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Wk6 run3 AND first Park Run! :-)

Morning all! Happy Potty here :-) decided to try park run on my Saturday runs - today being my first 25 minute continuous run - walked the first 5mins with Laura to warm up then started my 'light jog' - it takes me more than 5mins to get into it - but started to feel good eventually - over the moon to finish my 25 mins - but didn't get to finish my warm down walk because one of the marshals and a lovely group of wk8 C25K-ers decided I didn't need to stop - to be honest I think were right - a few short recovery walks, but mostly running to the end! Feeling good! :-) :-) :-)

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Well done Potty. Amazing what we can do with friends to encourage us :)

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hello AncientMum, yes, it is! A bit of balance for the negative messages my own head gives me! :-)

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Well done Potty, sounds like a really good run :) Congratulations on your 1st Parkrun ! :)

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Thanks, I'm still beaming today :-)

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Another first time parkrunner! There seem to be lots on here today. Congratulations. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It's a great feeling when you finish, isn't it. I bet you are now planning how you can rejig next Saturday's activities to fit another parkrun in.

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Thank you and yes, definitely planning to go again next week :-) There were about half a dozen first timers on our PR Saturday - some clearly 'new' runners (times like mine) and some clearly not - guess anybody starting C25K as a new year project is coming up to graduation.

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That's fantastic, Potty, no wonder you're happy!

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Thanks, still beaming :-)

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Nice one, Potty.

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:-)

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The marshal and week 8 era were right. You are capable of more than you think. Well done !

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Thanks, looking forward to seeing what I can do next Sat now :-)

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Yay...well done you..let the polishing of the badge begin😀😀

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Thank you - still smiling from ear to ear :-)

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super well done Potty :D parkrun is just such a great thing :D

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Thanks :-) Yes, it's wonderfully inclusive and I love the whooshing noise as athletes run past, lapping you, on their way to a 17 minute finish ;-)

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Happy Potty I think it's quite something for folks to do a parkrun before they graduate so really well done to you. You sound more than capable and I'm sure you'll be doing a lot more!

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Thanks Irish Princess :-) I wanted to see what 5k felt like, for sure, and thought it would keep me focused over weeks 7, 8. & 9. I must admit that I'm going to rejig my plan for next week so that I do my warm up before the run so that If I finish my week 7 run 3 and still feel up to it, I can see if I can do the full 5K, or as much of it as I can :-)

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Well done Potty, brave you!!!

I have been volunteering at my local Parkrun, but haven't plucked up the courage yet to join in. I will hopefully do my first Parkrun next week as my Week 9 run 3.

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Thanks OG, (couldn't bring myself to address you as old git!) you're graduating next week! How exciting! Good luck and have fun :-) A big thank you for having been volunteering too - I'd never seen a PR before yesterday and was so impressed with and grateful for what the volunteers make happen :-)

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