And that's a wrap - Week 9 Run 3 complete

Well who'd have thought when I started this programme back in deepest, darkest February taking baby steps out on a cold, snowy Friday afternoon, that 3 months later I'd be running non-stop for 30 minutes! But I have done exactly that (and a bit more) for the last three runs.

I thought I'd try Zombies, Run! today to make a change. It didn't get off to a good start when I heard the first instruction to run at about 3 minutes into my warm up walk. So I start off at my usual jogging pace. Then I hear "Warning, Zombies 15 metres... warning, Zombies 20 metres" so I up the pace and get stitch. I've been lucky and have managed to avoid stitch in my run up til now although I've had a few minor ones in my warm down walks. I concentrate on my breathing and tips Laura gave us back in, was it Week 4? I'm starting to worry that this was a bad decision and that I'd fail my graduation run. Maybe this Zombies Run thing is a bit too advanced for me at this stage.

But then I hear a voice saying "such and such item collected" - couldn't make out exactly what it said but thought, well I can't be dead then if I'm still playing the game. So I carry on being chased by zombies and trying to up the pace a little when I hear them close in. Wasn't really sure I knew what I was doing and when I looked at the results later, I obviously didn't because the Zombies caught me at least 1/6 dozen times. I've asked hubby to use his internet skills to see if he can find some useful playing tips. Like perhaps I shouldn't start running faster until I hear the zombie locator pips getting really close in so I don't tire myself out.

Anyway, I got round and must have been running for longer than 30 minutes in total as I started early and decided to carry on until MMP told me I'd been running for 3 miles.

I don't think it's actually sunk in yet that I've completed the programme. Can I now call myself a C25K graduate? If so, where's that link for the t-shirt? :D


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  • Hi Pam

    Congratulations! I just graduated tonight too!!

    Isn't it a great feeling when you look back to those 60 second intervals and how hard they were?!

    A virtual pat on the back to you and a glass of whatever you fancy !

    Kel x x

  • Congratulations!

    Can't offer any zombie tips though! :)

    This website seems very slow today - all this graduating is causing overload!

  • Zombies? Very well done - great achievement. What a night for graduations. badge man will be busy tomorrow....

  • Very inspirational evening - congratulations :-)

    Off to look at zombies

  • Congratulations!!

  • Wow well done. Only 5 runs to go for me can't wait!

  • Wow well done. Only 5 runs to go for me can't wait!

  • Well done, many congratulations! Have seen somebody else blog about Zombies, what is it - music tracks, running programme ???? Please share, sounds fun :)

    Meanwhile, enjoy some celebration of all you've achieved since those early exhausting mini runs, claim you graduation badge and order a tee-shirt. Welcome to the Grad group, I look forward to hearing what you'll be doing next. Very best wishes, Linda x

  • Congratulations Pam and its lovely to welcome yet another to the Grad Club!! :) Enjoy celebrating!!

    Sue x

  • Good morning everyone. Thanks for your lovely comments. I browsed the t-shirt selection last night. Think I'll treat myself to both a long-sleeved and a short-sleeved shirt :D

    Congratulations to you to, LondonKel. It's a fantastic achievement. Look how far we have come!

    I'll put up a separate post about Zombies.

    Happy running folks! X

  • Congratulations on your graduation :)

  • Congratulations on completing the C25K programme.

    Keep on running :-)

  • Yeah congrats Pam. That badge looks good on you! ;)

  • Thanks Dallacat : :)

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