Graduation run complete - yay!

So this morning was the morning. Yesterday evening I wasn't sure if I was going to manage it - my run on Saturday was late in the day and included some serious hills and yesterday I had a longish walk with my family, which also included some serious hills! However, I gave myself a bit of a lecture and I was watching the sun rise as I ran! It wasn't the fastest run, I only covered 3.35K, but I really don't mind. I can slowly stretch that to 5K. I am very proud of myself, especially when I remember how I felt when I ran W1R1! (A minute never seemed so long!) I am off to register for my nice, shiny badge and to treat myself to a cooked breakfast! Thank you for all the patience and support that you have shown me on this forum, it really is a great place!

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  • Well done tortoisegirl

    And enjoy that breakfast.

  • Thank you! I did enjoy it - I'm more of a porridge girl usually so this was a special treat. I'm glad I don't have to move much more today though!

  • Graduate!!!!!!!!!! Well done you :) What a lovely run.. I love the early morning!

    Never mind the 'only covered' you ran for thirty minutes and that is what it is all about! Distance and speed.. you have loads of time to sort that :) if you wish to.

    Your journey goes on.... your way... the adventure begins!

  • I am really looking forward to doing my own thing for a bit. I'm not going to rush into longer distances - I intend to enjoy this!

  • Go get your badge..it is waiting!

  • It's here! How exciting!

  • Well done tortoisegirl I tried pressing the like button more than once but it wont let me so instead Ill type it here Like like like like like.

    Wear your badge with pride and enjoy your cooked brekkie (mmmm... I can smell the bacon from here)

  • Thanks, Titch121! Your badge is really close too! It was a veggie breakfast, so more quorn sausages and hash browns! Still yummy though!

  • Congratulations! Enjoy that amazing feeling!

  • Thank you! I'm still grinning!

  • Oh massive congratulations to you!!!!!!!!!!! Feel proud of yourself - you should be!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Thank you! It does feel pretty good! You are so close too!

  • Well done tortoisegirl that is fantastic! How was the well earned breakfast? I too was reflecting on those first runs and the impossibility of running for 60 secs. We have come a long way ....... Xx

  • The breakfast was great - feeling a little bloated now! Well done to you too! Feels good, doesn't it?

  • Well done and welcome to the graduation brigade...feel proud. :D

  • Thank you - I am looking forward to working out my way forward - still at tortoise pace, of course!

  • Congratulations tortoise girl.. step into the graduates lounge.😊

    Well done for not listening to the gremlins, you went out and smashed it.πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    Emoji's added from my phone...x

  • Thank you! Very glad to be here!

  • Well done you deserve that breakfast. Enjoy xx

  • Thank you! It was great!

  • A very big well done to you tortoisegirl. Really pleased for you. 🌟🍾🌟🍾🌟🍾

  • Thank you! I am still buzzing, despite having sat through two back-to-back meetings this afternoon!

  • Did you tell everyone at the meetings? I would have! :)

  • No. They do know I am running, so I should have done! Mind you, they think I am certifiable...

  • Congratulations!! And how wonderful to watch the sun rise on that graduation run πŸŽ‰πŸƒπŸ‘πŸ˜€ Yay!!

  • Thank you! It was quite an impressive red colour. Unfortunately I was close to the end by then and more interested in keeping going than admiring beauty. I have a feeling that in a few weeks I will be running in the dark!

  • Congratulations tortoisegirl , well done!

  • Thank you! I am enjoying the shiny badge!

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