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LookGrandmaCanRun
LookGrandmaCanRunGraduate

So after 54 days (because I ran every other day throughout rather than 3 times a week) I ran Week 9 Run 3 this morning. This wonderful app has taken me from exhausted, gasping for breath after 1 minute to running for 30 minutes (albeit looking a most peculiar colour by the end). It is wonderful to read everyone else’s experiences and has definitely helped me to keep going. Off to first ParkRun on Saturday so there is no stopping me now.

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UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations! Great job... enjoy parkrun

LookGrandmaCanRun
LookGrandmaCanRunGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you - even have new proper running shirt and shorts for the occasion as no longer feel like a fraud!!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator
in reply to LookGrandmaCanRun

Well that’s good, because you’re a runner

telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Oh wow, 54 days is less than 2 months! I wonder if that’s a record! You've obviously got through it injury-free too 😀 Wonderful achievement, huge congratulations. Enjoy parkrun on Saturday, remember that as you run, loads of others from here will be running too. Celebration time! 😀👍👏🏃‍♀️🥂

LookGrandmaCanRun
LookGrandmaCanRunGraduate
in reply to telford_mike

Well apart from Achilles tendon at around week 2 but just kept going as I work as a PA to the Headmaster in an independent school and only had the summer break when I work less hours to complete, so lot of pressure on myself but with so much encouragement from the family had to keep going. Going to grin all way round ParkRun.

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate

Well done hope you enjoy your parkrun and you now can run when and how long you want just for the enjoyment of it because you’ve graduated 👍🍾😀

Congratulations and what a great pace you’ve kept up to complete in the time!! Enjoy the Parkrun 🍾🍾🍾👍👍👍

Bandit14
Bandit14Graduate

Wonderful - massive well done to you - enjoy the parkrun😊

MVBrown
MVBrownGraduate

Congratulations and well done.

Congratulations on your graduation. I did Parkrun post grad too. Make sure you still do your 5 mins brisk walking before you run and you’ll be fine (starting at the back is a good idea for the first one too)

🏃‍♀️👏🍾🥂🏅🎉

AngryFlower
AngryFlowerGraduate

Just out of interest and only if you don’t mind sharing, how old are you and we’re you fit before you started?

LookGrandmaCanRun
LookGrandmaCanRunGraduate
in reply to AngryFlower

Hi - was 60 this year and was therefore invited for a health check by my surgery. Everything was great apart from how much I exercise as I work extremely long hours and sit in front of a computer all day, so was unfit although do dog walking duties at weekend of 3 x 90 minute walks on Saturday and Sunday (but of course stopping a lot for dogs to mark territory!). I also had bowel cancer in 2005 and had a lot of tubing removed which makes it difficult for me to get enough nutrients as everything goes through what is left of my system very quickly. The cancer tried to return last year but luckily we caught it early and only needed a small operation. However, with the aid of tablets and wonderful B12 injections every 3 months I am determined to enjoy life - and run to greet it now.

AngryFlower
AngryFlowerGraduate
in reply to LookGrandmaCanRun

Wow incredibly inspiring!

Ang33333
Ang33333Graduate

Well done Grandma! From another Grandma! 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

Jelon
JelonGraduate

Wow Taft’s great well done you graduate. Enjoy your Parkrun. 😊👍🏻🙌

Barneybeez
BarneybeezGraduate

Congratulations from yet another Grandma 😄

Oldlady57
Oldlady57Graduate

Huge congratulations!! What an achievement 🎓🥇👏👏

Woohoo! Very well done Grandma! Looking forward to hearing how your Parkrun goes ..... I’m close to doing my first one too, but it’s a hilly one and I keep putting in off! 🙄😅🏃‍♀️😀

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...…….what-next

Keep running, keep smiling.

seaspaniel
seaspanielGraduate

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