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W9R3 - who’d of thought!

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate

9 weeks ago for some reason I decided to do C25K. Off I went (sorry if it’s too much info) with my control knickers to avoid wobbling and once I made it past the pub where people sit outside started to run my 60 seconds. I did all of them but huffed and puffed and kept feeling annoyed with MJ that the 60 seconds didn’t go quicker. I never thought I would enjoy this program but I have, I’ve loved every minute....sort of! It has been hard work and never did I think I’d get up early to go for a run and be able to run 30 mins. I’m still away off 5K but I’ll get there. To all those starting out follow the program, don’t question it and enjoy. I feel like I’ve got a new life skill and and feel the healthiest I have in years. I love reading all the posts and all the advice has been vital in getting through this. Seems to be lots of people graduating today so congratulations to everyone👏👏👏👍🏼😀.

51 Replies
oldestnewest

Well done! I’ve just finished week one, stories like yours keep me going 👏👏👏

Annieapple
AnnieappleGraduate

Congratulations & well done Pippa! 🎈🎉🏁✅🌟👍

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to Annieapple

Thank you.😊

Pdb48
Pdb48Graduate

Amazing.. Well done Pippa its a great feeling as i graduated today as well.

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to Pdb48

Congratulations to you too. When you think back to week 1 you can’t see how it’s going to be possible, 9 weeks have gone so fast. 👏👏👏

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.

Maz1234
Maz1234Graduate

Congratulations and well done

Debston
DebstonGraduate

Brilliant -well done you and congratulations!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations Pippa10 on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating, 🎓 🏃 now go and celebrate 🎉

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

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

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Who would have thought it indeed... we would! Go you!!!

tiggs1
tiggs1Graduate

What a fantastic achievement, well done :)

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

Well done Graduate!!! :) :) :) :)

😇❤️💛💚💙💜♥️

Katnap
KatnapGraduate

🏃🏃🏃🏆

Have you got future runs planned?

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to Katnap

It all starts now doesn’t it? I’m going to do the consolidation runs and try a park run! 😀

Katnap
KatnapGraduate
in reply to Pippa10

Parkrun is the natural home for graduates. You will probably find most who do it did C25K first.

🐱 Katnap 🐱

Hazel10
Hazel10Graduate

Hurray! Fantastic post - massive well done 🥳🥳🥳🥳🍾🍾🍾

Roma1912
Roma1912Graduate

Congratulations ~ I live next door to a pub so most of the village have seen me from the beginning of my journey!! if the pair of us can run past 'our public' we can do anything :-)

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to Roma1912

Exactly and it doesn’t bother me who I have to run past now.😄

Michelle1960
Michelle1960Graduate

Well done and congrats🏆🎓. MJ certainly get me motivated. I still listen to him when I run 😍. The joy running brings is incredible even when I don't feel like stepping outside. Keep smiling and keep going 👏🏼

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to Michelle1960

Thank you 😀

Congratulations Pippa10. Not too far behind you. Next Friday hopefully I’ll be writing the same thing. Maybe not about the control knickers lol. Enjoy your achievement

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to Jaycooper71

Good luck. You’ll make it, you’ve come this far.👍🏼😀

Amazing well done 👍👍👍

Puppy-love
Puppy-loveGraduate

Congratulations! It’s a wonderful achievement and life-changing - not least those early starts. 👏👏👏🏃‍♀️

Bluepup1
Bluepup1Graduate

Well done! Can tell you feel chuffed with yourself and so you should 🤗 x

GreenLizard
GreenLizardGraduate

Well done! You must be feeling really sparkly today. Hope it lasts. Will you keep running now?

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to GreenLizard

Yes I’ll be keeping it up. I’m still not doing 5k so after consolidation runs that’s my aim😃

Well done Pippa! You can run past the pub with pride now (or pop in to celebrate🥂)

Amazing well done you. I am on week one and looking forward to my 3rd run. Thanks for the motivation 😍

Congratulations Pippa wishing you many more happy days of running 🏃🏻‍♀️

Absolutely brilliant, well done 🎓

MelwynD
MelwynDGraduate

Congrats! I would love to hear the MJ podcasts but unfortunately that app is not available for people outside the UK :(

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to MelwynD

Shame as he definitely motivated me.

nif100
nif100Graduate

well done Pippa it is a surreal moment when you get to become a graduate and a long journey but boy it is worth it...well done

t7sha
t7shaGraduate

Well done! This is making me excited to start week 4 :)

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to t7sha

I loved week 4, enjoy it and keep going😄

Hatman
HatmanGraduate

Very well done Pippa10. Congratulations on having the determination to finish the course ,and enjoying doing it. Enjoy that wonderful feeling.

Seaside22
Seaside22Graduate

Really well done. And I think your observation about running as a new life skill is spot on. Happy running 🏃‍♀️ 🍾🏃‍♀️🍾

Manxmezzo
ManxmezzoGraduate

Congratulations !

Yogamaz
YogamazGraduate

Well done you!! Congratulations.

Finally doing W9R3 this afternoon clocking up about 2.8 miles in 30 mins but not worried the 3.1 will come eventually as long as I avoid the couch too much

Pippa10
Pippa10Graduate
in reply to Captainblackwell

Good luck, just do the 30 mins. Enjoy the feeling👍🏼

Excellent effort. Well done.😁

Congratulations, that's brilliant! Seeing people graduating keeps me motivated! 🎉🎉🎉

Doddery123
Doddery123Graduate

Congratulations Pippa10. It's 👍

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate

Congratulations 👏🏆💥 Hope this is just the start of your running journey 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Well done. I'm a loooong way off where you are but can't wait to get to where you are! xx

Thank you for your word's of advice, I have just completed W2 R3, fortunately we do not run past a pub.

Fantastic news!

Congratulations on Graduating C25K 😁

I & others will keep jogging on... thanks 🙂

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