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GRADUATED πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate
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Just got back from my graduation run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ and I am just sooooooo happy 😁 not just that I've completed it but because I can comfortably run for 30mins, that is the biggest achievement for me. I have absolutely got the bug for running and am so looking forward to building on this great foundation the programme has given me. I've said before this is not the end but just the beginning and the possibilities now are excitingly endless.

Thank you so much to all the Admin, Graduates and fellow learners for all the support and advice, it really is so valuable and appreciated.

Happy running everyone ❀️

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SweatyHettie
SweatyHettieGraduate

Yay!! Well done you πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸπŸŽ“

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to SweatyHettie

Thank you ☺️

L62B
L62BGraduate

Congratulations on completing the programme. I never thought I would ever be able to run for 30 minutes but this programme is brilliant fir taking you through step by step . Onwards and upwards x

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to L62B

It really is great isn't it, thank you 😊

Rinky1
Rinky1Graduate

Congratulations! Well done

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to Rinky1

Thank you and well done to you too as you graduated a few days ago didn't you

Rinky1
Rinky1Graduate in reply to Daisy-runner

Yes I did thank you 😁 still feels good!

I tried the stepping stones run yesterday. ...ouch

How did you find the programme? Were there any tough weeks? I’ve just started week 6 and I just still can’t see me being able to run comfortably for 30 minutes!

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to HelenofTroy123

I absolutely loved the programme it really does work if you trust it. I struggled with end of week 7/beginning of week 8 but I think it was just getting used to the long runs without walk break, felt a bit of a slog but got through it and the rest was great. It really teaches you about pace and to not worry about speed and to just be comfortable. I didn't believe I could do it either and struggled with breathing till prob week 8 but you honestly surprise yourself, you really will be able to do it 😊 keep going

HelenofTroy123
HelenofTroy123Graduate in reply to Daisy-runner

Good to know you struggled with breathing until week 8 (in the nicest possible way!) I worry that I’m achieving each run (so far!) but don’t by any means consider myself able to do a 30 min one and β€œrelax” into it!!

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to HelenofTroy123

I was getting through most of the runs until end of week 8, just about making them but checking my pace I was going quicker. It felt hard to go slower if that makes sense but the last 2 runs in particular I kept making sure I was going at a comfortable pace and I manged them fine, could have gone on longer. I never ever thought I could do that either lol I think the whole point of this programme is to teach us to jog comfortably for a period of time, not run 5k in 30mins and it really is achievable if you belive in it. I've been trying to run 5k non stop since I turned 40 last June, tried park runs and the treadmill at the gym but this programme is the only thing that has worked. Like so many other on here I've achieved what I didn't think I could do....the proof we can Is all the graduates 😊 you'll do it πŸ’ͺ

HelenofTroy123
HelenofTroy123Graduate in reply to Daisy-runner

This is really helpful! Thanks and well done again!!

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate

Well done - congratulations! πŸŽˆπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ†πŸ₯‡

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to Fionamags

Thank you 😊

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

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‘

Now go and celebrate your wonderful achievement πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘ πŸŽ“

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much 😊

Congratulations!! Well done πŸŽ‰.

I'm due to do my w9r3 on Friday and couldn't agree more. The sense of achievement of being able to run for 30 minutes is unbelievable. Reading what you wrote made me feel excited about the future of running after this too.

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to Lambchop35

It really is great isn't it, hope you have a great graduation run Fri... Thank you 😊

BowlingT
BowlingTGraduate

Congratulations! So good to read these positive stories!

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to BowlingT

Thank you, it really is a great feeling. To push through even the hard slog runs and get to graduation is a great achievement. We can all do it 😊

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Congratulations Daisy-runner πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ†πŸŽ“

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you 😊

Grannyasbo
GrannyasboGraduate

Yay! Great achievement well done. Enjoy your next run πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to Grannyasbo

Thank you, I'm looking forward to running with my own music, I couldn't figure out how to get the podcast to run with music 🀣

Lobajo
LobajoGraduate

Huge congratulations to a fellow graduate! Sounds like we were completing at around the same time! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ™ŒπŸ»

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate

Did we that's brilliant, congratulations to you too 😊

Dtay1978
Dtay1978Graduate

Congrats πŸ₯³

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to Dtay1978

Thank you 😊

melly4012
melly4012Graduate

Huge congratulations!!! You look so happy and (quite rightly) very proud! You're shiny new graduate badge looks fab! :)

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to melly4012

Thank you, its a huge confidence boost mostly, a great push to keep running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Cyclone51
Cyclone51Graduate

Congratulations πŸ₯‡πŸ‘

Daisy-runner
Daisy-runnerGraduate in reply to Cyclone51

Thank you 😊

Splodger
SplodgerGraduate

Congratulations πŸ₯³ πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Congratulations I’ve just started the app again after a very long time. More determined to stick to it this time just need to get my breathing right.

Angelpoppy
AngelpoppyGraduate

Absolutely brilliant achievement πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Love your shiny new graduate badge too 🀩

Congratulations. Brilliant feeling isn’t it! Never, ever thought I would get into this running lark-now here I am 3 months after graduating & still running 3 times a week (& loving it)!

Enjoy the celebrations & more importantly enjoy your new hobby!

πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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