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I did it! Graduation today

JessPix
JessPixGraduate

Can I just say a huge thank you to this wonderful forum. Not only have I received practical advice about how to run (thank you Japanese slow running technique!), education about the best strengthening exercises to do, but also the kindest and most lovely emotional support and encouragement. I did my week 9 run 3 graduation run today. It was an emotional experience and I am grieving the end of it as well as celebrating with a cold glass of Chablis! I can't wait to continue my running journey. If anybody starting out is reading this, then please believe that if I can do it, anybody can and it will be one of the best things you will ever do for yourself. Love and thanks to everyone.

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AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

A very emotional experience for you today JessPix, congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

To get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username leave a message in the pinned posts on the right side of the healthunlocked July C25K graduation home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓

Now go and celebrate your wonderful achievement with a cold glass of Chablis. 😊 🏃🏾 🎓

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much! I couldn't have got through it without all the wise words and frankly just general loveliness of all you on here. xx

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to JessPix

👍 🏃🏾

Birdlady64
Birdlady64Graduate

Congratulations 👏🎉

It feels amazing right? 😁

Enjoy your well earned glass of Chablis

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

Thank you so much! And cheers :)

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you so much. The advice you provide on here has been amazing and I have definitely benefitted from it. Thank you!

Yes!!! Well done! I’m mega proud of us! Just done my graduation run and I’m literally teary eyed!

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to HelenofTroy123

Well done!! I am so proud of you!! We did it :)

Fatfriend81
Fatfriend81Graduate

Congratulations 👏 🏃‍♀️🎉🥳

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Fatfriend81

Thank you so much!

Larrythecat
LarrythecatGraduate

Brilliant !! Well done JessPix!!! 🍸🥇🏆. Well deserved Chablis! Totally agree this forum is so supportive. I’ve 2 runs left so hope to join you by Friday. Congratulations!!!

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Larrythecat

Thank you!! I will be cheering you on for your graduation run and I will keep the Chablis on ice for you :)

Jacqui2402
Jacqui2402Graduate

Congratulations and well done. It is such a great feeling. Enjoy that glass of Chablis 🏆🏅🏃🏾‍♀️🥂

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Jacqui2402

Thank you so much, I agree - it is the best feeling! x

tara-j
tara-jGraduate

What a fab post, well done enjoy that drink!!

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to tara-j

Thank you! xx

Dtay1978
Dtay1978Graduate

Well done lady 🥳 I’m so pleased for you 🙂

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Dtay1978

Aw thank you so much :)

Squidge1504
Squidge1504Graduate

Well done you!! :) huge congratulations!!

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Squidge1504

Thanks so much for your support x

Tattoosteve
TattoosteveGraduate

Nice one JessPix , be super proud. Well done 👌

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Tattoosteve

Thank you Tattoosteve :)

Mudiwa
MudiwaGraduate

Congratulations and well done 👏👏🎉

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Mudiwa

Thank you so much! :)

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate

Brilliant achievement, well done 👍

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to MoliJ

Thank you, this place has helped me achieve so much :)

MoliJ
MoliJGraduate in reply to JessPix

Me too x

Well done. Time to celebrate.

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Joggingbottom

Definitely celebration time thank you xx

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate

Wow JessPix, well done. Congratulations to you. So impressed. 🏃🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️👣👍

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Nilsam

Thank you lovely Nilsam :)

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate in reply to JessPix

That is kind, JessPix. Happy consolidation runs for the coming weeks. 👣👀🏃🏻‍♀️🤸🏻‍♀️👍

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Nilsam

🤗

You are the proper runner now JessPix!

Congratulations on your grafuation and I hope you take much deserved rest today 🙂

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to RunGirl31

I'm smiling at the thought of being a runner :D Thank you!

HennieR62
HennieR62Graduate

Well done! It’sa brilliant feeling .... enjoy! 😊

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to HennieR62

Thank you so much :)

Fionamags
FionamagsGraduate

Congratulations! You deserve that glass of wine. Now check out the consolidation club for ideas going forwards. Keep on running!!!! 🥳🎈🎉

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Fionamags

Great advice thank you! Will definitely be looking for ways to take it steadily (and slowly like a snail) forwards x

HennieR62
HennieR62Graduate

Well done!! Hope you’re still celebrating! 👏👏👏

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to HennieR62

Maybe a cheeky gin and tonic tonight after a long day at work :D

emilyb95
emilyb95Graduate

Well done!! Such an amazing achievement, you should be so proud!! 🎉

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to emilyb95

Thank you so much :) xx

Rayros21
Rayros21Graduate

Many congratulations. It does give you a great sense of achievement to finish the programme. As you say, anyone can do it! Keep on running! 👏👏👏

JessPix
JessPixGraduate in reply to Rayros21

Thank you! It is definitely going to be life changing for me 🤗

Congratulations, are you going to keep going to 10k?!

JessPix
JessPixGraduate

Thank you 😊 In my dreams that would be wonderful, I'm not sure whether I'd be capable. All I know is that I want to keep running but do it carefully so I don't injure myself. My biggest fear is this old and fat body getting so wrecked that I can't run for a while as then I might stop altogether. It's taken me 50 years to get to this point 😂 :D

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