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Week 5 completed

"I made it! I made it! I made it! I made it!" this was all I could think of when I Laura said: "You completed your run, slow down now!". I was so FU***NG excited and happy!

Guys I never thought I could run for a full 20 minutes non-stop but today's run just proved me I can.

I am in love with life now, I am completely out of my head and I am looking so forward to beginning week 6 and then graduate.

Thank you guys, thanks!!!

I couldn't upload the video on here so I uploaded to youtube.

Here's the link!

:)

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Well done Greg. Loved the video - made me feel excited for you and wanting to go for a run!! But it's snowing a blizzard here (and I ran last night). So congratulations, glad you're enjoying it all.

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I'm glad this made you feel good! I am so happy I could finish the run :)

Happy running!

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What a great video Gregg! Besides being such a handsome and personable young man, you are achieving your goals! You should be incredibly proud of yourself! Congratulations, you conquered that dreaded 20! Very well done!! :-) Gayle

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I forgot to add: your video made me smile! :-) :-)

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Awww, thanks! I'm blushing now. Thank you for all your support!

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Congratulations Gregg, loved your video. Great English too!

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Haha thanks! I may be good at running now but I defo haveta improve my english skills. Thank you anyway, and have a good run! :)

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Yay!!! Go Greg!! I did W5R3 yesterday and like you, I felt frigging ace. We Rock :-)

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Isn't that just great?! I feel soooo good I cannot even type! I'm dying to start week 6 already! :) We'll finish this and we'll conquer week 9 :)

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Well done Gregg. You just made me smile :-) I had that feeling last week when I did the 20 minute run. Be very proud of yourself because it is a huge achievement :-) And your English is very good.

All the best for week 6.

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Thank you!! Thanks :) It's just an amazing feeling, I'm so happy you guys understand me. Have a good run, we'll make it!

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We are all aiming for the same thing Gregg, to be fitter and healthier. And yes we will make it. :-)

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Well done :-) it's such a good feeling isn't it?! Love your video, made me smile...I cried like a baby after running for 20 minutes! Good luck for week 6 :-)

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IT IS AN AMAZING FEELING! I swear I just couldn't believe I ran for a whole 20 minutes, I was out of my head. That's just a great feeling. It is!!

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Congratulations on a great achievement - you're right, Laura helps a lot and this site helps a lot, but when it comes down to it, you did the running yourself. :)

Really enjoyed seeing your joy and excitement in the video - it's so lovely. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm like that, it made me smile a lot too. It's so good to see other people feeling proud of their effort. :)

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I was (and AM!) so proud of my achievement I just wanted to share it with you guys. I really thought I was on fire when I finished my run and it's such a great feeling.

I now know I can do anything if I'm determined and strong on my decisions.

Thank you for your support :)

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Fabulous! Just, fabulous.

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Thank you :) You are just fabulous!

This is amazing !!

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Great achievement, blog and English, well done feel good doesn't it :D

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Thank you Phil! It's just a great feeling and all of your comments make me feel so good!

It does make me feel good, I love running now! :)

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Oops. Im filling up a bit after seeing that. Well done Greg. Its brilliant to see something different in the blogs and your video is just spot on. Happy running in Week 6, cant wait to see your posts next week - Karen

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Like I said, I recorded a video because I seriously wasn't able to type.. all the endorphins and the adrenaline wouldn't let me! I'm glad you enjoyed this and I'm glad I got to finish my run :) Happy running

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That was such an awesome video Greg!! It made me so happy to see you so happy and proud of yourself! I felt the exact same way when I did that run! :) I'm on W7 now and it's so surreal to be running for so long, I can hardly believe I've actually done it!!

I have never experienced so much positive feedback from strangers before- this website is simply amazing!!!

Best wishes!!!

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I have never experienced such a positive feedback from strangers before as well! This site is amazing, it just reunites people who love running and it's an amazing experience!

I'm glad you enjoyed the video, I'm glad I was able to be clear and understandable. :) Happy running and we'll make it to week 9, eventually hehehe

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Lovely video, Gregg. Well done on the run. :-) I can feel your positive happiness from here.

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Awww I'm glad cause that's exactly what I wanted to happen!

Thanks for your support and have a nice run :) cheers

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Well done, what a fab video. Brought back all the emotions I felt when I did last week. Brilliant !

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It seems that week 5 is a common "full-of-emotions" weeks :) It's great what we were able to do, it's great to see results :) Happy running!

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Wow Gregg.....I was beaming from ear to ear watching this and now I'm crying with happiness for you as I could so feel your happiness and enthusiasm and complete pride in yourself for having achieved this milestone in your life! Fantastic! :D

As Karen says, to actually see something different here and to see and hear a REAL person from this forum echoing how we all feel after that run is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Gregg! You will be a graduate in no time and I hope we get to see another video of your graduation speech!! ;) Happy running!

Sue

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Sue, what a pleasure! I'm so keen on this website and I'm thankful to all of you who supports me and "cheer me even upper" (I don't know if I can even say that in english, oh well haha)! It's great to receive such a positive feedback, it's so great!

I'll surely upload another video, maybe when I graduate or something like that :)

Thank you Sue, thank you so much :)

Wish you the best

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Oh, well done, Greg - many, many congratulations. You are an absolute inspiration, and it's so helpful to complete beginners like me to know that the dreaded W5R3 can be done!

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Oh, and I forgot to say, Gregg, how much I enjoyed your video - it was fantastic to share in your pride and delight, and gave me enough of a boost to get me out of the door and doing the first run of W2. Many thanks, and please do put another video up when you get a chance.

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Thank you! I'm so happy you got the courage and the power to go out and start week 2. That is such a huge effort! Trust me, you'll get better week by week: it'll feel amazing, I promise.

And I'll put another video up, maybe for my graduation ;) Stay tuned.

Happy running, and DO NOT give up! You can defo do this, like we all did !

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