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C25k complete! (4K in my case 😊)

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Dee2609Graduate
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Well I managed W9R3 today and ran 4K, but no one’s counting right?! 60 days after starting I’m 1.5 stone lighter, my resting pulse rate is down 10 points to 58bpm and I’m far less stressed. Working in the NHS has been a challenge this year so taking some time for myself has been great and boy, do I feel fabulous today! Thanks for all the support and especially to the admins for your time and patience answering novice questions which I’m sure you’ve seen time and time again. And to all hoping to graduate this month….COME ON CLASS OF JULY 21!!! You’ve got this and I look forward to reading your graduation posts. Happy running everyone! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒπŸΌ

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VeganDaveGraduate

Well done Dee2609, all NHS are heroes in my eyes. I hope you keep πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ It does get rid of workplace stress and keeps your bolt click young. Happy πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to VeganDave

Thanks Dave!

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VeganDaveGraduate in reply to Dee2609

I meant to say body clock in my reply earlier to you, but my IPhone decided differently!

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to VeganDave

Haha! I thought a bolt click was a running term I was yet to encounter, doh ! πŸ˜‚

Huge, huge well dones......but are you still a bit delirious Dee2609? W3R3???? LOL. Happy Graduation and good luck in future running.

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Hepsibah

Ooops!! Thanks eagle eye Hepsibah, edited 🀣 good luck with week 9 xx

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Penguingirl1Graduate

Omg well done Dee!! So proud of you. I've told hubby I'm definitely completing it this month if a little behind you now. Jealous of you losing weight. I'm sure my scales are stuck!!! Im doing wk 7 run 3 tomorrow but as i said i definitely want to be a July graduate. Well done again and thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you in the NHS have done and gone through xxx

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Penguingirl1

Awww thanks Penguingirl! You are so close to the finish line now, keep up the good work. Rooting for you 😘

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Congratulations on your graduation πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Don't forget to claim your Graduate badge here ⬇️

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks Instructor57, and thank you for all the words of wisdom. Badge requested πŸ˜ƒ

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FrencGraduate

Woo hoo Dee! You are brill 😊. Super duper well done πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†πŸ†.

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Frenc

Thanks Frenc! So pleased with myself 😁

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Chrimson51Graduate

Well done on your graduation especially with all the stress you must have been through in work. The 5k in the title is just that, the aim is to run for 30 minutes and you've succeeded. :D

Thank you (and all in the health service) so much for all you have done and are continuing to do. You all deserve medals πŸ… <3

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Chrimson51

Thanks Chrimson51 πŸ™πŸ»

Congratulations πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸΎπŸŽˆ

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you πŸ™πŸ»

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PopstessGraduate

Woooooohoooooo!!!!! Congratulations Dee2609 well done on your final run and graduation πŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ’₯

4km is great and the fact you've lost weight and reduced your resting heart rate and less stressed.

A huge thank you to you for working for the NHS during this awful time.

Hope to see you in consolidation club class of July 21 graduation πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Popstess

Thanks Popstess! Good luck in your final week πŸ€žπŸΌπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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PopstessGraduate in reply to Dee2609

Thank you 😬😬

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Well Done fellow runner Dee2609 - It's good to have some me time now and again. If you haven;t already check out the consolidation club thread for ideas post C25K from strength and flex exercises to the C25K+ speed and stamina podcasts which will all help you improve your running and technique.

Enjoy

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to drun

Thanks Drun, have already printed out the consolidation plan to try to get to 5K πŸ™πŸ»

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drunAmbassador

You will get to 5k Dee2609 every run is an improvement. πŸ‘

Well done Dee2609 🌟🌟🌟

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to DylanTheRabbit

Thank you πŸ™πŸ»

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Wavy-chick28Graduate

So pleased for you a great achievement and I agree this has been great for the mind in our current situation and working in the NHS you have certainly had it tough. Nobody is watching your distance just seeing someone happy in their stride, now comes the time to build strength and just enjoy being a runner! πŸ’™πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŽ‰

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Wavy-chick28

Thanks Wavy-chick28! I really am enjoying being a runner, happy running to you x

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» WELL DONE!

I’ve got week 9 run 3 tonight, I’ll join your July graduate class hopefully!

Wish I’d lost 1.5 stone though πŸ™ˆ How did you do that?

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to GrannyPigsPerfume

Hi GrannyPigsPerfume, good luck this evening, rooting for you!! Just heathy eating and a bit of intermittent fasting, nothing extraordinary but I had gained weight in the last year so to be honest it was ready to fall off! Go smash W9R3 and I’ll see you in consolidation! Xx

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Dee2609

Thanks Dee … you are an inspiration! I’ll be thinking of you as I puff and pant tonight and imagine our virtual celebratory glass of fizz!! Yes, see you in consolidation! Ps. I’m only down the road in West Sussex, so blimmin hilly!

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to GrannyPigsPerfume

Yes we do have some hills don’t we?! Make the fizz taste even better! XπŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚πŸ₯‚

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00marksGraduate

Congratulations on completing C25K!

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to 00marks

Thank you πŸ™πŸ»

Well done on the C25K and the weight loss!

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Antonio_the_Aussie

Thanks! Feel so much better πŸ™πŸ»

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Shirley-WGraduate

Yay! Well done! It's a great feeling isn't it? I felt like I'd won a medal in the Olympics! Keep it up! Xx

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Shirley-W

Me too! Thanks πŸ™πŸ»

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Newbie_MeganGraduate

Amazing! I did my week 9 run 2 last night so final one this weekend eek! Completely understand how proud you feed xx

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Newbie_Megan

Thanks πŸ™πŸ», and good luck for your grad run! See you in consolidation πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Ah well done dee2609 I'm on last one tomorrow good luck for consolidation xxx

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Midlife_newlife

Thanks! And good luck for tomorrow (((positive vibes)))!

Thank you xxx

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Karis28Graduate

Fantastic job Dee2609, well done and congratulations πŸ‘ I start week 8 tomorrow (03/07) so with luck will also be a July 21 graduate πŸ˜€

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to Karis28

Thanks!! Good luck with weeks 8 & 9! I’ll look out for your grad post πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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