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Vish-runs
Vish-runsGraduate
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Hi All,

I did my graduation run today and it was just glorious! The sun came out it was a perfect morning for running in every way.

I didn’t start off that well, struggled somewhat in the middle, had a glitch in the app but used my watch to keep track of the time and in the end went over the 30 mins just to be sure I don’t run under 30mins.

I don’t know what happened towards the end of the run but I felt I could keep going so in the end I ended up running approximately 35 mins and ran 5.2kms (just what I dreamed of before I started on this journey and never actually believing that I could do it!)

Now for what it’s worth to all those who are on this journey doubting them selves and having those days when it all seems really hard, don’t give up. Follow the advice of all the mentors and all the lovely people on this forum and as has been said numerous times β€œif I can do it then anyone can”

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged me. I really wouldn’t have carried on had it not been for the support. And thank you Michael Johnson for taking me through it and am gonna miss your comforting voice.

Looking forward to signing up for a park run now...

Love and happy running

Vish

Xxx

Ps- have waited 3 months to get that trophy to light up and so love it 😍

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Lizzisforliving

Congratulations Vish! I'm delighted for you; all the hard work paid off and your distance is fantastic (I'm nowhere near 5km, but that's okay, for now).

Keep running and posting.

Love Lizz xxxx

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FlickM3
FlickM3Graduate

That.Is fantastic. Apparently only 10% of people are actually running 5k when they complete the program, so kudos!

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Vish-runs
Vish-runsGraduate
in reply to FlickM3

Thank you 😊 today was just the energy of being the final run that sort of spurred me on. Hope I can maintain the runs in the forthcoming weeks.

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Anthie
AnthieGraduate

Well done, you! I hope you're enjoying yourself more and more while running :-) I wish you a lot more happy, comfortable runs for your postgraduation

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Vish-runs
Vish-runsGraduate
in reply to Anthie

Thank you Anthie,

Kept your advice in mind and told my self to slow down. ( I’m amazed that I need to slow down as everyone seems to overtake me when I’m out in the park!)

I hope with time as I get fitter I will be truly able to enjoy the runs. πŸ™‚

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Anthie
AnthieGraduate
in reply to Vish-runs

You did run quite fast for a beginner lol You did the 5K!! If you think you run too slow, look at those runners overtaking you and look at their style... Very often, they run very badly (well, not all of them, I'm being cheeky), kicking the ground and all. And think about the risk of injury taken each time they kick the ground. And then think about your own "slow" running, relaxed and possibly graceful ;-)

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Vish-runs
Vish-runsGraduate
in reply to Anthie

I wanted my graduation run to be memorable so I guess I found the energy to go the extra distance today. Also I generally run on a very flat/level ground so that I suppose makes it easier for me. I don’t know how I would fare on hilly runs! β€œGraceful” I’m not but I like the idea of it and will accept that gratefully! πŸ˜‰

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Susieq174
Susieq174Graduate

Well done! It’s a brilliant feeling 😊 quite addictive too....

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Lordi
LordiGraduate

Well done! Good distance!

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Vish-runs
Vish-runsGraduate
in reply to Lordi

Thank you 😊

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Pm3eak
Pm3eakGraduate

Congratulations on a great result...and what a speedy time! Very well done.

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Vish-runs
Vish-runsGraduate
in reply to Pm3eak

Thank you

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Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

Fantastic! Well done you πŸ˜‡

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Vish-runs
Vish-runsGraduate
in reply to Getfitok

Thank You

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