Welcome to February 2021 The Graduation Medals... - Couch to 5K

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Welcome to February 2021 The Graduation Medals πŸŽ–οΈπŸ₯‡πŸ…have just been freshly minted, albeit virtually, get yours here πŸ₯°

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

Hello RUNNER!

Many congratulations for completing the 9 week Couch to 5K training programme! You can now run for 30 minutes continuously - you are a superstar!!!

β˜… Please comment below to request your Graduate badge!

We on the Admin Team feel enormously proud of you, and privileged to award you your richly deserved badge. We will try not to leave you waiting too long as we know how great it feels when your badge arrives - but please bear with us! We will give you your badge as soon as possible.

β˜… If you would like a Graduation Certificate we have one for you to download here: healthunlocked.com/couchto5... designed by the lovely RunaroundSue!

β˜… We hope you will continue posting here in the Couch to 5K community, sharing your experience with the new runners working through the programme, and updating us with your progress as you consolidate your 30 minute runs.

β˜… Speaking of consolidation, why not join Mummycav's February CONSOLIDATION CLUB just for new graduates like you! Doors are always open - pop in and say hi!! healthunlocked.com/couchto5.......

β˜… Be sure to check out our 'WHAT NEXT?' post, for loads of other great ideas about how to build upon your amazing achievement healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

β˜… And now that you are a runner, why not try our twelve week consolidation and strength training plan to help reduce the possibility of injury - and maximise your running ability!! healthunlocked.com/strength...

Happy running!

Your Admin Team xx

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β˜… Please note that this is a virtual badge which can be seen next to your name on your posts and comments on the Couch to 5K community, but NOT on your profile page. The badge is visible if you are logged into the Couch to 5K community via a web browser, but unfortunately not in the HealthUnlocked app.

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Hi, can I have my graduation badge please? 😊

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Asthmaticsnail

Congratulations Asthmaticsnail it's my privilege to award you a shiny Sunday medal πŸ… well done, enjoy those consolidation runs πŸ‘

Aveyond
AveyondGraduate

Hi, I actually graduated on New Year’s Day. Very proud of myself, but very slow and no where near 5k, but 30mins of shuffling, yes. πŸ‘πŸ»I’ve just started the 12 week consolidation plan as I like being told what to do😡😡. I mean it’s easier to motivate myself when I know I need to complete a task. Here’s hoping I can actually become a runner, well jogger at least . Thanks for all the support

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Aveyond

Oh well done Aveyond have this belated but super shiny medal, and btw that pace it's Brilliant πŸ‘ keep it going you're fantastic

Hi, can I have my graduation badge please?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to 68upandrunning

You certainly can and carry on enjoying that running you've done a super job πŸ‘

FXSTC
FXSTCGraduate

Hi there, can I have my graduation badge please?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to FXSTC

Hi there FXSTC You have your badge - it is the word 'Graduate' next to your name on your posts and comments here in this forum. If you cannot see it perhaps you are using the HealthUnlocked app? If so, you will need to log in via your web browser in order to see your badge. xx

Hi there, can I have my graduation badge please?I've re-re-started the programme a few times, usually from week 7/8, but I can jog along for 30 mins now. I've been re-listening to the week 9 podcasts to keep me going, but I need more structure and a plan to keep going and to stop me lagging behind and having to re-start again! 😊

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to YouCantHurryLife

Congratulations Runner πŸ‘

Mutirdis
MutirdisGraduate

I ran my final C25K run on Saturday! I felt such a sense of achievement - the routine of running every other day for the past nine weeks has been a lifesaver 😍 moving on to the the C25K+ podcasts then...?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Mutirdis

What can I say Mutirdis πŸ™‚πŸ₯³ fantastic job!!

You said what next πŸ‘€..... This

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Mutirdis
MutirdisGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thank you! I will check out the info you’ve sent - such a great virtual community!

Sunnyrunner1
Sunnyrunner1Graduate

Yay, yay, yay I've jyst done w9r3 and am mire than proud. Please can I have my graduate badge? Thank you πŸ™‚

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Sunnyrunner1

Good morning Sunnyrunner1 what an achievement well done πŸ™‚, a super shiny Friday medal freshly minted, you do though need to keep it polished and dust free πŸ‘

Sunnyrunner1
Sunnyrunner1Graduate in reply to Imc50

Thank you 😊

NewRunner-52
NewRunner-52Graduate

Just graduated today! 😁 can I have a badge please.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to NewRunner-52

Congratulations NewRunner-52 happy running πŸ‘

la_fouinard
la_fouinardGraduate

Requesting mine late. Actually graduated back in December after over 5 months but didn’t want to request until I’d got another couple of months and knew I was definitely sticking with it (which I have and would have to be knee capped to stop).

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to la_fouinard

Well belatedly well done πŸ‘ good to hear you're still running so certainly the medal is yours πŸ™‚

la_fouinard
la_fouinardGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thanks very much :-). Took bloody ages but last r weeks it’s started finally being fun as I get the hang of pacing myself, even on harder runs.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to la_fouinard

Pacing is tricky, as we're all different in our running styles and speeds, o e word though, start slow! Really slow build that pace πŸ‘

la_fouinard
la_fouinardGraduate in reply to Imc50

The sod was avoiding starting off fast and finishing slow. I did this week’s hard run today and was very happy that my starting pace only dipped by 20 seconds per mile in the last half mile. Much slower than I used to start but i could hold it without issue.

Don’t worry I read the advice, next 2 runs are easy and not timing myself :-)

CI578
CI578Graduate

I've finished my final run of w9r3 is it possible to get my graduation badge please. I hope this is the right place to postπŸ™

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

Ahhhh I've been waiting for the posting C1578 and that badge well I've searched the shelves for an oval one to suit the classic lines of a rusty Capri 🀭, sadly though only the basic circular ones are currently available πŸ‘€

CI578
CI578Graduate in reply to Imc50

Thank you

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to CI578

Journey Time in a ford capri takes a while whilst on the back of an AA recovery truck πŸ˜†!

You're most welcome πŸ‘

CI578
CI578Graduate in reply to Imc50

Cheeky πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

CI578
CI578Graduate in reply to CI578

You could of at least made it the RAC

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to CI578

😜

CI578
CI578Graduate in reply to Imc50

I remember that day out rather well πŸ€”

CI578
CI578Graduate in reply to Imc50

You could of at least made it the RAC..... just replied to myselfπŸ™„

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to CI578

Self conversation is all the rage πŸ˜†

PinkyUK
PinkyUKGraduate

Hi, I completed my C25K, can I have my badge please? Thank you so much πŸ˜‰

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to PinkyUK

Done.πŸ‘ Congratulations Runner

Scottie1000
Scottie1000Graduate

Hi, just completed my C25K. I never thought in wk2 I'd get here. I'm 64 and enjoying my new fitness level though that last 5k was hard when my knee started to give me pain. I'll give it a few days before I have another run. Thanks everybody, I couldn't have done it without you!

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Scottie1000

Well done on completing the plan Scottie1000 one shiny graduation medal awarded πŸ‘ Happy Running πŸ₯³

Scottie1000
Scottie1000Graduate in reply to Imc50

Thank you!

Dottyblue
DottyblueGraduate

Hi, could I please have a graduation badge please. Completed this morning - am well chuffed. Thanks.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Dottyblue

Whoop whoop a shiny new runner πŸ‘πŸ₯³ we have a badge polished and ready for you Dottyblue well done and keep on running, this is just the start !

Dottyblue
DottyblueGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thanks very much - did my first three week consolidation run in the snow this morning - am amazed at myself! 😊

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Dottyblue

You should be amazed Dottyblue you're amazing well done, brilliant progress πŸ₯³

lerros85
lerros85Graduate

Morning could I please have my graduate badge.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to lerros85

There you go shiny and new πŸ‘

slothington
slothingtonGraduate

I ran my third week 9 run this morning - I did it! 4.5k of wheezy shuffling, done. Graduate me right up please πŸ˜‡

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to slothington

One shiny medal awarded to the slothington well done, keep on running πŸ‘πŸ‘

IndieRunner
IndieRunnerGraduate

Hi, I completed W9R3 today. Super happy with myself πŸ˜€. Please can I have my graduation badge? I will (virtually) wear it with pride. πŸƒ

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to IndieRunner

Arise Sir IndieRunner newly honoured πŸ‘

MrsHowson
MrsHowsonGraduate

Super happy to announce I've only just gone and bloody done it!! Please can I have my shiny medal?

Thanks :)

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to MrsHowson

We have a shiny new graduation medal just for you πŸ‘πŸ™‚, just keep it shiny and dust free by running please πŸ’ͺ

MrsHowson
MrsHowsonGraduate in reply to Imc50

Eeeeek thank you!! This is probably the best medal I've ever earned.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to MrsHowson

So pleeeeeeeeeease just keep on running and enjoying it, and for all those useful pointers on what to do after couch to 5 k why not..... It makes sense πŸ‘ hop over to the consolidation club where you'll find Mummycav she's got brilliant advice, tips and all sorts to keep that running tip top πŸ™‚.

It's as easy as clicking the link below she'll be expecting you πŸ‘€

healthunlocked.com/couchto5.......

Welcome to the family

JQue
JQueGraduate

Finally ran w9 r3, a couple of weeks late and nailed it, so can I now officially say , I have graduated couch to 5k

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to JQue

Congratulations brilliant job πŸ‘

I actually completed the programme back in August last year but I'm back for my medal and some more advice having finally just cracked 5K in under 30 minutes.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to BrendanFoster

When you say advice? Regarding Future running perhaps?

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator in reply to BrendanFoster

That's a great name for a runner............

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to IannodaTruffe

Legendary πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Moderator

Well done belatedly πŸ‘ one medal sir !

Brockroyd
BrockroydGraduate

Hi just completed the C25K yesterday whoohoo! How do I get my virtual graduate badge?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Brockroyd

Well done Brockroyd the medal office has just opened πŸ‘

Brockroyd
BrockroydGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thank you so much, whoohoo

katr74
katr74Graduate

Hi, please could I have my graduation badge. Thank you so much. X

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to katr74

Whoop whoop one badge duly pinned all's you gotta do is polish it and keep it super shiny by running πŸ‘

katr74
katr74Graduate in reply to Imc50

I certainly will.... I've just managed a full 5k in 38 mins..... Best effort ever. Thsnk you. X

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to katr74

That's a brilliant time katr74 πŸ‘ keep going and set goals πŸ’ͺ

Joggling
JogglingGraduate

Graduated yesterday! Yay! Please can I have my badge? 😁

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Joggling

Well done @joggling one badge well earned πŸ‘

Breezy25
Breezy25Graduate

Hi!

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Breezy25

The badge office is still open so I guess we can definitely issue you one shiny graduation badge πŸ‘

Mand46
Mand46Graduate

Hi - can i have my graduation badge please?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Mand46

Ahh luckily the medal safe has been restocked πŸŽ–οΈπŸ…πŸ₯‡, and we have just the right medal for yourself πŸ™‚, all's you have to do is polish it and remember to keep running πŸ’ͺ

RicketsA
RicketsAGraduate

Hi I completed Run3 Week9 this morning! Please can I have my graduation badge? Thank you

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to RicketsA

It's there it's shiny, all's you have to do is polish it, and keep it dust free by running πŸ’ͺ

alfreer1
alfreer1Graduate

Finished week 9 this at 5am morning. Looking to get that graduate badge 😁

Still not hit 5k in 30 minutes yet but getting closer. 4.2km in 32 minutes today.

There's lots of hills where I run, I'm looking at a flat run this week to see if I can get nearer the 5k/30 minutes.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to alfreer1

Impressive what an early run πŸ‘ badge Definitely deserved πŸ’ͺ

sparky66
sparky66Graduate

Hi I ran for more than an hour today.. someone commented there is a badge I can request!?πŸ™ŒπŸ˜€

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to sparky66

Hi @sparky66 you'll be wanting to pop across onto the bridge to 10k forum I'm sure it's across there πŸ‘

healthunlocked.com/bridgeto10k

Voldatort
VoldatortGraduate

Howdy, so excited to have completed wk 9/3 of the plan today! Please badge me up Mr ModeratorπŸ€—.

Now just getting concerned about running in warmer weather, it's been sub 5degrees since I started, today's 10 degrees positively balmy.... Not that I'm complaining πŸ˜πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Voldatort

Howdy back at ya Voldatort badged as you requested, good luck with those future runs πŸ‘

Voldatort
VoldatortGraduate

Yaaaay! <Runs around with t shirt over head> ...(.or would do if my knees were not complaining post run 😁)Thank you 😘

IdleThreat
IdleThreatGraduate

I finished this morning - hurray - and look forward to my badge! I fully intend to keep on jogging.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to IdleThreat

Congratulations πŸ‘IdleThreat

BuzzRun
BuzzRunGraduate

I finally managed to complete C25K yesterday, it's been a journey and I'm looking forward to continuing to build on it. Thank you all so much for all your support and please may I have my badge 😁

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to BuzzRun

Welcome to being a real runner BuzzRun one badge appropriately pinned enjoy your moment, and keep running, couch to 5 k is only the start πŸ‘

AdamolekunO
AdamolekunOGraduate

Week 9, run 3 done! It's been a slog, but I've really enjoyed it. So, how do I get my graduation badge?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to AdamolekunO

It is done badge issued well done on a fantastic job AdamolekunO

Nuclear_Cat
Nuclear_CatGraduate

Well, I've actually achieved it! I never thought I'd say that! I can now officially run for 30 minutes, in one go. I remember when I started c25k and felt overwhelmed running for 60 seconds! I'm so proud of myself as I have always said I'm not a runner, but even as I sit here having stretched from my run, I'm already planning my next route for Monday!! Great app and really helpful comments and links, thanks for your support πŸ‘

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Nuclear_Cat

Definitely the first time I've pinned a medal on a nuclear powered feline 🀣 πŸ‘ enjoy that shiny badge well done you

Nuclear_Cat
Nuclear_CatGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thanks 😹!!

Jacqx
JacqxGraduate

Hi I completed c25 2 weeks ago I’m not sure if I have a virtual graduate badge?

I sent a message previously but not sure if I did it properly ??

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Jacqx

Badge duly issued well done Jacqx keep on running πŸ‘πŸ‘

Hollycole
HollycoleGraduate

I completed my last run of week 9 today and I am very proud. When I first tried to run for less than a minute my legs ached so much and running for 30 mins seemed impossible. It has taken me 9 months with stops and starts but finally today I did it. Thanks for the programme, its wonderful. Now I'm going to continue with 30 minute runs for a while to see if I can improve my speed.

Can I have my badge please?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Hollycole

Welcome to your graduation party Hollycole massive well done

dpaul
dpaulGraduate

Hi Completed the final run this morning. Hurray! Ready for my badge please! Thanks

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to dpaul

Congratulations Runner one brand new shiny medal πŸ‘

Sarah1c
Sarah1cGraduate

Hi, can I get my graduation badge please?

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Sarah1c

It's a privilege to pin your medal on well done Sarah1c

Sarah1c
Sarah1cGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thank youπŸ™Œ

RunnerFive
RunnerFiveGraduate

Hi, can I have a graduation badge please? Thanks! 😊

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to RunnerFive

One badge well earned well done πŸ‘

RunnerFive
RunnerFiveGraduate in reply to Imc50

Thanks!

sribri
sribriGraduate

Please release my graduation badge. I have successfully run w9r3 and completed the c25k program.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to sribri

Congratulations sribri well done

Completed tonight. Ironically it was probably the worst run I’ve had in the whole program πŸ˜‚

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Diabeticdaddy

Hey yooz still a runner πŸ‘ well done

Please may I have a graduation badge x

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to nanoo12

Certainly well done πŸ₯³

nanoo12
nanoo12 in reply to Imc50

Thank you x

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to nanoo12

Keep running πŸ‘ it only gets better πŸ™‚

Katymayo
KatymayoGraduate

Hi Could I have my graduation badge please?

Took me a lot longer than 9 weeks....must have been on week 7 for a good 2 months but was determined to make it to the end & I did! 😁

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Katymayo

One badge well earned πŸ‘

Well done you for sticking with it πŸ™‚

Hello. Please may I have my badge? I actually graduated on 28.11.2020 but forgot to request my badge. Since then I have had a couple of short breaks because of health and weather but am currently doing 25 minute runs as I build up to 30 minutes again. Running has definitely helped keep me sane during lockdown.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Fitforrunning

Belated congratulations Fitforrunning , lockdown Running has definitely kept a lot of people on the level πŸ‘ well done for that immense perseverance

ffarie
ffarieGraduate

I graduated today! very proud of myself as I am not a natural runner - I have knee pain and am about 2 stone over my ideal weight. I only found this forum today - wish I found it earlier!

Am going to recommend to my work colleagues as we are encouraging each other during WFH lockdown

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to ffarie

Have a shiny new graduation badge ffarie well done brilliant achievement πŸ™‚πŸ’ͺ

GoldenGirly
GoldenGirlyGraduate

Good evening! I graduated today and would LOVE my badge! Thanks so much for all the help and support xx

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to GoldenGirly

Well done GoldenGirly what a fantastic achievement πŸ‘πŸ‘

Just graduated Couch to 5K. It's been a long journey, since summer last year, with a couple reboots along the way, but really enjoying it now and am in a routine. Being an office (well, home) worker, it was important I started getting some regular exercise in to stay in shape.

My graduation run was 4.8km in distance. My furthest yet! Next plans are to consolidate progress for a few weeks (3 x 30 min runs per week) and if I still haven't reached 5K by then, will extend runs by a couple minutes to achieve that.

Thanks for all of your helpful posts and useful resources. This is an excellent programme

πŸ˜„

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to couch2hopefully5k

Well done brilliant job πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Morning Imca50. Could Chicky33 have her badge please as she’s completed C25K and doesn’t quite know where to ask for it. I have mentioned how but just in case she can’t find the page.

Many thanks.πŸ‘πŸ˜€

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Now63

All sorted Now63 πŸ‘πŸ‘

Now63
Now63 in reply to Imc50

Lovely!πŸ˜€πŸ‘

Chicky33
Chicky33Graduate

Hi. Graduated c25k. Please can I have the badge.x

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Chicky33

All ready sorted πŸ‘πŸ‘

Chicky33
Chicky33Graduate

Thankyou.amazing.xxπŸ‘πŸ˜€

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Chicky33

Hey all the hard work was down to yourself Chicky33 , you've established a great platform to carry on and maintain your running πŸ‘ enjoy those consolidation runs πŸ™‚

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