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My first post graduate run ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

My first post graduate run ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Hello my running family. I bet you thought you'd got rid of me?! Well, sorry, I'm still here and ready tell all about my life after C25K!!

First run today without Mr Smooth and it felt very, very strange not hearing his voice at intervals throughout the run but I managed although I might have to listen to him once a week so he doesn't think I've abandoned him!!

The run felt good and despite being at school today and walking 9,321 steps(today is 'walk to the swimming pool' day) before I had even begun the run, it went well!!

A different day weather wise, cloudy โ›…๏ธ with the odd spot of rain โ˜”๏ธ in the air but it was pleasant and the colours in my local park are amazing ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ

Only slight hiccup is the little bridge that takes me over the stream has been closed off for repairs so I had to adjust my route fairly quickly in order to find myself on the right side of the park!

Crisis averted, so I continued on with my run, listening out for the very automated voice of the 'Map My Run' lady telling me that I had completed 4km. That spurred me on to complete the 5km as I was hoping to take part in my very first Parkrun on Saturday. Sadly, I won't be able to do that as our local one is not being held as there is another run taking place and it's not open to the public ๐Ÿ˜ข

So 5km completed in a slightly quicker time that the last one so it's a thumbs up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ all round but here comes the best bit......my daughter is coming home from uni on Friday for the weekend and I cannot wait to see her ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Happy running to all the starters, the people who are half way through and the ones who are knocking on the graduation door and to all those who think that "I can't possibly get off the couch and run and ENJOY it", I'm telling you, YES YOU CAN, SO GET OUT THERE AND TRY IT!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

See you later, my running family ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผ

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Hey Kim, lovely to see your post, good run. Hope you have some quality time with your daughter. XxX

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Thank you Martin ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Great post Kim, it's strange isn't it, not listening to either the podcast or the apps? But it's still great running either way.

The park looks fantastic, have fun with your daughter this weekend.

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Thank you Lee ๐Ÿ˜Š

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I totally empathise with the Mr Smooth less runs. I really struggled without him on my first post grad run. It was a bit of a come down to be honest as I am so dependent on his voice! I decided to run without him again last night. It was better, marginally, but I'm going to be tough and be MJ free. It feels like I'm ending a beautiful relationship. I might, just might, let him talk to me now and again ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

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It was strange today but I felt ok at the end. It did feel like a love affair that's ended!!

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Well done Kim your doing so well ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thank you Tricky ๐Ÿ˜Š How's your WK9 going?

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1 down 2 to go ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Well done. Glad you're still with us, love to read your posts. Pretty autumnal colours... I went out today too, a little behind where I wanted to be, finishing Week 8. Found it quite cool. But when I got back my delivery from Regatta outlet was there... windproof filet will be much appreciated on my next run if it's equally cool!

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I think you're all stuck with me!! Oohh, a delivery from Regatta, how exciting!!

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Lovely run Kimchoc08 ....your legs will be like Arnies with all those steps & the walking!!! I have to agree with you about the colours in the park, I love looking out of my windows as I have an ever changing picture...itโ€™s beautiful!! Well done on the 5k too, I have managed 4.6 in 28 mins so far, which I donโ€™t suppose is bad, Iโ€™m enjoying it, like you & thatโ€™s the main thing...you must be bursting with excitement at the thought of seeing your Daughter too?!! Double bubble of happiness!!! x

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Thank you. Autumn ๐Ÿ‚ has to be my favourite season followed by Spring.

I cannot wait to see my daughter, it's only been 5 weeks but feels more like 5 months!!

With today's run and her coming home, I'm on cloud nine !!

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We would have been looking for you!!!

Go you great post... well done you... despite... obstacles:) And..... your daughter is coming for the weekend.. yeayyyyyyy!!!

Enjoy!

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Thank you.

I cannot wait to see her and shall enjoy every moment with her ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Lovely to hear from you Kim - and great running still (not that I ever doubted!)

Have an amazing weekend with your daughter (off to visit mine at uni next week) - imagine you'll be very proud of what you've both achieved during her first term away! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š Very proud of her!! Enjoy visiting yours next weekend ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Well done. Lovely pics of your route. Iโ€™m looking forward to my first post graduation run. Life constraints will mean itโ€™s Saturday for me and a different route so will mix it up a bit with distance and timing/pace. Hereโ€™s hoping the weather stays kind.

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I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you for good weather ๐Ÿ˜Š

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*calls Interpol - โ€œItโ€™s ok....we found herโ€

Hey hun.... sounds like life after โ€˜schoolโ€™ is still as great as it was

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It certainly is ๐Ÿ˜Š Nixe to know that if I ever went missing that you guys would be he first to realise!!

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Love this post. Great to see people enjoying running after graduation. Well done ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Thank you. I really enjoyed it today ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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