lost two stone in weight and have proved to myself that I can beat the negativity gremlins. I am not sure that I will ever love running but I hope that I will keep going. My work colleagues are going to join me doing a charity 5K so that should motivate me!

To anyone who is just starting or has hit a wall (like I did many times), my advice is to stick with it, it is so worth it in the end. Also so grateful for the wonderful Michael Johnson for motivating me throughout.

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Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Next run, go somewhere beautiful and inspiring and run nice and gently, just for fun, taking in your environment and relishing your newly won ability to run.............if you don't enjoy that and fall in love with the sensation........... I'll be lost for words.

Slow is fun.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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That is great advice, thank you! I am looking forward to just going out and running, maybe walking for a bit too. Definitely loving the beautiful balmy evenings!

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Well done , what an amazing achievement!

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It is unbelievable to me that it was possible, but the programme knows what it is doing!

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It is literally brilliant isn’t it. I still can’t believe I can run 5k !! It’s very clever how the app builds you up and fabulous that it’s there for our free use and benefit too.

Enjoy your graduation , you’ve earned it!!

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Massive congratulations to you Graduate 🎓!! An amazing journey! I’m not surprised the sun came out for you!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽! Well done! 😁❤️

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Thank you so much, it was literally a perfect evening. 😎

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Congratulations on completing c25k you must be so pleased well done 😊😊👏👏

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Chuffed to bits! Never ever thought I would be able to do it

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Huge achievement for you!! Well done. And enjoy a well-earned glow. 🎉👏🏼🎉

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Thank you, the best thing is the silence from the negativity gremlins. They fought a hard battle but I beat them in the end 🤣

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Congratulations on this and also that weight loss. It doesn’t matter how long it took... you’re now on that podium as a graduate. Enjoy that 5k and all your future running adventures

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I am looking forward to trying new things as Ian suggested above. I have just been running around the village I live in, next step is to brave the outside world!

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Congratulations Blammo, you must feel great - 2 stone lost and you can run 30 minutes! Both are worth celebrating. The love of running can take a while, but the love of completing it is enough to keep you going.

🏃‍♀️🎓☀️👏👏👏🍾🥂

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Thank you! I still have a long way to go but completing this has been a huge confidence boost.

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Amazing....well done! I have hit that wall and I am only at week three but Just reading your post has inspired me to keep going, thank you!

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Defo keep going! I had to have more rest days in between (hence why it took so long) but the sense of achievement on completing each run was huge. Slow and steady is the way.

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Congratulations, well done!

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Thank you! Onwards and upwards from here.

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Good on you, I was so happy when I completed it, it’s an amazing feeling!

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well done and congratulations!!!

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Thank you 😍

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Congratulations. Must be a good feeling. Keep up the running 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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I am really going to try, maybe do some shorter runs to get the enjoyment factor back

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Congratulations. Well done on achieving your goal 👏👏👏!!

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Thank you! It is great to have finally achieved a fitness related goal 👍

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Well done, just the motivation I needed to keep going. Like you, I can’t say I love running, but I’m doing this for me. To get a little fitter and the sense of achievement when completed must feel great! Congratulations 🎉🥳👏

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Yes that was one of the best things, taking time just for me. Although I have found it challenging physically it has been brilliant for mental wellbeing

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congratulations on completing the programme well done 🏃‍♀️😊

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Thank you 🤩

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👍 well done!

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Thank you, the support on the forum has really kept me going

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Congratulations Blamm0. Really Well Done.

I am just two runs behind. Move over on that podium. I’m coming.

Enjoy your post C25K time.

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Lol! I’m sure I can shuffle over a bit! It really is an amazingly satisfying feeling completing it. Just feel a bit sad to say goodbye to Michael....

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Perhaps keep playing with him , three times a week for three weeks consolidation? Have fun.

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I might start again at the beginning!

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realfoodieclub.ovh/page18.html

Just found this. I am seriously thinking of this.

PLODDING WITH PRIDE? Suits me!

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Ooh that is great thanks!

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Huge well done. Liked reading this. 😁

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Thank you it feels great to have got there in the end!

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Congratulations! You are inspirational. Good luck with your run

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That is so lovely to say so, if I can do it I truly believe anyone can.

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Ah that’s wonderful! Congratulations Blamm0 🎉

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Definitely party time then back on it tomorrow

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👍😁

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Well done for sticking at it!

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Well done! Michael Johnson was brilliant for me too :-)

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