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W9R3... Do dreams come true?

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MrsrunGraduate

So I went to bed last night totally undecided on should I run in the morning as I have a busy day but got my kit ready just in case, I had earlier in the week decided that Thursday was run day . Tossed and turned for an age in bed and decided the only way I would ever get any sleep was by committing to a run in the morning. So up and out this morning for my W9R3 . The nerves kicked in and I felt very excited ... Too excited ! But I did rein it in. I saw a runner , who voiced how hard running was and we shared a mutual smile ... She saw me as a runner !!! Crazy lady. So the run went on and I plodded along past now familiar sites and remembering when the thought of being able to run so far would have been laughable... So I approached the last minute and looked into the distance for my welcoming committee ... Where was the gold finishing ribbon? Michael Johnson and Paula Radcliffe were not waiting for me or the brass band... as for the ticker tape just leaves on the ground... All as I could see in the distance were two horses in a field with long faces.... Not the finish I thought I was going to have... Then I remembered they all thought I was running tomorrow , not today ... So I got into the car and pulled down my vanity mirror and saw the person I had been dreaming about seeing for the last 9 weeks......... Mrsrun... THE RUNNER!........ The perfect finish.

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SoosieSooGraduate

Well done, you graduate you. So happy it went well for you. My last runs tomorrow, but I’m nervous, not sure whether to put off til Friday. It’s so silly.

Think I’m just gonna go for it.

Well done again. 👏👏👏👏

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to SoosieSoo

How silly are we for getting nervous on something we have already done but I know exactly how you feel. Do it when you are ready and enjoy. Graduate ....Me? Thank you . I will be cheering you over the line .

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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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MrsrunGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I have longed for you to call me fellow runner.....Thank you so much for all your support.

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Instructor57Moderator

Congratulations on your graduation ! Sounds like a great run 😁👍👏👏👏

I'm sure you know how to claim your badge here

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

And I'm also sure you know about post C25k running here

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your graduation day then consolidation 😁👍

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Instructor57

Thank you for the links and support , I shall have a look later.

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Benben21Graduate

Yay: you are an INSPIRATION!

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Benben21

I am just following in the footsteps of the many who went before me....... But thank you so much... I actually do not think it has hit me yet !

Omg well done!!!! You’ve done it!!!! Despite the lack of ticker tape I bet it feels amazing!!!!! 🏆

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to MaCherie112

Thank you. It is still not in my head that I did it!... I shall reflect later tonight on what I have done and what so many on here before me have and read up on what they went onto do. I hope you are on the road to recovery!

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MaCherie112 in reply to Mrsrun

I’m feeling much better amazed at how quickly- hopefully can try a run in a few days! Sounds like you should try some consolidation runs before you talk yourself out of it! I can’t believe how far we’ve all come! Keep going! 🥳

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to MaCherie112

Oh I will continue running, that is a definite if not injured. Now I am taking care of my body ready for my long walk. Hope to read about your next run soon!

Yes yes yes 💃🍾Congratulations!

I'm so very pleased for you.

Opportunitys lie ahead for you now.

Those Gremlins can be sent packing to some other starting the programme cos we know everyone needs one at some point, or shall you keep it to remind you of progress?😂

Just brilliant 🥳😘

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Cazrun

Thank you so much. I think I will keep a gremlin with me as I know when to use it to my advantage and when to kick it into the cow field !

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Cazrun in reply to Mrsrun

Wise choice. Keep your mind occupied lol So what's next?

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Cazrun

My hundred mile walk starts a week on Saturday , so I need to put a bit training in for that . Then I fancy running by the sea ( I live in a land locked area) and some Park Runs....... And then a medal !

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Cazrun in reply to Mrsrun

Good luck on the walking, sounds fun. The sea is beautiful also on my to do list.

As for park run, now that's an experience you will never forget! I've only done 1 and realy enjoyed it. I'm certain you will too. Plus usually rains on a Saturday morning, another thing we like lol

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Penguingirl1Graduate

Congratulations. Feels amazing doesn't it? Xx

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Penguingirl1

I think I am still in shock but yes... Just seen that I have the badge... Feel a bit emotional ....

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Penguingirl1Graduate in reply to Mrsrun

Aw bless you. Enjoy the feeling. Its a great achievement xx

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Alan99Graduate

Yay 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 Fabulous. Well done Mrs run.

Enjoy your moment and look forward to your next running challenges.

You are an inspiration to many so please keep us updated as you progress and get stronger and stronger. Happy days 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Alan99

Thank you so much and thank you for your believing in me and supporting me. I sure will keep you all updated on my running .... Might have to hold back a bit as I go on my long walk a week on Saturday... But all being well , Liverpool docks will be seeing me running along it in the near future... Happy running to you.

Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊🎈 what an achievement

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you so much.

Whoop whoop, well done! Congratulations. You are indeed "a runner" 😉

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to TooOldForThis1

Thank you so much , it still has not sunk in......I will make some quiet time for myself later ....... Actually even on my own is not quiet! Me a runner! Dreams do come true! Happy running

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PJRunnerGraduate

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 congratulations runner. What an achievement. I find all the posts, struggles, tips and suggestions such an inspiration and have enjoyed your journey. Go you!

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to PJRunner

Thank you ,. I think sharing my journey and the wonderful people on here you included , have made all of this possible for me. A huge thank you.

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Wavy-chick28Graduate

Fabulous ! Well done you it’s just the best feeling and it will continue 🎺🎷🎺🎷🎉🎉👏👏👏

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Wavy-chick28

Thank you, no one can take today away from me and now I shall build on it slowly !

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FrencGraduate

Super well done Mrsrun the runner! Well done you 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆. I hope the horses 🐴🐴 clapped their hooves and neighed for you! 😊😊😊

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thank you so much. Heckers they did.... They just stood there as to say ... We do that everyday! Running is easier with four legs...

Congratulations!! Well done on your graduation! Inspirational!

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Davidnotarunner

Thank you so much. The great thing about this community is I was inspired and still am by many and the inspiration is passed onto to all... How is your journey going !

Second round tonight! Feeling motivated by everything I see on here! I’m determined more than ever to graduate! Congratulations again! You must be so proud.

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to Davidnotarunner

Tonight! Just relax into the runs , nice and slowly. Enjoy it and let us know how you get on. Still smiling and thinking ... Me, I did that ....... The girl who was only ever picked for one team at school because everyone was sick!

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JetsNannaGraduate

Congratulations 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😊

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to JetsNanna

Thank you so much.

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PeggySusiGraduate

Congratulations on your graduation!.. what a great post..I will look forward to reading more on your consolidation and I wish you continued happy running..😊

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to PeggySusi

Thank you very much. I will keep posting and running. Happy running

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tmbtrainGraduate

Whoop! Congratulations on graduating 👏🙂

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to tmbtrain

Many thanks. It feels good.

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tmbtrainGraduate in reply to Mrsrun

Fab! Enjoy it you've earned it 👍

Congratulations! What an achievement.

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to SlowSlowSlow

Thank you . Did you listen to a podcast?

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SlowSlowSlow in reply to Mrsrun

Yes I did - I found myself giggling as I went ! 😁

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to SlowSlowSlow

Giggling is a great distraction.... Enjoy..

Well done. Sorry to hear Michael and Paula were a day late. 👏💥🏅⚡️

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MrsrunGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

Oh no ... I forgot to message them to say they had missed the main event of the summer and not to turn up today !..... Still the two horses can tell them all about it!

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