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6th August - 6th October: programme completed!

So I did it! Week 9 Run 3 is in the bag and I'm a graduate!

I had such an enjoyable graduation run too. I went out quite early this morning: the sun was shining, it was perfect running temperature and there was a light breeze. I exchanged a lovely "morning" with a pair of runners and a kind dog walker stopped to let me go by; I love my friendly fellow Yorkshire folk!

The best part was that I did 4k, which is a record for me. So overall, it really was the graduation run that I had hoped for and I really enjoyed it.

I don't have a long term plan now; I'm going to take it a week at a time and see how I feel. This week I want to make my own playlist and do another three lots of 30 minutes, possibly trying to go a little bit further. I expect I will also download the C25K+ podcasts.

At the risk of this sounding like a graduation acceptance speech, I'd really like to thank everyone on this forum for their inspirational posts, which have undoubtedly motivated and guided me, especially those who replied to my posts - you are all the tops!

And finally, thanks of course to Laura!

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Congratulations on graduating! I found I felt a bit lost when I graduated so I guess it is very important to set yourself a routine or a goal as soon as possible.

WELL DONE YOU and HAPPY RUNNING!

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Well done :)

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Well done. There's no place like Yorkshire!

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fabulous, well done you x

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Well done! :)

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Well done Maria. It's a great feeling isn't it?

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Yes! It's unbelievable! Pleased that I have everyone on here to guide me from now on!

Thanks for your kind words, everyone.

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