Did it

Hurrah - I did it ! I did it ! I did it ! This morning I completed run 3 of week 9 and so I am a graduate. Thank you Laura and thank you for the kind folk who posted here and kept me motivated. I found the last few runs very hard - so hard that I decided I would leave a full two days between runs so my poor 57-year old hips could recover. I am so pleased and proud at getting here and I want to wish everyone and anyone who is thinking about getting started to have a go. My children are so astonished - actually, I think this is the best bit of all. I don't think I could have got through the last two or three weeks if I had not discovered the user group and tapped in to all your energy and positivity. I am not sure about Park running though I did get my barcode and have been thinking about it. Maybe next week .....

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  • Congratulations Frilly and well done :)

    Takes things at your own pace and don't feel that you have to take on something new immediately after graduating. There is a lot to be said for just getting out and running for a couple of weeks.

  • really well done , don't forget to get your badge :D I would think your children are pretty amazed :D you must be bursting with pride :D

    have a go at parkrun in general it is a great experience

  • Congratulations!i hope you feel really proud of what you have achieved. Lots of lovely new adventures to plan now!

  • Well done Frilly. Parkruns are very inclusive and plenty of people run/walk them, so don't worry if you can't run 5k yet. You will get lots of encouragement. It's worth going down to watch one even if you don't feel ready. Talk to the organisers, I am sure they will encourage you. Good luck.

  • Go Frilly!!! Well done, your children are right to be proud of you. I'd love to do some park runs but they don't seem to have made it to France yet. Enjoy running!

  • you have the barcode? You know you want to do it. You'll love it. And well done for finishing. I'm 57 too which proves us vintage types can do it too...If a little slower :)

  • Yay go Frilly! Very well done, it's such a great achievement. I only did my first parkrun last week and am still very slow, but if I can you can. Just one word of caution. You'll get hooked!! Happy running ☺☺

  • Well done. It is a truly brilliant achievement. Why don't you volunteer at your local Parkrun in the next few weeks? You'll be able to see what a wonderfully inclusive event it is and it will help to calm some of those nerves before you give it a go. There's a whole new world out there for you now you're a runner :)

  • Many congratulations to you and don't forget to get your badge as you need to show it off!

    healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

    Try Parkrun. It's fun and you'll love it!

  • Ah Well done Frilly ! Many Congratulations to you :-) xxx

  • Huge congrats and well done its a lovely feeling when uou graduate so enjoy the moment and keep on running, more importantly keep enjoying it! ☺

  • Congratulations. Don't be afraid of parkrun. As others have said - it's very inclusive. Go and volunteer or even just go down and watch one. My recommendation would be to check out the results of a couple of local ones (look at their "latest results" pages online. This will give you an idea of how many runners each event attracts and what are the slower times that people are putting in. You'll probably soon realise that you are faster than the back markers. If not, there's always a tail runner to keep you company if you do end up at the back (and I've seen faster runners being sent round for another lap after they've finished to keep the slower runners company if necessary...)

  • Congratulations - make sure to grab your badge. parkrun is a great next step and as Adam says, have a look at the results and details first - there are plenty to choose from.

  • Congratulations! That is brilliant :-D

  • Congratulations :)

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