Just 1 more to go...😒😒

With just 1 more run to go on the C25K program, I'm trying to contain myself from shouting it from the rooftops!!

I'm very excited to be within touching distance of that graduation podium and my run is scheduled for early Sunday morning!!

In preparation for that run I decided to see if I could run 5k and also how long it would take me.

So, off I set at a slower pace with Oldfloss repeating in my ear "slow and steady" and this time I listened and what a difference it made!!

This has to be one of my most favourite runs. Everything just slotted into place, my breathing, my pace, the tunes were perfect, the weather was gorgeous, polite park goers, animals frolicking in the sunshine β˜€οΈAll in all, a beautiful run to go along with a beautiful day!

As I said earlier, I decided to try and run for 5k just to give me a baseline of timings and was really surprised to see my time of 38 mins 42 secs 😳😳 It didn't feel like that at all! 38 min 42 secs!! I can tell you that that time came as quite a surprise 😳

After a shower and a light lunch, I found myself inextricably drawn to the Parkrun website and guess what I've just done?!! I've signed myself up for it!! Parkrun. Me. The girl who hated exercise πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ

To all of you, my wonderful virtual running family, I thank you from the bottom of my heart of should that be running shoes, as without you, your wise words and your endless encouragement, I could not and would not be where I am without you.

I shall see you all on Sunday as I know you'll all be running along side me as I run WK9R3!!

Much running love to you all πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

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  • Have a brilliant final pre-grad run.

  • 😊

  • Ah fab!! So glad you enjoyed it and good time too!! One more run and you will be a graduate πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

  • Thank you 😊

  • WOW Kimchoc08, 1 run away from graduation, I have enjoyed your journey and wonderful, inspirational posts as much as my own journey through this amazing programme, very best of luck on Sunday Kim. I'm very much looking forward to seeing your post on Sunday. XxX

  • Thank you Martin. Couldn't have done it without your support 😊

  • See you Sunday😬😬😱go girl!

  • You will indeed 😊

  • Sunday..! That shiny graduation badge is ready for you I'm sure. And you actually ran for 38 minutes... wow! Go you... πŸŽ‰

  • Thank you. Today's run felt great πŸ‘πŸΌ

  • You've nearly finished the program? Really? You never mentioned it ;)

    Sub 40min is great for your 1st 5km. I was 42m45s.

    It shows as well that you can do that extra bit more than 30mins.

    It also shows after we complete the program how much we need to keep it up and consolidate if we want to do the 5km in under 30 minutes!

    Really looking forward to the post on Sunday morning :D

    *picks up phone - "Hello is that Sky News? Do you have an outside news crew available for Sunday morning?"

  • Thank you. I have Sky News on speed dial!! Oh did I mention that I've nearly finished the program? 🀣🀣

  • How exciting is this!!!! Keep it, as ever slow and steady and cruise wonderfully up to that podium :)

    Slow and steady is the way...simply because it leads us on, safely to the most amazing things:)

    Enjoy the next run :)

  • Thank you. I listened to you today and I was very glad that I did. You and many others, have helped me so much over the last 9 weeks and for that I'll be for ever grateful. See you Sunday 😊

  • Well done great to hear

  • Thank you 😊

  • Really lovely post! Especially love the animals frolicking in the sunshine! Good luck for Sunday but something tells me you won't be needing it! :)

  • Thank you 😊

  • Enjoy!!

  • I'll try to 😊

  • Kim!!!!!! Park run OMG get you πŸ˜‰ you are so brave, wish you all the best for Sunday morning with your graduation run... you have done so well mate and are such a good friend and inspiration to everyone πŸ˜€

  • Thanks Tricky. Won't be long till you're there on that podium with me 😊😊

  • What a fabulous post, you have done amazingly. Good luck on your graduation run πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ podium here you come!

  • Bring on Sunday. You'll be in running heaven. All the best!

  • Woooooooo....you go Kimchoc08 ...sounds like fab run...I’m getting excited for Sunday now...all these graduation celebrations are making me look like a right alky when the re-cyclers come on a Mon morning!!....

    Chilling my fizz in anticipation.....will be there, on your shoulder xxx

  • Fantastic Kim. Welcome to the 5K club. I'm looking to graduate tomorrow (possibly) at Parkrun. If not, then definitely Sunday. Your posts have been an inspiration over the last few weeks, so it's almost fitting that we graduate virtually at the same time

  • That's fab Kim!

    I hopefully graduate tomorrow. I'm having another go at the Parkrun, I can't run it all yet (had to walk the hills last week) but I hope it won't be long.

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