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The big finale - Week 9 Run 3 done!

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I’ve done it! Even Storm Arwen couldn’t keep me down. I went out in the calm after the storm this morning and completed the programme, a full 30 minutes of running done three times this week.

This is the new me. Up until August this year I was a very inactive 53 year old woman with a sedentary job, lots of aches and pains, and the most moving I did was to the food cupboard and back. For different reasons i got my motivation to act now and set my mind to getting more healthy by eating better and moving more. By early October I had lost my first stone mainly from walking 2-3 times daily and watching calories so I decided then to get even fitter by trying the C25k program every other day, and in just under two months I have managed to complete it and lose another stone. Throughout the program I haven’t lost my motivation to get up and out each day, and dare I say It…. I think I may have become addicted to it 😳

Thanks to my fellow encouragers on here who have responded to my posts and to the administrators for pointing me to good advice when I needed it.

Here’s my final run selfie from this morning…. Thanks everyone 👍🏻😊🌅

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Instructor57Administrator

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

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Happy running!

Yaaaayyyyyyyyy!!!!!

Many congratulations on your graduation, fellow runner.

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

Keep running, keep smiling.

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VragtesGraduate

Congrats! I like your taking control and changing your life-style. It’s so easy to stay doing one’s comfortable, all too sedentary lifestyles. But the rewards of changing are so pleasant it’s easy to forget the struggle to get there. Enjoy your rest days.

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Vragtes

Thank you, a first milestone, hopefully more to follow 👍🏻

Congratulations 🎉. A great set of personal achievements to end the year. You must be delighted! 😁👍🏃‍♀️

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Couchpotato101

If you’d asked me at the start of this year about getting fitter I’d have shrugged it off, now I can’t quite believe I’ve made it this far 😊

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AlMorrGraduate

You look so happy in that photograph, congratulations on completing run 3 of week 9 and graduating from C25K, well done, to get your graduation badge and the word GRADUATE 🎓 next to your username follow the link of Instructor57. 😊 🏃🏾 🎓

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you, sorted! 👍🏻

Nice one buddy you did it, congratulations! Told you the bacon bap and brownie from yesterday helped fuel you 😂 Now and go and get your graduation badge 🏅and keep on running 🏃‍♀️and good luck with the healthy lifestyle 👍

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Bill_Carson

Ha ha! It was lovely 😊 but then so was completing the programme this morning, and that feeling will last longer than the pleasure of having consumed some delicious treats yesterday 🤣🤣🤣

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Janec1956Graduate

Congratulations 🥳🥳 Absolutely well done Headspace1st 🎊. You did it. You look extremely happy 😊 and so you should be. Now, let's just keep running 🏃‍♀️ You're right, it's addictive. Go and celebrate, you deserve another bacon bap and brownie, forget the healthy eating for today 😂

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Janec1956

Go us, Janec, we actually did it! 🥳🥳🥳

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FrencGraduate

Oh well done you Headspace! That’s such a lovely read, you sound as though you’ve really found a new you 😊. And of course massive congratulations on completing the program! It really is brill. Yay 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆!

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Frenc

I’ve found a new me for sure and am now going into the future with better health and hopefully minimised my chances of getting diabetes (my dad is experiencing the consequences of diabetes now in his 80s and I don’t want to follow in his footsteps)

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FrencGraduate in reply to Headspace1st

That sounds like a very good plan. I hope your dad is ok. 😊

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Frenc

Thank you 🙏

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PoppdogGraduate

Brilliant congratulations

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Poppdog

Thank you 👍🏻

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RunDoneGraduate

Congratulations! Isn't the new lifestyle awesome??! And how amazing is it to look back at weeks 1 and 2 and see how much progress you've made. Well done!!

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to RunDone

Yes it really is a great programme, to learn to run for 30 minutes in around 9 weeks, is quite an accomplishment!

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tmbtrainGraduate

Congrats on graduating 👏😃 brilliant journey you've been on!

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to tmbtrain

Thank you, I’ve loved nearly every minute of it 😂😂😂

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FolkylassGraduate

Congratulations! Super photo too!👏👏🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️👍😀

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Folkylass

Thank you, I’ve given up long ago on getting a decent photo, I am what I am! 🙄

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FolkylassGraduate in reply to Headspace1st

Hey! that’s a great photo and you look so happy !🏃‍♀️👍👏👏

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OldgirlrunsGraduate

I’m a bit late but huge congratulations nonetheless! Onwards and onwards from here! 🎉👏🥇

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you, every bit of encouragement means a lot!

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LongsocksGraduate

WoooooHoooooo! Fantastic achievement, welldone : )

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Longsocks

👍 🤗

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PJRunnerGraduate

Congratulations 👏. Lovely photo. There's no stopping you now, even a storm couldn't stop you!

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to PJRunner

Can’t wait to get out again now! 😂😂😂

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Indielass00Graduate

Well done Headspace1st 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉So many positive steps for your health and discovering the joy of running too! 👍🏻😀

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Headspace1stGraduate in reply to Indielass00

Thank you, yes it’s been a good couple of months for me 👍🏻😊

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