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Graduated! With an odd pre-warm up warm up!

I did w9r1 last Thursday and r2 on Sunday so I didn't want to put it off another day. Too hot yesterday but I don't usually run Wednesdays after a full day standing for 8 hours in a busy library. So even though I had a ballroom dance class and only got home at 8.45 I thought 'sod it, I'm going for it!'

So maybe a few turns around the dance floor with hubby - waltzing, quickstep, cha cha and fiddly foxtrot - is just the right way to prepare for a warm-up then a 30 minute run!

It has always been my ambition through the 9 weeks to run 'round the block' like hundreds of others around my village. It has been just right for me as its just under 5k including my walks. And I did it too!

So that was it! Cooler evening, roads bit quieter. tea settled and a bit of ballroom = a good winning run to round off this fantastic program.

So turning 50 as an overweight, exercise-phobe, with high blood pressure heading for the menopause is not all bad news!

Now who's the chap I message to get my shiny badge? :)

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Well done - I think your blog shows how important mental attitude is, it sounds as if you found just the right state of mind and went for it. Really uplifting to read :-)

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Thanks! It must be the mental attitude as it's definitely not the lithe, athletic body that I haven't got and never will have!

Have messaged for my badge of valour.

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Well done on completing the 30mins run. A novel warm up, but it certainly worked.

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Enjoyed reading your blog and well done on graduating. Hoping it will be me in two weeks time!

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Great news juliebee! How amazing that we've done this, isn't it? Me too, turned 51, too flabby and non-sporty, and achieved this. I hope and presume you celebrated in style with the remaining energy.

Word of advice - don't, like me, go and get calf pain the next run 'solo' and have to stop running. I did that on Monday and am yearning to go out again. The calf's getting better but I know I need to be sensible and wait. Golden rule, lots of water and stretching.

Well done again!!

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Well done. It's hopefully my last run of this fantastic programme tonight after work. Shall miss Laura.

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