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I learned from my W9 gremlin wobbles and today I graduated 😊

Redcurlew
RedcurlewGraduate
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I’m very happy! A lovely cool autumn morning run, along my favourite old railway path. Last week I felt stuck, as if 30 mins was out of reach for me, but a few things have helped. I stopped thinking about time and chose a route that takes me just over 30 mins to complete, so I don’t have to check the time until the run is over. Then when I start to feel tired I slow down for a bit instead of stopping (thank you oldfloss). And I really pay attention to my breathing (3 strides in & 4 out) and focus on that when my mind starts playing tricks. I’m sure I’ll have lots more difficult weeks, but my plan is just to try and get out there, not worry too much about how far/how slow, and eventually wear out the scary fluoro trainers so that I can justify buying a new pair ...

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Maddee_6333
Maddee_6333Graduate

Congratumalations πŸŽ–πŸ…πŸ₯‡πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒ

Redcurlew
RedcurlewGraduate in reply to Maddee_6333

Thank you - so much bling! 😊

damienair
damienairGraduate

Brilliant. Congratulations and very well done to you. It’s an amazing feeling to finish this C25K plan.

Redcurlew
RedcurlewGraduate in reply to damienair

Thank you, I agree!

J9_54
J9_54Graduate

Ah well done Redcurlew and congratulations on your new shiny Graduate badge, looks good on there x

Redcurlew
RedcurlewGraduate in reply to J9_54

Thank you 😊

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Very many CONGRATULATIONS :)

A great journey, some behind you and a lot in front of you. Enjoy :)

Redcurlew
RedcurlewGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Thank you 😊

Congratulations!! It really is a great way to get into running, you must be chuffed to bits!!

Redcurlew
RedcurlewGraduate in reply to GemmaRoberts

Mega chuffed, thank you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Yeay... go you! Just run... and enjoy..:)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

PS

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Tee hee.. thought I had not noticed that badge.... BRILLIANT!

And... after the party.... the journey goes on... and the best bit.. we are here too :)

Redcurlew
RedcurlewGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Your encouragement and advice is SO helpful and much appreciated 😊😊

icklegui
ickleguiGraduate

Whoop whoop congratulations! Extra well done on the gremlin taming and learning to control your pace. Great work, runner πŸƒπŸ’ͺπŸŽ‰πŸŽ–

Woo hoo!

*lets off party poppers

Well done you!

Polly2810
Polly2810Graduate

Well done!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Congratulations on the shiny graduate badge, well deserved.

Your post graduation plan sounds nice and tidy too...

Happy running

figmeg
figmegGraduate

Congratulations! Nothing wrong with fluo trainers ;) A railway path sounds fab. I couldn't do the breathing rhythm they suggest, I just try & breathe normally!

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