Graduated and Completed a 5k Christmas Challenge

Graduated and Completed a 5k Christmas Challenge

Wow finally did it, after taking a weeks break because of a bad back today I was signed up to run a 5k Christmas Challenge I wasn't really sure if my back would allow me to do it but plan A) was to run the whole thing not worrying about time plan B) was to run for 30 mins to complete C25k then run/walk what ever distance was left of the 5k

Well the short story is I did it all :) I ran for 30 mins felt ok but stopped just long enough to stretch my calf sip my water and then ran on to complete 5k I am over the moon.

I ran for the first time in my adult life 5 months ago tomorrow, I could just about manage 30 seconds, but thanks to my sons training and this programme I am now so much fitter and happier than I have been In many years.....and now looking forward to many more happy years running.

I would also like to say a huge thank you for the amazing support on this forum which sadly I didn't find until I was on week 6


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13 Replies

  • Well done! nice medal too...

  • What a day you've had Fantastic achievement You should feel proud You are so right about this forum and at least you have found it now cos I think the support it will offer post grad could be just as important to keep us new graduates all motivated Still amazes me how people who have never met care and support each othe Congratulations and good luck with your running in future

  • You've joined the graduate club....congratulations and keep enjoying your running.

  • Thank you it feels grand and fitfor60 you are so right about caring for people you have never met, I love my online family xxx

  • Wow, what a brilliant way to graduate - a medal and a shiny badge both in one day! Well done!

  • Well done! That's some hairy chest in that photo?

  • Lol thank you glad to say it's not my chest

  • Thank you Hennith I know 2 for 1 what a day

  • Congratulations - on your graduation and your achievement of 5k! What a fantastic day :)

  • Thanks Annie I am still smiling and looking forward to what comes next

  • Ahh Mummysaurus that's so great! Well done you! What an epic day you must have had :-)

  • Oooohhh! Nice medal. Fantastic effort. Well Done!

  • Well done. Love the medal. Enjoy the running. :)

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