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Graduation run done...yeaaaaaaah!!

Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
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...I've prepared a graduation speech (you know, like winning an Oscar?!)...*rustles paper*...

*clears throat*...I'd like to thank Laura - you're a star, with me most of the way (you left me in the middle of the very important w5 run, but I forgive you), the snails...you've been amazing, sometimes faster, but amazing...and you lot - yes you c25krs & grad's - I had you and your good wishes and encouragement with me all the way today! You are super! Thank you so much!! What a team :D

Finally, to anyone out there thinking about c25k, lurking, wondering if it's possible...it bloomin' well is!! Give it a go & tell us how it's going...we'd love to hear your story!

Okay, I hope caro, pauline, useit, catch & the rest of you lovely grad's have saved me a seat in the grad lounge - I need to sit down!!! Xx

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amateurwriter

Congratulations on graduating :) really pleased for you, I'm starting my c25k journey today.

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to amateurwriter

Thanks am :D. Good luck with your run today and enjoy the journey!

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Vixchile
VixchileGraduate

Congratulations on graduating! Now it's time to celebrate with tea, coffee, water, bubbles really whatever takes your fancy. Good luck with your next chapter in running. have you thought about what you might do next?

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to Vixchile

Thanks! :D i'm just keen to go a little further in 30/35 minutes, so hoping to increase my pace a little and have a more consistent pace throughout the run. To start with, I have a local circular route from home that I'd really like to do in that time - I'm about 1k off getting all the way round in one run.

30/35 minutes, plus the warm up & down, is a doable amount of time for me, particularly on work days.

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BluebellRunner

Congratulations! It feels great doesn't it? Now all you need is your shiny graduation badge :)

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to BluebellRunner

Thanks! It does...seems to have whizzed by, but relieved to have made it to the end. :D

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Congrats! You did it! Please excuse me while I go and find another chair to put in the lounge with your name on it!

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thanks curly! Ah, that looks comfy, ta!

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catch
catchGraduate

Congratulations! I'm sure we can shuffle up to make room for you here in the lounge. It feels good doesn't it!

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to catch

Thanks catch. It does indeed! What a fab programme...can't quite believe it! I see you are sporting a rather lovely grad badge :D

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AncientMum
AncientMumGraduate

Congratulations! It's a great feeling isn't it? What's next?

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to AncientMum

Thanks! Yes! Just going to be keeping at it, trying to get all the way round a 5k from home in a reasonable time to begin with! :D

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Cara2007
Cara2007Graduate

Big congratulations! Hope in seven weeks time I can be like you :-)

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to Cara2007

Thanks so much cara! Although totally determined to get to the end, I can safely say that I had serious doubts in the early & mid stages! The programme really works...slow, slower and ever more slowly worked for me at the toughest times as the weeks went by! Now time to build it up...just a little! Good luck with your journey...you can do it!!

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Well done Tiki!

All over now. Phew! WHat a relief that must be!

SO, what next? C25k+, Bridge to 10 k?

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to misswobble

Thanks!

Relief - yes!!

Had a wee try of the stepping stone pod cast the other day...needed it & found it really useful! So will stick with that type of thing until I level out my erratic pace & hope to bag a proper 5k first, before I move on!

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Ejbirdy
EjbirdyGraduate

Wey hey - well done you , congrats and enjoy your shiny badge :)

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to Ejbirdy

Hey ej! Thank you! Hope you're doing okay :D

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runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

Congratulations! All of your hard work has paid off!!!

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to runswithdogs

Thanks! Amazing what I can do when I set my mind to it! :D

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Brilliant...well done you, the journey begins....

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to ju-ju-

Thanks ju! I think I've been looking forward to the beyond more than finishing. Lol ;-)

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MarlyParly
MarlyParlyGraduate

Hi, welcome to the grad lounge and please do take a very well-earned seat and a celebratory slice of cake:) Well done you, hooray, what a way to start a week!!!! x

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to MarlyParly

Cake...don't mind if I do!! Thanks marleyparley :-)

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Caroline69
Caroline69Graduate

Wayy hayyyy, well done you were just amazing darling!!!! Saw you on the red carpet earlier, sit down and I'll grab us some bubbles.... Fabulosa xx

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to Caroline69

Don't mind if I do...lovely eer in it??! Hic!

Thank you my fabulous friend! Notice I had a red face to match the carpet when I arrived...but it doesn't stay red for so long these days!! Phew!

See you have a smashing badge!! Super!

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poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Fab stuff Tiki, big tick, job completed :-) Well just this job cos this is just the beginning !

Many Congratulations to you, Well done !

Happy Days are here again :-)

Where's Runon with his balloons when you need him eh ? Tsk :-) xxx

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Tikiczocky
TikiczockyGraduate
in reply to poppypug

Ta very much poppy! I'm really looking forward to the next stage! :D

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Congratulations on a programme well finished ! Hope your consolidation runs go well.

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