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W9R3 - I GRADUATED WHAAAAAT

katybaines
katybainesGraduate

Oh my days. Is this even real? GUYS THIS CAN'T BE REAL.

I started this January 13th and less than two months later here we are. Back then the one minute runs were so so hard and now look. GUYS I GRADUATED.

I feel like I'm happier with this than I will be when I actually graduate from university.

Just want to say a massive massive thank you to all you guys on here for your posts, comments, inspiration and support.

I've written a post about the last month of c25k on my year abroad blog if any of you fancy reading any more rambles haha geordieabroadie.blogspot.co...

OH MY GOD I GRADUATED I DID IT THIS IS REAL I LOVE YOU ALL

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5kOrBust
5kOrBustGraduate

Many, many congratulations! Great feeling isn't it? Now go get that shiny badge :) Well done, Steve x

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to 5kOrBust

Thank you Steve! Certainly is an amazing feeling, so happy!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Wow!! Well done Katy!!! I am sure you will feel loads of benefits from running. The difficult bit is to maintain the habit, but now you know you can do things that you never believed you could, that won't be a problem.

Keep running, keep smiling.

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you! It's part of my ruin now so hopefully I won't let it slip! Got all you guys on here for support to make sure I keep up haha

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate

Fabulous and congratulations and love the linking in of This Girl Can.

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Coddfish

Thank you Coddfish! That ad campaign was so inspiring for me, such a brilliant idea.

Yay!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to useitorloseit

woooo thank youuuu!

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Katie, I am so so pleased for you ! Well deserved and so well earned .

Many, many Congratulations to you on your Graduation !

Youre gonna look so good girl , with that badge next to your name ! :-) xxx

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to poppypug

Thank you poppypug! I'm excited for it to arrive, all sparkly and shiny and eeeeeeeep

Burgdude
BurgdudeGraduate

Way to go Katy! You are a runner! Congrats!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Burgdude

Thank you Burgdude!

Toonlou24
Toonlou24Graduate

Yay!!!! You did it!!! Whoooo whooo!!! Get your badge pet!!!! Well done geordie lass!!! GNR September????!!!!! Xx

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Toonlou24

Ahhhhh areet pet!! So pleased man. GNR 2016 hopefully! thank youuuuu! xxxx

Toonlou24
Toonlou24Graduate in reply to katybaines

My aim for 2016 too!! Or for Poppypug..... aye pet. That'z me aime fo twenteeee sixteeeen in aaal yu knaaaa! be canny gud like!!!!

poppypug
poppypugGraduate in reply to Toonlou24

Ha ha love it :-D xxx

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Toonlou24

Aw man seeing Geordie written down makes my heart sing. I just watched 3 episodes of 'Tales from Northumberland' and cried haha running helps with homesickness?

Toonlou24
Toonlou24Graduate in reply to katybaines

Aaaagh bless you. I miss it too. Next time I'm there I want to run along the quayside. That will be fab.

poppypug
poppypugGraduate

Aw you two Geordie girls, I love how you write in that accent ! Fab stuff ! :-) xxx

Congratulatons! Great feeling, isn't it?

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to ActonHighStreet

Yes, thank you!

Yipppeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! Well done, I'm right behind you (not actually!) on W8R2. Congratulations :)

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Northernspirit

Thank you! Good luck Northernspirit, it's so so fab so keep going!

Parky-Park
Parky-ParkGraduate

Fantastic stuff! Really well done, happy running!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Parky-Park

Thank you Parky-Park!

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate

Congrats and well done.

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Dunder2004

thank you!!

Trish_h
Trish_hGraduate

Well done! You have given me encouragement because I found the one minute runs hard. I have just finished week 3 and am now wondering how in the world I am going to run for 5 minutes all in one go next week. Thanks for the inspiration!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Trish_h

Aw thanks so much Trish! That's so good to hear. Honestly as it gets harder it also gets easier so just keep pushing on! Good luck :D

Wristy
WristyGraduate

Woop woop!!!! Well done! Enjoy the feeling and decide where to go next with your running!

Also: major jealous that you're on your year abroad! My year in Germany was without doubt the best year of my life!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Wristy

Thank you Wristy! Year abroad has been very up and down for me but ultimately i will always love it because its when I started running! Happy days :-)

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Oh well done Katy!!!! You're a star!!! I bet that feels a bit of all right doesn't it! Are you partying the night away then? Or was it early to bed with a mug of cocoa

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to misswobble

thanks so much misswobble! No I have to give a presentation at uni tomorrow so I treated myself to 3 episodes of 'Tales from Northumberland' on ITVPlayer ;) SUCH A GOOD FEELING WOOHOO

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Don't stay up too late!

Tales from Northumberland will make you feel homesick.

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to misswobble

Just made me proud to be Northumbrian and gave me inspiration for running spots! OH MY GOD LOOK I HAVE A BADGE I AM LEGIT

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Oh yeah. I see it now. It wasn't there a minute ago was it. My word, it does look proper posh that does

Well done Katy. You did really well. Keep on running wont; you. You should run down that marvellous path in Alicante. That wavy pattern one that's on all the brochures

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to misswobble

Yep it's just appeared! Super fab.

Thanks so much :D Definitely gonna keep going, it's so fab. Oh yeah the Explanada! That's right next door to where I run now actually so I can make my route longer and go down there :-) fab fab fab

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

I was checking Alicante out as my friend has bought a place there very recently and she has invited me out there, so I did a quick google and noticed that lovely running route. It's probably heaving with runners all the while. I the tourists can't get a look-in. Ha ha

Anyway missus, you should be in bed if you have a presentation to do in the morning. I'm off to get me late night cuppa and the Kindle struck up as I'm reading Running Like a Girl. That's a good one for you to read as it's about a young lass and where running takes her.

Night night

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to misswobble

At the minute I run along the beach and it's okay during the week but at the weekend it's heaving with people. Lots of runners though! Love it.

Ooooooh sounds good, I'll have a look at it!

King9fisher
King9fisherGraduate

From one Geordie to another... WELL DONE!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to King9fisher

Thank you KingFisher!

GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate

Bravo! Yes, it is a bit special - but of course it is a bit more compact and intense than the undergraduate experience, so enjoy that graduation when it comes too.

What are you going to do next with your running? Choose your own tunes/podcasts? Stay with Laura and try the NHS C25k+? Just keep running and do some strength and flexibility work to support it? Rule the world?

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to GoogleMe

Haha thanks GoogleMe. I graduate for real next July after a 4 year course and if it feels as good as c25k did then I'll be one happy girl!

Well for this I ran with my app and my own music together so I think I will use my music with RunKeeper - it tells you as each 5 minute has passed so it's like Laura but with less support. I'll see how it goes without her on Saturday and if I don't like it I'll try the + podcast. Rule the world is definitely on the list.

GoogleMe
GoogleMeGraduate in reply to katybaines

Ah, you've missed out on "Julie'... bit like living at home whilst a student... same achievement, different experience.

It's also worth trying just running with no sound (with the RunKeeper woman chipping in very occasionally) just for the experience.

YvetteK
YvetteKGraduate

Congratulations Katy - Running by the sea is fab!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to YvetteK

Thank you Yvette! Yeah I love it, gives me something nice to look at!

Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Congratulations - I hope you feel very proud of yourself! Now you

can plan your lovely new running adventures.

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Ullyrunner

Thank you Ullyrunner! So excited to see where it all goes from here

millwalki8
millwalki8Graduate

Well Done Katy, Fantastic, its a great feeling :)

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to millwalki8

Thank you! And congrats on your recent graduation too pet x

misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Katy

There are 3 c25k+ podcasts! Loads there to keep you busy, and plenty of Laura input

Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate

Welcome to the graduates lounge Katy x

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Curlygurly2

eeeeeee it's so fancy!

jmparkview
jmparkviewGraduate

Well done ! Fantastic ! Running on a beach sounds fabulous. It will give me something to think about when I'm running along the main road next week! Your could always run alongside the broad at UEA…..

Julia (UEA graduate more years ago than I care to admit)

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to jmparkview

Thank you! Aw I definitely will run around the lake when I get back to UEA! I miss it so bad. OH UEA IS WONDERFUL

Jase44
Jase44Graduate

Katy, what can I say. YOU GRADUATED GIRL :) a big well done and congratulations from me. Isn't the feeling absolutely fantastic? I'm really pleased for you and proud you got off the couch and did the course.

Your right about uni as well. This is a much better pass as you did it all yourself so a big big PASS WITH DISTINCTION goes to you :) keep it up now J

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Jase44

Thanks so much Jase! Your support it amazeballs, so so happy to have found the forum! Happy days :D

Jase44
Jase44Graduate in reply to katybaines

Yes happy days and injury free running ;) J

cs783
cs783Graduate

Followed you Katie just a few decades behind ! Off to claim my badge shortly...Really well done for everything you're doing this year. I like to think that every graduation marks a new perspective :)

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to cs783

thank you & congrats on your own graduation cs! well done to you too :-) these badges are pretty swish arent they ;)

Buffy007
Buffy007Graduate

Well Done Katy - I remember you 8 weeks ago just starting out - and here you are, gone and done it. Congrats - be an inspiration to everyone else at uni and abroad. Where are you going btw?

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Buffy007

Thanks so much Buffy! Already got a few pals downloading the app and joining in which is great. I'm from Newcastle, study in Norwich and am on my year abroad in Alicante, south coast of Spain!

Buffy007
Buffy007Graduate in reply to katybaines

You've obviously worked hard - well done. Enjoy it.

AngieS
AngieSGraduate

Late to the party - must have missed your post a couple of days ago, but Congratulations, Katy!

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to AngieS

Thank you Angie!

Slow_Rob
Slow_RobGraduate

really well done katy :D you really did it ,enjoy your celebrations :D

katybaines
katybainesGraduate in reply to Slow_Rob

Thanks Rob! :)

clareabell
clareabellGraduate

Well done keep it up and conquer :)

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