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Graduation run and something amazing happened!

Ray111
Ray111Graduate

This evening I completed my graduation run and I have to admit to feeling proud of myself. I am 64, and hadn't run or taken any proper exercise for decades until May this year when I was given running gear as a birthday present by my kids, Best present ever! Up until today, towards the end of the run I found myself desperately wanting Sarah Millican to say "that's it, you can slow down for your five minute warm down walk" or words to that effect, but today I got to the end of the 30 mins and just kept on running for another five minutes! What a great moment to get an unexpected energy burst.

Sorry if this sounds like boasting, but that's not what it is, I'm just chuffed bits and want to share my enthusiasm to encourage others. Yahoo!

31 Replies
oldestnewest

Brilliant well done

bellspond
bellspondGraduate

Well done, you are right to be proud of yourself. You’ve achieved something amazing !

Oldfool
OldfoolGraduate

Congratulations, well done. You shouldn't worry about boasting you have every right to do so. It's a great achievement

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Yaaaaay Ray!! Go you! It’s not boasting! You’ve every reason to be proud!! Well done you!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️

Terrific work Ray, it’s not boasting at all. 🙂 You’re right to be proud of your achievement and it shows what we all can do if we put our mind to it 👍

Hopefully everyone will realise just what they can do if they follow your example. 😀

Just one word of caution- take it slow and steady and try not to let your enthusiasm carry you away. We’ve all been there and it’s another lesson we all need to learn from time to time.

Having said that, you’ve done superbly so good luck for the future. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️

Amazing very well done 👍 bragging rights granted as well deserved😀

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Mighty fine job! And you’re so allowed to say “look at what I’ve done” here... it inspires those nearing week 9, those struggling in the middle, and most importantly those looking at this forum and thinking about starting, with that self doubt in their heads.

Shout it loud and proud from the highest rooftop, you did this, we can too.

Thanks for the inspiration.

GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Yes! Be proud!! You've done great 👏👏👏 congratulations 🏅🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Enjoy your acheivement and your new ability 👍😁

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

Congratulations Ray. An excellent way to graduate. There are a lot of us seniors around here. Well done to your kids for giving you sports gear to get you going. 🏃‍♂️🍾🥂👏👏🏅

Deals1
Deals1Graduate

yay well done!!!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

Lorijay
LorijayGraduate

Congratulations Ray and a huge well done!! Boast away you deserve it, we all did after graduation run because it feels so good and you achieved it..woohoo !! :) :)

Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Congratulations! A job well done!

Ray111
Ray111Graduate

Thanks so much for all the encouraging replies. Makes me feel better still!

Well done - had you asked for running gear???

Ray111
Ray111Graduate
in reply to ancientrunner

No, it was a complete surprise and something I would never have thought to ask for.

Well, they must have seen something in you - good for them.

ClarePF
ClarePFGraduate

Absolutely brilliant!

Congratulations and well done! 👍👏🍾🥂🎉🥇

Jelon
JelonGraduate

You have every right to be proud well done 🏃🏻‍♂️😊

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Keep running, keep smiling.

Tinker5393
Tinker5393Graduate

Fantastic well done 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♂️🍾🍾🍾🍾

Brilliant! Do you think you might do a park run? 🤔

Ray111
Ray111Graduate
in reply to Robert_IS_a_Runner

Park run is definitely on the cards soon. I managed 5k on my 35 min run, so should be OK. I am still finding it hard to believe!

Congratulations and very well done. 🍾🍾🎉

Wow that is brilliant what a huge achievement, you should be so proud of yourself and have every right to boast - you have done amazing 😊😃

Dawnie16
Dawnie16Graduate

Well done you and in this heat as well !!

As Sarah would say, “Well done flower” 😉

Ray111
Ray111Graduate

Thanks again everyone, I am so grateful for all the replies and comments. I struggled at week 7, and had to re-run two of the days, so don't be put off if you don't manage first time. Good luck to all, and whatever stage you are at in the programme - keep it up!

Boast away, you’ve every right! Awesome achievement 👍😊

Ray111
Ray111Graduate

Just reviving my old thread. A year or so on and after suffering an achilles injury last autumn, I started running again in January and have now completed 30 parkruns at times ranging from 33 to 38 minutes. Once again, not boasting, but it just shows what can be done with determination, despite being of pensionable age! (still working though). I find parkrunners to be such a friendly bunch and that spurs me on even more. Good luck all.

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