Week 9 Run 3, Graduation πŸŽ‰πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰: Well here it is... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 3, Graduation πŸŽ‰πŸ˜„πŸŽ‰

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Well here it is the moment I have been building up to for all of these weeks, which actually doesn’t seem very long ago. I would like to say that I finished with style and a sprint but I’m back in Florida and it’s a hot and humid morning so it was quite a slog but I did it and here I am feeling smug. When I started I was absolutely convinced that I would have to repeat a couple of the weeks along the way but that hasn’t been the case, I’ve followed the program almost to the letter and it’s been relatively easy for me to do it. Three months ago I was a smoker and was heavily overweight and could not have run for 5 minutes let alone 30. I’m still overweight but that’s changing slowly but surely and I feel and look a lot better than I did back then. I’m not very fast but I am consistent and as the extra weight comes off I know this will improve. So what’s next? I’m going to do the 3 post C25K podcasts a few times and get a feel for where I want to be then aim to run for an actual 5k (I’m just over 4K in 30 minutes so reckon I can do a sub 40 minute 5k) I’m also going to have a go at my local park runs in the not too distant future but I think my long term goal is to be able to run for an hour 3 times a week regardless of distance. It goes without saying that it would have been a lot harder without the help and support of all you wonderful people in this forum, it’s truly humbling the way you all take time out to encourage people along their own fitness journey. A huge thank you for that and happy running to all of my new friends .

Rigpig (Tim)

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Whoop whoop! Well done you! Congratulations πŸ₯³

Ohwowwow wow congratulations I have followed your journey and so pleased to read this post, there’s a pinned post to get your graduation badge

Lucky you got and humid sounds perfect to me

After consolidation ju ju’s magic plan might suit you


Congratulations! Well done you πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

That's one of those bottles I've been keeping on ice πŸ₯‚πŸΎ


Yay! Congratulations, Rigpig - you are doing so well. 🎊 πŸ₯‰ πŸŽ“ πŸ₯‚


Well done!! Well chuffed for you. It’s been great following your progress and seeing you stick with it especially over the last few weeks with your travels.


Think I've been with you from the start, you've done so great.

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

in reply to Buddy34

You have Buddy, it’s been much appreciated. Thank you 😊


Congratulations Tim , I hope you are enjoying a well deserved cold beer πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

in reply to SteveWebbo

Bit early for that but I’m going to the Hard Rock hotel tonight with my best friend from School and I would say there is a good chance of beer πŸ˜€


Whoop whoop. Enjoy that buzz, you earned it πŸ… πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚


Congratulations on completing C25K. You should feel very proud! Enjoy your consolidation runs and keep posting.

Hey, well done Rigpig (Tim). Yiu completely deserve to feel proud and to walk around with a huge, smug grin on your face! Well done again!!!


Congratulations on graduating. I am off to Florida in 3 weeks and hoping to keep running as well as play lots of golf.


Congratulations and well done. Enjoy the feeling of satisfaction and hope you celebrate in style 😊


Woohoo! Congratulations Rigpig - a fantastic achievement! When you go out this evening you should rightly celebrate it! Onwards and onwards from here - I hope we’ll see you over on the Bridge forum!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†

in reply to Oldgirlruns

I think that’s a definite πŸ‘


Congratulations, what an amazing achievement 😬😬


Massive congratulations πŸ₯‡β­οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈ ! Keep us posted on what comes next πŸ˜€

Woohoo, well done you! You smashed it πŸ‘πŸ†πŸ˜πŸŽ‰


Tim, well done! And extra bonus that you’re feeling and looking better. You have to win the award for most exotic runs!! Keep it up and keep posting.

Well done! So happy for you. Many congratulations :) Good luck with your consolidation and keep posting. Happy running!


Congratulations!! It's those feelings of pride, achievement and just plain simple feeling better about outselves that get us out of the house and running week after week. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing your scenic photos and hope to see many more in the future

in reply to Mum22boys

Thank you 😁

Fabulous, well done 😊 πŸ‘ πŸŽ‰ πŸƒ πŸŽ“


Congratulations Rigpig, that Graduate badge looks good on you. πŸ‘

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