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It’s an emotional day for me and my partner !!!!!!

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liam-1Graduate

Evening everyone,

Just a quick update and a huge thank you to everyone who has shown support through our journey along the C25K.

Completed W9R3 this evening, a full 5K within the 30 minutes so a double achievement and I couldn’t have done this without the amazing support from everyone in this amazing community.

Your amazing guys and again thank you so so much.

Onwards and upwards from here on out. 3 consolidation runs to come and I recently completed my first 10k. This has been an amazing journey and I’m so glad to have shared it with everyone.

The people I have met along this journey have just inspired me to push myself to limits I couldn’t have imagined 85 days ago which was when I gave up smoking and swapped for this amazing experience.

Wow !!!!!!! Here I am a graduate 🏆🥇🥳💪🏻👟

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You're such an inspiration!

I'm on week 1 and just did my second run. Success stories like this will definitely keep me going 🙏

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liam-1Graduate in reply to

Anything you need or think I can help with don’t hesitate to ask.

The best advise I could possibly give is to enjoy the experience, embrace the journey and believe me when I say there are plenty of inspirational people on this forum. It’s an amazing community and always great people willing to help and share advise and experiences.

Thanks for your kind words. Good luck in your journey and keep posting 👍🏻

You can do this 💪🏻💪🏻

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Instructor57Administrator

Congratulations! 😬👍👏👏👏

I also graduated today 😬

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Well done and congratulations it feels great.

True champion 💪🏻🥇🏆

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to liam-1

I was out at 6:15 this morning and I'm still smiling 😁

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Fair play fella you deserve it 👍🏻.

Amazing achievement

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VPOLLIE67Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Congratulations Instructor57!!!!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to VPOLLIE67

Many thanks, appreciated ! 😬👍

in reply to Instructor57

Yey! Xxx well done!

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to

Many thanks 😬👍

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MishapGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Very well done on your fabulous achievement. I wish you good health to continue your journey.

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Instructor57Administrator in reply to Mishap

Thank you 😬👍

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AlMorrGraduate

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 August C25K graduation home page and tell the administrators that you have ran W9R3 of C25K and graduated 🎓 🏃🏾 👍

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PlattszoGraduate

Hey!!! Congratulations superstar!! ⭐⭐⭐

When you set you mind to it, there is nothing you can't do!!

Well done!! very proud of you both 🎓👩‍🎓👨‍🎓

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Plattszo

Thank you so so much. From one superstar to another 😉 🌟 we done this together all of us.

Couldn’t have done it without your support.

How’s you consolidation runs going ? I’m a little out of touch work has just gone crazy last week or so and haven’t had time to catch up really.

Hope your well and that is again superstar ⭐️👍🏻

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CouchphoenixGraduate

Congratulations Liam-1 great achievement and you’ve completed a 10k too 😯 brilliant bet your well pleased, that’s my next challenge 👏🏻👏🏻🏅🥳🥳

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Thanks and yeah I’m so chuffed with the 10K under my belt.

Keep going the way you are, I have seen your recent times and sub 30 5K your doing great, your be running 10K before you know it.

Keep up the good work 💪🏻👍🏻🥇

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PhoenixRiseGraduate

Amazing! Congratulations and well done!

For graduating, the 5K, the 10k AND stopping smoking!

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liam-1Graduate in reply to PhoenixRise

Thank you so much for your kind words and support.

Something needed to change in life so I tried it all at the same time 💪🏻 it payed off.

Thanks again

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PhoenixRiseGraduate in reply to liam-1

Truly inspirational! I’m considering stopping smoking too very soon now that I’ve got the running bug! 🏃‍♀️

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liam-1Graduate

It was tough but worth it. The 10K I feel amazing about. 101.47 for my first ever 10K and to nearly be sub 60 minutes I was blown away.

Trust me regarding the smoking topic, I found it so easy to give up because I wanted to. And stopped cold turkey. Never looked back.

Keep up the good work 💪🏻👍🏻

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

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VPOLLIE67Graduate

Congratulations Liam-1. It’s a fabulous achievement and you have every right to be proud of yourself.

I’ve a long way to go to get to this point but I am determined to get there.

Enjoy the ongoing experiences!!!!

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liam-1Graduate in reply to VPOLLIE67

Thank you so much. Really means a lot.

Keep going never give up, keep a steady pace that’s comfortable for you and you will achieve whatever you set out to do. It’s not a race it should be enjoyable and fun.

Keep posting and update us on your progress.

Wonderful achievement, congratulations Liam! You should be so proud of yourself!

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liam-1Graduate in reply to BrightAndBeautiful

Thank you 😊

You should be proud to, making the active change and starting this journey. Keep posting your progress, the support here is amazing.

Good luck with your journey, you can do this 👍🏻💪🏻

That’s flippin’ amazing. I bet you’re BUZZING and well done on packing up the fags! LEGEND😊👍🏻😇

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liam-1Graduate in reply to SueyC

Thank you so much, such kind words.

This is why I say your all amazing guys 🥇💪🏻💪🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Oh well done you!! I am 2

Weeks behind yo and cannot wait to get my graduate badge! Excellent pace too if you can do 5k already within this time x amazing x my goal is to graduate and comfortably run the 30 mins then I will work on the pace x no rush, it’s not a race to me lol xxx

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liam-1Graduate in reply to

Thank you.

Stick to your goals, as you say it’s not a race it’s whatever you find comfortable. Aiming for the run of 30m is the best thing to do then work on from that. Your doing amazing and your be a graduate before you know it.

Keep going and keep posting updates 👍🏻🥇🌟💪🏻

in reply to liam-1

Thankyou! X and you enjoy the buzz of being all done! I can only imagine how proud you must be!

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MontyMooDogGraduate

That's great running on all counts and packing up smoking too is a double bonus. I speak from experience as have also done both. Best 2 things I've ever done to improve my health. Many, many congratulations on your graduations🍷👍😁

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liam-1Graduate in reply to MontyMooDog

Agree, giving up the smoking was the best thing I have done and then yeah to keep the mind active and the cravings well away I found this and it’s been amazing.

Thanks for your support and kind words.

And well done for you achieving the same. Hats 🧢 off to you it’s great to hear from others who share the same experiences 👍🏻

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MontyMooDogGraduate in reply to liam-1

I gave up smoking 18 years ago but have just started running. Last time I ran was 43 years ago at school lol 😁😁

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liam-1Graduate in reply to MontyMooDog

Never to late to start something. Inspirational fair play 👍🏻

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hamitGraduate

O so well done👍👍👍👍👍

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liam-1Graduate in reply to hamit

Thank you 😊🙏

That’s brilliant. Giving up smoking and getting fit. Well done. I’ve just started so it’s great to hear success stories

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Rozeelala

Thank you.

You will love the journey, feels so rewarding and then you speak to people on here and it just cements the positive feeling you have that your doing something great for yourself and body.

Keep up the good work your be at this point before you know it 👍🏻

Brilliant achievement! Well done

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Jennyhare

Thank you very much 😊

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Tinytears60Graduate

Absolutely brilliant Liam!

👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

What an achievement for you both 🏁🎓💙❤️🏆 Graduation and 5k - wow!

Pair of superstars! ⭐️⭐️

I’m not sure which I’m more impressed with.. the running is immense but credit to you both for giving up cigarettes 🚬 That will make such a change to your health (and your wallet £££)

You’ve had an amazing few weeks and I’m sure it’s already inspired some others.

Enjoy your celebrations! You deserve to bask in this moment! 👏👏💕

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Tinytears60

Thank you superstar TT60. I feel privileged to be congratulated by an A lister like yourself 👍🏻🤩.

Had to change life habits so why not do it all in one go, we are both really proud of each other.

I think we all inspire people on this forum as we all have the same goal. It’s nice that people take away something from our experiences.

I will and thanks again 🌟💪🏻👍🏻🏆🥇

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Tinytears60Graduate in reply to liam-1

🤣🤣 A lister indeed!

Seriously- such a fantastic high for you both!

Life changing stuff as you say...

I don’t recognise my life anymore... running such a part..

keep going! And keep in touch 👏👏

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JoggingBearGraduate

Astonishing achievement. Well done you 👍 It sounds like you went to 10k straight from 5k. It’s taking me ages to advance from 5k though I’m happy with slow progress!

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liam-1Graduate in reply to JoggingBear

Don’t worry about the time it takes. Just keep focused and aiming on the goal ahead and you will achieve. Trust me I never thought 9weeks ago this would be possible and to think how far I have come, still blows my mind.

Stick with whatever you find comfortable. Enjoy your journey and keep us posted 👍🏻

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JoggingBearGraduate in reply to liam-1

Good advice 👍

Wow 10k , congrats !!! I can only dream about it !!🥳

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Shmz4

All in time. You can achieve anything you set your mind to with some determination and amazing support from the people in this forum. Great bunch full of guidance and support 💪🏻💪🏻

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ComaltdelGraduate

Go both! Well done. I’m still smiling a week later... eager to get out again after a week off on a break 😃

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Comaltdel

It’s a great feeling. Enjoy the moment and start planning the next challenge 🏆

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ZoriadaGraduate

Brilliant well done - 5k to!!!

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Zoriada

Thanks. Now the challenge is to get 10K sub 60m before winter sets in 👍🏻

Amazing!!

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Chez63

Thank you so so much 👍🏻

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Hedgehogs123Graduate

wow well done!!!

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liam-1Graduate in reply to Hedgehogs123

Thank you. Loving the support 👍🏻

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