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Week 9 Run 3 Complete! βœ…

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Absolutely delighted to have completed the programme today. At the end of the 30 minutes, I was still feeling good so I kept on going. I did 5k in 33:20 πŸŽ‰

When I first started C25K, I never thought I would stick to it. I have always been adamant that I hate running, but I think I just hated being bad at it πŸ˜‚ Going back as far as school, I never ran. I was always β€œunwell” on cross country day, or I’d use the time to have a slow walk and chat with my friends. I always chose the sports which I could remain stationary 90%+ of the time in PE.

Couch to 5k has been amazing for me. I now enjoy running, and will consolidate and maybe even consider running further in the future. I honestly can’t believe how far I have come. Week 1 exhausted me and now here I am. I’m thrilled and now consider myself a runner, which I never thought would happen πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Thank you so much to everyone on here who has been so supportive and given advice along the way! I couldn’t have done it without the encouragement of this group πŸ’•

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TortoiseRegretsHare profile image

We must have finished at almost the same time - I've just posted my final run today. Congratulation. It feels amazing, doesn't it - especially since, like me, you sound like someone who avoided running at all costs previously. The forum has been brilliant too - agree with that - such great advice and wonderful support.

Enjoy your future as a runner.

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to TortoiseRegretsHare

Thank you and congratulations to you too! It's such a great feeling isn't it, as soon as I finished the run I was completely elated. Who knew running could be enjoyable, i'm a changed person πŸ˜‚

You too, runner! I'm sure we both have many more enjoyable runs ahead of us :D

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K πŸŽ“ πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘

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

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Perfect, thanks very much!

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AlMorrAmbassador in reply to emilyb95

It's there now πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ πŸŽ“

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to AlMorr

I love it 😍 haha

Congratulations πŸ₯‡

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to

Thanks so much 😁

Instructor57 profile image

Fantastic to read your post and well done !

And we'll done with the 5k in 33 !

Gives me hope to keep going (I'm just on week 2) 😁

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you! You’ll be graduating before you know it - good luck!

SweatyHettie profile image

πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŽŠπŸŽ“ you should be rightly proud of yourself-great achievement!

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to SweatyHettie

Thanks so much!! πŸŽ‰

RunningBoy68 profile image

Amazing - well done Runner Emily, you are an inspiration to us behind you - It's hard to think of week 9 when 90 seconds seems so tough in the 1st runs.. & now I've seen your 5k time I've got a target to aim at... well done on keeping going an good luck with the consolidation runs and your future adventures if you decide to push on.

Stay fit and stay safe

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to RunningBoy68

Thank you! I was exactly the same, I never thought I’d ever get past the early weeks, but here I am! The weeks really do fly by and it’s such a great feeling when you get to the end πŸŽ‰ good luck with your future runs, you’ll be joining me soon as a graduate I’m sure!

Janef2f profile image

Well done πŸ‘ what a transformation. You’re officially a runner now! πŸƒπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to Janef2f

Thanks so much! I never thought I would be a runner but it’s a great feeling!

Getfitok profile image

Congratulations! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to Getfitok

Thank you very much!

Angelpoppy profile image

Absolutely fantastic!! What a superstar 🀩 now no-one, least of all yourself, can ever again tell you that you're not a runner or bad at it πŸ˜€ what a great time for the 5k too. Your post totally resonates with me, in fact it could have been written by me, except I'm just over a week behind you,but your post has most definitely inspired me. Thank you for sharing your story 😊

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emilyb95Graduate in reply to Angelpoppy

Thanks so much! So kind of you. You’re so close to the end now - well done you’re doing amazing! It’s such an incredible feeling when you finish

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