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W9R1 done. I ran for 30 minutes. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Puppy-loveGraduate
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I set off full of energy and ready to enjoy this milestone run. The first 15 minutes, on road and pavement, was great but then I dipped into the park so I could let Juno (dog) run free. Running on grass was nice but took more effort, the sprung track was great underfoot but boring, and the gravel paths were a particularly evil form of torture. The second half was much slower than the first but I must have gone out too fast as my friend Strava told me my average pace was my fastest. But Strava quickly ceased to be my friend when it claimed I was almost a minute short of 30. So, I ran home up the horrible hill much to the dogโ€™s disgust. My pale blue top was dark blue to my waist and my sports bra was wetter than when I take it out of the washing machine. An hour, a cool shower, and breakfast later, and Iโ€™m still bright red.

Long story but the important bit is I ran for 30 blooming minutes. I love C25K and I love this community which could teach the world about positivity, kindness and support. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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Buddy34Graduate

Brilliant , look at you a 30 minute non stop run . You should be so pleased. Your colour will return to normal at some point ๐Ÿ˜‚. Well done you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you. Iโ€™m chuffed!

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Buddy34Graduate in reply to Puppy-love

I now have the red sweaty tomato face. Has yours returned to normal yet ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Ha! Yes, but it took a very long time. ๐Ÿฅต

Congratulations, and very well done for managing a hill at the end of the run!

I did my W9R1 this morning too, but after 10 minutes the app failed! Problem is I didn't know, so I ended up running for 32 minutes before I thought to check my phone๐Ÿคฃ. Still sweating an hour later....

I do agree though, love the programme and love this forum. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to FatterPenguin

32 mins! Well done - even if it was accidental. How far we have come... ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜

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AliHCGraduate in reply to FatterPenguin

That's brilliant! Well done! So looking forward to completing C25K! We've all done so well! โค๏ธ

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DalmorangieGraduate

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ two runs from graduating, go on!

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Dalmorangie

Thank you. Very exciting.

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GoslowGraduate

Fantastic!! Well done you ๐Ÿ™Œ what a great achievement. Iโ€™m hoping to do 30 minutes Wednesday ๐Ÿ˜ฐ hope I have the same success as you ๐Ÿ˜ and Iโ€™ll definitely have the tomato ๐Ÿ… face ๐Ÿ˜‚

Well done again enjoy the rest of your day ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to Goslow

Thank you. Youโ€™ll be great on Wednesday. Tomato face is the only way to go. Weโ€™ve almost graduated. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Š Happy running.

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GoslowGraduate in reply to Puppy-love

๐Ÿคฃ thank you.. you too ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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AliHCGraduate

Oh that's fantastic! Well done!

I know that wet sports bra feeling ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜œ

2 more runs to GRADUATION ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ˜ณ xxx

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to AliHC

Thank you. What a difference a few weeks can make. Except to wet sports bras. That's consistent. Happy running. xx

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Puppy-love

๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

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2Tired2RunGraduate in reply to Puppy-love

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

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2Tired2RunGraduate

Amazing, well done .... so inspiring to newbie me ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Puppy-loveGraduate in reply to 2Tired2Run

Thank you. That's lovely. I have found so much inspiration on this forum. Happy running. x

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madmotherGraduate

Well done you! I too boasted a red, dripping wet face this morning. Such a catch! ๐Ÿคฃ

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Puppy-loveGraduate

Thank you. Red face is definitely the new look. :)

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