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I've done it!!! I've done it!!! I've done it!!!

Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
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I just got in from my graduation run and am feeling SO chuffed!!! Just ten weeks ago, it was incomprehensible that I could possibly run for half an hour without stopping. I've done it three times this week, and on the second run I did 5k (not in 30 minutes I hasten to add!!!) I over did it on that second run and still felt very tired this morning so thought I'd take a day off and do my graduation run tomorrow. It seems that I might be addicted because I couldn't 'not' do the run today, so I headed out to a flatter than usual path which I'd never run on before, half way up and running along the side of the Jura mountains through the woods. It was so beautiful and I managed to get back to the car just before it got dark, feeling elated and on top of the world. So looking forward to receiving my shiny Graduation Badge, and will treat myself to a c25k Graduate Tee-Shirt!!! I now need to listen to the c25k+ podcasts to come up with a plan of action for what's next (any suggestions gratefully received.) Thanks so much for all the support on this Forum, both from responders to posts, and people writing posts, asking questions and sharing their experiences. I'm sure it has had an awful lot to do with my successful Graduation. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. (I see a 10k up ahead in the distance somewhere ;-) )

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Kmcm66

Congratulations πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰

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AnneDroid
AnneDroidGraduate

Delighted for you! Well done youintheuniverse. Bask in that glow for as long as it lasts (I'm now thinking my glow might be permanent as it hasn't worn off yet...) x

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to AnneDroid

Thank you!!! I Love the idea of the glow being permanent!!! πŸŒŸπŸ’«πŸ’₯ Glad you are still glowing!!! πŸŒŸπŸ’«πŸ’₯

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mooning
mooningGraduate

Fantastic!

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to mooning

Thank you!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸΎ

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joepublic
joepublicGraduate

Well done. Apart from C25K Tee shirt are you doing anything else to celebrate ? I celebrated with a magnum (ice cream) back in the summer , seems like eons ago !

If I graduated now I think I'd have a mince pie or 2 .

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to joepublic

Thank you!!! 😊 Funnily enough, my husband brought home a Vienetta ice cream as a celebratory treat!!! Haven't had one for about 20 years!!! Enjoy your mince pies when you reach your next goal!!!

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dereham-girl
dereham-girlGraduate

Great sense of achievement isn't it? Well done you :-) x

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to dereham-girl

It really is!!! Thank you!!! 😊

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pollyp1
pollyp1Graduate

great stuff, well done!

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to pollyp1

Thank you 😊!!!!

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Tailsmo
TailsmoGraduate

Congratulations! You've done it and it's a fantastic achievement! Your running location sounds beautiful - lots more to explore now you're a graduate!

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Tailsmo

Thank you!!! 😊 It really is incredibly beautiful here. I've learned to Love the hills as there really aren't any properly flat routes!!!

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Sandraj39

Congratulations on graduating! Lots of luck with the next stage of your running journey!πŸ™‚

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ“ I'm so looking forward to discovering what comes next!!!! πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

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Teresa-k64
Teresa-k64Graduate

Woo well done .and your new shiny badge looks fab 😁

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Teresa-k64

Thank you!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸΎ It does rather, doesn't it!!! 😊😊😊

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tortoisegirl
tortoisegirlGraduate

Well done! I have been enjoying playing with the C25K + podcasts since graduation. They are on the NHS website. Enjoy your celebration!

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to tortoisegirl

Thank you!!! 😊 & Thanks for the tip!!! I will check them out over the weekend. πŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

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runswithdogs
runswithdogsGraduate

Graduation badge looks great on you. Well done. I hope you're on cloud nine all week.

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to runswithdogs

Thank you!!! 😊 Yes I think this cloud nine will stick for a long time to come, 😁😁😁

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate

Congratulations πŸŽ“πŸŒŸπŸƒπŸƒπŸ‘!! Well done you its the best feeling in the world ive downloaded the c25k & aing to get faster at the 5k & then a parkrun wben more confident!! Lets all keep glowing & running& ENJOY😊😊x

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Pc59

Thank you!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸΎ yes am feeling Fab!!! I think I might do the same. Will listen to the various pod casts over the weekend and come up with a plan for next week. For sure let's glow 🌟 and run πŸƒ and have fun πŸ˜‚

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate
in reply to Meintheuniverse

Let me know how you get on as im keen to keep going too! I really liked the structure of c25k x

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Pc59

Will do and likewise. I think I'll be trying a bridge to 10k podcast/app at some point in the not too distant future :-) XXX

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Pc59
Pc59Graduate
in reply to Meintheuniverse

Got that downloaded too looking to keep running 3 times a week so keep in touch😊X

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Cuig1975

Well done great achievement πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Cuig1975

Thank you!!! πŸ˜ŠπŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸƒ

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Ullyrunner
UllyrunnerGraduate

Congratulations! Enjoy that amazing feeling!

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Ullyrunner

Thank you!!! 😊

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Congratulations and e joy that glow!

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you :-) Just planning my next steps - so exciting!!!!

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Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Congratulations!!! This is great! Love the fact that you're talking about 10K in the distant future. Maybe Chamonix ;-)

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Meintheuniverse
MeintheuniverseGraduate
in reply to Hidden

Thank you!!! Chamonix would be a MASSIVE achievement. I have to admit, I do keep thinking about it!!! Maybe, just maybe ;-) XXX

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rolysmate
rolysmateGraduate

Congratulations, for now I'd just consolidate what you're doing.

That's what I did , carried on running 5k 3 times a week (over different routes) until achieving 5k has become easier, maybe have a look for any park runs where you are.

All this will strengthen you further whilst you consider what's next, I myself have just started extending out towards 10k.

Once again congratulations and hope you enjoyed your vienetta

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