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Fun Run and Graduation Run all in one :)

Well it's taken a while, but I've finally done it :) I started C25K last October and injured my neck (of all the things to injure!) at the end of Week 6. To be honest I lost the motivation after 4 weeks of not being able to run and then the weather was warming up and ..... excuse upon excuse.

Fast forward to February and a very good friend of mine had been having health issues so I offered to go walking three times a week with her. After 4 weeks of walking I got her started on C25K.

Being responsible for someone elses motivation and fitness really gave me all the motivation I needed and I haven't looked back :)

Sunday was the HBF Run for a Reason fun run in Perth. My friend and I were due to run Week 9 Run 3 on that Sunday so decided to treat the fun run as our graduation run. It was certainly entertaining dodging around walkers on the course and the 4km just flew by. Before I knew it, we were heading to the finish line!

It certainly wasn't fast, but we ran the whole 4km and could have turned around and ran back again (maybe I need to pick up the pace a bit more).

Graduation run - 35:40 of non-stop running. I can't believe it. I have never, ever been a runner. I didn't think I had the body shape for a runner. No idea what shape I thought a runner was supposed to be.

Now I'm looking at Parkruns and fun runs and deciding what to sign up for next. I honestly can't wait to get back out there and just enjoy the fact that I *can* run for 30 minutes! Give me a couple of weeks and I'll be looking for the next goal. Hmmmm, B210K????

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Well done, I think you're right that running with someone helps - it's the only way I got round Parkrun. Enjoy your running whatever you decide to do next :)


Thank you :) Having a running buddy is certainly helping me. The number of times I've thought "Meh, I don't feel like running" but then remember that it's not just me that decision affects. So I just keep on running.


How fantastic is that , that you completed your graduation run the same time as your fun run! That must have been a very special moment indeed. :)


Oh.... Very well done, after all your setbacks YIPPEE and congratulations! :)

Guess there's no need to rush immediately into another challenge, just enjoy your 30 mins for a while and maybe see how much further you go in each outing. There will be lots of different ways of going onwards once you've had a little time luxuriating in the fact that you've graduated from C25K! Take care, no more set backs, eh? Cheers, Linda ;)


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