Week 9 Run 3: Boom! Well there we have it... - Couch to 5K

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Week 9 Run 3

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate

Boom! Well there we have it πŸ™‚

Who knew that I would go from struggling to run for just 1 minute to completing this wonderful programme in 9 short weeks? So chuffed!

Thanks to everyone in this brilliant community for all your advice and words of encouragement. I really don’t think I could have done it without you. Merci!

Now for a celebratory gin and tonic πŸ‘πŸΌ

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Hidden
Hidden

Well Done!! Enjoy the gin, you deserve it πŸƒπŸ’ͺ🌈

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you. I’m buzzing πŸ™‚

hilly191
hilly191Graduate

Make it a double you deserve it πŸ™‚ Well done!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to hilly191

Haha okay I will! Looks like we are graduating twins πŸ™‚

hilly191
hilly191Graduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

Indeed we are -feels good but still aching from 8am this morning! Challenge now is to keep it going πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to hilly191

It is! What are your plans?

hilly191
hilly191Graduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

I think I am going to continue for a few weeks on 30mins then look to switch up between slowly increasing the time and doing shorter faster runs.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

This guide to post C25k running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you. I will take a look πŸ‘πŸΌ

Fiddler71
Fiddler71Graduate

Congrats! It’s a fantastic achievement! Enjoy the gin!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Fiddler71

Thank you! (hiccup!)

WooohooooπŸ₯³ congratulations! So chuffed for you! 🍾⭐️

Enjoy your G&T you’ve earned it

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Workingathome

Thank you so much. The gin is going down a treat πŸ™‚

Workingathome
WorkingathomeGraduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

And look at that little β€˜graduate’ badge next to your name, very cool 😎

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Workingathome

Oh really? I’m on the app so can’t see it 😐

Workingathome
WorkingathomeGraduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

Oh that’s a shame 😣 I was just looking to see if I could send you a screenshot but can’t find a way to do it, even on private message it won’t let me attach...

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Workingathome

I’ve just had a peep on the website. I love it. I feel a bit important πŸ˜‚

Workingathome
WorkingathomeGraduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

So you should you are very important πŸ˜‚ you can bask in your moment of glory πŸ†

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Workingathome

πŸ˜‚

Placitasgirl
PlacitasgirlGraduate

πŸΎπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ Well done Cobble Runner, hope to join you in a large G&T tomorrow once I’ve completed my final run of the programme too. Many congratulations!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Placitasgirl

Thank you! Enjoy the final run tomorrow! And gin πŸ™‚

Curnie1
Curnie1Graduate

Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Curnie1

Fanks 😬

Bracken2018
Bracken2018Graduate

Congratulations β€œYES”

You did it - enjoy the gin and tonic or two .

You will be amazed what happens over the next few weeks now you are a Graduate πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“ .

Run and enjoy you new life 🐾

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Bracken2018

Thank you. I’m chuffed to bits. Can’t wait for the next part of my running journey πŸ’›

Glenroy1973
Glenroy1973Graduate

Yay πŸ˜ƒ congratulations πŸ₯³

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Glenroy1973

Whoop!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I hope you enjoyed your gin and tonic, you deserve it, congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K, well done πŸ˜€ πŸƒπŸΎ πŸŽ“

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE πŸŽ“ next to your username leave a message on the May graduate 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 from C25K πŸŽ“ πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to AlMorr

Thank you. Will do πŸ™‚

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

My very best to you.

❀️

Haniff

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Haniff

Aaaaw thank you! Sending positive vibes your way too πŸ™‚

Haniff
Haniff
in reply to CobbleRunner

Keep up with the running but don’t forget to enjoy each day and each run, it’s going to be an exhilarating journey ❀️

And always remind your good self the effort you had put in to be where you are today, especially on lazy days...hopefully they’ll be none πŸ˜‰

Take care and enjoy your rest days too ❀️

Haniff

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Haniff

Thanks for the words of encouragement Haniff. I love my rest days πŸ˜‚

Dtay1978
Dtay1978Graduate

Well done you, hopefully this will be me in another 6 weeks 😁

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Dtay1978

Thank you! And it will be - it took me 5 runs to complete Week 1 and now I’ve completed the programme. You can do it!

Blueskyabove
BlueskyaboveGraduate

Well done!!! Fantastic job πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ enjoy the very well deserved gin (or two πŸ˜‰)

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Blueskyabove

Thank you! πŸ™‚

Excellent! A well deserved G and T πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Comfortnotspeed

😬

Well done. It’s a great feeling isn’t it.

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to I_will_do_this

It really is. Thank you 😊

Karen376
Karen376Graduate

Congratulations clever clogs ❀

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Karen376

Haha thanks πŸ’›

This gives me hope ! I’ve just finished week four. Very well done !!!!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Poshmand

Thank you! You can totally do this 😊

Hideaway3
Hideaway3Graduate

Well done / amazing achievement βœ…πŸ‘

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Hideaway3

Thanks 😬

Timotea
TimoteaGraduate

Fantastic! Enjoy your gin and congratulations on being a runner!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Timotea

Oooph thanks πŸ™

Congratulations and well done to you! 😁 😁 😜

What's next for you?

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Thehandyman

Aaaw thank you and thanks for your encouragement throughout this. I am going to repeat Week 9 for a few weeks and take it from there πŸ‘πŸΌ

Good idea, you can just go out and enjoy it at your own pace now.

Have fun πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Woohooo!! So chuffed for you!!! 🌈 πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ 🌈

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Mudhii

Thanks! I am also chuffed for me πŸ˜‚

Diamondshoes
DiamondshoesGraduate

Well done! An inspiration to those of us still trying to get there!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Diamondshoes

Thanks. And you will get there! If I can then so can you x

Diamondshoes
DiamondshoesGraduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

Thanks. About to set out on wk6r3 this morning.

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Diamondshoes

Good luck!

Lil5k
Lil5kGraduate

Brilliant, well done πŸ‘hopefully I'll get there soon too. I'm on wk7r2 had to repeat wk5 a few times, but 🀞

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Lil5k

Thank you. And don’t worry about repeating runs - I had to do 5 runs in Week 1 and 4 runs in Week 7 and I still got here. All the best! Happy running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Weavil
WeavilGraduate

Well done you. It's a great feeling isn't it? Enjoy the rest of your running journey!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Weavil

It is! And thank you πŸ™

Congratulations πŸ₯³ It’s amazing to get from shuffling to running in such a short time isn’t it! Enjoy just getting out there and running now 😁

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to BeachbodyUnready

It really is! Just need to make sure I keep it up!

CandyCool
CandyCoolGraduate

Wow!!! Well done. That was the tough part...now the hard part and the most rewarding is keeping it up!! Enjoy the gin and celebration πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸ»and keeeeep running x

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to CandyCool

Yes! That’s very true. I’m going to repeat Week 9 for a few weeks and then take it from there 😊

Gwyrdd
GwyrddGraduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

That's my plan too. I’m just going for w8 r3 now though . So next week perhaps will be week 9?

SB1724
SB1724Graduate

Superb! Well done you! There’s hope for the rest of us then? Wk4 R2 and shattered this morning....recovery taking a wee while today... πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ˜ΉοΈπŸ˜·

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to SB1724

Thank you! I could barely walk after last night’s run and that wasn’t due to the gin πŸ˜‚

Gwyrdd
GwyrddGraduate

congratulations. You did it!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Gwyrdd

Whoop!

Gramp
GrampGraduate

Congrats CobbleRunner job well done. Hope you didn’t enjoy to many Gin & Tonics

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Gramp

Thanks and just the one - albeit a large one 😊

apps1806
apps1806Graduate

Well done and hope you enjoyed the gin and tonic πŸ˜€

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to apps1806

Thanks so much and yes I did - I only had the one so I must be getting sensible in my old age πŸ˜‚

Congratulations CobbleRunner. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ† It’s an amazing feeling when you finish the final run. Keep up the good work.

JoggingBear
JoggingBearGraduate

πŸ‘ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate

Congratulations and well done. Celebrations and consolidation are your new two words of the day.

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Papillon17

Thank you! Yes first consolidation run tomorrow 😊

Papillon17
Papillon17Graduate
in reply to CobbleRunner

I did around 40 just used week 9 run 3 as liked the support of Laura.

Amazing ! Well done you😁 you have inspired me to keep going !

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to 2orangey4crows

Yay!

That's fantastic! Well done - you must feel so proud! You totally earned that gin! πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to RachelH25

Thank you 😊

Imc50
Imc50Graduate

Well done CR πŸ‘πŸ† happy running πŸ™‚

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Imc50

Thank you!

JarLo
JarLoGraduate

Congratulations πŸ₯³

You deserve to celebrate your achievement. I can’t wait until I’m in the same position next week. Have you thought about where you go from here? There are some great charity runs available if you need a little motivation to keep going. I’m going to take a few days off when I graduate then go onto the 50 mile in a month challenge for Alzheimer’s Research UK. I know the thought of doing it for a charity that is close to my heart will spur me on.

Well done and keep going πŸ‘πŸ½

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to JarLo

Thank you so much. That cause is close to my heart too. I will look into it. Thanks for the heads up. For now I’m going to repeat Week 9 for a few weeks I reckon

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate

Yay! Congratulations you did it!!! πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸ†πŸ†πŸ†

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Fionamags

Whoop!

Fantastic result. Well done! πŸ‘

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Kerrowmoar

😬

PandaCory
PandaCoryGraduate

Congratulations!

Cass746
Cass746Graduate

Well done! That's amazing and enjoy your Gin x

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate

Fantastic well done x

Well done you ! I am in week 3 r3 tomorrow and 3 minutes is hard so praying I can take some positive encouragement from your journey πŸŒˆπŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈYou must be so chuffed x

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Mowtown2020

Yes chuffed to bits. It will get easier the stronger you become. Just take it slow

LME1707
LME1707Graduate

Amazing 😁 Congratulations!!!!!

Mowtown15793
Mowtown15793Graduate

Well done you.I’m on week 4 run 2 tomorrow.I’m like you.never though I would ever become interested in running.now I am I feel good

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Mowtown15793

Thanks! You have got the bug

Slowbaby
SlowbabyGraduate

Well done CobbleRunner. Congratulations. So good to hear success stories.

I've got just 2 more runs, Friday and Sunday. At 66 I'm feeling excited as I write!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Slowbaby

Wahey! Exciting times. You will be so chuffed to finish x

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Well done. Now the fun starts!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Yep! Thank you 😊

CDolly
CDollyGraduate

Well done! I’ve just completed week 6 and struggled to run for a minute in week 1. Your post helps inspire me ! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to CDolly

Oh glad it helps! 😊 Yes I did 5 runs in Week 1 and 4 runs in Week 7. Not to put you off Week 7! Think I was just having a wobbly week πŸ’•

Congratulations.

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Wobblyrunner

Thanks πŸ™

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Congratulations!!

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Sarahm0801

Thank you πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

Fantastic news CobbleRunner! Congratulations on your graduation! πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

Thank you! πŸ₯³

johnm12
johnm12Graduate

Who knew? All of us really! Congratulations. Definitely worth a g and t

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to johnm12

Haha thanks 😊

That's brillant well done. You gave definitely earned a gin & tonic or 2. I am on week 5 and looking forward to getting to week 9. I had never run before and I am actually enjoying running now. It's not been easy but so worth the effort.

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Patbry57

Thank you! Week 5 Run 3 was one of my favourites. Don’t forget to punch the air when you’ve finished it! πŸ˜‚ It’s so fab when you start enjoying it. You’ve got the bug πŸ‘πŸΌ

Weaverfish3
Weaverfish3Graduate

Well done πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

CobbleRunner
CobbleRunnerGraduate
in reply to Weaverfish3

Thank you very much! Have a lovely Friday πŸ’›

Katkins27
Katkins27Graduate

Well done you ! Congrats !

Im running tonight ...my final one and I will graduate yipee. πŸ€—

I have run in the evenings ..between 8.30 amd 9pm and have felt good then...very little people about and cool. I think i need to overcome my fear of being seen so once in consolidation i may do 8 pm and then..week on week run half n hr earlier. Dont know why that concerns me but i sort of like my privacy

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