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Week 9 Run 3 - Graduation! πŸŽ‰

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I was up bright and early this morning (7.30am) for my final run of the couch to 5k as I wanted to fit it in before the wind is due to pick up later on (I didn’t fancy running in 43mph winds)!

After my sneaky 5k on run 2 of the week I decided this one would be a slow and steady run that would be comfortable throughout. So, I set off and did just that and I’m pleased to say that it was a good run, no aches or breathing problems today! It was very quiet out with little traffic on the roads which was lovely, it also felt very autumnal as the last of the leaves were dropping from the trees. For the majority of the route I was running into the wind so there were definitely no records for pace or distance today but I enjoyed the run which is the main thing. ☺️

Honestly can’t believe I’ve managed to complete this as 9 weeks ago running to catch a bus or train would have left me a bit out of breath and yet here I am running for 30 mins without walking or stopping!

Thank you to everyone on this forum for giving advice, offering support and sharing their C25K journeys along the way it’s been a great source of knowledge/experience and a real sense of community which has definitely helped me stay accountable and spurred me on.

But it’s not over! Onwards and upwards to my consolidation runs. Until then, I’ll be celebrating and feeling proud of myself πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ plus I’m going to treat myself to some new trainers.

Have great weekends all!

Laura x

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Congratulations-Bet that feels brilliant!!! Great achievement- I’ll hopefully be following you in 2 runs x

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Bambi2020

Thank you!! πŸ₯³ I look forward to hearing about your last couple of runs, you’re so close to graduating now! You’ll ace it ☺️


Congratulations, fellow runner! It really is an amazing achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΎπŸŽ‰

Hope you are celebrating today πŸ™‚

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jools2020

Thank you so much Jools!! Definitely, I think some prosecco will be consumed later to celebrate!πŸΎπŸŽ‰


Well done and congratulations Laura πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸ₯³πŸ₯³

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to MinnieMoo55

Thank you MinnieMoo! πŸ₯³

Congratulations πŸ₯³

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŽ‰


Congratulations πŸ₯³

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Mands50

Thank you Mands!! πŸ₯³

Congrats Laura, well done on such an awesome achievement. Best of luck with your onwards journey! πŸŒŸπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒŸ

PS. Love the tights! πŸ€©πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to acountrycabbage

Thank you so much πŸŽ‰ hopefully I can keep it up now ☺️ And they’re from H&M, can’t beat a jazzy pair!!

acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to LauraRuns

Hell yeah! I only have navy blue ones, need to up my game!


Great news, well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Like you say, it's mad how far we've all come, from those early runs, in week 1/2!!! πŸ˜€

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Peter44

Thank you Peter! It really is, so proud of us all for committing to it and becoming runners β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰


πŸ‘ πŸ‘ πŸ‘ and 🎊 in style!

Well done. And very best wishes for your next stages.

I noticed this week that I’d just 7 runs left - and more gobsmacking, that I’d already got way more under my belt. How did that happen?

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to GailXrunning

Thanks Gail!! πŸ₯³ Ahh that’s so good, your graduation run is definitely in sight now, you’ve got this! πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ


Celebrate in style, congratulations Laura on graduating from C25K, enjoy the consolidation runs.

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thanks AlMorr!! I will πŸ₯³πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ


Woop woop πŸ™Œ Well done LR - so pleased to read/see your victorious graduation run and photo. πŸŽ“πŸŽ‰ You’ve done brilliantly and deserve to beam with pride all weekend 😁πŸ’ͺ

Keep us posted on the consolidation runs but enjoy your graduation euphoria all weekend πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦Œ

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to StoneDragon

Thank you StoneDragon! Really appreciate the on going support ☺️ I’ll definitely be celebrating with some Prosecco later on πŸŽ‰

Hope to read about your last couple of runs once your ankles are recovered and you’re back at the running again!! Have a good weekend ✨


Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ well done

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Buzzbeebh

Thank you so much β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ‰


Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you IannodaTruffe! Appreciate all the great advice ☺️


Congratulations! πŸ₯³πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Fazwaz

Thank you Fazwaz 😊


Congratulations. Doesn’t it feel amazing to have achieved graduation. Well done and keep running πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to JetsNanna

Thank you!! I definitely will keep it up β˜ΊοΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈHope your runs are going well!

JetsNannaGraduate in reply to LauraRuns

I’m still running and (very) gradually getting the teeniest but less slow, most importantly I am still enjoying the runs - well more the feeling of achievement after the runs actually. πŸ˜‚


Well done Laura! No no... Well done graduate! πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» You've done brilliantly and deserve to be very pleased with yourself! Relax now, few cheeky drinks maybe? Then onto consolidation runs next week x

Happy Halloween!

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

Thanks Jericho 😁 appreciate the support! A few drinks are definitely on the cards πŸΎπŸŽ‰ Have a fab Halloween!


Congratulations LauraRuns πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ₯‡πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ it’s a great achievement. Enjoy your Graduation Day and your new trainers πŸ‘Ÿ πŸ‘Ÿ

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Thank you Couchphoenix, I will!! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰


Congratulations...huge celebrations in order 😁😁πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ™‹

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Buddhagal

Thank you, for sure!!! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸΎ


Oh late to the graduation party here..well done LauraRuns!!!!! I hope you are celebrating tonight and you should feel justifiably proud of your achievement. You did it! And sensibly a nice steady run, no rushing out of the starting blocks on your last run of the programme. A lesson for me in my last week! Just think how we all felt on week 1 ..and now here you are a graduate :-) I hope to be joining you very soon, just 2 more runs for me :-) Congrats!!

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to Runforurlife

Thank you so much!! I did indeed have a few drinks last night to celebrate πŸ₯³πŸΎ

Still feeling proud and ready to start on the consolidation runs this week. Good luck for your remaining run(s) - you’ve got this πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈβœ¨


Many congratulations Laura πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³ hope you’re still smiling πŸ˜ƒ and you should be rightly proud of yourself 😊

Keep going πŸƒβ€β™€οΈand enjoy consolidating now πŸ‘

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to CazzaW

Thanks Cazza!!πŸ₯³

I’m looking forward to my first consolidation run on Tuesday ☺️ Hope you have some good runs this week too.

Congratulations! You must feel so proud, and so you should be ☺️πŸ’ͺ🏼

LauraRunsGraduate in reply to georgialsleak

Thanks Georgia! Hope your runs are still going well β˜ΊοΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

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