Maisiemugwump GRADUATE

OMG I have done it. Have graduated from the wonderful programme and I cannot tell you how good it feels. I joined the programme in week four having followed a running programme I found in one of the magazines. Even though I gave up on Laura's podcast after the first run I then downloaded the C25K podcast which is almost the same. I like so many people here was the slow child at PE never interested in any sports, have done yoga on and off ever since I was young that was it. Ever year for the past three years my New Years resolution was to get fit. Last year I managed to get up to running 20 mins on the treadmill I then moved and when I went back to exercise I couldnt even walk for twenty minutes without holding onto the rails. Now I am running for thirty five mins :D ok I am not running 5k nowhere near but that's alright, that's one of my next goals. One of the reasons I stuck at this programme was the people. I found such inspiration. I delighted every time someone commented on my blog it made me feel part of a huge big community where everyone supports everyone else. My advise to newbies is to blog keep a record of your runs it makes for great reading I also read every post about the run I was about to do it gave me the determination to finish that particular run. Follow the posts of people who are at the same stage as you. I felt as if I knew them all and again I watched with interest their progress and they in turn watched mine. To one and all who ever read a post I made Or commented on it a huge big thank you I wouldn't be here without you. Happy running and bring on the 5k

9 Replies

  • Congratulations! Well done! :) Oh, what a lovely graduation blog - I'd agree, the support on here makes such a difference both when it's hard, but also when things go well, and nobody else understands! Even though our starting points vary so much, the ups and downs seem to feel pretty much the same for everyone!

    Good luck with your journey to 5k! :)

  • Oh Maisie, I'm so pleased for you! Truly lovely grad blog. I'm raising a glass of wine in your honour as I write this. Congrats. Bravissima. :-)

  • What a great achievement. well done, it is a good feeling and a well deserved one. The blogs do help dont they. :-) :-)

  • Well done!

  • Brilliant. I agree, this blog is fab.

  • Congratulations! Your enthusiasm is infectious! Here's to your 5k.

  • Masie, Many congratulations and hugs! So very pleased for you. Your story will be inspirational to all new runners out there :D I do so hope you will have some celebrations and then plan the follow through. Heaps of good wishes for today and for all future challenges. Cheers, Linda :)

  • Congratulations on your graduation so very well done. Happy running!!

  • Fantastic news - congratulations on your graduation, and your lovely blog :)

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