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Woop Woop! Graduated W9R3!


Drum roll please! I would like to thank my family, friends but most of all you guys. Sending out a virtual bow to you all.

I must admit I didn't think today's run would go ahead as i over did it on W9R2, in which I ran 5km in 31:48 (well chuffed with that) I've spent the last few days with my sore calf (which has been niggling away for weeks). I had a walk around this morning and decided to give my final run a try. I tried to take it slow and steady but my calf once warmed started feeling better. When Laura told me to stop I decided to rebel again and kept going until I made 5k which I did in 32:58 a bit slower but I did it WooHoo!

There's no way I would have done it without the support and advice from you guys, You've helped with sore knees, sore calfs, rain and a good supportive bra :).

So what now? I've decided today I'm signing up for a local 10k in February so I'm going to work on 5k in 30 mins during the week and start adding some more distance to my Sunday run.

But before that I'm going to give my calf a few extra days rest and have a celebratory drink in the pub this aftie :)

Woop Woop Woop!

26 Replies

Congrats, enjoy the rest and the beer.

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to Determined_flump

Thank you :)


Ooh enjoy that celebratory drink in the pub, well done! Storming time too, I am in awe, of that & the fact you have signed up to a 10k already!!! Wowzers, go you!!!! Xxx

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to MarlyParly

Thank you MarlyParly, I was worried if I didn't have a goal I would start to make excuses not to run. I've got no excuses now :)

Oh, that's brilliant news! :)

Well done you! So glad you made it without injury :)

What a brilliant achievement - enjoy your celebrations later on :)

Hip, hip hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:D :D :D

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to atomic

Thanks Atomic it's an amazing feeling when you touch that finish line Woop Woop. I hope you're on the mend and we see you graduate soon :)


Wow! That was fast too! Congratulations x

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to useitorloseit

Thanks useitorloseit, I know, my legs are still complaining.


Wow, speedy! Well done and enjoy your well deserved treat!

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to Slowworm

Thank you Slowworm :)


Well done Blue, fab stuff ! Excellent idea signing up for a 10k , certainly keeps you motivated and gets you out there .

Its good to have a plan. Theres loadsa 10k plans on t'interweb. Im using a Bupa 10K training plan for my Great Manchester Run next year and Miss Wobble is using a My Ascics one. They both work out a excellent training plan for you, and they are also interactive so you log your runs as you go.

Double Brucie bonus , jobsa good 'un !

Enjoy your celebrations this afty, you have definitely earned it :-) xxx

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thanks Poppypug And for those suggestions. I've been googling all morning, I was hoping for Laura 2 but nothing. it's really hard to know which one to go for so I'll definately check those out :)


Well done. Shiny badge looks well. Enjoy your well deserved drink.

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to Thp42

Thanks Thp42, I'm very proud of my shiny new badge :)


Really fantastic. Well done x

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to karenoc

Thanks Karenoc :)


Congratulations, well done. What a fantastic time as well. Good luck on the 10K training :)

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to beforefifty

Thank you before fifty :)


Graduation is a wonderous thing. You deserve that drink - well well done. :)

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to Runon

Thanks Runon, still enjoying now :)


Congratulations, that's a fab time you're managing. Enjoy the build up to 10k :)

BluebellRunnerGraduate in reply to AncientMum

Thanks AncientMum , a bit scary but also can't wait for the 10k :)


Wow! Well done you! It is a great feeling, isn't it? Good luck in your future training

Thanks Clara, it is a great feeling. I just hope I can keep it up :)


Brilliant well done and lovely shiny badge :)

Thank you Ejbirdy, I'm very proud of my shiny new badge :)

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