What a lovely day - for a Graduation Run!!

What a lovely day - for a Graduation Run!!

I am delighted to say that I have finished C25K!! It took me 13 weeks but I still vividly remember how difficult those 60 second runs in Week 1 seemed, and today I ran 4.2km non-stop! My run finished on the edge of my village so once I had crossed the line I turned back to take a photo of the 'home straight' - it will be a great reminder of how amazing I felt at that moment :)

A huge thank you to everyone on here for your advice, encouragement and support - it has helped so much ♡


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  • Nice view. Where was that? Cambridgeshire foggy today :(

  • It's in Aberdeenshire. I was actually way too warm in my usual t-shirt and jacket - might need to consider a spring wardrobe :)

  • Ooo lovely - we have friends there and visit regularly. Unusual for you to have to sun and us the cold though! I've got the heating on now and am snuggling up under a blankie waiting for it to be school pick up time. I should be doing something more productive, but I'm cold and unenthusiastic!

  • I know! I did weeks 1 to 7 of the programme in Tenerife running 3 times a week but it's taken me 4 weeks to do the last 6 runs because the weather has been grim - until today of course!

  • And congratulations!

  • Well done. Many congratulations. Keep running!!!!

  • Thank you MissW and I am going to keep on going - next target is to run 5k!

  • super well done, a great achievement and a stunning view :D enjoy the celebrations

  • Thank you! I will be celebrating with a deep tissue massage tomorrow - purely for therapeutic reasons of course ;)

  • of course :)

  • Congratuations ! And what a fab photo.

  • Thanks - it is beautiful here when the sun shines.

  • Well done Lynne. Good for you! 5 k is quite hard you know, as no soon have you got into your stride than the distance is up. 10k is a much easier kettle of fish. You get time to warm up, hit your stride and then you can run evenly before slowing up and finishing with the cool down walk. An entirely less frenetic distance. Once you nail a 10 k you'll do one a week! You have to do some cross training to prepare but it's well worth it

    Good luck!

  • Really?! 10K seems so far out of my reach right now. What do you mean by cross training (or do you just literally mean going to a cross training class?)

  • Well done. Great weather. We have 2 staff stuck in Manchester Airport waiting for a flight to Sumbrough via Aberdeen airport today but they have been grounded by Fog in Manchester :(. Usually they can get to Aberdeen and its the onward journey that stops them. It's great you had the weather for your graduation. I do my graduation run on Friday Night/Saturday Morning , I am hoping for similar weather in North Wales :). What's next ?

  • My friend was meant to fly into Aberdeen last night and ended up in Inverness due to the fog! I was so pleased the sun shone today though. What next..? I'm off to the USA in a couple of weeks and I want to run the National Mall in Washington DC :)

  • Congratulations on your graduation. 13 weeks very very well spent. What next? :)

  • See above - yes I watch too much House of Cards :)

  • Congratulations! I hope you feel really proud. Looks like a lovely place to run.

  • Thank you - I do feel proud, and I like seeing the Graduate badge beside my name :)

  • Well done!!! Xx

  • Congratulations. Keep running :)

  • Wow. What a beautiful photo! Congratulations on graduating. I am in Canada and am jealous of your beautiful weather. I know... it could rain... but there is NO SNOW!

  • There is rain today though! Thankfully I am on a rest day :)

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