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I finished! I actually did it! I couldn’t even run for 1 minute in the first week and had to repeat several weeks because I didn’t feel ready to move on. This is the first time I have run in all the 65 years of my life. I can’t yet say that I love it, it’s still a drudge to me, but the sense of achievement I feel after completing the plan is enormous! We had pizzas with friends to celebrate 🎉 😂 Thank you for the invaluable encouragement, inspiration and information I have found on this forum.

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Dee2609Graduate

FABULOUS! 🎉🥂Well done 🙌🏻👏🏻 (great feeling isn’t it?!) xx

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Dee2609

Morning Dee! Absolutely fantastic feeling! I’m ready to work on my pace now. I’ve decided to go out at the same three times next week and just set the timer on my phone for 30 mins and see how far I get each time. Hope you are feeling great this morning too 😎👍🏻🎉

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Dee2609Graduate in reply to GrannyPigsPerfume

Check the July consolidation club pinned post, there’s a schedule for consolidation which I’m going to do. X

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Dee2609

Okey dokes - off to have a look 👀

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Panda_eyesGraduate

CONGRATS 🥳 👏👏 🙌🙌 what an amazing achievement!! Good job!! 🤩🤩

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Panda_eyes

Thanks so much! Yes I’m feeling smug this morning and determined to keep it up. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

Huge congratulations, that's a great achievement - enjoy feeling smug, you've totally earned it! 🏆

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to D25K

Thank so much! Haha, I’ll be smug all day I think!

I think you could get away with all week, for sure!! 👍🏼👍🏼

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to D25K

Well if you insist!! Thanks 🎉

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Congratulations on your graduation 😁👍👏👏👏Don't forget to claim your badge here ⬇️

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thanks so much - badge has been proudly requested!!! Thanks for your support and instruction.

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FrencGraduate

Ah well done you! You earned that pizza 🍕😊. Congrats 🥳🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆.

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thanks - the pizza tasted delicious! And I’m feeling very smug this morning! Now to work in my pace ….

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FrencGraduate in reply to GrannyPigsPerfume

Ah glad the pizza was good! 🍕

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piano58Graduate

Congratulations to you, it does feel great doesn’t it?

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to piano58

It feels brilliant, and I can’t wait to tell my kids as they won’t believe it!

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Chrimson51Graduate

Congratulations 🥳🥳 it's an amazing feeling isn't it? Well done 👏x

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Chrimson51

Yes it really is. Such a sense of achievement after the feeling I had on week one when I thought I may die!!!!!

That’s fantastic news Granny Pig.I graduated last year but haven’t exercised properly since.

I’ve just come back into this forum and your post was the first I read and it’s providing me with lots of inspiration!!

Well done you 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

Hello, thanks for your reply. My worry is that without the structure of the plan, I won’t have anything to work towards so I’m currently making my own plan and deciding on a few challenges. I am far from fit and I shuffle rather than run, so that’s what I shall work on ….. but getting out for 45 mins three times a week is SO much better than what I was doing before. It’s not something I enjoy so I’m constantly having to make myself do it - I’m hoping that may change, but I don’t want to ‘waste’ all my effort from the last 16 weeks or so. I hope you get back into it …. It’s a nice time of year to be out and about at least!!!

I totally get what you mean re structure. When I graduated last year I kind of lost momentum and didn’t feel fit enough to bridge to 10K.

I also do not enjoy running although I always enjoy how it makes me feel afterwards!!

I think I’ll start this Monday on Week 5 and see how I go. I’m 51 and peri menopausal so keeping the weight off isn’t as easy as it used to be!!

I hear you ….. it’s a kinda needs must sort of thing. Don’t like doing it but know it does us good and we’ll feel better afterwards. It’s my pacemaker and under active thyroid that seem to limit me although I’m fighting with them currently! That sounds like a plan though, start at week 5 and get back to the challenge slowly. No need to aim for 10k 😱 crikey!! It’ll be years till I manage 5k but i can shuffle along like a slug for 30 mins now which is a miracle!! Good luck!

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TeddybobGraduate

Great fantastic bet you’re feeling good well done

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Teddybob

Thanks a lot Teddy, I feel very proud of myself as someone who hates exercise and has never run before! Now to speed up a bit from my snail shuffle and shift a bit of weight!!!

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nowsterGraduate

Congratulations! 🏆🏅🏃‍♀️🥂🐖🍕

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to nowster

Yay to piggy pizza eater!!! Thanks Nowster 🐷

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PopstessGraduate

Congratulations GrannyPigsPerfume 🧑🏻‍🎓💥🎉🏃🏻‍♀️💪🤩 what an achievement! I know what you mean about the drudge, sometimes 1/2 through a run I think why am I doing this 😂 but then I slow down and think actually I can do this and it feels amazing! Always feel great after a run. Well done you! 😁

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GrannyPigsPerfumeGraduate in reply to Popstess

You are absolutely right - that’s exactly how I feel! Thanks for your encouragement - I’m looking forward to working on my technique next week!

I managed 3 running sessions last week but it’s pouring here so will give it a miss today!

Sorry, that didn’t come up as a reply for you but was meant to be!! ⬆️

Wow, excellent running! I never want to go out when it’s raining … always scared of slipping over plus I don’t want to get my lovely trainers wet and muddy 😜😂😂😂

Yes I know what you mean re the slipping!!It’s actually really sunny here now but I’ve just finished cleaning my bathroom and need a rest!

Will hopefully do my first run of the week tomorrow 🤞🏻

Ooooo cleaning! That’s snazzy, I avoid it as much as possible hahahah. I’m running tomorrow too, will think of you!

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