W9R3 - Done, done, done!!!: GRADUATION!!! A... - Couch to 5K

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W9R3 - Done, done, done!!!

EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
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GRADUATION!!!

A lovely sunny Sunday afternoon saw me pounding the highways and byways with Laura for the final run of week 9. It was a lovely way to finish what has been an eventful 10 months or so. I was feeling so good, that I pushed on for another 3 minutes and completed 5k!!

What next? Well, Milton Keynes parkruns are on Saturday morning, so they might have to be part of my new regime. Anyone else doing them?

I think I'll save pushing on to 10k for the Spring.

TTFN & thanks to all.

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useitorloseit

Well that's absolutely brilliant! Big fanfare - ta daaaaaa! Well done. I'm going for a bit of consolidation now. Nothing rash for me!

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to useitorloseit

Aw, shucks, thanks!

I agree, a bit of consolidation is now in order, especially as Autumn has finally arrived and the mornings are that much darker. I think I'll try out a couple of new routes that I've looked into that avoid the worst of the mud that will be the inevitable consequence of today's rain!

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no-excuse
no-excuseGraduate

Fantastic, well done for graduating. I recommend parkrun, they are great, and I have found it gives me a goal each week. Great for socialising too! Go for it ;-D

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to no-excuse

Thanks! I wanted to get through to the end before embarking on parkruns, as I wasn't sure I could cope with a full 5k. Having done it yesterday I'm raring to go!

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Well done you! Sounds like you've had a hell of a few months, but you've done it! Enjoy the feeling, bask in the glory and love those parkruns!

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks, Babs.

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MarlyParly
MarlyParlyGraduate

Wow, finishing in style with a 5 k run, seriously impressed!!!! Well done & congratulations, hope you had a little celebration to mark the occasion x

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to MarlyParly

:-) Fish & chips and chocolate ice cream!

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Well done ETO!!!!! Great stuff. You must be mightily relieved that's now done and dusted.

Yes, 10 k next. You could download Laura's Stepping Stones podcasts and the Bridge to 10 k ones with Sami Murphy. Parkrun is a great idea!

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to misswobble

Thanks!! Not sure my wife would appreciate me spending more time with Laura, though...

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runningknitter

Yeh congratulations and a 5k. Sounds like a few of us are considering park runs

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to runningknitter

Congrats to you too! Sub 35 mins for a full 5k is pretty darn good. Graduation for you later this week?

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Tomas
TomasGraduate

Congratulations! Well done you :)

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to Tomas

Thanks Tomas!

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Well done ! Your optimism has paid off and YOU CAN DO IT !!

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EverTheOptimist
EverTheOptimistGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks! My optimism has been sorely tested over the past few months.

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EverTheOptimist

Just logged back in (lunchtime at work) and seeing the little "graduate" badge next to my is making me grin for ear to ear!

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Ejbirdy
EjbirdyGraduate

Great news well done :) congrats on the 5k too !

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Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Congratulations! I hope you feel amazing!

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BluebellRunner

Congratulations deforestation try a parkrun, I've not tried one yet but only because I will have to wake early to travel to one. Iike my sleep :)

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

I am glad the badge raises a smile after all this time. Many congratulations for optimism and tenacity and achievement plus good luck with your future running.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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