Educating Enid - By example: Graduated - Couch to 5K

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Educating Enid - By example: Graduated

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
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Today I educated my "inner Enid" by showing her / me that we can achieve!

It raised my spirits to see that graduate symbol on the screen having completed the final run of week 9.

It was cold so, wearing a borrowed beanie hat and thermal vest, I plodded on to prove that I could.

My inner Enid is waving and happy (because the inner me is so happy). I think we can change. One step at a time. Thank you to this amazing inspiring community that is suddenly our world!

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Excellent!!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰well doneπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ you must be (bothπŸ˜‰) so proud πŸ†

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Jalapenolover101

Thank you, Jalapenolover101. Crazily so. After all I almost think it is week 9 run 1 that should be celebrated as that is the first time you run 30 mins. But I suppose run 3 of each stage shows you can keep it up. Happy running πŸ‘

1710charlie
1710charlie
in reply to Nilsam

I was thinking the same about week 9!

Congratulations!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to MrWomble

Thank you, MrWomble. I love the name by the way. 😁

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

Oh well done to both of you! So proud that Enid has now completed her education. I'm looking forward to what she does next with her new 'Graduate' status πŸ˜†!

Hope you are going to celebrate?!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

Thank you, Delly-dot. Her education is still in progress but it may have lit an inner spark of interest in getting fitter. 🀫Celebrations involved veggie soup (with a slice of crusty bread) then back to the bookkeeping that has kept me out of mischief since college lecturing. πŸœπŸžπŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Rhedeg2019
Rhedeg2019Graduate

Congratulations on graduating! Awesome work πŸ‘πŸΌ

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Rhedeg2019

Thank you, Rhedeg2019. I think a while on consolidation then maybe I will follow you on to the bridge to 10k programme. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations on completing c25k you must be so pleased πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Get your graduate badge here

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

Thank you so much, Buddy34. I am "tickety boo". Thank you for the advice I will do that. πŸ‘πŸ‘€

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

Woop woop! Congratulations. Well done you πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸŽ‰

You have a whole world of running ahead of you. πŸ‘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

Thank you, Speedy60. It does indeed. I think it is the forum and community that I would not want to loose. So onwards we go. πŸ‘πŸ‘£πŸ‘€

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Oh how fantastic! Well done! Isn't it amazing! I think running has become very important for you so I hope Enid is happy (she certainly looks it). Whopee! My post to follow in a minute! Bet you needed that hat - it's cold and windy out there!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Oooh it has. Thank you, Roxdog. Get wrapped up and we will look out for the post. πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Done it - post should be there soon!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Just saw you post on the graduation link...well done!!! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ†πŸ₯‡πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ So pleased... we did it!

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

Well done Nilsam and Enid! Enjoy those consolidation runs - onwards and onwards from here !πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you, Oldgirlruns. I admit I haven't looked at the distance. Just the 30mins. Hope to push for the 5k speed before I would feel credible to move on. πŸŒπŸ‘£

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

For me that was enough - I only managed 3k in the 30 minutes and am not much faster now! Well, I’m no faster really but I can just keep going for longer!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Oldgirlruns

That is a great way of looking at it. Stamina is as important...although I may just sneak a look at the distance as a base point. πŸ‘€

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Me too. I might not be able to resist looking at distance soon! Not sure about park runs though.... Am being encouraged to do one with my serious runner friend but not sure it's my thing - yet.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Perhaps we can challenge each other in the spring...errr maybe not. We want to enjoy our running. πŸ˜‚πŸ‘

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Congratulations on your graduation. Celebrate well and enjoy your new healthy life and all future running adventures.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you, UnfitNoMore. It does feel like a beginning ...But a step forward. πŸ˜πŸ‘£

Congratulations πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ that’s a huge achievement and Enid looks like she’s ready to run with you through your consolidation runs

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you, Willowandsola. Mmm I will have words with Enid and see. πŸ€”πŸ˜‰. πŸ‘

apatsyf
apatsyfGraduate

That's brilliant. Congratulations to both of you and I look forward to hearing how you are getting on with your running journey I the future. Hooray! πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ€—πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ₯‚πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ₯³πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŸπŸΎ

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to apatsyf

Aaah thank you, Apatsyf. Everyone is so kind. It is very motivating to keep going. (Dragging Enid with me πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨). πŸ˜πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Fan-blumin-tastic! So pleased for you and Enid, and the cat too. I hope you're both very proud and celebrate accordingly πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ†πŸΎπŸ₯‚

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you so much, Wenderwoo. I really appreciate your support. The celebrations will not be πŸ₯‚ as doing a dry January but the thought it there. 😎 😁

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Save it for Feb 1st - something to look forward to in a couple of days time 😁

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Sounds like a plan. 😏

Redvic97
Redvic97Graduate

Congratulations, so pleased for you. Hope you’re celebrating in style. Here’s to the consolidation runs and wherever it may take you 😊

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Redvic97

Thank you so such, Redvic97. Just behind you. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈConsolidation runs into the mist and maybe a little dance around the kitchen. πŸ˜πŸ’ƒ

Jell6
Jell6Graduate

Whoop whoop, CONGRATULATIONS πŸΎπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸΎ, I m raising a mug of tea to you ( and Enid) as I am also doing dry January, and probably February 😬.

Enjoy the feeling, it's a great achievement. 🀩

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Jell6

Ooh lovely, Jell6. Thank you I am wearing a silly grin. 🍡 It will be an earl grey or a herbal, as I am nearly 5 months dairy free too. πŸ™ˆ

My daughter uses soya milk in a builders tea but I haven't acquired a taste. Good luck with the running and going alcohol free...I am sure it helps. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Try hemp milk! Seriously! All the supermarkets have it

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Ooh thank you, I will have a look tomorrow. πŸ‘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Roxdog, I have just had the best cup of tea for 5 months. Thank you so much for the Hemp milk recommendation. I may even go and put the kettle on again. Thank you again.πŸ΅πŸ‘

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Great isn't it!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

It is, indeed. May have to scour the other health links on this site for further hints and tips. It is opening up a new world. Thank you again.

Congratulations on your graduation Nilsam. You and Enid did it. This is just the start of an incredible journey.

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€ΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you so much, Dexy5. It may be a while before I "Bridge to 10k" with you but we are reading the posts already. As usual Enid doesn't think it's a good idea. But...

Dexy5
Dexy5
in reply to Nilsam

Tell Enid not to worry, I played Pooh sticks on the bridge for at least 3 months before I joined JuJu's magic plan. Consolidation is the way to go for at least 3 weeks to build up on what you've achieved. You will know when the time is right to go further.

I can recommend parkrun, even if you can't run the whole 5k at this stage. I have become a parkrun addict since my first run on the Saturday after graduation.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you, Dexy5. I may have to find that bridge for Pooh sticks. I really should to try a park run but part of me would want to sure I can do it.(Enid /me is worried that I would see people I know 🀫). As I run on my own I feel the only people who know I run is this forum. So I think I better put my big knickers on and get a grip! πŸ‘

Dexy5
Dexy5
in reply to Nilsam

Yes it is so supportive and many at our parkrun walk it all. I started at the back and stuck with my c25k week 9 5min walk 30 min run with Jo Whiley and then walked the rest. I was surrounded by happy smiley people and marshals cheering the novice runners on. But take your time till you feel confident.

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Dexy5

Thank you, Dexy5. I keep reading how good it is so it is definitely a step for the future. πŸ‘

Ooh wow 🀩 You beeauutttyyy!!! Blooming well done!!!! πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thank you so much, Comfortnotspeed. Your posts are always encouraging to read. I won't attempt the handstands in your icon but the thought is there. Perhaps I can get Enid to do one. πŸ˜‚

That would be great ha ha perhaps Enid could teach me too. Hope you’re going to stick around now you’re a graduate. Love reading your posts 😊

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Comfortnotspeed

Thank you, Comfortnotspeed...We will be staying. πŸ‘ We still have a lot to learn.

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰ Well done. Keep Enid going - it’s good for her, and for you! Looking forward to The Further Adventures of .... πŸ‘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

Thank you so much. I will have to get the brain going planning her education whilst I run. πŸ‘Enjoy your running too.

Congratulations, how amazing to have gone through an incredible journey.

Now don’t let the momentum drop, don’t forget to consolidate for a few weeks (run 3 x 30 minutes a week) - you can still use your c25k W9R3 programme for that.

And why not hop on over to the Bridge to 10k forum when you are feeling ready to see what’s going on there and if you want to look at 10k as the next step, there’s plenty of time and it might feel daunting now but you have it!

For now... enjoy your graduation and keep up the good work ❀️

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to JaoJao

Thank you so much for your support. πŸ‘

Love your drawings and mindset!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to 1710charlie

That is very kind. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨I ought to get a life really...then discovered this is more fun. πŸ™ƒπŸ˜

1710charlie
1710charlie
in reply to Nilsam

It’s good to have fun πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to 1710charlie

Indeed πŸ™ƒ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Maybe Enid has a book in her future. Who knows.... πŸ€”

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

Oooh now we are really dreaming / aiming high. What a fab thought. πŸ€”Thank you. πŸ‘©β€πŸŽ¨πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Nothing wrong with dreaming...πŸ›ŒπŸΌ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Always room for one more running book.... Go Enid! (Title?🀣)

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

With appropriate dedication to supporters, of course. :-)

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