Graduation Feels Great!

Well, I finally got there! Wk 9, run 3 complete and I feel so happy.

Started my journey in January, having reached 50! Have never really run before as I badly damaged one foot when I was 19 (it's fine now!!) and have always been more of a spectator (and occasional dancer and swimmer!)

It's taken more than 9 weeks, due to the odd injury, snow, and the demands of family but thanks to all the inspiring stories on this site and the encouragement of Laura on the Podcast I stuck with it and although I'm not quite at 5k, I am sooo pleased with what I have achieved!

Added to that I have dropped a dress size and feel more positive than I have for ages!

Thanks for the ideas of how to keep motivated - think I may need them as my route is a bit limited (it's quite hilly round here and I'm not quite ready for the steeper slopes yet!)

Good luck to everyone on their running journey!


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15 Replies

  • Well done! It won't be long before you'll be running 5k I'm sure :)

  • Congratulations :)

  • Congratulations the name...and well done!:)

  • Well done ! Make sure you request your lovely Graduate badge :-)

  • Well done :)

  • Thanks everyone for the kind messages! Looking forward to getting my badge and maybe blogging my journey some more!

  • You'd better! You can't start the journey then not let us all know how it's going :-D

    Congrats though but don't forget ..... Its not the end, nor the beginning of the end, only the end of the beginning....I paraphrase slightly ;-)

  • Well done, as a fellow 50 year old convert to running, I salute you! (I never had a bad foot as an excuse either, just inertia!)

  • congratulations!!! woop woop :)

  • Congratulations :)

  • On behalf of the other 1962 babies :-)


  • Yes, congratulations and do share what happens next. We've all been on the same journey to start with (even though it can look very different) but there seem to be all sorts of options after that.

  • Well done!! My husband is a 1962 baby and he can't run because he has awful motorbike injuries in his leg and ankle injuries from rugby. :-( congratulations and keep us posted on how it goes now - I'm 2 weeks off graduating! X

  • Like the song says " Don't stop believing, hold on to the feeling"! Well done, Keep us posted on your post grad runs :)

  • well done you, its a lovely feeling isn't it

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