Graduation today and first parkrun!: I DID IT... - Couch to 5K

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Graduation today and first parkrun!

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I DID IT! So chuffed! I ran the whole thing, kept my pace under control, and it was hard at a couple of points but I got through it and didn't consider stopping. The finish was on a pretty steep slope which was a killer, but such a feeling of elation at the end! Final time came in at 42 mins 39 secs. I am more than happy with that for my first go! Now I'm off to drink some prosecco and enjoy Christmas, but I'll be planning my next running goal for sure. I really hope this is becoming a hobby for life! Thank you again to everyone who's helped me along the way, appreciate it so much and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas xx

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AlMorr profile image

Congratulations staceypek on graduating and completing week 9 run 3 of C25K, no harm on feeling chuffed, have a wonderful Christmas. 🎄🤶🎅🎓

IannodaTruffe profile image

Very many congratulations on your graduation fellow runner.

This guide to post C25K running may be helpful

Keep running, keep smiling.

ButtercupKid profile image

Hooray ! So proud of you 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️

Congratulations! Well done! 🏅Great Xmas pressie to yourself. What are your goals for next year?

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staceypekGraduate in reply to BaddieThePirate

Thanks so much! That's a good question...initially I want to "consolidate" 30-40 mins for the next couple of weeks. I would like to then look at increasing my time and distance in a similar way to the C25K programme - I know there are various plans around for this. I may even consider going for 10k too but want to see how this goes first so as not to get ahead of myself :) Merry Christmas to you!

staceypek profile image

Thank you everyone! You all rock, merry Christmas all! xxxxxxxx

Amerynthe profile image

WELL DONE fellow graduate and Park Runner! That was a great time you did it in, and to run it all the way was a fantastic achievement! Especially finishing on a hill - it was the hill on the 2nd loop of my Park Run that did for me at 3k - I had to slow to a walk then. If I was wearing a hat, I'd take it off to you! :-) It would be all too easy to let this new way of life slip over Christmas, especially as we have reached our twin goals of graduation and Park Run, so now is the time to make a new goal to stay 'on track' (no pun intended!)

Looking forward to hearing of your new challenges and achievements in 2019 and in the meantime, have a wonderful Christmas! x

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