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Woo Hoo! I've graduated!

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate

After yesterday's disastrous attempt I was determined to graduate today and I have!

I am so delighted because I am not a natural runner. In fact I'm not a natural at anything involving exercise and never have been. I'm also 4 stone overweight. So to have actually managed to stick at a running plan for 9 whole weeks and to be able to run for 30 minutes without stopping is just plain amazing!

When you add to that the fact that I'm even enjoying it then it is nothing short of miraculous - although to be fair I can't say I've really enjoyed the last couple of runs - but I have enjoyed the high afterwards!

So to anyone starting out - you CAN do it! If I can do it then anyone can and I'm going to keep on doing it too!!

Now I need to apply for my graduate badge - Yipee! :-)

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blueboots
bluebootsGraduate

Well done lucylocket, you must be really proud of yourself for achieving this and must have a huge smile on your face. congratulations. Hope you treat yourself to some reward. Keep up the running. :)

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to blueboots

Thank you - I am absolutely delighted and very very proud of myself!

maddykins
maddykinsGraduate

Very well done Lucylocket , great achievement! keep on running .....

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to maddykins

Thank you - I fully intend to keep running - I just need to find a new plan to follow :-)

sfb350
sfb350Graduate

Good for you, well done :-)

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to sfb350

Thank you :-)

Misstrolly
MisstrollyGraduate

fantastic! You and a few others are graduating on marathon day...inspiration for the future maybe? ;-)

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to Misstrolly

Oooh I hadn't made that connection! Maybe I should have watched the marathon this morning then I might have run faster this afternoon ;-)

Angel-Cake
Angel-CakeGraduate

That's fantastic..you must be smiling from ear to ear!! I'm half way through and your success is an inspiration to me!! Thank you and congratulations!! x

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to Angel-Cake

I'm so pleased to be an inspiration - that in itself is quite an achievement!! :-)

AliB1
AliB1Graduate

:) Congratulations! It's such a fab feeling isn't it. Bet you are still smiling :)

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to AliB1

Thank you - I'm grinning from ear to earn while wincing at the same time from my sore shins!!

There you go:-) Well done!

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to mwgolfacademy

Thank you :-)

gypsydepp
gypsydeppGraduate

Well done :) really felt for you yesterday. Hooray!

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to gypsydepp

Thank you - I'm so relieved!

AmandaW
AmandaWGraduate

I'm so delighted to read this - I felt so very sad for you yesterday as you were obviously so upset! This is just brilliant news, so happy for you, massive congratulations!

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to AmandaW

Thank you so much - yesterday was bad and really affected my mood for the rest of the day but today I am delighted! :-)

bizzyb
bizzybGraduate

Great news for you! Well done - big smiley face for you today!!!

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to bizzyb

I have a permanent grin on my face - I really am so proud of myself!

Greg_M
Greg_MGraduate

See Scarlett O"Hara was right - tomorrow is another day!

Really well done.

Hope you'll still hang out with us a bit now your all graduated and everything?

lucylocket10
lucylocket10Graduate in reply to Greg_M

Oh yes, I'll still be here! But what should I do next?

juicydee
juicydeeGraduate in reply to lucylocket10

You could ask AmandaW (or me) for her 10k programme..... I'm doing it and it's really good! To make it easier you do need to programme it into an app as it's just on paper - but so worth it!!

Well done on graduating!!!!! :-) :-) :-)

Greg_M
Greg_MGraduate in reply to lucylocket10

I wasn't sure either so just kept redoing the week 9 podcasts for a few weeks until I worked it out.

In the mean time my body got completely used to 5k runs which meant I was ready to step up a bit.

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well done lucylocket i intend on making myself a badge to put on the fridge:)

Minuette
MinuetteGraduate

Brilliant, really well done graduate!!! :)

Bxster
BxsterGraduate

congratulations lucylocket :)

Can't wait to see that graduation badge next to your name :) Well done!

Allybally
AllyballyGraduate

Wooohooo!! Well done !!!

Deryn61
Deryn61Graduate

Well done Lucy Locket, I knew you'd crack it x

handstand
handstandGraduate

Congrats! Your story inspires me to keep going. Thanks

OldNed
OldNedGraduate

Well done you; a great outcome and it just underlines that we can ALL do it. This programme is just brilliant.

Congratulations!! Well done. my friend at work who got me started on this journey is about 100 pounds overweight and just completed her first 5k. Guess what! She didn't come in last and she finished!! she has already entered another one in a few months. Job well done. i will start week 7 day after tomorrow.

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