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I did it week9 run 3 complete

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Lola-bearGraduate

I can honestly not believe this is me writing this post. I started my journey on 1 March and although it has taken me longer( I’m no spring chicken) I can honestly say it has been one of the best things I have ever done. I want to thank everyone for the support and knowledge that has been passed on from helping with an injury to tips about gait analysis and shoes - the slow jogging video made all the difference to me- and just reading inspirational stories that have spurred me and my 61 year old legs onwards.

Need help with what you do next now😂😂

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IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

To get your Graduate Badge leave a message at this month’s Graduation Badge Post, which you can find in the Pinned Posts here healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you

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Instructor57Moderator

Congratulations on your graduation 😁👍👏👏👏Well done !

Follow the links from IannodaTruffe for your Graduate badge and options on what to do next 👍

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you.

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FrencGraduate

Super hurrah Lola 🐻! That‘s brilliant, you should be very proud. 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thank you so much.

Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊🍾 fantastic and you look so happy

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

I am ridiculously pleased with myself😂 thank you

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Lola-bear

I remember that feeling so well

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Panda_eyesGraduate

Congrats on completing C25K!! 🥳 🎉🏁 such a great achievement!! 🙌

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Panda_eyes

Thank you so much 😊

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UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Congratulations! Celebrate your accomplishments well, enjoy some consolation and all your future running adventures... oh and keep on smiling!

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Will do thank you

Well done, amazing achievement, you’ll be doing Park Runs every Saturday at 9am,,, now that's your next challenge parkrun.org.uk 😀

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Jamie-Hunt

It is one of my goals as I have a local one.Thank you

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Jogger22Graduate

Many congratulations Lola-bear on completing c25k! It also took me longer than the 9 weeks to complete as I had to keep stopping due to injury at the beginning but the main thing is you've now done it. They suggest doing 3 weeks of 30 minute consolidation runs 3 times a week next so can you just enjoy this level you've reached for the time being without having to continuously push yourself.🤗🥳💪

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Jogger22

Thank you and yes that sounds like a good idea, I will definitely do consolation runs of 30 mins for a few weeks and then a park run.😀

Well done! 🥳👩‍🎓

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Runningwithhoney

Thank you 😀

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TattoosteveGraduate

Brilliant, well done and congratulations, its a wonderful achievement. Go spoil yourself. 👍😀

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Tattoosteve

Thank you so much

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TofinoGraduate

Congratulations, great achievement.

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Tofino

Thank you 😀

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TeddybobGraduate

Absolutely brilliant well done.Bet you are so chuffed 😁😁😁😁😁

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Teddybob

Ridiculously so 😀 you

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Leaf65Graduate

Brilliant 🤩 well done you!! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️🥳🥳

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Leaf65

Thank you-still smiling 😀

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Alan99Graduate

That' brilliant. You look so happy and rightly so. A huge congratulations to you.🏃‍♀️

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Alan99

Thank you Alan 99

Congratulations, am over the moon for you, doesn’t matter how long it takes, you set the goal and you did it! Well done, hope I can do the same as it does make a difference, I have 62year old legs, as my Mum used to say you are never too old to try anything! I have just started W4R1 today and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Keep going now to the next target and goal! By the way you look fantastic!

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Greer12

Ahh bless you thank you, I have just said the same to my 3 daughters never let age be a barrier.Well done you hopefully you’re enjoying the plan and yes go at your own pace I had to stop completely for a month with a heel problem but it was the right thing to do. I am mostly looking forward to doing a park run.

Enjoy your journey and I shall look forward to hearing about your graduation.

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Greer12 in reply to Lola-bear

Fingers crossed! I used to be a sprinter in my youth and I still do have that in my brain and start running too quick and I then remember at my age I can’t do that!

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CBDBGraduate

Huuuge congratulations 👏 🥳 🎉 !!!! So well done!!!

Enjoy your new running legs! (And your new graduation badge)

😄💪👍🏽👏🏅🏅🏅

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to CBDB

Thank you so much😀

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mancrunner1Graduate

Congratulations, amazing achievement, you should be very proud of yourself!

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to mancrunner1

Thank you so much and I am amazed rather than proud 😂

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doggytailGraduate

Congratulations and well done

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to doggytail

Thank you 😀

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CressidaBGraduate

So happy for you. What an amazing achievement! Enjoy your new found talent. 😁👍👏👏👏

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to CressidaB

That’s very kind thank you 😀

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JeanneMaryGraduate

Yay! Fantastic! I remember how great it feels. After a few more weeks of consolidating the 30 minutes and then starting to run a little more, (10% more each week) I was able to actually run 5k and have recently completed my first proper Parkrun. I would recommend that as a goal. Well done you. 👏👏

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to JeanneMary

Thank you and well done you- park run is my next goal after a bit of consolidation

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LadyGaultGraduate

Congratulations 👏

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to LadyGault

Thank you 😊

Fantastic, well done you & no way do you look like a 61 year old!

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Poppup

Haha thank you that’s very kind and neither do I feel like one anymore 😀

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GetfitokGraduate

Congratulations! Well done you 🏃‍♀️🏅🥂

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Getfitok

Thank you 😀

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sigasigaGraduate

Brilliant, very well done, enjoy celebrating! 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏅

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to sigasiga

Thank you will do😀

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Friso72Graduate

Congrats to you!!! I'm about to do W9R2 today, and just as excited as you are. (I started on May 31st.) It feels unbelievable doesn't it? Being able to run for 30 minutes straight...

As for what to do next I've also been investigating that, and for now I'm probably going to keep adding blocks of 5 minutes to my run until I can do a full hour. Alternatively, you could try to up the pace a little to cover more distance in the 30 minutes or set yourself a distance target instead of a time target. There are many options!

Congrats again, keep it up!

Cheers

Friso

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Friso72

Indeed it does feel amazing and thanks for the advice, I am going to up my pace when the weather cools down then try a park run.Happy running Look forward to hearing about your graduation 😀

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PJRunnerGraduate

Congratulations 👏 👏 All of you who go before us are an inspiration to keep going. Well done. In the words of Jo Whiley 'you're a runner now' Well done. 🎉

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to PJRunner

Thank you I still can’t quite believe it but totally agree I have definitely been helped and encouraged by all the stories on here.If I can do it truly anyone can.

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Amazing! Well done! Happy Graduation 👩‍🎓 you must be so happy 😀

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to BeginnerCouch25K

Thank you I am still smiling and boring all my friends and family😀

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00marksGraduate

Congratulations on completing C25K!

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to 00marks

Thank you 😊

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations graduating from C25K, well done, to get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username follow the link of IannodaTruffe, now go and celebrate your wonderful achievement 🏃🏾 👍 🎓

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you so much😀

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WiggansGraduate

Well done Lola-bear!!!

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Wiggans

Ooh thank you 😀

Congrats and well done Lola-bear x

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to NewYorkRocks99

Thank you so much 😀

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Sisteract5Graduate

Brilliant - well done!!

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Sisteract5

Thank you😀

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Karis28Graduate

Congratulations and well done, the feeling is amazing and I’m still smiling following graduation 2 weeks ago 🙂 someone put a post on here (sorry I forget who) with a great suggestion! They were going to change trainers (as in the C25K commentators) on the app and do a week with each of the others. I completed with Laura but have since re-ran the last week with Sanjeev, I’m now on with Jo Wiley and it’s working great! Enjoy running 🏃🏾‍♀️ 😀

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Karis28

Thank you that’sa great idea I will use that for my consolidation runs 😀

Wow fantastic. Keep up the great work 💪

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Lola-bearGraduate in reply to Jacsbpl

Thank you and indeed I will c

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