Week9 run3 - graduation!

Well, that's graduation done. Feel a bit dazed really. Nine weeks of walking and running. Never stuck to anything that long I swear. First it was the breathing, then it was the mind "you want me to run for HOW LONG?" then it was the Heavy Legs Syndrome and then it was the motivation "don't wanna, can't make me". 12 and a half weeks, one cold, one 3k and 27 runs later, here I am.

So if you're at the beginning, or half way through. And you think you're too old, too unfit, too big, too tired, too sad, too lazy, too busy to run. You're not. You can do it. Make it work. It don't have to be fast, it don't have to be stylish, it don't have to be graceful. It's just got to get done.

Today's run was a fitting celebration. Found my rhythm, did just over 4k. No major problems. Even managed to speed up in the last k. Next up... New routes, 5k and parkrun!


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14 Replies

  • Lovely blog & well done! :)

  • Congrats, i'm longing for parkrun too :-)

  • Congratulations! Love this blog, made me smile. Happy running!:)

  • Fantastic well done

  • Congratulations.

    I am not quite there yet. About to start Week 7. I have started to wonder, 'How do you Graduate?'.

  • Thanks. As far as I am concerned, it's when you've done week 9 3 times, i.e. run for 30 mins. Most people don't get to 5k in 30 mins straight off.

  • Sorry lizfish didn't make my question very clear. How do you get the 'Shiny Green Badge'?

  • go up to help button - top right hand side of this page. You can email the helpdesk from there - and they are pretty prompt - lizfish seemed to have hers immediatly.

    good luck with the rest of your runs and i look fwd to your graduation post :-)

  • LOOK I have a shiny green badge *dances around like a 5-year-old*

  • I want mine !! * stamps feet like a 5 year old* lol

    a huge well done on graduating, love the don't wanna comment, made me laugh.

    you go get that 5k .... :-) show it what for... Lol x

  • Sorry. I would reply to you guys direct but the page keeps coming up as an error. I found about the green graduation badge that said to send a message to this guy


    So I did. It seems to work. :-)

  • Yah mine arrived today ! :-)

  • Look! Look at your shiny green badge!

  • Many congratulations.

    I thought I was too old, too unfit, too big, too tired, too sad, too lazy, too busy, too.

    But like you I wasn't !!!

    Well done and keep with it :-)

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