Graduation Run!

What a horrible start to the day! Husband snored half the night and, when I wasn't awake plotting to murder him for snoring, I was awake with back pain! Felt like the night went on forever and I really, really didn't want to run today.

Tired, sluggish and in pain were not the ingredients I had hoped for my long awaited graduation! If I am honest I was terrified of running this morning - I've completed the program dead on time (9 weeks) and never stopped or redone a run and I felt like I might bottle it this morning on my most important run. However, I read a few posts on here before I set off to inspire me and reminded myself how far I have come physically and how much I had learnt about the mental battles of running, so off I went....and it was a good run. I ran just over 4km in just 35 minutes but more importantly I felt like my running was loads better.

Now that I have mastered the program the hard work of motivating myself after graduation will start - the program is just the beginning! how do I get my graduation badge again?! ☺️

Thank you so much for your support and inspiration so far - keep up the good work!


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14 Replies

  • Brilliant post Murphy ! Fantastic !

    Many Congratulations to you on your Graduation , absolutely marvellous . You dug deep, picked it up by the scruff of its neck, twirled it around your head a coupla times then threw it over your shoulder , fab stuff !

    Sorry, but I had to laugh about the bit about plotting to murder your husband ha ha ! Love it ! :-)

    Badge requests are on the right in blue under the pinned posts header

    Well done ! :-) xxx

  • Love your analogy - going to keep that vision in my head and use it again!

    "You dug deep, picked it up by the scruff of its neck, twirled it around your head a coupla times then threw it over your shoulder"

  • Well done! And my sympathy on the poor night's sleep - I often have the same problem!

    Hopefully it won't be too difficult to stay motivated. Just think how far you have come and how you can build on that. Trying to increase your distance/time once a week gradually is a good way forward as it's really satisfying to achieve a certain mileage or finding yourself running for an hour for the first time for example. Going to a park run or entering a local 5k race in due course is also a good incentive to keep going. Just don't rush anything.

    All the best!

  • Well done Graduate! Many congratulations!

  • Congratulations on your graduation ,well done :)

    The world is your lobster now when it comes to running, the period post graduation can be a difficult one, the loss of the structure etc . I guess the usual would be to consolidate your 3 weekly runs and then decide how or what you want to do :)

    There are lots of choices and of course it is totally up to but the main thing is to continue enjoying your running :)

  • Woohoo! Fabulous job. Well done you did it ☺

    I can also relate to & sympathise with the requirement to plot with murderous intent due to a snoring hubster............

    Onwards & upwards & most importantly.

    Happy running!! ☺☺

  • Well done, keep going as it is just the start.

  • Congratulations and well done!

  • Congratulations and well done for overcoming last night's adversity.

  • Congratulations! I also finished the 9 weeks closer to 4K than 5K. I recommend focussing on making sure you still run 3x a week. I slipped to 2x some weeks, and my running suffered as a result. A good first goal is to gradually increase to 5K. Doing a parkrun might get you there quicker as you get carried along by the crowd. Just keep doing what you're doing. Keep going out to run even when you have a long list of reasons not to, like you did today. That's exactly what it's about :)

  • Congratulations :) The adventure is just beginning :)

  • Congratulations!!!! I'm about five runs away from graduation, it's really inspiring to read everyone's posts. Well done you!

  • Well done. Nice that you could keep up with the programme the whole way through. Detours are OK, but the direct route is still preferable. I'll post a video you could email to your husband as a threat if you want. You just have to claim that it says somewhere, "So you gotta husband an he snores all night ..." :-)

  • Congratulations! I bet you are feeling really proud today!

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