An Ode on Completing Week 9 Run 3 - Yay!!!!!!!!! - Couch to 5K

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An Ode on Completing Week 9 Run 3 - Yay!!!!!!!!!

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate

Now I’m no Paula Radcliffe

And I know I ‘m no Sir Mo

I have it seems perfected

The art of running slow

But hey it doesn’t matter

And instead I will rejoice

In running 30 minutes

And giving snails like me a voice!

We’re up and off the sofa

And all across the land

In our shell tops, and our trainers

We are a mighty band!

We’re stronger and we’re fitter

And the feeling is so good

Accomplishing what so many of us

Thought we never could

So today I graduated

Who’d have thought I’d see the day

That this certified couch potato

Would complete Couch to 5k!

And in true Oscar fashion, I would now like to thank....

My husband- for encouraging me throughout despite the alarm going off at silly o’clock some days.

Shock Absorber sports bras for what has been -quite literally - an uplifting experience.

Laura - the unseen running buddy and mentor who got me through the past nine weeks. ( I didn’t mean the things I said....)

All the failed Eurovision musicians whose music ends up on these podcasts - you got me through but I am extremely grateful for never having to listen to the Julie song again. Ever.

And finally, to all my virtual running buddies on this forum- without you and your likes, comments, hints and laughs, I would not have found this experience half as much fun.

Happy running y’all! 🙂🙂🙂🙂

37 Replies
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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations on completing c25k you must be so pleased well done 😊😊👏👏

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

Thank you! Feeling fab! I made a little video for my family when I finished so they are waking up to mum’s “big reveal” - am loving their reactions! Happy running 🙂

backintime
backintimeGraduate

Well done, a great poem too !

Julie 😂I listened to that 3 times and that was enough but it still creeps into my head sometimes lol.

Congratulations on your graduation !

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to backintime

It’s the most annoying ear worm of a tune......thank you! Now I just have to figure out how to do the graduate thing....that might be harder than the running 🤔

backintime
backintimeGraduate
in reply to SpeedMaQueen

In the pinned posts there is one called July 2019 Graduates. Write in there asking our lovely admins to polish your badge and stick it on.

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to backintime

Thank you!

2718281
2718281Graduate

Congratulations!! Time to celebrate 🎉🎉🎉 and thanks to you too, your posts have always made me smile as we were going more or less through the same runs 😄

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to 2718281

Aw thank you! All the best for the rest of your journey. Am determined to get to 5k - however long it takes!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

I am going to have to watch out... I can see yet another contender in the Poetry stakes... !

Lovey poem and really well done you! This is just the beginning!!!

So, now you've gone and done it

and you think that is the end?

Well think again, put on those shoes

I've news for you, my friend.

The journey's just beginning

the legs know what to do;

And where they're going to take you,

is really up to you.

But just be sure, wherever,

you run, both near or far

That we'll be there beside you

no matter where you are.

So keep it slow and steady,

it's going to be just great;

But for now, bask in glory

It's time to celebrate!!

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Love it! And thank you for all the encouragement! Onto the couch to 5k plus! I did 3.9k this morning so still a bit to go but it’s in sight 🙂👍

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SpeedMaQueen

Do, please consolidate first.. we recommend a couple of weeks of consolidation, before you try the C25K+ podcasts,, it is up to you of course, but they are challenging and can be tricky if tried too soon...Historically many folk have tried them too soon and found them very disheartening:)

Short runs, new routes, 30 minute runs and the lovely long, slower runs are a good pattern for consolidation... and it is the long slow runs that eventually give us the distances we want... and speed to if we are lucky :)

Exciting though !

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Oh thank you for that - I didn’t realise and would have dived in to the next series. Will take your advice and keep going with Laura and the 30 minute sessions....even if it means having to listen to the dodgy tunes again... a small price to pay for achieving my 5k goal 🙂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to SpeedMaQueen

Believe me..as you move on..you'll miss them🙃😉

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Really?! Even the you and Julie song?! Stranger things have happened!

Congratulations on becoming a runner and on your poetic writing. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏.

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Greenfingergran

Thank you! It’s a fabulous feeling 🙂

LUHAN
LUHANGraduate

Congratulations!!!

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to LUHAN

Thank you! Happy running 🙂

Meedeb
MeedebGraduate

Congratulations 🍾🏆🍾🏆🍾 love it - 😁 have enjoyed your posts they make me smile. Happy consolidating and keep posting 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼‍♀️

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Meedeb

Thank you! And yes, I shall stay on the forum - the support has been amazing. How else would I have known to consolidate and not go running off - literally- to the next series?! Happy running!

🍾🍾🏅🙌 congratulations graduating well done

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to notquiteretired

Thank you- have been grinning all day 🙂

Gwenllian1
Gwenllian1Graduate

Fab! Speaking as a fellow snail, welcome to the pack!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator
in reply to Gwenllian1

Snails totally rock... and weirdly..the collective noun for a snail ( one of several) is a walk!!!!🤣🤣🤣

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Oldfloss

Every day is a school day! 🙂

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Gwenllian1

There’s a lot of us about! Happy running 🙂

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

Love that ode SMQ! Huge congrats on reaching your graduation!👏👏🏆

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you! It feels amazing 🙂. Happy running!

Ckj06
Ckj06Graduate

Congratulations, I graduated today too. Go us! 😊

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to Ckj06

Are you still buzzing too? Fab sense of achievement! Happy running 🙂

purplewalker
purplewalkerGraduate

Excellent!! Well done and I enjoyed your poem . Happy running!

SpeedMaQueen
SpeedMaQueenGraduate
in reply to purplewalker

Thank you- it feels wonderful! Happy running to you too 🙂

ButtercupKid
ButtercupKidGraduate

Magic ! So proud of you 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ And keep up the poetry - loving it !

Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

Love the ‘ode’ 😂 brilliant! Well done you 👌

Meepmum
MeepmumGraduate

Great achievement Speedma 👏🏅😃. Enjoy the buzz you don't have to listen to the music, I'm consolidating with a walk and then running with a 30mins podcast so I know my time 📻🔊

What week is The Julie Song? I'm about to start Week 8 and still waiting ...

Blueskyabove
BlueskyaboveGraduate

Brilliant and well done!!! Spurs me on fir my final 5 runs 😀

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