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I did it! W9 R3 competed today πŸŽ‰

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
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Yay, yay! So pleased with myself!!! Cannot believe I have made it to the end, take that 2019 πŸ˜‚ I have lost over 4 stones with Weightwatchers and gone from gp telling to reduce my walking to RUNNING for 30 minutes 🀯 how great is c25k? πŸ˜πŸ’•

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A massive well done & achievement- will you keep going with the running?

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Binny49

Yes, definitely! I don't normally enjoy exercise but I am hooked πŸ˜‚

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations on completing c25k you must be so pleased well done πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘

Now go get that badge

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Congratulations that’s amazing

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you 😊

Rhedeg2019
Rhedeg2019Graduate

Congratulations πŸ₯³ You must be so pleased! What a fantastic Christmas present to yourself πŸ₯°

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Rhedeg2019

Yes, I am super pleased. I wanted to do it before Christmas but I had a nasty cold with a chesty cough so got delayed but at least I did it before the new year! Never thought I'd get this far!

xx2000
xx2000Graduate

Congratulations !! Excellent job!! 🌟🎊🌟🎊🌟🎊

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to xx2000

Thank you 😊

πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ₯‚

Whoooohooooo!!!!!!

Congratulations. Really well done. What a brilliant gift to yourself.

Onwards and upwards to 2020 and 10k? :-)

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to RunningMigster

Thank you 😊 I think I will stick to doing some parkruns for now, I am very slow!

RunningMigster
RunningMigsterGraduate
in reply to sarahbee_uk

Slow and steady still get you over the finish line. Good for you, keep at it :-)

RunawayBetty
RunawayBettyGraduate

Well done and congratulations, runner!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ…You must be so proud!!

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to RunawayBetty

Thank you!

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

Congratulations sarahbee! Feel very proud, it’s a fantastic achievement! Onwards onto those consolidation runs now and into 2020! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thanks 😊 yes, will keep on with the 30 min runs.

Grannytobe
GrannytobeGraduate

You should be very proud and happy well done on weight and graduation. I’d love to see the look on your gp’s face next time you jog in πŸ˜‰

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Grannytobe

Haha, yes! I didn't start running until I had lost a bit of weight but I did check with another GP that it was OK πŸ™‚ my knees still swell up if I overdo it but if I take some extra rest days it all settles down.

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Excellent achievement (s)! πŸ†πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ˜

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thanks 😊

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.

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks, that's really helpful. I am not sure what I will do next I have achieved my weightloss goal and also I started c25k on a bit of a whim so I am quite surprised I made it to the end and how much I have enjoyed it. I am nowhere near reaching 5k in my 30 min runs so I vaguely thought I would keep running for 30 minutes and hopefully get faster? Or maybe I can start to increase my running time at some point? I would like to run the whole 5k parkrun course eventually even if it takes longer than 30 minutes. Time to start some new year's resolutions πŸ™‚

Cupoftea5k
Cupoftea5kGraduate
in reply to sarahbee_uk

Congratulations, sarahbee. A fabulous achievement, especially so at this time of year - cold, wet, etc. Whatever you do next there is always help and support on this forum. I still mainly do 30min runs (graduated 6months ago), but go for a longer run every now and again. I find the longer run actually helps me to run faster on the shorter 30 min runs. Best to find what works for you. Happy 2020!

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Cupoftea5k

Thank you πŸ™‚ whatever I do I am going to take it slow and steady. It has worked well so far.

Wow wow wow. Many congratulations.

My first 5k took 52 mins. That was 3 months after graduation. 2 months after that i did 5k in 38. I had to slow down after that one to avoid injury. Now I’m around 45 mins. My 2020 aim is to do 5k in 30.

Take it slow and enjoy your consolidation runs. Vary speeds and distances. Each run can be very different.

PB

Sar9
Sar9Graduate

Amazing, congratulations! What a fabulous achievement!!! X

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Sar9

Thanks 😊

Huge congrats πŸ‘what a fantastic achievement! Week 1, day 1 for me - feeling motivated by your post πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to BlacksmithsGal

That's brilliant! Good luck with your running, it's a great programme. I never imagined I would get this far but by sticking to the programme and going slow it happened 😊

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate

Well done Sarahbee! That is fantastic! Keep on going, my suggestion is to have a think about your next goal while you consolidate, as we always feel better when we achieve targets for ourselves! There is some great advice on the forum. But for now...

Celebrate! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸ˜

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Smelliepoo

Thank you, I will be thinking about some new year's resolutions and definitely repeating W9 a few times.

well done! i’ve also lost so far 2 st with WW and done C25k - it’s a great feeling isn’t? then I found out I had got a place in London marathon ..... ouch!

That great! Good luck with that, I'd love to do it

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to restartrunner

Thanks and well done! It's amazing when you think about carrying that weight around with you all day. Good luck with the London marathon πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹

We'll done! That's amazing!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Rogie55
Rogie55Graduate

Fantastic achievement. Now to hit the park runs. Well done.

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Rogie55

Thanks, yes, I plan to go regularly now 😊

Redvic97
Redvic97Graduate

Congratulations. An amazing achievement.

Hazel10
Hazel10Graduate

4 stone!!!!!! I am beyond impressed. Am glad you are hooked, its so satisfying to run, hey? A new year, a new you, Many congrats xxxx

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Hazel10

Thank you! Yes, it's definitely satisfying. I am not sure why but I have never enjoyed going to the gym. The running seems to have boosted my weightloss, it's been a good combination for me. I don't think I would have thought of doing c25k without the inspiration from the WW community.

Wow well done. Now go enjoy 2020 a happier. slimmer, healthier, fitter you. You will be an inspiration to many πŸ˜„

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Ashcraig

Thank you, that's nice to hear. I hope I will inspire my kids to join me running this year πŸ™‚

Fantastic achievement

Congratulations

Richard7
Richard7Graduate

Congratulations, what a great Christmas and New Year gift to give to yourself. Enjoy your running .. runner πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Richard7

Thank you 😊it is a good gift isn't it? Also, I hope I have done something that will provide a good example for my kids. I am hoping they will join me when the weather improves.

Amazing. Massive well done. You're a star xx

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Mona78

Thank you πŸ™‚

Well done on your achievement. You are now a runner! It takes dedication and strong willpower to do a 5 k run so massive congratulations to you !

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Verovero

Thank you 😊 I haven't managed 5k yet in my 30 min runs but I will stick at it and hope to get to 5k. Best thing is I am enjoying it, even in the cold and rain😜

Well done you. You're a great example. πŸ₯³

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Jansey

Thank you 😊

Tippyrunn
TippyrunnGraduate

Well done, you are amazing. I completed just before Christmas. I am impressed with the weight loss as well. You are an inspiration. I needed to loose my first stone in 3 months, but Xmas has blown that goal. Looking forward to hearing how you get on with consolidation.

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Tippyrunn

Thanks😊 well done to you too! My weight loss is really down to Weightwatchers but the running has definitely helped boost that it. It took me about 8 months to reach my goal weight. I dread to think how much I have put on over Christmas but I know if I stick with what I have been doing I can get it off again so no regrets!

Tippyrunn
TippyrunnGraduate
in reply to sarahbee_uk

You should give park run a go. I did my first in 4 years, as the final run. It was tough but I had loads of support. They are really friendly bunch. I'm going to aim for 1 a month if I can with a view to reducing my time.

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Tippyrunn

I did my first parkrun last week πŸ™‚ I ran for 30 minutes and then walked the rest. It was great fun, will definitely go again. Very friendly. Sounds good, I was thinking I would do one a week but maybe that's too much. I may have to do every other week due to husband's work pattern anyway.

Well done x

Massive Congratulations!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ“πŸŽ‰

Well done on your weight loss and running achievements. Bet you feel and look amazing! πŸ‘πŸΌ

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Raspberrypink

Definitely feel more energetic and lighter on my feet. My legs look better, not sure about the rest of me πŸ˜‚ work in progress!

Evol
EvolGraduate

That's absolutely fantastic, well done xx

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Evol

Thank you πŸ™‚

GreenLizard
GreenLizardGraduate

Wow that’s amazing! Congratulations and so must feel so proud. I just did C25K and feel really proud - real respect βœŠπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to GreenLizard

Wow, well done! Yes, feeling proud 😁

Newrunner75
Newrunner75Graduate

You are awesome! Very well done. X

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Newrunner75

Aww, thank you πŸ™‚

BarbieW
BarbieWGraduate

Very well done Sarahbee. Hope that amazing feeling lasts and lasts!

Slow and steady is a great mantra!

Leosmit
LeosmitGraduate

Fantastic! Well done and keep it up!

I totally admire someone like yourself who is doing something about your health, more power to your elbow hope you inspire loads of people.

sarahbee_uk
sarahbee_ukGraduate
in reply to Jennythejogger

Thank you 😊 if nothing else I hope I am providing a good example to my kids.

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