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W9R3 - graduate run done!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Woo hoo! That feels good.

I decided to bring my graduate run forward by 24 hours. During yesterday I realised that part of my struggle on Sunday was I had spent Saturday “focussing on hydrating”, aka worrying about the run and psyching myself out.

I’d given myself two rest days and last night I realised I was ready.

Up mega early to avoid the heat and off I went. Slow start to the running paid off - no ragged breath, no doubting voice. I ran to the metre the same distance as Sunday but with almost none of the pain.

I’m now a sweaty mess and need a shower.

Thanks to everyone for your support through this - I would’ve given up weeks ago without this forum.

Whatever run you have next, enjoy it x

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mairi1
mairi1Graduate

Brilliant, well done, congratulations, delighted to hear your news, all the best for the future.xx

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to mairi1

Thank you!

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Yay! Congratulations! 👏🏅🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Very well done. Enjoy that feeling!! Onwards and upwards!! 👍😁🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you!

Cazza26
Cazza26Graduate

Yay!!! Brilliant work, Jay!!

Enjoy the feeling and good luck with your post-grad runs. 🏃‍♂️

You’ve definitely deserved those new running shoes!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Cazza26

Thanks - that’s my job for tomorrow.

Wooo hooooo!!!! Well done Jay66UK. You’ve done it!!!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to WalkingWithLabradors

Thank you!

Whoop whoop! Congratulations 🎓🎓🎓🎓

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to BethMay

Thanks!

amalthea52
amalthea52Graduate

Well done!! Sounds like a great run as well. Smashed it! :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to amalthea52

Thanks - yeah, it was special. A classic "tortoise vs hare" compared to Sunday's horrible run.

Congratulations Jay!!! That’s amazing and you deserve to bask in glory ! 🏅🌟🏃‍♂️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Thanks! Going to reward myself with a brew and a bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes - living the dream!

Woohoo indeed! Step up to the podium and celebrate in style 🍾🥇🏆

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Cornet-Carolyn

I’d like to thank my agent, ...

pianoteacher
pianoteacherGraduate

Fantastic Jay! I'm so pleased for you :-)

Keep Running x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to pianoteacher

Thanks so much, I will x

Wicked! I'm SO pleased for you Jay. That's just brilliant. We'll done. 😊🎉

I'll be moving on to W6R1 today. Still a bit before I'm in your shoes but not too far off.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Just have faith in the programme. W6 is harder than it looks so take it at steady speeds and you will smash it!

Thanks Jay 😊

Kamia
KamiaGraduate

Congratulations 👨🏻‍🎓🎉

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Kamia

Thanks!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate

Yahoo Jay brilliant congrats! We expect to see photos posted of your new shoes 😀

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to lexi6

Thanks. Photos will certainly be coming.

MelsieJay
MelsieJayGraduate

Excellent. Congratulations 🎉

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to MelsieJay

Thank you.

Well done! Enjoy the celebratory nutty cereal!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Pippayoungart

Thanks!

Congratulations on graduating Jay, so happy for you 🏆

Remember this isn't the end but just the ..... beginning!!

Jx

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Janey1974

Thank you!

helenwheels
helenwheelsGraduate

Big Congratulations from me too. Enjoy the glory and all the runs that are to come 👍🏃‍♂️😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Thank you!

Woohoo!!! Congratulations fellow graduate!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼🍾🍾🍾😬😬

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

😁 Thanks! Was worried I wasn’t going to manage this. Thanks for all your support x

I had no doubt! Now join bridge to 10K with me!! 😬😬 x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

First I need to make it to 5k, so I’m going to have to lag you a bit. Once I can run 5k, I’ll be on that programme.

(I am doing 9min/k, so I am looking at a 45min 5k and I can only just run 30mins!)

Well I’m continuing 30 min runs for the next few weeks to nail that. I still tire towards last 5mins! My 5k is not 30mins.

10K training is from mid June. Be nice to just enjoy 30 min runs for s bit right? 😊

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Yup. Going to do at least 3 a week, hopefully a Parkrun each week, and look to extend my distance and/or duration. My 10k ambition is 11 months away so I’m also going to start working on my core fitness. Which I think means joining a gym 😢

Check out some YouTube vids on core work - you can do it at home too.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Will do.

AnneDroid
AnneDroidGraduate

Fantastic, you graduate you. :)

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to AnneDroid

Who me? Shucks!

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Congratulations Jay, well done 🍾🍾, and look at the badge!!!!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Jell6

Sweet! Thanks!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Congratulations! And glad it went well today!!! 😁🍾🍾🍾

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Ang33333

Thanks - it was a really good one.

Congratulations 😊well done jay 👏 👏 👏

I just completed week8 so if all goes to plan I'll be graduating in 6 days 😉

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Kar43

Ace. I’ll clean the podium before I leave it.

Darude
DarudeGraduate

You did it!! Congratulations!! Super achievement. Keep on posting and keep it up! ,🙋

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Darude

Thank you!!

limberlou
limberlouAmbassador

Yay !! Well done you!! What’s your plans for the next couple of weeks ? I managed one 5k run and then I’ve done two 2 mile runs ( about 25 mins) with my daughter but really struggled with my breathing to do any longer on the first one and she struggled with the second . I’ve tried late evening and early morning but is still too warm and polleny for me. But it’s still a run and I’m still enjoying it.

I might try 5.00am to see if it’s any cooler then 🤣🤣

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

6am awake was enough for me! I’m going to keep doing 30 minute runs twice a week and a Parkrun each Saturday, with the aim of reaching 5k in 30 mins. Over the coming year I want to work towards doing a 10k.

Mumsygill
MumsygillGraduate

Yeah so happy for you Jay! Sounds like a brilliant run to end on x🍾🥇🍾🥇

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Mumsygill

Thanks - it really was. I guess knowing it’s the graduation run puts you in a good frame of mind!

Well done you! That badge by your name looks great! Congratulations! 🎓👏🏻🏃🏃🏃🎉🎉 🎉 All the very best for your consolidation runs. Sounds like you have a clear idea of how you would like to progress from here. Impressive!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to over61andstilltrying

Thank you! For me it’s always “fail to plan, plan to fail” - so I am a planner.

Very wise! I like that slogan.

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Ah Jay that's fantastic- so pleased for you. Bet you feel great now. You should be so proud of yourself.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks - yeah, I feel really good. I am one of the least likely people to become a runner. And yet here I am!

Beth-monkey
Beth-monkeyGraduate

Well done!! I did mine today, feels great doesn’t it x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Beth-monkey

Well done you! Amazing feeling.

Bridget007
Bridget007Graduate

Well done! 😃🎉😃🎉😃🎉

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Bridget007

Thank you!

Myrar
MyrarGraduate

Well done congratulations ...You should be so proud of yourself ...Great achievement 😊😊👏👏

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Myrar

Thanks!

QueenTea
QueenTeaGraduate

Well done 🥇🏆 hearing about others success really does help.

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to QueenTea

You can do this!!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

I missed this... so sorry...HUGE congratulations you... well done!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, especially for all the wisdom so far.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to Jay66UK

Welcome... :)

I am just finding that we have so many new runners currently, that I am missing the folk I have watched coming through and on to the Graduation podium xx

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

It’s fantastic how popular this forum is. I don’t mind being overlooked sniff sniff 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Congratulations! 🎓💪🏽

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Thanks!

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Congratulations on graduation Jay66UK! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you.

SendWine
SendWineGraduate

WOW only just seen this and you've got the shiney badge already 🏅well done ... now go smash that Parkrun 😘

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to SendWine

Thanks!

Wowser!!! You have graduated!!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! !

x x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Christianne57

Thanks!

Yey! Well done Jay x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Claireednet

Thank you!

Fabulous post, congratulations Jay.

Now you can just spend time enjoying running for running’s sake.

Hope you’re celebrating. 🥂🎉

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Razouski

Yup. JD and coke, catching up on The Bridge.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Well Done Jay66. So well deserved. 🏆🏃‍♂️🏅🍾🥂Come and join us on the other side

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Dexy5

On my way. If I can just find my trainers...

Congratulations on Graduating Jay...I've been on holiday so missed waving to you on the podium 🎉🎉🎉👏👏👏

Well done and Happy running adventures to come...😊x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thank you!

_SimonT_
_SimonT_Graduate

Fantastic Jay! Really well done! Good luck for all the running to come! 😀

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to _SimonT_

Thank you!

Debsy2008
Debsy2008Graduate

Fantastic!! Well done Jay! Enjoy your new found running skills 🎉

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Debsy2008

Thanks!

Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

Brilliant! Well done you😀 Good luck with the parkrun👍

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Getfitok

Thanks!

18Windmill
18WindmillGraduate

Whoa whoa whoa! How did I miss this???!!!! Noticed your badge on another post, so checked back! Belated congratulations!!!! Very impressed. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 ps explains one of your park run comments!

Running59
Running59 in reply to 18Windmill

Congratulations you made it. Well done 👍

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to 18Windmill

Hehe! It’s because I didn’t go on about it. A lot!! Thank you!

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate

Im so sorry I missed your graduation run Jay, very well done and very well deserved x

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Jullaly

You were with me on the podium with all of the Sirens 😁 - you are one of the key people who have helped me through this.

Looking forward to your turn - I did clean the steps but lots of others have been along since. Give me fair warning and I’ll get the mop out.

Jullaly
JullalyGraduate in reply to Jay66UK

lol , I will do I will keep you to that. Have the mop and bucket ready!

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate in reply to Jullaly

I’m a domestic goddess now, dontchyaknow.

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