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GRADUATED!!! :D - Week 9 Run 3

Yipee!!! I can't believe I've graduated! (should I put this on my CV?) :D

The run was absolutely fab! I felt like breathing was really easy and not super loud for once. I also felt like I was running quicker and didn't feel like I was dying with the speed.

I went the same route as I normally do (since it's where my journey started) and went further than normal. However I had to jog at walking pace (felt like I was bouncing up and down like one of the suction cup pop up toys) because there were bikes crawling across and the bridge was narrow so I felt like I lost a decent amount of time, look at me talking about time and distance! lol Since I went further I found a really nice park which has outdoor gym equipment and a huge field where tonnes of dogs were playing, it was really nice :)

On the last minute I pushed myself hard, sprinting like I was in a race (actually more like being chased by zombies in an apocalypse) and my breathing was really raggedy but it felt superb running that fast! And of course I wouldn't forget the compulsory 'woo hoo' to celebrate my graduation (along with a yummy meal) :D

Now it's onto the speed podcast! 5K in 30 minutes, I'm coming for you! :D

~ Graduate Giraffe lol

PS. Yes tags, I would like to do suction walking! :D

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Wow FloatingGiraffe! What an enthusiastic post!

Doesn't Graduation give you a terrific buzz?

You've come a long way from those first faltering steps where running for a minute was a challenge to ending a 30 minute run with a sprint finish!

Well done and don't forget your Graduation Badge.

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It definitely does give you a buzz :)

Yeah I have, thank you :D

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Congratulations! I hope you feel really proud of yourself. Lots of lovely running adventures ahead!

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Thank you! :D

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Congratulations, you did it! 😃

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Hehe I did! Thank you :)

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Congratulations! And sounds like a wonderful run to graduate on- well done 😀

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Yeah it was fab :D Thank you :)

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Congratulations and well done! Now find a new challenge - book a race, start parkrun, just make sure you maintain the habit. :)

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Thank you! :D I've already been bit by the running bug hehe :)

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Fabulous achievement, fabulous post. Well done.

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Thank you :D

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Great stuff- well done! I Graduated yesterday and I'm still grinning like a looney!

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Congratulations to you and Giraffe. What an achievement!!

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Thank you! :)

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Thank you! :) Congratulations, we should be grinning for years to come! :D

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Congratulations!

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Thank you! :)

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Well done, you must be feeling on top of the world.

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Thank you :) Yeah I am haha

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Congratulations, its a wonderful feeling.

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Thank you :D Yeah it is :)

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Well done - and yes, we should feel that completing C25K speaks volumes about us and all good.

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Thank you :D

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Congratulations!!!!! That is fantastic! Way to go. Suction walking eh? Now I'm picturing you going up the side of a building. Too funny.

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Thank you :D

Hehe It will be like in a spy movie :)

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Well done :-) Happy future running!!

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Thank you :D

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Hey what an achievement ! I am pretty much at the same place it sounds like ! I'm at 5k quickest 40min awesome to hear and good luck

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Thank you! :D

Yup, I think we're about the same :) I ran for 40 minutes today and managed to just get over 5K hehe :D

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Hurrah! WELL DONE YOU!

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Thank you! :D

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