Wooohooo I have graduated tonight :-) :-D :-)

I've done it. Woooooo! Week 9 run 3 in the bag. And just because I had to say I've literally done couch to 5k I carried on running after the 30 mins and got to 5 whole kilometres in 37 mins. Not a personal best on speed but I have something to work on going forward which will hopefully keep me motivated :-) Go me, haha :-p

It was a strange run, slowest first mile for a while and really felt I couldn't do it early on but 15 mins in I felt great again and although it wasn't easy I felt I could have done a bit more distance in the end.

I can't believe how much this programme has changed me. At 29 I'm probably the fittest I've ever been. I haven't lost the weight that I would have liked but hoping that will happen in time. Running on a mon, wed and fri each week has kept me same through a very stressful period at work and touch wood I am picking up less colds etc...(hoping that's not the kiss of death!!!)

All of you who are just starting out keep it up! You can do it. Goodness knows if I can do it you can as well. It feels as though this programme has worked a miracle for me! No exaggeration.

Now just to stay motivated and build on what I've achieved, and thank goodness I can do my own playlist from now on - though I will miss Laura terribly.

Best wishes all. Now to get my graduate badge :-)

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  • A huge congratulations :D Graduating is an amazing feeling & you are so right to be proud of what you have achieved. Good luck on keeping up with the running & let us all know how you get on -think the next blog you write will have a shiny green graduate badge beside your name!!

  • Well done! :)

  • Congratulations!

  • Thanks all :-) Am so thrilled!!!

  • Congratulations on completing the programme, younggrizzly, Here's to your future running sessions.

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! The program does work miracles, but more importantly...YOU DID THE RUNNING!! You made the commitment...you made the runs...YOU DID IT!!

    Enjoy that badge...you earned it!!

  • Congratulations on your graduation!

  • Well done you... do try some of the C25K+ podcasts. I succumbed to buying an audiofuel download last night, so look forward to doing that.

    Happy running and enjoy your grad badge!!!!

  • Congratulations! And what a speedy 5K - well done!

  • Congratulations - you are a graduate - don't forget to ask for your shiny green badge which will look great next to your name!

  • Yippeee! Another graduate... Congratulations!

  • Well done younggrizzly! You must feel soooo good! I will be joining you in 2 weeks time-I just cannot believe it. Yes, amazing how your whole life changes with this programme. Keep on running :-)

  • Congratulations, younggrizzly! Well done! And not just the 30 mins but 5k too. More good news: you needn't say goodbye to Laura if you download the C25k+ podcasts, which are a great way of keeping up the structure once you've graduated. We'll be looking out for that shiny graduate badge, too!

  • Younggrizzly, such an achievement! CONGRATULATIONS! :-)

  • Woohoo, Well done, looking forward to seeing the graduation badge :)

  • wooooohooooooo, well done! Congratulations :-)

  • Yay, congrats younggrizzly, I just finished tonight and am on top of the world! Like you, I am over the 30 min mark for the 5k but I think we can work on speed as another goal, the time is what counts. Make some of those 'hopes of continuing on' into achievable goals in small steps and you WILL continue to enjoy running as a part of your life. Well done again :)

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