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I only went and did it! W9R3

Fabat50
Fabat50Graduate

There were certainly times when I didn't think I would be writing this post but today I feel stupidly proud of myself. Finally completed 3 x 30min runs! When I was struggling at week 3 to get past 3 minute runs who would have thought I could even get here - not me for sure. It has taken me about 15 weeks rather than 9 (but who is counting), I am nowhere near 5k in 30mins (but who cares) and I am running slowly (but as a supportive colleague said to me recently I am still running 100 times faster than the person on the couch!).

So what next - Parkrun, then work up to being able to run the whole Parkrun? Who knows but right now I feel I can achieve anything.

Thank you to all you fabulous supportive people. This forum has really helped - I don't think I have ever come across such a positive, helpful supportive group of people. I will definitely stay on here to carry on experiencing that positivity and hopefully I can help others too. This programme really works!

23 Replies
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aww Fabat50, congratulations graduating, well done 🏅🍾🏃‍♀️😊

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

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

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

Well done Fabat50, a fantastic achievement!👏🥳

backintime
backintimeGraduate

brilliant! well done!

don't forget to ask for your graduation badge

BarbieW
BarbieWGraduate

Very well done Fabat!

As you said, who's counting - you did it!

TuxCatLady
TuxCatLadyGraduate

Congratulations! It's a wonderful feeling isn't it? 😊 I would very much recommend Parkrun. Such a friendly, inclusive atmosphere. There are loads of people that run-walk and every possible speed and ability so I guarantee you won't feel out of place. Have fun! 🏃‍♀️🥇

CandyCool
CandyCoolGraduate

Wow!!! 👍👍Many congratulations 🥳🥳🎉🥳that is brilliant news x

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

Brilliant. 🎉👏🏼🎉 Well done on your Fab achievement. Enjoy the glow. And do stay around - I think it’s the genuine fellow-feeling & understanding that helps make this forum so positive. 💕

Congratulations! Wonderful job! 🎉🎉🎉

AtlantaG
AtlantaGGraduate

Brilliant - well done. It's amazing what can be achieved in just a few weeks.

Lindsey-joy
Lindsey-joyGraduate

Congratulations! 👏👏👏🏅🏅🏅

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Wow, well done you clever thing! Woohoo and congratulations 🎊 🎉 🎈 🏃 🎓 🥉 🏆! Glad to hear that you're sticking around and I look forward to hearing about your post graduation running.

Fabat50
Fabat50Graduate in reply to Debston

Thank you. And thanks for your support. Doing a little celebrating this evening 🎉

Coco-Major
Coco-MajorGraduate

I am so happy to read this post.!! Well done Fatbat 👏🏻👏🏻 You’ve persevered and reached your goal..fantastic achievement 😊💪🏼 You have every right to be proud of yourself...🎉🏃🏽‍♀️🏆 enjoy that feeling 😊

Fabat50
Fabat50Graduate in reply to Coco-Major

Thanks Coco-Major. and thank you for all your support. Hope you are still recovering well from your injury.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

Lynsh
LynshGraduate

Congratulations on graduating 🎓 🏃

Laurzmum
LaurzmumGraduate

Well done fellow graduate 🎓 its a great feeling 🏅🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️👟

RichardA_NP
RichardA_NPGraduate

Great achievement! Well done..

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

Absolutely fabulous!! Well done and congratulations!! Enjoy your first Parkrun 😊

Agentmay
AgentmayGraduate

Congratulations 🏃‍♀️🏆🎉

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Excellent 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ So proud of you ! Don’t forget to list “perseverance” as a strength on your CV 😄

Well done and congratulations. Lots of hard work paid off. Great result x

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