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Graduated with 5.3km route!! 🀩

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
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Yay I have graduated! It felt slower this morning but I actually hit a couple of PBs! One was up my nemesis hill πŸ˜… and the other was my 5km time.

I couldn’t have done it without the support on here and obviously my mentor Jo Whiley! Does anyone else feel like emailing their celebrity and telling them of their achievement?! /stalker 😁

Anyway, here’s the obligatory sweaty yet happy graduation photo!

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Fabulous! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I bet she'd love an email!! Congratulations πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability πŸ‘πŸ˜

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thanks - I may well email her then!

That’s amazing, many congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰. I think Jo would love an email πŸ₯‡πŸ†

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Rinkydinky

She's going to get inundated with lots of grads :D

Woohoo!!!!! Very well done you graduate!!! πŸ₯‡πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Cheers Rip! It's gone so quickly!!

What next??

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Ripcurlrana71

Hmm, consolidation after a week's holiday but I did think to myself at the end of this run that I'm quite happy with this time and distance at the moment and I'll just start by finding new routes where I live which will help to stretch me in distance and time. Not so worried about pace!

Good idea. Enjoy it. 😊

Congratulations, you’re a graduate now! πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ“πŸ‘πŸ‘

Relax and enjoy yourself 🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ‘

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to David_G

Ooh yes lots of celebrating is in order :D

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Huge well done and congratulations... Happy face, Happy runner... well done you!

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks Oldfloss - and thank you for all the work you do on here too :)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to southlundon

Thanks for that..I appreciate it:)

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

You must spend so much time on here - I see your comments all over the place! It's a lovely forum and full of so much positivity and you contribute a lot to that :)

Berksrover
BerksroverGraduate

Congratulations southlundon great pace as well, welcome to the graduate club, enjoy your day

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Berksrover

Thanks Berks! Looking forward to getting my virtual badge :D

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Absolutely awesome and a lovely pic. No need to email Jo - she was there with you the whole time so she knows exactly what you achieved πŸ˜€ Many congratulations and keep going. Running after graduation is brilliant fun - no fear of 'failing' - just play with time and distance for half an hour.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to telford_mike

Good point Mike - of course she knows :D I'll be in Austria tomorrow for a week and not planning to run as I think the walking will be sufficient but I bet I'll be chomping at the bit to get back running when I return!

Yay! Congratulations and what a great distance! Hope you are feeling totally awesome! Lovely smiley pic too...😁

I've already thought about sending Jo a message on instagram or something. She's been absolutely great for me! I'm sure she gets messages all the time!

Enjoy your weekend basking in all your well deserved glory! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Little-runner

Aww thanks Little! I took another photo first but I looked a bit knackered and I thought I'd pump the smile up a bit :D :D :D

Yes yes message Jo!

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate

Well done super fit lady. Amazing distance, so few (me included) make 5km by graduation.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to theoldfellow

Well it includes the walks so I'm not sure it's a 'true' 5km but I'm taking it! :D

Hope your post-grad running is going well? Apologies if I've missed any posts.

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate
in reply to southlundon

I've decided that one a week is enough from me. So you probably haven't missed any. I like to encourage others, so mostly, I am 'replying'.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to theoldfellow

Well keep up your running however often you manage it. One day you might fancy one of those lakes ultra marathons πŸ˜‰

theoldfellow
theoldfellowGraduate
in reply to southlundon

Just to make it clear, that's one 'report', but still three runs...

I ain't ever going back to the couch. There are far too many cute runners to chase...

Jay66UK
Jay66UKGraduate

Very, very well done. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I’ve enjoyed following your journey to the podium. Have a fabulous day being chuffed with yourself.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Jay66UK

Jay, what a lovely thing to say :) I'm certainly chuffed with myself! You are all such great support on here. *sob*

Dralimc
DralimcGraduate

Congrats happy lady! Great photo! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸΎπŸ…

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Dralimc

Thank you so much! :D

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations southlundon it’s great to see you graduate - and 5.3k is amazing. Step onto the podium and collect your shiny badge πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸ…

Ps I’m a Jo Whiley graduate too

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks Dexy! That includes the walks but I'm taking it anyway :D When I start my consolidation runs I'll only measure the run distance and see how far I get...

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate
in reply to southlundon

Phew I thought that was fast! Enjoy this great feeling and your consolidation runs. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thanks!

Jelon
JelonGraduate

Congratulations graduate you did it yay - great photo too 😊

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Jelon

Cheers Jelon! Such a great feeling too - I was worried it was going to be an anti-climax but no way :D

Carolinemcd
CarolinemcdGraduate

Congrats!!

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Carolinemcd

Thank you Caroline! :D

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Yaaaaay!! Go southlundon!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ So happy for you and what a distance? You absolute star! πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸŽ“πŸ†β€οΈ

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

It did include the walks but I'm still very chuffed! Love reading your grad posts :D

Alanist
AlanistGraduate

Congratulations, feel very very proud and enjoy your moment of glory.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Alanist

Thank you Alan - love your profile picture! :D

Alanist
AlanistGraduate
in reply to southlundon

Ha ha, yes that's how I viewed myself before starting this running.

Congratulations!

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to ccarter100

Thank you so much!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

southlundon
southlundonGraduate
in reply to Ang33333

Ooh I could just do with a glass of that please!

Congratulations fellow graduate!! Well done!! πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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