week 9 run 3 RESULT!!

Well I've only gone and done it!!!!

I woke early this morning feeling excited, it's quiet out there, is it raining? I got out of bed, looked out the window, just a gentle breeze - right I'm going running!

Got downstairs, it's a bit dark oops it's only 5am!! Off I go hubby's going to catch me up. Oh, all the street lights are on, then as I started stomping down the street they played with me and went off just as I got to them really strange.

After 5 minutes running I'm on the main road, what a beautiful pinky orangy sky truly amazing. I would have missed that had I stayed in bed!!

The 30 minutes flew by, before I was ready Laura was saying you're nearly there just 60 seconds to go, I can't believe I've done it - 3 times 30 minute runs this week!!

On the walk back I asked hubby if he ever thought I would be able to run for 30 minutes, his answer - "I never doubted it, the grin when you'd finished those first few runs was enough even though you were knackered, I knew you were hooked and would get to the end" he then added " you're stubborn and won't give in so I knew you'd do it"

My new goal is to run 5k in under 30 minutes, the most I've done is 4.3k, then I'm going to work up to 10k. Can't wait for the next run!!

Thank you everyone, this forum has made me laugh and cry, you've all helped me along my journey with your advice, encouragement and wise words Thanks again.

I've done it and I can't stop grinning!!

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  • Amazing and very well done to you. Thirty minutes running is brilliant. I graduated around 8 months ago and even though I run 2 X 5 and a 10 each week, I still only manage a 5k in 34 minutes at my fastest. I wouldn't want you to be disappointed! When I graduated, I ran 3 X 30 minutes for a few weeks and one day, I had a good run and kept going to do a 5k. It took me 43 minutes but I did it. Then I just kept adding distance a small increase at a time

  • Congratulations - that sounds like a fab w9r3. Enjoy the rest of your running life!

  • Well done, I love that grinning feeling.

  • ha ha I felt a bit of a loon this morning at work walking round with this massive grin on my face - they just don't get it!!

  • Excellent news πŸ€— Sounds like a lovely run and your delight at graduating shines through. Now.just to keep on running πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘ŸπŸΈ

  • It was and I will

  • Fabulous and congratulations - graduating with such style :-) πŸŽ‰πŸŽ“πŸ˜€

  • Well done! Just run for 30mins for now and build gradually to 5k..

  • Looky looky LOOKY at that badge! CONGRATULATIONS! Enjoy the feeling and enjoy all the lovely runs to come :) πŸ»πŸΈπŸŽ“πŸŽˆπŸŽ“πŸŽˆπŸŽ“πŸΈπŸ»πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

  • It feels so good, I've done it!!

  • In style!

  • Hip hip Hooray b275!!! A massive well done to you. Hope you will celebrate in style. 🌟🍾🌟🍾🌟🍾

  • Wow! Well done! I look forward to getting to that point one day! :) :)

  • you will keep at it πŸ˜‰

  • WELL DONE YOU!!!! :)

  • Brilliant finish to the programme! Congratulations!

  • Fab! Well done! It's a great feeling isn't it?! Such a sense of accomplishment.

  • Wel done, you must be feeling wonderful!

  • I'm still walking on air today!!

  • Fabulous! Well done! I feel inspired 😊

  • Lovely post !

    Many Congratulations to you on your Graduation, a fantastic achievement !

    Happy Running to you and hubby ! :-) xxx

  • Well done ! I got that grinning feeling too when did mine.

    Had to stop grinning eventually or you start to look sinister like that Batman character "The Joker".

  • Wonderful news, congratulations!

  • fantastic success fantastic post

  • IN AWE! I've just finished week three. Love hearing these success stories! WELL DONE!

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