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Week 9 run 3 😁

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Reluctant57Graduate
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I did it! I've quietly persevered and taken note of all the good advice on here about not running too fast and I've finally done it. Still don't really think of myself as a runner though, but at least I know I can jog continuously for 30 minutes 3 times a week! Thank you to everyone for your encouragement, it's really helped.

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WillowandSolaGraduate

Oh my goodness!! if running for 30 minutes doesn’t make you think of yourself as a runner i don’t know what will. Huge congratulations on your graduation, that’s a huge achievement

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you. It really is a matter of mindset isn't it. Perhaps I need more convincing than most, but I'm glad I've made it this far.😊

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WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Reluctant57

I went into hospital almost 3 years ago, there they want to find ou your baseline so they can work out how ill you are. My daughter (who is medically trained) sat with me and pointed out I was a runner at every question, I was a bit embarrassed because like you I didn’t see myself as a runner, very slow and not hugely far although I had run 10k by then, when I was better I asked her why and she explained that they needed to know what i could do on a good day to compare what i was at that point, I could barely take myself off to the loo very slowly. but it made me realise that however old however slow, if I could run for half an hour i am a runner and so are you, be proud πŸ₯Ή

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you for your insight WillowandSola. I am humbled by your response, and I wish you good luck and good health for your future runs 😊

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MissUnderstandingAmbassador

What’s the difference between jogging and running? Don’t knock yourself down. You’re a runner!

Congratulations!!!! You’ve done so well to get here and you need some serious celebrations!

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to MissUnderstanding

Thank you. I don't know what the actual distance I run is in terms of km, I only know it equates to 9 and a bit times up and down the lane in 30 minutes at a not very fast pace! Never mind, I'm still going to celebrate! Is cake allowed do you think?🀣

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MissUnderstandingAmbassador in reply to Reluctant57

Cake is compulsory I would say! 🍰

C25k is a rubbish name for a great programme. Distance is irrelevant. Going at a fast pace is irrelevant. You’ve done it. That’s brilliant!

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ArthurJGGraduate in reply to MissUnderstanding

I actually think it’s a good name. It may lack mathematical precision but it attracts people to make a start. Plus, most people who do this programme do run 5k in the end. Maybe not in week 9 and probably not in 30 minutes but if you can run for 30 minutes after 9 weeks, a few weeks more and you’ll get to 5k if that’s what you want to do.

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IannodaTruffeMentor

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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Dendev75Graduate

amazing achievement - well done! πŸ‘πŸ»

If you’re getting your trainers on and running three times a week you’re a runner πŸƒπŸ½β€β™€οΈ πŸ‘πŸ» Enjoy you consolidation runs

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to Dendev75

Thank you Dendev75, will do. Looking forward to having a few runs in Spain along the sea front!

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Dendev75Graduate in reply to Reluctant57

ooh that sounds perfect πŸ‘πŸ»

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ChannelRunner2Graduate

Congratulations, Reluctant57 , to becoming a runner! πŸ₯³

See what I did there πŸ˜‰ and, yes, you're a runner now! Especially since you're already planning runs (on vacation?) in Spain!

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to ChannelRunner2

Thank you ChannelRunner2. Yes! I must admit I have enjoyed getting out early in the morning for a run before people are about...now I'm looking forward to a more interesting route in Spain🀞

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doggytailGraduate

huge congratulations πŸ‘πŸ‘ very well done

Now enjoy youf considayionruns x

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to doggytail

thank you 😊

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doggytailGraduate

oh dear fat fingers. Was meant to say enjoy your consolidation runs.

My week 9 is next week so i will be joining you..virtually of course x

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to doggytail

Good luck with your week 9

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Tazzy_wazzyGraduate

congratulations πŸŽ‰ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to Tazzy_wazzy

Thank you😊

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Too-old-to-runGraduate

Hi reluctant 57. We're on exactly the same path! I'm also 64 and graduated last week! I've been feeling just like you. OK. I can jog for 30 minutes but does that really make me a runner?? However, the support and encouragement from this website has really helped and moreover I have to admit to feeling much fitter than I did in my couch days! πŸ‘ I'm now consolidating my 30 minute runs and am then contemplating trying out a park run. Good luck with your own onward journey and most of all congratulations on graduating! Remember, we could both still be stuck on that couch eating biscuits!!

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ExBlondeMickGraduate in reply to Too-old-to-run

I did my last 0-5k as my first park run and it was quite hard as I found myself trying to run too fast but then I paced myself with someone running a bit above my own pace and it was really good as I did my first sub 7 minute kilometre. Legs are a little achey but running with others pushed me and was very rewarding.

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ArthurJGGraduate in reply to Too-old-to-run

yes jogging for 30 minutes makes you a runner because jogging is running, and if someone who runs regularly isn’t a runner then what does runner even mean?

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to Too-old-to-run

Thank you Too-old-to-run. It's good to know I'm not the only one...good luck with your park run!

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Mouse_by_the_seaGraduate

Congratulations- I do know what you mean - like you I wasn’t ready to call myself a runner at the end of the program and still don’t really think of myself as a runner as I’m very slow - but if you enjoy it does it matter! Well doneπŸ‘πŸŽ‰

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to Mouse_by_the_sea

Thank you Mouse_by_the_sea. Let's carry on non running together!

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50-trying

delighted for you, I’m starting week 8, took the dogs for 8km walk yesterday and developed a massive blister so it will have to wait, isn’t it a great program

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to 50-trying

Thank you 50-trying. I reckon an 8K walk is quite an achievement in itself! Look after your blister and good luck with week 8 when you're ready.

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00marksGraduate

Congratulations on completing C25K!

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to 00marks

Thank you😊

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B_DloGraduate

well doneπŸ‘πŸΌ

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to B_Dlo

Thank you😊

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Shakerpeg

Congrats!

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to Shakerpeg

Thank you😊

Liono profile image
LionoGraduate

Well done you! And you are most definitely a Runner with a capital R 😊

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to Liono

Thank you Liono 😊

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Caver

Brilliantl, well done. Of course you're a runner and, like me, you might not win any races but we're out there doing it and enjoying it (most of the time). πŸ˜…

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Reluctant57Graduate in reply to Caver

Thank you Caver 😊

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