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Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate
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I started at the end of January, mid fifties, very unfit and obese. I could only run for 30 seconds at a time. I did week 1 for 5 weeks, I then did most other weeks twice. Yesterday I graduated. I am so proud. I'm still obese and old, but feel like I'm on the road to fitness now. Thank you to this group for being so supportive, I've found reading the posts so helpful. If you are a newbie, just be determined, go at your own pace ( while running and going through the program), you will get there.

I'm a really slow runner- but I'm a runner!

πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜

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SweatyHettie
SweatyHettieGraduate

πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ“that is such a brilliant post you will definitely inspire others! See you in consolidation fellow 🐌🐒runner!

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to SweatyHettie

Thank you. It's hard to believe really. So nice to be able to celebrate the achievement with others. Thank you for your support.

Fabulous, well done ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ good luck with your post graduation running πŸ‘πŸ»

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to Emcg51

Thank you so much

Blossom-
Blossom-Graduate

Wow, well done, what an achievement. You must be feeling fantastic! Go you!

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to Blossom-

I so, thank you. This forum has been, and continues to be so helpful and supportive.

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to Lifebeginsat

That's meant to say 'I do'

Fantastic, well done πŸ‘ This is really inspiring to read as I am only starting my journey (just completed week 1). πŸ‘

Lizcanrun
LizcanrunGraduate

Congratulations!! πŸ˜€

(You are not old!!)

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to Lizcanrun

Thank you. And I guess it's all relative. I know I'm not old, but my body has felt it for a while. Turning back the clock now though!

Well done! That's an amazing achievement πŸ˜€

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to Betsy64

Thank you

SandraY1
SandraY1Graduate

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Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to SandraY1

Thank you

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

What an inspiring story; I am so full of admiration that you didn’t give up, preferring to repeat weeks rather than admit defeat. Well done! You are amazing!

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to Jools2020

Thank you so much

Dreambird
DreambirdGraduate

Many congratulations πŸ₯³ on your achievement-what a wonderful inspirational post. Keep on running πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€©

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate in reply to Dreambird

Thank you, will do.

Trying9
Trying9Graduate

Well done! Hats off to you for your determination and stickability. I am really impressed by you. Achievement is sweeter when it is hard won. You will inspire so many people with your story and help them to not give up. (Sorry about the poor grammar.)

Lifebeginsat
LifebeginsatGraduate

Thanks for your kind words.

Dtay1978
Dtay1978Graduate

Congrats πŸ₯³

dieOR5k
dieOR5kGraduate

What a lovely accomplishment. Hard won is savored the most.

Well done you. I graduated this week too and look forward to the next run. Keep at it - you’re doing great.

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Still old? Mid fifties? Excuse me!

Very well done πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

Cyclone51
Cyclone51Graduate

Congratulations πŸ₯‡

Pinkpig20
Pinkpig20Graduate

That is brill! It doesn’t matter if you need to repeat weeks. I have done that when it feels tough. πŸ˜€

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