Can she do it? Yes......she did itπŸ˜‚ - Couch to 5K

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Can she do it? Yes......she did itπŸ˜‚

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Janec1956Graduate
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I’ve accomplished a few notable events in my life, which I have to say, has had its ups and downs but it’s been a happy one nonetheless.

I passed my driving test (4th attempt)

Gave birth to and raised my 3 children

Admitted I was an alcholic, sought help, and have been sober 24 years and counting

Then I decided I needed to get fit and healthy before I reach pensioner status in a few short months and stumbled upon C25K. Life changer. Each week my β€œCAN I, WILL I” changed to β€œI CAN, I HAVE”.

And blow me down, I have just completed my GRADUATION πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ. How cool is thatπŸ₯³

It was just me, my trusted treadmill and Denise (she always had faith in my abilities πŸ˜„ far more than I ever did to begin with) as the family are all away doing their own things this weekend.

I would be so very happy if you would grab your drink of choice and a slice of cake, (biscuit, chocolate or whatever) and join in my celebrations. I’m so damned proud of my achievement I could burst.

Thank-you my fellow runners (I can call myself a runner now, yes?) for posting your stories on this forum. The excellent tips, support, inspiration and motivation is truly wonderful and has helped me immensely these past 8 weeks.

Onwards and upwards ~ a new challenge for me is waiting in the wings and I’m ready.

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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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Janec1956Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Iannoda Truffe, sorry, it appears I didn't press 'reply' correctly when I responded to your reply.A lot of my success is down to your most inspirational posts. The time you must have taken to write and all the links you provided, priceless 😚. I have been back and forth, reading and re-reading them almost on a daily basis since I found Health unlocked.

I have my future plan now. I will keep running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ and I most certainly will keep smiling 😊.

Thank-you

Well done Janec1956 you did it! You must be feeling so proud of yourself. Just think next time you post you'll have a graduation badge next to your name 😁 you're right as well this forum provides advice and encouragement to all and we've I'm sure we've all needed it at some point during this exercise, I know I have! Keep on running Jane and keep it up, well done, you ARE a runner nowπŸ‘πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Bill_Carson

Ahhh, thank you Bill. My energy levels this morning were spot on. I seemed to settle into my pace quite well and before I knew it Denise told me I had only 1 minute left, oh πŸ˜‚ the feeling of elation was superb 🀩πŸ₯°. You'll be there soon. I look forward to your post. Good luck πŸ˜ƒ

That's what we like to hear Jane, well done and thank you πŸ‘

Just realised Jane that you've got your graduate badge next you your name now, yaaaeee πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ…

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Bill_Carson

I know, bloody marvelous isn't it? 🀩 πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰. Wait till I show the husband πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Ha ha good on you Jane, savour the moment πŸ˜‰

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Bill_Carson

Oh I will Bill, I most definitely will 😁

Congratulations, another challenge completed! Well done. πŸ™‚

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Never_too_old

Thank you Never_too_old.

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Sheer class well done πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Janec1956Graduate

Thank you Imc50. It still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I'll definitely have to look at consolidation now as I need routine πŸ™‚

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Headspace1stGraduate

I have just found your graduation post now 😊What an accomplishment, you’ve done so well, in your running and in life, i celebrate alongside you, life can be tough and you’ve proved to yourself that you can do it with or without others, go you! Celebrating with you with a lovely caramel brownie and latte at costa, i hope you’ve enjoyed your graduation celebrations too πŸ™

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Headspace1st

I will treat myself to tea and cake a little later β˜•πŸ°. Enjoy your brownie yum yum. This afternoon I have to go for my covid booster and flu jabs, hence my final run early on. πŸ˜…

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Janec1956

I hope you feel ok afterwards, all the very best

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RennurGraduate

And there will be more to come. How about 10K by spring?

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Rennur

Hi Rennur, I put my heart and soul into my C25K journey and, fortunately for me, everything worked out well. I'm looking forward to finding out where my journey takes me, so who knows. πŸ™‚

Congratulations πŸ₯³

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Yodamesiski

Thank-you Yodamesiski. Its a good feeling πŸ™‚

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LongsocksGraduate

Well done Janec1956, I’ve just read your graduation post, what a journey!

I’m celebrating your well earned success with a hot mug of tea and a hot buttered crumpet : )

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Longsocks

Thank you 😊 Longsocks. You can't beat a drink of tea! I've been addicted to tea since I was weaned from a bottle, 60 odd years ago πŸ˜‚

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Lily888Graduate

What a joyful post! I’m proud of you, Janec, and I’m celebrating with my morning cup of coffee.

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Lily888

Thankyou Lily888. 😊

Congratulations πŸ… I've got a slice of cake for this afternoon. I'll think of you while I enjoy it 🍰

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to DylanTheRabbit

Thankyou 😊 DylanTheRabbit. Hope the cake was good 🍰

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DylanTheRabbitGraduate in reply to Janec1956

Walnut and cranberry. As delicious as success!

Congratulations! Saluting you with my morning cuppa πŸŽ‰β˜•πŸ‘

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Chorleyplodder

Thank-you 😊 can't beat a morning cuppa β˜•

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00marksGraduate

Congratulations on completing C25K!

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to 00marks

Thank you 😊 00marks

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CmoiGraduate

What a wonderful post Janec1956! Happy future running, whatever that turns out to be for you πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸ‘

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Cmoi

Thank you 😊 Cmoi. I haven't got the foggiest idea, but I'm smitten and will continue πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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CmoiGraduate in reply to Janec1956

It's a slippery slope (sometimes literally, in my case) I warn you!

Well done! I shocked myself by graduating at age 66; it feels great doesn’t it? Definitely time for celebration, and then reflection on where you want to go next. I chose extending distance and joining park runs and staying with 3 runs per week as often as possible. But, we are all different….enjoy the moment. πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Beachcomber66

ThankyouπŸ™‚ Beachcomber66. When I decided do this a couple of months ago I thought I'd just give it a try and if I don't like it, I've lost nothing. Never did I expect to enjoy it, but I doπŸ˜ƒ. Who knows where this journey will lead, I'm excited to find out though😁

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Beachcomber66Graduate in reply to Janec1956

I am sure that you will surprise yourself. πŸ‘

Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Couchpotato101

Thank-you πŸ™‚ Couchpotato101.

Well done! It’s such a proud moment isn’t it? And yes, you ARE a runner ! Toasting you with a cup of coffee before I go out to do my weekly 5k run . Keep going, it’s addictive in a good way!

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Kat1234_

It is Kat1234. Its been a long time since I felt quite so proud 😊 and, yes, I am, I'm a runner πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸ˜‚

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buzzardsGraduate

Congratulations on your achievement. What an incredible journey. πŸŽ‰πŸ·πŸΎπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to buzzards

Thankyou 😊 buzzards. To get to this point, all was totally worth it πŸ‘Œ

Huge congratulations, well done!!

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Itchiscritchi

Thankyou 😊 Itchiscritchi

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MittymooGraduate

Congratulations! Absolutely brilliant

Well done! I have a cup of Earl Grey and a slice of lemon drizzle to celebrate with you πŸ™ŒπŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸ™Œ

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Over60sRunner

Thank you 😊 Over60sRunner. Enjoy your tea and drizzle cake. β˜•πŸ°

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PoppdogGraduate

Congratulations you have ever right to be proud of yourself cheers β˜•οΈ

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Janec1956Graduate

Thank you 😊 Poppdog. Cheers. It was the best feeling 😁, still is actually πŸ‘Œ

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Oldwoman65Graduate

Wow, well done you. Now you can enjoy running anytime, anywhere just for fun

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Oldwoman65

Thankyou 😊 Oldwoman65. Looking forward to it

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OldgirlrunsGraduate

I’ve only just seen your post Janec1956 but it’s never too late to say congratulations! You’re a runner- woohoo! πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ₯‡

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Janec1956Graduate

Ah, thankyou Oldgirlruns ☺. Yes, πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I am a runner πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ and it feels good πŸ‘

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PeggySusiGraduate

Congratulations! πŸ‘

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to PeggySusi

Thankyou Peggy's 😊

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JosterGraduate

That is absolutely bloody fantastic and has made me smile and feel motivated on this grey damp morning. Be proud you amazing RUNNER!!!

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Joster

Joster , thankyou 😊 motivating you to run, I'll take that 😊

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Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations Janec1956. The girl did well. Believe me, this is just the start of a life changer. You won’t regret it!

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Janec1956Graduate in reply to Dexy5

Thankyou 😊 Dexy5. I can't wait to see where my journey runs to next.

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njd967Graduate

Chapeau! Or alternatively, bloody well done, you!

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