Back on track.

Ok, after being a little dispondant the other day I'm back on track after a 30 minute run today. I paced myself much better today and breathed deeply from the start rather than waiting til I was out of breath. I covered 4.72 K , which isn't bad for a 20 stone 43 year old novice. I did notice it was no where near as humid this morning as it was Tuesday.

I've done three 30 minute runs in total now, but it took me a little over a week to achieve this as there was a 15 minute 'practice run' sandwiched in between. Does that mean I've graduated or do I have to wait until I do three in the week?


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  • I ran pretty much the same distance as you in the same time this morning; I'm just over half your weight so as far as I'm concerned it's a huge 'hats off' to you, you've done fantastically well. Ignore the 'practice run' and grab that badge - you've more than earned it.

    Best of luck.

  • Thanks Jonesycat . It's amazing how much better it felt this morning. I've come to the conclusion that the more you dread a run the better it goes.

  • Yep - sort of a reverse Sod's Law! And agreed - it did feel a lot fresher today which helps no end.

  • Whoop whoop! You've graduated! Many congratulations to you, it's a fabulous achievement and you should feel really proud.

    Get your graduate badge by clicking on the link on the right here and wear it with great pride. You've earned it with every hard, sweaty step πŸ€—

  • Well done you! Grab that graduation badge & flash it around πŸ€—πŸŽ“πŸ‘Ÿ

  • Congratulations Graduate .☺

  • Well done go get that badge xx

  • Congratulations on graduating and also that time.

  • Thanks everyone. As a side issue I've just weighed myself earlier and I can no longer say I'm 20 stone. 19 stone and plenty, yes, but not 20 stone. Today has been a good day. One quick question, if you are using this forum on a mobile device where is the link to get the graduate badge. Thanks again all. I'm overwhelmed by the messages of support.

  • Here you go

    Congrats on the weight loss too πŸ€—

  • Congratulations - the badge suits you!

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