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Week 9 Run 3 ❤️ FINISHED!

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AliHCGraduate

I never thought in a million years I'd be writing that I'd completed C25K! Not only completed, but with 3 consecutive 5K's in Week 9!

I am elated! I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that has liked my posts and photos, commented on them and also sent messages of encouragement, cracked a few jokes and laughed along with some of my running antics 😂

I have seriously loved every minute of the C25K programme. None of it was easy, mentally or physically, but with the help of everyone on this forum, you all played a major part in getting me there! ❤️

The highlights of this part of my running journey have got to be...

1. Being blessed with wonderful scenery right on my doorstep ❤️

2. Driving home naked with only a short coat on after a very rainy run 😲

3. Meeting Dracula 🧛‍♀️

4. Fluffy Cows 🐂 Sheep 🐑 and Alcacas 🦙

5. The endless HILLS 😭

6. The confidence I have in myself as A RUNNER! 🏃🏼‍♀️

7. And finally... Muscles in my calves, thighs and arse to die for! 😍

Onwards to the next challenge! 🏆

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Ping-pongGraduate

Wooohooo your turn to be buzzing for days now!!

And you managed 5K too, 3 times, brilliant !!! It will be a while before I match that pace.

Your posts are great and I’m very envious of your scenery, sheep, alpacas etc (the hills not so much, although clearly they’ve contributed to your awesome muscles).

You even ran up the steps to meet Dracula while on holiday in Whitby, that’s dedication for sure.

And you definitely get a special mention for use of emojis and getting the words “naked” and “arse” into your celebration report.

Massive congratulations and on to the next stage of your excellent journey 😊 😊 😊

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Ping-pong

Thank you so much Ping-pong ❤️

I am absolutely buzzing! 🐝

Reading your reply made me giggle like a schoolgirl when I read arse again 🤣

Here's to the next part of our journey 🏆 xxx

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Puppy-loveGraduate

You are amazing. Congratulations! You really have smashed it all the way through. Thank you for your hilarious posts and your endless support. I've been inspired by you and learnt so much from you - not least the importance of having a (short) coat in the car. You're a star. As the Boss said you were Born to Run. Onwards and onwards. XX

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Puppy-love

Thank you so much Puppy-love for your inspiration and support too!

Here's to the next part of our journey! ❤️ Who knows what we might achieve xxx

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Buddy34Graduate

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

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thank you so much Buddy34 for your constant support and encouragement ❤️

You have been an inspiration to me on this journey xxx

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Buddy34Graduate in reply to AliHC

Just keep going and keep running and posting😊

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GoslowGraduate

Congratulations AliHc🎉🎉🎉🥳🥳 your runs have been amazing and I have loved reading your post and pics absolutely brilliant!! Well done you 👏👏👏🎉🏃‍♀️🥳

I too am so envious of your scenery .. just beautiful!! Look forward to seeing your graduation 👩‍🎓 badge 👍👍🙌😁

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Goslow

Thank you so much Goslow ❤️

So glad you've enjoyed reading my posts 🤗 I'll be cheering you all the way on the rest of your C25K journey.... See you at the finish line! 🏁 xxx

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AnnieappleGraduate

Congrats 👏👍🎈🎉🏁 Wahoo time to celebrate!

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Annieapple

Thank you Annieapple ❤️

Won't be long before you're on the podium 🏆 xxx

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damienairGraduate

Congratulations. You have done amazingly well. Keep it up. Try a parkrun soon, you’ll love it.

Damien

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AliHCGraduate in reply to damienair

Thank you damienair ❤️

There are a few Parkruns near me, so I think I'll have a little run around all of them 😎 xxx

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GranspeedGraduate

Superb! Not many of us got that 5K in 30 minutes to finish the plan. A triumph for you. 🎉👏🏼🎉 Enjoy your running from now on. 👍

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Granspeed

Thank you Granspeed ❤️

I was pretty amazed at the first 5k, then the second one happen on the next run, so the pressure was on a bit when I went for my third run today! 😳

I will certainly try and enjoy every run from here on! xxx

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Gran4zGraduate

Amazing, well done - not many get to 5K by the end of C25k - be very very proud. Enjoy your podium place 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏆🏅🍾

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Gran4z

Thank you very much Gran4z ❤️

I am so proud I could burst 🥳

Here's to the next 5k and the next, and the next 😊 xxx

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Gran4zGraduate in reply to AliHC

I think you’ll likely be doing 5K - 10k -15k etc. Keep on enjoying 🏃‍♀️🙂.

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing C25K with week 9 and graduating, running in 30 minutes, well done 😀 🏃 🎓

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message on the September graduation 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 🎓 🏃 😊

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AliHCGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you, thank you, thank you AlMorr for your continuous support and encouragement ❤️

I was definitely you and your breakfast inspiration that got me to run the first 5k! 🥣 It's porridge all the way from now on! xxx

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Mark1909Graduate

Graduation with distinction ! Well done you 👍 you have worked very hard,l besides keeping us amused with your stories. It isn’t easy as I’ve found out to get your carcass out first thing and so you deserve your graduation immensely ! Well done AliHC x

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Mark1909

Thank you so much Mark1909 ❤️

Mentally and physically it was pretty tough, but logistically was even tougher. Trying to fit in runs around a long day's teaching or rehearsing with the band and running our business which sometimes has events on until 4 o'clock on the morning!

You haven't got long to go before your graduation either, so I'll be cheering you on all the way 🏆 xxx

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Mark1909Graduate in reply to AliHC

Hiya Ali, That’s is a logistic nightmare ! It must be even more so rewarding knowing that you have done it under the hardest of circumstances when balancing life / work too. I’m a train driver so I’ve been running at 5am some mornings (crazy as it sounds) before work depending on what shift I’m on so I appreciate how hard it can be..... some days getting home after a long shift the thought of doing this is a killer but glad I’ve got this far and achieving this spurs me on, non the less - I know I can do this. 2 more runs to go, tomorrow afternoon and Friday morning haha I’ll be listening for your cheers 😜 xxx

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Mark1909

I'll be at the finish line and blowing the whistle for you 🏁🏆 Wooooo Woooo 🛤️🚉🚂 xxx

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Mark1909Graduate in reply to AliHC

Hope you’ll be waving the flag too 💗 I’ll try not to be late 😂 xxx #nowayback

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

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AliHCGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you very much IannodaTruffe ❤️ And a special thank you for all the work you put in as Administrator! And thank you for all the info above! I will take it all on board!

I have truly loved every moment of every run! 🤪

Here's to the next chapter 🏃🏼‍♀️ xxx

Woohoo. Well done. You are an inspiration. Xx

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AliHCGraduate in reply to

Thank you so much Hidden ❤️

I'm with you all the way on your journey! xxx

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DalmorangieGraduate

🥳🥳🥳🥳👏👏👍👍 AliHC, you legend!! So chuffed for you and clearly completing C25K where you did took you to levels of ....Peak performance!! 😂🤣

Hope you’re going to hang around for a while post-graduation as I’ve done to encourage others and keep the positive banter flowing....plus I 😢 at the thought of never seeing a a Yorkshire 🦙 again!

What next then? Parkrun? Charity race? Consolidations?

Dead chuffed for you, Ali !!

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Dalmorangie

Ah! Thank you Dalmorangie ❤️

I will definitely be hanging around for quite some time! Can't stop now I've got the running bug 🏃🏼‍♀️🐜

There'll be plenty more 🐂🐑🦙 to come! xxx

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LUHANGraduate

Congratulations from an honorary Yorkshire lass x

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AliHCGraduate in reply to LUHAN

Ey up lass! 🤗 Thank you very much ❤️ xxx

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Doddery123Graduate

I'm going back over your posts to find out just why you were naked! And now I've read that back to myself....least said soonest mended.

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Doddery123

🤭 Yes, a little embarrassing, but very true! 🤫 xxx

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RunbyfaithGraduate

great job I can,t wait to graduate. Just finished my first 25 minute run and did better than I expected. The program and support goes along way. congratulations !!!

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Runbyfaith

Thank you very much Runbyfaith ❤️

The support and encouragement on this forum is unbelievable! Keep up the good work! You'll be graduating in no time at all 🏆 xxx

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RunbyfaithGraduate

Thank you. So do you know what your next challenge is?

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Runbyfaith

😊 Mmmmm? Probably even more hills! A park run 😲 and 10k 🤭 There! I've said it! 😳 That means I'll have to do it now 😂 xxx

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Doddery123Graduate in reply to AliHC

Ones it's out loud, there is no turning back

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JazzyrunnerGraduate

Oh that’s so fabulous to hear! Well done you complete star - and 5k!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I’ve loved your posts - I just wish I was joining you on the finish line 🥺 Keep posting, I still want to hear about your adventures!!! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

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AliHCGraduate in reply to Jazzyrunner

Thank you so much Jazzyrunner ❤️

You have been my virtual running companion all the way! 🏃🏼‍♀️

Once you get your new shoes on there'll be no stopping you! 🤗

Sending you lots of love xxxx

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JazzyrunnerGraduate in reply to AliHC

Thank you Ali, what a lovely reply 😘 I’ll be chasing after you as soon as I can! xxx

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BuffyLaLGraduate

Congratulations!

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AliHCGraduate in reply to BuffyLaL

Thank you BuffyLaL ❤️

Wishing you all the very best on your running journey 🍀

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