Hooray! Graduation Run W9R3 Done! C25k/3πŸ€ - Couch to 5K

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Hooray! Graduation Run W9R3 Done! C25k/3πŸ€

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
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I am so thankful that we can still get out to run!!

I have to admit to being under a slight panic when Boris began his tv bulletin last night and I was selfishly thinking "I have to run!I'm about to graduate!" I contemplated all manner of means of getting this run done - running under cover of darkness or dressed as a tree! Fortunately neither of those drastic measures were necessary.

It was a lovely sunny run, with just a couple of solitary walkers and their dogs on my route. One lady even called "Another person! Hello!" I grinned and waved back.

Thank you to all the wonderful mentors and admins on here who keep us all on the straight and narrow with their encouragement and advice, especially in the recent few days. It is much appreciated.

Thank you too to my fellow forum members, who have supported me along the way with their replies to my posts, encouraging words and good hearted banter. It has really kept me going and I have loved it (and will continue to do so!)

To all those on the Injury Couch (where I spent a considerable amount of time πŸ™„), your trainers and the runs are waiting for you when you are healed up. Don't push yourself too soon.

To all the newbies - C25k is a brilliant plan with huge benefits that go way beyond improving your fitness. C25k really is the best present you can give to yourself. It may not always be easy and there may be some bumps along the way, but stick with it, the rewards are great.

Okay, I'm off to ask IannodaTruffe for my shiny "Graduate" badge. I joined here just short of a year ago, so this badge has been a long time coming!

Happy running everyone πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ

UPDATE!!!

IannodaTruffe tells me I'm the 'first lock down graduate of C25k"!! What a notorious claim to fame!! πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

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Brilliant - well done 😁

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to LittleIreland

Thank you. It was a beautiful day to be out there today.

Imc50
Imc50Graduate

Big well done DD huge achievement keep on running whilst we're allowed

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Imc50

Thank you Imc50. I guess I need to start thinking about a plan for what to do next, and get myself over to the 10k forum.

This is wonderful news amongst the gloom doom and despondency! Can only send you these 🍾 πŸ₯‚ virtual ones. Congratulations Delly-Dot on your graduation. Happy, happy running and look forward to your next posts!

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Timotea

Oh virtual 🍾 πŸ₯‚ very much appreciated, thank you! Keep running strong πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Granspeed
GranspeedGraduate

Congratulations. πŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽ‰ You must be so pleased to have got there at last, after all the pebbles in your path. You certainly get a special badge for perseverance. ⭐️ Enjoy the glow of success. Well done indeed. πŸ‘πŸ˜„πŸ€ΈπŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Granspeed

Thank you Granspeed!

Imc50
Imc50Graduate

I just stuck with 5ks for a little while DD then slowly upped it 10% rule though DD I over did it on one run never again...

And yes it's strange running without Michael, Laura or Jo but the freedom that comes with it is truly exhilarating

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Imc50

Thank you Imc50. IannodaTruffe has also sent me a link to what comes after C25k so I shall read it this evening.😊

Imc50
Imc50Graduate
in reply to Delly-dot

Ah the ju-ju magic plan it works..... You'll be a natural πŸ‘

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Imc50

Oh! I shall check that out too, thanks!

Calcan
CalcanGraduate

Well done!πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ†πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Calcan

Thank you!😊

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Ambassador

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘Well done Delly-dot ! So glad you left the tree where it was and enjoyed your graduation run guilt free! What a lovely positive post and how wonderful during such challenging times, to be able to celebrate your achievement. Keep on running and stay safe.πŸ™‚

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you!

I am so relieved that we can all still get out there for our runs. So important to mental health and well-being to still be able to get outdoors. Hopefully everyone will be mindful of each other and respect one another's space.

WELL DONE!! πŸŽ“πŸΎπŸ†πŸ…

Enjoy your graduation delly-dot i know how hard you have worked for this moment. What a fantastic achievement πŸ˜€

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Shar71

It's been a long time coming! It is almost a year since I joined up - time flies, but it goes very slowly on the injury couch!

RunningT5k
RunningT5kGraduate

Congratulations Delly well done, glad we are still able to run :).

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to RunningT5k

Thank you. It's a great relief that we can still get out there. Running is a lifeline for many, so I'm glad the outdoors is still open, even with its restrictions. Let's hope everyone is sensible.

Congratulations Delly-dot πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ…

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to D48P

Thank you!😊

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Congratulations Delly-dot on completing c25k . I've just seen your post , you should be so pleased and proud of yourself and you've got a great badge there πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Buddy34

Thank you Buddy!! I got there in the end!! I'm looking forward to what comes next and I'm so relieved we can all still get outdoors to some degree.

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

UPDATE!!!

IannodaTruffe tells me I'm the 'first lock down graduate of C25k"!! What a notorious claim to fame!!

dieOR5k
dieOR5kGraduate

Yeah πŸ† Well done Delly-Dot. Congrats on working thru all the challenges and graduating.

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to dieOR5k

Thank you! IannodaTruffe tells me I’m the first lockdown graduate of C25k! What a claim to fame!

Wenderwoo
WenderwooGraduate

Haha! First lockdown grad, now that’s a claim to fame πŸ˜‚

Many congratulations! I’ve really enjoyed reading your posts as you’ve navigated this adventure. Now time for a celebration albeit indoor and 2 metres apart - enjoy, you deserve it πŸ†πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸΎπŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you Wenderwoo, so good to hear from you. I hope you are doing okay. I've just seen Buddy's hilarious post about the tree! Very funny!

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate

Oh fantastic! Well done you. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚πŸΎ

Lovely to have some good news and normality in a crazy world πŸ˜€

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Speedy60

Thank you Speedy! I'm soooo happy!

Loving my shiny new graduate badge too.... I've hankered after it for so long. I feel like Gollum in 'The Lord of the Rings' - it is a bit precious!

Speedy60
Speedy60Graduate
in reply to Delly-dot

🀣

Jazzyrunner
JazzyrunnerGraduate

Yayyyy! Well done!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸƒπŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ†

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Jazzyrunner

Thank you!!! Feels great!!!

Amazing, congratulations Delly-dot, that's brilliant πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸ’

Here's to still being able to run on lock down πŸƒπŸƒ

Well done and HAPPY RUNNING πŸ₯°πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŸπŸ†πŸ…πŸŽ‰

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate

Thank you! I'm hoping we can all still keep getting out there as being able to run is so much more than running to stay fit, it's for both body and mind. Happy running to you too πŸ˜ŠπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸŒ²

Zebadee1
Zebadee1Graduate

Congratulations on your graduation ! πŸ₯³πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Zebadee1

Thank you!😊

Roxdog
RoxdogGraduate

Well done Delly-dot!

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Roxdog

Thank you! It is a great feeling to have achieved this at last!

Mands50
Mands50Graduate

Excellent job - well done and congratulations πŸ₯³ πŸ‘

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Mands50

THank you!😊

Nymahchai
NymahchaiGraduate

Lovely post so well done! I totally agree about how brilliant the admin, mentors and fellow runners are. I have had a groin strain for several days ( moving compost bags) so am itching to get out there!

Love the flash trainers.. what make are they? I’ve got a bit trainer obsessive these days but they become precious items πŸ˜‚. Onward with that shiny new badge πŸ‘

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Nymahchai

Thank you Nymahchai. I hope that groin strain heals up in a few days. Gardening has a lot to answer for injury wise, but we all still do it!

My trainers are Mizuno. I invested in them during week 4 and I'm so glas I did. They are much muddier than when I started, having never been washed or cleaned (!!!!) but they have lasted me well and I'm in no hurry to change them.

Nymahchai
NymahchaiGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

Groin is improving thanks. Hate being on the IC but you’ve been there!

The trainers look ideal trail ones for your runs. I bought some trail ones in February but haven’t used them much as our paths have been so full of puddles and mud I didn’t fancy them. As it’s drier now I might try the park again. Yours are well used!

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Nymahchai

My trainers are great. They are not specifcally for trail, but I explained the surfaces I run at the running shop and they suggested these, amongst others. I have run a mixture of road, path and trail, although it was very much pavement and road during the really wet months as my usual routes became a tough mudder course!

Nymahchai
NymahchaiGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

You can’t beat expert advice for trainers. Mine are like slippers - I love them 😍

SofaJockey
SofaJockeyGraduate

Awesome post. I hope to be earning my graduation later in lockdown week, but you have set the bar. 😊

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to SofaJockey

Good luck for your run. Please come and join me as a lockdown graduate - I'm the only one at the moment!

Oldgirlruns
OldgirlrunsGraduate

I’ve only just spotted this DD - congratulations! You’ve worked so hard for this so a well deserved 🍾 , if socially distant, coming your way!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ†

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Oldgirlruns

Thank you and cheersπŸ₯‚!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATE!!!!!! πŸ₯‡:)

And wishing you many happy miles in your future :)

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Irish-John

Thank you so much! I'm hooked, and nobody is more surprised than me!

Irish-John
Irish-JohnGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

It's the toughest fun you'll ever love! :) Congratulations again on staying the course :)

Whoop whoop πŸ™ŒπŸ» congrats to you in well deserved graduation!

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Slothgoesrunning

Thank you 😊. It feels wonderful - still smiling this morning πŸ˜€

pippkins
pippkinsGraduate

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You did it!!!!

You must be feeling super chuffed!

Cherish your new, shiny badge, you deserve it!!

:) :D :) :D

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to pippkins

Thank you Pippkins! Shiny badge polished every morning πŸ˜€

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate

Well done, Delly-dot. I am a bit late on the congratulations. But I am thrilled for you. And love the shoes. Happy running πŸ‘πŸ‘€

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Nilsam

Thank you Nilsam! The shoes now look very muddy compared to how new and shiny they were when they came out of the box! Thought it was a good before and after photo! Fortunately I don't look as muddy and worn as my trainers. I might be fitter but I'm not much lighter!! Must be the biscuits and the bars of chocolate πŸ™„πŸ«!

Nilsam
NilsamGraduate
in reply to Delly-dot

Well deserved if ever they were. :-)

That is such positive news! Congrats lockdown graduate well done! Maybe we should rename you - what about LockDellyDotDown? Sounds a bit like the chorus in a folk song though...

Had a good chuckle over the image of you dressed as a tree. I wouldnt recommend that. Even if you keep moving, by the looks of this forum there are a lot of runners with furry friends....

Enjoy that shiny badge!!! Keep posting. X

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Fionamags

This made me laugh, thank you! Love the new name πŸ˜‚

Congratulations!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

I have just started week 1 and your post and success is extremely motivational for us newbies!

Well done 😷πŸ₯‡

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Whitto1539

Thank you Whitto. The C25k plan is amazing and it really does work. I was hooked within the first few weeks of starting it back last summer. The benefits of running go way beyond the physical and this was what made me determined to return after injury. I wish you every success on your C25k journey and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 😊

Thank you, I’ve got a feeling this will be the best thing I’ve done in years!

Hymertrails
HymertrailsGraduate

Congratulations Della-dot!!!

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to Hymertrails

Thank you 😊!

kdavies83
kdavies83Graduate

yay! How exciting we’ll done you must be feeling very proud of yourself and so you should. Great pic :) congratulations πŸ’ πŸ‘‘

Delly-dot
Delly-dotGraduate
in reply to kdavies83

Thank you 😊! It is a great feeling, as you will soon find out! Good luck for your final run.

kdavies83
kdavies83Graduate

Thank you 😊

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