The Old Trout has done it!!!

Calloo, callay!! I ran my last week 9 run today!! That's three half hours I have run this week and can honestly say I have graduated!! My life! It was a lovely summer's (!) afternoon in December but the breeze picked up a bit and how ever many corners I turned it was in my face. Never mind, then I thought I was going to develop a stitch and cursed myself for not having a drink before I went out. Then I thought I was getting shin splints and then one knee began to click. These gremlins go to such low cheating lengths to make you give up! Then I was certain Laura's watch had stopped. Then I couldn't care less because I realised my pace was in time to the music! Good stuff, eh? We'll gloss over the fact that my stride was barely six inches, because my feet were patting the ground in time! I am beginning to develop an assassin's creep where my stride does lengthen but I don't try to put extra speed into it. So fewer strides per minute but probably the same distance as when I scamper at six inch paces.

Im so chuffed with myself, I can't tell you!

It would have been a very different tale to tell without all the wisdom and fun you lovely people have shared with me!

Next week I'm going to have a bash at some of Laura's post c25k sessions

Thanks, and a very merry Christmas to you all 🎄🎄


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  • Oh fabulous! It's a massive achievement and you deserve lots of congratulations. I love the idea of an "assassin's creep"! It sounds like a new dance move.

    Don't forget to ask for your badge (pinned post on right hand side) and show it off with pride. Enjoy your graduation and the freedom for your future runs.

  • Very well done, Old Trout!! I graduated today too, great feeling, isn't it? :-) xx

  • Aren't we great?? I mean, aren't we??😂😂

  • We so are!! ;-) xxx

  • Congratulations on your graduation ! Hope you have many more running adventures - keep us posted !! x

  • Congratulations old trout! Lovely to hear you have graduated ! Enjoy that feeling and merry Christmas back to you 😊

  • O frabjous Day.... Congratulations....!

    Really amazing feeling isn't it...? It sounds to have been eventful...but fun! The naughty Christmas gremlins are out in force at the moment...

    I think the slow snail approach, ( certainly for me) is absolutely fine! :)

    Happy Christmas fellow Graduate!

  • Congratulations. Keep running 😊

  • Puff puff wheeze, sure will need to after Christmas excess!

  • Twas brilig, and you have every right to chortle in your joy ^^

    Well done, it is a wonderful program C25K. Takes us from thinking we probably hate running, and decide to do it to get fitter, to being thoroughly addicted to running and loving it :)

    Congratulations on completing the program. Happy running :)

  • Certainly the mome Raths outgrabe and I beat them!!

  • Congratulations and a very merry Christmas to you too! Good luck with the next stage of your running journey👍🏃🏻👍

  • Thank you! Off to a carol concert now. should be able to reach the high notes!!

  • Congratulations - best way to celebrate Xmas! Now you can plan some lovely running adventures for 2016.

  • Yes I must look up and see what's on. How do I get my graduates badge?

  • Absolutely brilliant OT !

    Many Congratulations to you on your well earned Graduation !

    Click on the blue pinned post on the right with the heading " Graduates Badge December 2015 " and just write that you have completed .

    Happy Running ! :-) xxx

  • Congratulations. Well done!

  • Thank you!

  • Woo hoo congratulations and merry Christmas

  • Thank you!

  • Congratulations - I hope you are looking forward to running in 2016. I do recommend the 5k+ podcasts (particularly the speed pod cast if you fancy a short run on a cold winter evening.

  • That sounds good, I'll give it a go!

  • Hey, hey, hey Oldtrout the Graduate! Fantastic! Have a wonderful Christmas and keep on running.

  • Happy Christmas to you too!

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