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GRADUATION INFATUATION!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate

well... I DID IT!!! i am infatuated with this feeling, though it's sad to say goodbye to an old friend.. by which i mean my first journey into c25k...i don't mean running, thats a new friend...but i canNOT believe i did it... well i can cos from about half the way thru the programme i knew i would...my mindset just ...changed. totally. from fear to power. question is, where to go now. mmm. what a feeling. what a victory. wow. i would encourage anyone to do this programme. anyone. its so worth the effort. i cant believe i graduated. woop woop! woo hoo woo hoo! total infatuation with this buzz. i did it. i graduated. i am changing. big time. hope you like my medal :-D there are not words enough to describe how i feel.

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That's fantastic changing-woman you did it! You're a graduate and that should make you feel very proud of all the work and effort you put into it! Graduation is a great feeling, isn't it? I love the medal! 👍 Hope you've got something nice planned to celebrate!!😀

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to David_G

i sure have and thank YOU for supporting me all thru this whole gig david xx

No problem at all! Glad I could be a little bit of help to you. We’re runners, we support each other and we’re part of a great community! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to David_G

we are!

i just saw the banner by my name...haha! how FANTASTIC. icing on the cake xx thank you admin xx

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to changing-woman

ps. i am sticking out my medal not my boobs! i am wonder woman as Catho78 pointed out!

Catho78
Catho78Graduate in reply to changing-woman

You sure are lol

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Catho78

i am indeed! lol lol

Lindsey1097
Lindsey1097Graduate in reply to changing-woman

Aww lovely to hear you so excited. I got my banner pinned on yesterday too. Feels ace doesn't it🤩Well done🎉🎉🏃🏼‍♀️🎊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Lindsey1097

well done you and yes it feels great... xx

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

Whoop whoop I feel we've ran those runs with you changing-woman magnificent and well done 👍

I may have just issued you q badge 👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

hee hee THANK YOU. and thank you for being with me the whole time, especially you... i have really appreciated it especially in the dark times...

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to changing-woman

Hey it's what we do and moreso it's people like yourself changing-woman that give us admin team members a huge reason to smile, 🙂😀😃😄🥰

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Imc50

well smile big time today!

Catho78
Catho78Graduate

Many congratulations! You did it 🎉🥂🏆love the Wonder Woman pose, very powerful indeed! Celebrate in style 🤗

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Catho78

thanks to you for your support... truly xx

Catho78
Catho78Graduate in reply to changing-woman

Anything, happy to help

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Catho78

(((hug)))

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, Changed Lady.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

thanks to you xx

Zip54
Zip54Graduate

Woohoo! 🎊🎉🏆🎈🏅

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Zip54

woo hoo! you said it. i am woo hoo-ing here alright... WOO HOO!!!!! xx

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Zip54

and thank you for your support, truly...

Frizzbomb67
Frizzbomb67Graduate

Congratulations 🥳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏅I’ve been waiting for this post!

What a remarkable transformation you’ve been through on this running journey. Loving your Graduate badge. It suits you!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Frizzbomb67

thanks so much and for all your support xx

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

That’s brilliant! It’s an amazing achievement and you should feel so proud. Think of how far you’ve come! Congratulations, FELLOW RUNNER 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👩‍🎓🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🥳

Look at your shiny new badge, it’s dazzling 😎

Well done! So pleased for you!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Jools2020

thank you jools and for being there for me when i needed you xx

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to changing-woman

That’s ok - it’s what we do as runners - we help each other! 😊👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Jools2020

well its lovely

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to changing-woman

It doesn’t stop when we graduate. I’m still getting support and advice when I need it! I hope that you will stick around and continue with your running journey, whether it’s indoors on the treadmill or outside in the fresh air 😊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Jools2020

you have my word

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to changing-woman

Hooorrraayy 😊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Jools2020

indeed. a convert.

Frenc
FrencGraduate

Many congratulations! What an achievement. 👏🏼🎉🥳👍⭐️

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Frenc

thank you so much xx

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

WooHoo!!!!! 🙌🏼 🎉 🥳👏🏻🎉🎆🌟💥🔥👊

Love the bling 🥇🏆🤩

Congratulations GRADUATE!!!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

thank you so much....as for the bling ;-)

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

😂

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

rotfl

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Congratulations changing-woman, You Did It !!! You’re journey is what C25k is all about and I’ve enjoyed following it with you, loving that well deserved medal, enjoy your Graduation Day 👏🏻👏🏻🏅🥳🥳 🥂

Consolidation runs next, running 30 minutes is still new to you, so continue with those. If you’ve not reached 5k yet maybe that could be your goal, or if you have, maybe look to improve your time. I’m always telling people about the Nike Run Club app, which is great as there are coached runs on there of various times and distances, you choose, and it’s free too. 👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

thank you for that info i was actually considering going back and doing the whole thing again post-grad.

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to changing-woman

That would be like going back to school. Try Coach Bennett on the NRC App, there are 2 5k runs on there, I think you’d enjoy them. Plus it keeps a record of your stats for you.

Another nice little challenge, with some running bling, is Race at Your Pace....check that out.

If your looking for something totally different, try Zombies Run....fun and free.

See the worlds your lobster 🦞 😂

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

but i was so slow...i want to do it all again to try and speed things up....or just get fitter... i am sorry if you don't approve xx

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to changing-woman

😮 Of course I approve of whatever you decide to do, not that you need my approval 🤔 only you know what suits you best....mine are only suggestions for you to consider.....you do what you feel will benefit you best my lovely and you will have my continued support xx

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

i am now deeply considering all that you have suggested! haha. i am just so slow!

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to changing-woman

We’re all slow to begin with, you will speed up, trust me, even when we graduate we’re still Newbies remember. Be patient, just take a look at NRC App and see what you think ok xx

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

i will. will do. what does n r c stand for? x

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Nike Run Club app

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

got it. there were several nrc s on my phone. gotttit xx

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Would you mind sharing how far you went for your 30 minutes? That sometimes will help you decide which way to go next 😊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

i honestly have no idea!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to changing-woman

but i know i seem very very slow!

limu_mu
limu_muGraduate

Well done changing-woman 🌈

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to limu_mu

thank you so much :-)

Congratulations 🥳 I’m so pleased to see your post, consolidate for a few weeks then you can do what you want, it’s great running without a plan and making it up as i go along. You could always try Zombies run I’m hooked after one go lol

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

thanks to you both xx and for your support

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate

Fantastic ! 😬👍👏👏👏Well done you 😬

I see you have already got your Graduate badge !

And love the medal ,😬

Enjoy your great achievement !

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Instructor57

thank you so much and thank you for all your support and help xx

Instructor57
Instructor57Graduate in reply to changing-woman

No problem ! It's been great to see you achieve it 😁👍

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Instructor57

tee hee

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate

Absolutely brilliant! Well done graduate 👍🏻💪🏻

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

thank you so much, i am so pleased and happy!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on graduating from C25K, I didn't know that you got a medal for graduating, that's new to me, now go and celebrate your wonderful achievement 🏃🏾 👍 🎓

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to AlMorr

my boyfriend bought it for me xx

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to changing-woman

That was very kind of him👍🏃🏾🎓

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to AlMorr

he is such a deeply kind person... x

Bambi2020
Bambi2020Graduate

Congratulations- great achievement!!! Definitely a gazelle now 🦌🏆👏

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Bambi2020

Haha thank you and I am proud to be a snail! Xx

Peter44
Peter44Graduate

Heh, what's happened here then??? 🤣Big congratulations on your graduation, i know you put so much, mentaly, and physicaly, into it, bet your still smiling ☺☺☺ dont worry about being too slow, your running, that's all that matters!

👏👏🥳🥳🦌🦌🎉🎉🏅🏅

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Peter44

Thank you and for your encouragement xx

Rennur
RennurGraduate

You said you were overweight, hiding in a big coat! You lied! Well done - you deserve to celebrate.

Do about 10x 30 minute runs then decide what to do.

I am doing one 30 minute run, one speed intervals run and one longer run (increasing 5 minutes every fortnight - you could increase every week sometimes - a bit like Ju Ju's Magic Plan to 60 minutes) I am up to 50 minutes next Saturday!!! I think that is more productive than repeating C25K, but each to his/her own.

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Rennur

Thanks for being my pal rennur

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

Well done c-w, fantastic achievement! Celebrate and be proud! It’s a very strange feeling being out there on your own from now on but enjoy those consolidation runs and after that, well who knows where your running will take you!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you so much xx

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

...I’m just going to put this here...as I can’t message a photo...

Don’t worry about going outside...I look a state, I’m very ungainly, my form is rubbish...but I get out there...so can you!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Bless your heart

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

You can do it!

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

I’ll try...

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to changing-woman

Yes!🌟

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to LottieMW

Yes x

nowster
nowsterGraduate

Congratulations! 🏃‍♀️🥂🏆🏅

Look how far you've come.

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to nowster

Thank you for your help along the way ...

Whoop whoop! Congratulations, runner! 🏆 That is a well deserved medal 🤩 Enjoy your graduation glow and don’t lose that feeling 🙌🏼

Best of luck with your onward journey 🏃‍♀️🌟🏃‍♀️

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to acountrycabbage

Thank you so much x

wow! what a day that was...and what a post! it went on forever! hahahah :-) now...just to decide what to do next. one thing is for sure...i will keep running... it's just, which way to go about things...i'll come to a conclusion soon enough. i aim to run tomorrow. hurray! :-D

A huge congratulations!! That medal is well deserved 😀

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to Lookslikejames

Thank you so so much x

CazzaW
CazzaWGraduate

Ah fantastic 🎉 what a great photo of your well deserved medal 🤩 Many congratulations on your amazing achievement, it feels great doesn’t it. You so deserve it and I hope you’re still smiling 😃 So good to see Graduate by your name 😊

changing-woman
changing-womanGraduate in reply to CazzaW

Thanks yes it feels great... I am just thinking about what to do next cx

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