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Yay, I've graduated!!

Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
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Who'd have thunk it! I could barely make the 30 mins 9 weeks ago.

Of course, I had to wait till the hottest day on record to graduate but I couldn't miss my run πŸ˜„

It was tough though, even at 7pm and I returned a deep shade of aubergine, a colour I remained for at least an hour post shower.

Great sense of achievement 😁πŸ’ͺ🏼

It seems odd to think of myself as a runner - well, jogger -(although I'm doing well at collecting all the swag), but I'm hopefully getting there.

Thanks to all of you in this group for great inspiration, information and good humour, I'm loving being part of it.

Good luck to you all as well, with your dreams and goals.

My next goal is to run for 5k - at the moment it's 4k.

I've just been on the Wiggle website and treated myself to some swag as their sale's still on. Plus a new set of Bluetooth earbuds thanks to Sutsha 's great recommendation. I'm not sure how long I can hold off for Garmin ... Expensive new hobby!

Cheers everyone 😊πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ†πŸƒ

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Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Congratulations,yes it's a very expensive hobby! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

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Crib
CribGraduate

Well done, excellent achievement πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to Crib

Thanks very much!

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owmeknees

Congratulations and well done! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‡

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to owmeknees

Thank you 😊

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Jelon
JelonGraduate

Congratulations, well done and yes it can be expensive but huge fun! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ™Œ

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to Jelon

Thanks, yes, a whole new world and a whole new sports drawer required!

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Sutsha

From a Jogger, to a Jogger πŸ˜‰ massive congrats !!!! You are of course a runner now...

That was also my goal as I went into graduation week and I waited until I knew it was within 5 minutes of where I was and I simply kept running (the Forest Gump came out a bit...)

I truly hope you love your new ears as much as I did.

🍾πŸ₯‚πŸ˜‰πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸ…

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to Sutsha

Thank you so much Sutsha πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

I've greatly appreciated all your advice and support.

I'm pleased I have another goal which is not too much of a stretch and hopefully I'll pin that 5k down soon and then keep building from there.

I can't wait for my new ears after having to go out like Princess Leia again tonight πŸ‘ΈπŸ»πŸ™„

Should get them tomorrow and shall report back post first run with them πŸ˜€πŸ˜˜

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Goforitmama
GoforitmamaGraduate

Congratulations ! Enjoy you graduation and your post graduation runs.

It's a good job we don't work in a running store, all that stuff would be way too tempting $$$$ !

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to Goforitmama

Thank you 😊

It's pretty tempting as it is!

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Huge congratulations, a wonderful achievement. Enjoy the moment and keep going!

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to telford_mike

Thank you πŸ˜ŠπŸ‡¨πŸ‡­

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Yes!! Well done you!! Congratulations on your graduation!! πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸŽ“πŸ†β€οΈ

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you 😊 50-somethings rock πŸ˜€πŸ‘

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Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate
in reply to Designbod

Yes they do!! ❀️❀️❀️

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66future

Huge achievement, well done πŸ‘

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to 66future

Many thanks πŸ˜ŠπŸƒ

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Little-runner

Hey Designbod! A very well done to you...I've no idea how you did it in that heat yesterday! So huge Kudos to you! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Š

My Graduation reward arrived yesterday (Garmin Forerunner 35❀️ ). I did my first run with it this morning AND IT'S AMAZING! Automatically links to Strava, I knew how far I'd run, what speed I was doing. Love it!😍❀️😍

I hope you enjoy basking in all your glory and enjoy standing on the podium with all this virtual applause!

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to Little-runner

Thanks Little Runner 😊

I'm not quite sure how I managed it either - I was the oddest colour for ages afterwards!

Am sooo tempted by the Garmin and really feel it's calling to me ... so pleased you love yours.

It's great to find something that adds to the enjoyment and helps with motivations as well πŸ˜€

Enjoy your runs πŸ˜ŽπŸƒπŸ‘

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BlondeAmbition72

Awesome!! Well done graduate πŸŽ“ πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to BlondeAmbition72

Thank you πŸ˜ŠπŸƒ

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations!

As it cools down in the next few weeks you’ll probably 5 the 5k comes naturally to you.

Taking this out on the hottest day of the year? You’re certainly a runner.

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

That's very kind, thank you 😊

Hopefully you're right about the 5k and the cooling down. My 9 weeks have coincided with the heat wave, which has not been the easiest! 😳

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to Designbod

If it cools you’ll most likely be able to go longer, as you’ll have built extra stamina. Speed will come as you learn just how much is in the tank. Happy running!

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Designbod
DesignbodGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thanks, roll on the cool 😎

I haven't run once yet in the cool so it'll be interesting to feel the difference!

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Vix_yp
Vix_ypGraduate

Congratulations Designbod! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ“πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ»

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