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On 27 May I went out at around 10am and did W1R1.

On 24 July, I went out at around 11am and did W9R3.

I’d decided beforehand that I was going to do 5k. It wasn’t going to be pretty, it wasn’t going to be quick.

There were several times on my way round where I thought I was just going to stick to 30 minutes after all. I turned around before halfway (just because I couldn’t be bothered crossing the road) and then I figured if I’d got back to my starting point I’d be happy (probably around 35 minutes or so). I would’ve been happy just doing my 30 minutes.

But I did it, I kept pushing and I got to the 5k. Apple Watch says 41:41, Strava says 40:43, so not quite the sub 40 I wanted, but I’m sure it won’t take me that long to get there now (especially when it starts to get cooler again!)

Not quite sure what I want to do now. I don’t want to be running any longer distances yet (after the few weeks of consolidation). I’m not even sure if I want to do another 5k anytime soon. I’m just gonna stick to doing 30 minute runs for a while I think, maybe try and change up my route etc.

I know it’s been said loads before but the support from here’s been amazing, keep giving it to everyone else who comes through these doors.

For now I’ve got a dissertation to finish writing to complete my masters degree, then work out how I’m going to fit running in around working full time! Im sure it can’t be much harder than the year I’ve already done.

Happy running everyone and happy Tuesday.

Heather x

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Oldfloss profile image

HUGE well done you....!

Who needs style.. who needs speed... who needs flair...who needs finesse?

All you need is that 30 minutes of a great final run !


Go you... and you will keep it up.. we will make really sure that you do... !

The podium...us... and the party are waiting! :)

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Sortyourlife in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you so much :)

It was around this time two years ago that I attended my first university graduation for my BSc, and now I’m 2 months away from completing my masters AND I’m a C25K graduate!

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Well done!

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Sortyourlife in reply to cheryl_couch_tatty

Thank you!!

GoGo_JoJo profile image

Brilliant! Well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Congratulations! πŸ…πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸ

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

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Sortyourlife in reply to GoGo_JoJo

Thank you πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Dexy5 profile image

Well done. An excellent graduation . Just enjoy running for a while


Fabulous450 profile image

Oh this is such an amazing post Sortyourlife!! You have done a brilliant job and getting that 5k is fantastic too! You’re an absolute star!! Massive congratulations Graduate!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ“πŸ†β€οΈ

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Sortyourlife in reply to Fabulous450

Aw thank you it means a lot πŸ˜ƒ my legs are still a little sore this morning though πŸ˜‚

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Fabulous450Graduate in reply to Sortyourlife

Rest and bask in that amazing achievement! ❀️

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