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A treat for W9R3

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Hmm mmm, in case you haven't heard, I graduated today ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

As a special treat to myself I had my gait analysis done and bought some lovely new trainers for myself. I lurvvvve them...

Going solo next week, continuing for 30 mins 3 times a week to hopefully increase my distance. Admin/Moderators, please let me know if it's ok to still post on here.

Keeping running people!

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Nice shoe porn... youโ€™ve certainly earned them... theyโ€™re gonna feel amazing next run.


Wowsers.. a well deserved treat too! Wishing You lots of Happy Running... !

You post where you like .... after the Graduation party there is much to choose from... consolidation is great... plenty of 30 minutes... some runs just because you can too. I called them runs for pure joy :) Try some new routes.. a few short runs and maybe as you move on, slip in a longer, 'see where I get to' run... I do that on a Sunday morning, early ...I do not however have small boys to keep me company though.( my Grammy days are Tuesday and Wednesday with our small runner in training:))

After a couple of weeks or so maybe try the C25K + podcasts, which are challenging but fun and very helpful as we move on.. and check out this great post from IannodaTruffe ...


Then... when you feel like it, pop across to Bridge to 10K...not necessarily to get to 10K... but the Consolidation and Continuation chat on there is great for new Graduates:)

Told you there was lots to think about.... :) x

Rooster678 in reply to Oldfloss

Thank you, I'm saving IannodaTruffe's thread for a good, uninterrupted read this evening when the boys are down.


Well done

Here's to many years of running ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ


Congratulations 'Rooster678 on graduating,๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ˜Š feels wonderful.๐Ÿ˜Š You can continue to post here on C25K as much as you like, telling us all about your progress and like me just now, congratulating people like you who have just graduated ๐ŸŽ“

Niiiiccceee runners Rooster! Youโ€™ll fly in those babies!

Gosh, youโ€™re polite asking about still posting on here! Iโ€™ve only just started posting on B210K having lurked there since graduating in August! I wasnโ€™t kicked off here (although now Iโ€™m wondering if they were thinking โ€œoh heck, her again??โ€! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

๐Ÿคฃ I enjoy reading what graduates are up to so don't stop until they come knocking. Well done on your progress so far.

AnnieW55 in reply to Rooster678

Hi to Rooster and cheekychipmunks. I still pop back to here, where it all began for me 6 years ago ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Itโ€™s my 6 year runniversary this month but have forgotten the actual date. Itโ€™s nice to see how people progress and bounce around the other two forums as well. Just mooch around, post, help and learn where you can. Itโ€™s all part of the fun ๐Ÿ‘

cheekychipmunksGraduate in reply to AnnieW55

Hi Annie! Yes I agree - both brilliant forums and itโ€™s fun to learn and pass on advice! Wow, 6 years for you, brilliant! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


Well done - Iโ€™m starting to believe I might get there !!

You will, keep it slow and steady.


Nice nice shoes ! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

Rooster678 in reply to Hidden

I love them Peggy, they're 7.5 and I wear a 6, a huge difference but they are so comfortable. Can't wait to try them out on Monday.

Hidden in reply to Rooster678


Oh dear, now I've seen that one can treat oneself with new trainers for graduating, I might have to do an early run on Sunday then get myself over to Runners World! Love the trainers!

Except that I bought some nice bright pink Adidas trainers to start the programme, so I don't NEED them...

Hangs head in shame.... I also bought some cheaper Karimoor trainers at week 3 but without gait analysis. I know enough about my feet with planter fasciitis and flat feet but I'm so pleased with the gait analysis and these new trainers. Runners World are doing a sale of current stock in about 3 weeks when they get new stock in so maybe wait until then if you're going to treat yourself. I'm so excited to wear them on my next run.


Whoop whoop. Well done you. Bet you are feeling on top of the world. CONGRATULATIONS :-)


Congratulations ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ†


Very well done on graduating.

Wish Iโ€™d thought to treat myself like that....

Just love the shoes!

Rooster678 in reply to BarbieW

It's not too late BarbieW!


Well done and congrats!!! Ohhh I'm liking the shoes. How was the gait session? I might have to treat myself soon too . Enjoy

Rooster678 in reply to Deals1

Interesting, despite all my feet problems I'm a neutral runner, I came out armed with lots of information so that I can go on to buying more pairs in the future. The chap checked my walking gait and running gait and immediately knew what type of trainers would be right for me. Then it was a case of a trainer catwalk. It was fun and informative. Worth it in my opinion.

Deals1Graduate in reply to Rooster678

Thanks. My worrie is if I have it done .. to be told my gait is all wrong and I'm running bad! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Please u got sorted, did u do the catwalk alone?? ๐Ÿ˜‚. I also have some karrimors that I bought from a large sports store... happy running

Rooster678 in reply to Deals1

No, the chap was with me for every walk test with 6 pairs of trainers. I have planter fasciitis, flat feet and wear insoles so really needed to make sure I have the right trainers. He was very good.

Well done! Enjoy your new shoes.


Yeah!!! This is fab to hear-big congratulations!!!!!

Nice treat!!! I've done the same and ordered trainers but for walking (treated myself a bit early with the running ones!).

They are going to see many many miles!!! Wonder where they will take you next?!?!? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ


Nice purchase Rooster. Love those.

I was considering the same prize to self for graduation.

Does it feel very different in better footwear?

I have a niggling right Achilles so think the analysis you keep me off the IC. Really don't want anything slowing me down now!

Good luck with your progression ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโญ๏ธ

Rooster678 in reply to Hidden

It feels much more comfy, I'll know more after a few runs but I really enjoyed learning about how I run. I highly recommend having analysis done.


A very well deserved treat and so exciting! Many happy runs in them ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ


Congratulations and enjoy your new status! I need new running shoes. I might go to Runners World seeing as you went there.


well done i like the word Graduate it looks good on your profile i start w9r1 monday cant wait

Rooster678 in reply to paul1960

Good luck, it's amazing , that final week of running. See you on the podium!

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