W9R3. I did it. And if I can, you can. Very happy!

Very, very happy. Totally stoked. Oh sure, I have plenty of room for improvement, and it's still hard work, but look how far I've come. 9ish weeks isn't really that long, but it has been truly transformational. I'm one of those folks (possibly like many here) who would have said - I'm not a runner. At 14 I could get to 300m, so to be running for 30 min and get to 4 km at 54 is amazing. It's warming up here in Oz (36 C on Sunday), which makes for a sweaty run, and I fried my iPod which was resting in my sports bra and it looks terminal, so, now I have a Christmas list! Anyone with recommendations for music players that are more robust than Apple stuff? Also, need to look into armbands! I'm off to ORGANIZE THE GRADUATION BADGE. And then will be looking to extend my distance to 5k, and then .... who knows. Did I mention - very happy. Enjoy your running everyone.


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  • Fantastic - doesn't it feel amazing - you will be buzzing for weeks 🌟🌟

  • Fantastic, well done on your graduation πŸŽ“ Now we can all party! Time to enjoy the celebrations.πŸΈπŸΎπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸ…

  • Congratulations PatentlyD πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

    Extra brownie points for running in that heat..can you send a bit over here..πŸ˜„

    Well done and happy running x

  • Well 36 was the max. I run early or late not in the middle of the day!

  • Well done. Let us know how you are going to party. Sorry to hear about your fried IPOD !

    In UK were having a whale of a time dodging the horizontal rain and Hurricane Angus (the poor scots get blamed for everything here) !

    I may be holding the record for rain dodging here luckily avoided most of the rain.

    Most of us here say "couldn't run for a bus, now running 30 minutes plus".

    Again well done.

  • Love that ! I'm sure I'll find a use for it soon.

  • Huge congratulations! What an amazing programme this is! I graduated just over a year ago and have never looked back. At 51, I am fitter and can now run further than at any point in my life! Good luck with the next stage of your running journey.☺

  • congratulations ! :)

  • Thank you!, the support and encouragement from this site has been unreal.

  • Yay - well done PatentlyD, it's such a good feeling to get to the end. Keep going ;)

  • Congratulations πŸ˜ŠπŸŒŸπŸƒπŸƒπŸŽ“πŸ‘and well done! At least better weather with you😎 enjoy the celebrations and look forward to your running challenges! 5k easily just round the corner😊

  • I have been reading about Your weather in the U.K. Hope everyone stays safe! My plan now is to work slowly towards running a full. 5 k, and then maybe work on improving my time.

  • Ah, brilliant stuff there PatentlyD! :)

    Many congratulations on your graduation. I'm slightly puzzled why I haven't been notified of your posts (like I get from the other people I follow) because I 'followed' you when you started at about the same time I did. I have not been notified of any new posts from yourself and didn't even knew you were still doing C25K until you popped up in a reply on my last run! (I wonder if any admin reading this can let me know?)

    Anyway, well done again. That's excellent stuff and you should rightly be very proud of what you have achieved. I am almost with you as well...just one run to go! :)

    Oh, and I'm not even gonna ask what you've been doing in order to melt an iPod that was just 'resting' in your bra!! ;)


    I'm editing this post to add, that I've just checked, and the last time the system notified me you had made a new forum post was for W6R3. That was the last time I heard (or seen any kind of new post or reply) from you. Is that weird or what?

  • Hi there Lee337. Good to hear from you. 😊I have been reading your posts & don't know why you didn't get mine! Just so as you know- a bit of sweat in the iPod killed it, and its 8 years old so I can't complain. I used to keep it in a pocket but I'm using a different shirt now the weather has warmed up.

  • Hello again! Ok on the iPod. Well I am not the biggest fan of Apple (mainly due to their rip off prices) but I highly recommend you try the little iPod shuffle. That's what I use. They are rugged and hold many hours of content and the battery lasts for weeks not days! They are so tiny as well (about the size of two postage stamps) and can be bought quite cheap second hand. They also come with a sturdy clip on the back of them so you can actually clip them onto your clothing unlike most other products that has to be placed in a pocket. :)

  • I think I will look into that! I'm using my phone and streaming Pandora at the moment- I find music helps - but it feels clumsy and chews up data. I've seen others out festooned with armbands, bum bags & all sorts of stuff. It looks uncomfortable. Maybe you get accustomed to it!

  • Congratulations - you deserve a new iPod now!

  • Bet you're wearing that flip-top-head smile that wraps almost right around your head?! Massive Congratulations on a fab graduation run! :)

  • Congratulations! Enjoy that amazing feeling!

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