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Wk 9 R 3 done and dusted

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PoppdogGraduate

Ok I have only gone and done it in 9 weeks I have gone from running 0 minutes to 30 minutes and it feels good. I feel lucky that I haven't had any injuries and I know not having kids at home means I can pretty much please myself when I run, (early morning is working good for me), so doing it in the 9 weeks was more achievable for me than some people, and I did resist the gremlins who wanted me to repeat runs I just ran the program as it was set out and didn't repeat any.

C25K really does work an I am a real life example of that.

I have lost a bit of weight but that is secondary to how I feel; I feel better I eat better, I sleep better and overall I'm pretty pleased with myself and life at the moment.

I'm really looking forward to what comes next, partly because I love planning, so I can now plan my consolidation runs and aim for that 10% improvement. I would like to reach 5K but you know if I cant so what I can now run for 30 minutes three times a week and intend to continue to do so.

I have even bought myself a little graduation gift of a light weight waterproof running jacket so I can keep going during the wet winter months. The only thing that will stop me is Ice and snow,

I would never in a million years thought it was possible, thank you C25K and the forum for giving me the support and the advice.

I am now a C25K graduate. Boy does that feel amazing.

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Benben21Graduate

WHOOP WHOOP!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

I know exactly how you feel, I really do. Such an achievement

🏃‍♂️👍👍👍👍👍👍🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

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Instructor57Moderator

Congratulations on your graduation 😁👍🎉🎉🎉Drop me a message in the link below to claim your Graduate badge !

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running !

Well done, a great achievement 👏 👍

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Fitat63

thank you

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AlMorrGraduate

Congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K Poppydog, well done, to get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username follow the link of Instructor57. 😊 🏃🏾 🎓

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you, oh yes went straight away to get my badge

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Irish-JohnGraduate

Congratulations Graduate!! :)

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Irish-John

Thank you that sounds good "fellow graduate"

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Irish-JohnGraduate in reply to Poppdog

Its what you are! :)

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Alan99Graduate

Woooo hoooooo.

Brilliant. Well done. What a great achievement 👏 🥳🏃‍♂️👍

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Alan99

Thank you

Well done Poppdog you’ve done it!! Amazing achievement 😃!! hopefully I’ll be joining you in a few weeks

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Chillipeppers1

Oh yes come and join me I’m still buzzing I’ve gone from nervously stepping outside thinking is any one looking to telling everyone who’s interested and sometime if there not interested, I’ve just completed C25K.

Woohoo. Well done. 👏💥⚡️👍🏅

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

thank you

Congratulations! That's fantastic!I'm currently on W7 R2 so hope to join you and the other graduates in just over 2 weeks. This programme and forum are awesome!

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to MerryLynette

oh yes come an join the graduates it wont be too long now

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OrkneyWillowGraduate

CONGRATULATIONS 👏. well done Poppdog. This is great news, and what a story. Keep up your 30 min runs and the next step is up to you. Progress to 5km, 60 mins, 10km and beyond! My advice is keep it slow and make sure you enjoy it. 😉

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to OrkneyWillow

I have heeded all the advice to get me this far unscathed and smiling and I intend to keep listening to more experienced runners. Thank you

Congratulations.Yes all we have to do is keep it up .Well done 🏃‍♀️.

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Blue_trainers

I have never been so determined about anything I will keep this up so will you. Thank you

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doggytailGraduate

Congratulations it is a fantastic feeling well done.

I think I may also have to buy a running jacket for these damp mornings

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to doggytail

what's the saying "there's no such thing as bad weather just bad choice of cloths" ☃️

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nowsterGraduate in reply to doggytail

The only problem with waterproofs is that whilst they keep the wet out, they keep the moisture in too. Blocking the wind is probably more important in keeping the chill away.

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SallyelizaGraduate

Congratulations it is a great achievement

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Sallyeliza

thank you

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JonwilGraduate

Well done, it's a great feeling isn't it

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Jonwil

it sure is, thank you

Well done that’s fabulous news!

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Jojogging74

thank you

Amazing! Well done! You're an inspiration! I'll be heading out today to do my wk9 run 3 but have been feeling a bit low but you've just switched my head around from 'it'll be tough' to 'I can do it'. A big Thank You

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to solid-banana-bread

You can do this, you will do this, you have been leading up to this moment. Go do it.

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solid-banana-breadGraduate in reply to Poppdog

Thanks Poppdog this little pep talk really helped me get through my run today

What a fabulous list of benefits. Congratulations and welcome to the consolidation crew.

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Aerialgazelle

thank you

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FrencGraduate

Amazing Poppdog! Well done you 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆.

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thank you

Well done. It just gets better too as you gain fitness and it gets easier. Good luck on reaching 5k 😀

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Runninggirl59

Thank you planning tomorrow’s run already

What a great story and a magnificent achievement. I graduated a few years ago now and I remember the feeling.

I just wish c25k had been about when I was in my twenties.

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to PeterBrash

Me too but I convinced myself as a younger fitter me that running wasn’t any fun. Oh if only we could go back and give our younger selves a good talking too

Yay! WTG Poppdog Welcome to the world of consolidation runs, but for now just bathe in the sunshine of your achievement fellow graduate 😀👍👏🏃‍♀️🥇🎉🏆

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Over60sRunner

Thank you I most certainly will my graduate friend

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00marksGraduate

Congratulations on completing C25K!

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to 00marks

Thank you

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LabloveGraduate

Fantastic!! Well done on your achievement.

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Lablove

Thank you

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DupsGraduate

Congratulations 🎉🥳🎉🥳be proud now you are a graduate. So many great benefits to running. Well done , good luck with all your challenges 👍

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to Dups

Thank you

Congratulations. I agree with everything!

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PoppdogGraduate in reply to MrBassmanjazz

Thank you

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