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Well the fat bird (me) did it!!!

Took me 12 wks not 9, theres been blood sweat and tears but i flamin did it. 12 wks ago i cried my eyes out with embarassment and frustration i'd really struggled wk 1 run 1 and my family laughed at me even trying to run. Tonight they aren't laughing and i can hardly see the screen to type through the happy tears!!

To anyone just starting or struggling stick with it, it really does work, you will struggle, you will ache, if your like me you will swear and want to pack it in but if this totally unfit fat bird can do it anyone can xx

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A lovely post. Congratulations on graduating :) :)

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excellent blog and has made me more determined! Just started week 6 :-)

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I've got tears in my eyes reading your wonderful blog. Well done you, congratulations. Don't forget to send John, JR21 a message telling him you have finsihed and he will do the badge for you.

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Thanks so much i'm sobbing like a baby here, so proud of myself i never thought i'd get here

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we all get like like that occassionally, its a great release. Mine was Saturday when I surprised myself at the Parkrun - although did wait until I got home

waving my virtual pom poms for you!

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From another fat ( getting on a bit) bird well done !!!! Inspirational .i cant wait for the day when I can blog that I've done it xx

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Tears in my eyes reading this!!!!!! (think I'm premenstral) I'm another unfit fat bird.... Just done week2 run3 and really struggling, but haven't up until today. Nt sure whether to repeat the run or continue to week 3...... Your post has given me some inspiration! Xx

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Try week 3 just take it slow and stay positive if I can do it so can you ! x

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Fantastic, wonderful blog, anybody who might be listening to that devil on our shoulder and thinking of quitting will definitely swat it off now!

Well done you, that is a really inspirational blog for everybody.

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Congratulations and well done! Great post! I'm sure your family are all proud of you now! They certainly should be! Congrats again. :-)

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But, not so fat or unfit now though, eh?! Well done!

I am due to graduate my big fat behind on Friday also, so I shall take encouragement from your success for run 2 tomorrow morning!

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Congratulations.you are Such an inspiration

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Thanks and good luck to all working their way through. wasn't intending to do it until the morning but was so impatient and excited couldn't wait. Lol the very idea that i couldn't wait to run is unbelievable :)

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Well done. I cried too, remember how wonderful you feel today and it will get you through the tough runs to come xx

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Great blog and an inspiration to those just starting out - well done keep at it now, you have come so far...........

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Congratulations and very well done :)

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thanx and i really intend to stick at it, i love it. Had a stressfull family situation a few weeks ago and instead of reaching for a beer and a cig i went for a run!!

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Brilliant, absolutely brilliant, well done and good for you, nothing left to say :-D

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Congratulations and well done, it really does not matter how long it takes to complete the program, i took longer than the 9 weeks, but we did it :) Have you requested your badge yet? thats the best bit actually seeing it against your name :)

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Thanx and yep as soon as i came on lol hopefully will get it soon :)

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Hoorah! Hoorah! Brillant!

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Woohoo! Congratulations! Well done :-)

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You go Guuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrl! Well Done :D

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That's a fabulous story that you shared. Congratulations, and keep putting your foot to the ground (or treadmill). You will only get better, and you will be a great inspiration to your family.

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Thanks all, i'm still buzzing this morning!! :)

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What a fantastic story and congratulations! I've just come back from a very rubbish run w5r2 and worrying about the dreaded w5r3. Your blog has jut given me the determination to carry on and not give up.

Well done you- I'm typing this thru tears for you :-)

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thanx Bensmum good luck with the dreaded 20 mins, you can do it and will feel amazing when you do :)

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Brilliant! Well done. Inspirational stuff, really is.

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Ok....so you have my tearing up just reading this! I am soooo happy for you!!! I too am of of the larger persuasion :-) and I have struggled. I am on Week 7 Run 2, but it's taken me about 13 weesk to get here. I have had runner's knee a couple of times, stomach virusues that were unbelievable, and even sinus infections. But your post is total motivation!!! Good for you and don't stop now!!! Let us know when you run your first 5K!!! *standing ovation*

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Congratulations! I don't know what it is about running, but it always gets us crying too!

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Thank you everyone on here is so supportive .

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Congratulations Well Done :-)

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Thanks for sharing this great story- I feel like giving up from last 2 runs -week 4 but after reading you blog, I have decided to continue.

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wk 4 was the one i really struggled with took me 3 weeks but it will happen so please stick at it

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Oh jinnie, well done. You have every reason to be proud. Thanks for your motivating post, for other 'fat birds' out here like me who are just getting started (week 2 for me).

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So inspirational!

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Great blog, fantastic story, here's a virtual hug (( )) for all us fat birds. We can all do it too, just takes time :)

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Congratulations on graduating!!! I've just done week 6 run 1 and thought it would be a stroll in the park..... Wrong!!! I found it quite difficult and thought I'd look on here to see how other people felt. Then I found your blog and it's wonderful. Keep up the good work and I'll keep putting one foot in front of the other until I can finally say "I did it too!"

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well done jinnie i am proud of you. I had a tear as i read your inspirational blog. This will really help me (as a larger lady) to keep going no matter what. :-)

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Wow! You are an inspiring lady!

Congratulations on graduating and very best wishes for the futire x x

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