G R A D U A T E D ! And feeling pretty chuffed

G R A D U A T E D ! And feeling pretty chuffed

So I shall get my certificate and put it on the wall next to my husbands ironman certificate πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ delighted to have decided to start this adventure and couldn't have done it without you guys. Totally regret tracking my runs from week 8. I was much happier not knowing quite how slow I was 😩 my next aim is to actually run 5 k (only manage 3 and a bit in 30 minutes) then to do 5 k in 30 minutes. If it's ok with you guys I'd like to hang around here until I've reached that goal?


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  • Yay! I literally have just graduated too. Well done froggyrunner! X

  • Aren't we clever ?? I never thought I'd have managed running 30 minutes. Big pat on the back for you from me πŸ‘

  • Its the best feeling ever. I have just eaten a pain au chocolate to celebrate! X

  • Congratulation to you too. Enjoy your brilliant achievement

  • Brilliant, well done. We all know it isn't about speed. A great achievement πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸŽˆπŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸš΄πŸš΄

  • Congratulation and be proud of your achievement. Its not about speed. You made the start of a very long journey and keep going. Very soon you will achieve your goal. What a beautiful start of a weekend

  • Well done you! Congratulations... !!! Great photograph!

    The 5K in 30 minutes... is something many folk never do.. or bother about.. many of our awesome runners, half marathon and marathon runners, have never achieved it :)

    But... if it is your goal, you will do it.... :)

    Just take a couple of weeks to consolidate the 30 minute runs.... try new routes and maybe different runs.. some shorter, maybe a tad faster and some long.... 'just see where I get to slowly' runs.. they can be real fun.

    I love my long Sunday run days... running anything up to an hour and a bit over:) Slow and steady :)

    You stay with us and we will keep running with you... lots of great advice and when you are ready...we can help you with ideas for getting you where you want to be ... and beyond!

    There is no finish line with this running:) x

    Go get your badge..it has your name on it!!!

  • Well done graduate, a great run!

    Yes do hang around, there is still lots to learn and you can help us support new runners

    Dont forget to request your shiny badgeπŸŽ“πŸ…β­οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

  • Congratulations FroggyrunnerπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰βœ‹πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    Happy running Graduate..

  • Awesome great inspiration for those of us who aren't there yet but on our way πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

  • I wouldn't, in a million years, thought I could do this. I was a REAL couch potato ! Week 1 was like a near death experience for me! None of the runs were easy... some were horrible πŸ˜‚ but some were almost enjoyable. Now I've graduated it's just the beginning. We've got this! Good luck, enjoy. The programme really works πŸ‘

  • Yey!!!! Your face says it all!!! Buzzing!! Well done!

  • Brilliantly done froggy runner, loving how the pink peach tone of your smile matches your tee shirt ! Shiny badge is yours forever

  • Bit of a dodgy t shirt tbh. I had no intention of taking or posting a photo pre run.. Mr Fr is off on a Geneva to San Remo up and down mountain pass cycle and I suddenly felt the urge to share, so chuffed to have completed MY challenge I needed to tell someone (and the thought of what might happen if mr Fr looked at his phone whilst whizzing down a mountain pass doesn't bare thinking about )

  • Oh no, as someone whose husband is sporting a fetching 11 bright blue stitches as a result of taking a cycling flight in the Alps. Lets hope he looked later... Well done you

  • Congratulations! Yes, of course you should stay, you're a graduate now, and can help the newer runners. Then there's our bridge to 10 K forum, and the half and full marathon one...

  • Oooh scary. Not ready to leave yet. Still a bit needy! πŸ˜‚

  • Why would you leave?

  • Congratulations and very well done. It is a great achievement. Enjoy your post graduation runs.

  • Congratulations froggyrunner! Savour that feeling! :-)


  • Well done, if you are looking to get quicker you might want to mix things up a bit. Try adding short bursts at a higher intensity, I used lampposts as markers and every so often I would up the pace between two. I also started doing effort sessions on a small incline again using lampposts as markers.

    Good luck I hope that helps.

  • That does help. Thank you.

  • Congratulations! A real inspiration - I'm just going into week 8 and have just started to wonder how far I'm going but will delay having a look - sounds like I'm best not disheartening myself by realising it's not as far as I think!! I'm doing my best to stick to everyone's encouragement to go slooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    Well done, enjoy your brilliant achievement

  • Oh no, I couldn't resist, I checked my distance! Only 3.3k on my 28 mins, can't help feeling disappointed even though I really had no idea what to expect and don't have any particular goals.

    I guess maybe it's because 28 mins is such a challenge that the thought of being able to do 5k seems impossible!

  • That's more than me!!!! I only managed 3k! I know what you mean, I didn't have any particular goals either but felt like I was jogging along nicely. Image in my head slightly different to reality! I shall just go on dreaming until the reality catches up !

  • Me too! And like you, when I graduate (stopped myself from saying 'if') I will challenge myself to work up being able to keep going for a bit longer until I can do 5k. But by gum my legs are aching today after 3.3, so I'll be proud of what I've managed so far! Well done us!

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