Graduation Day - Sat 01 Sep 12

I did it; I did it; I graduated yesterday at the York Park Run 5K circuit. Can't believe how far Iv'e come in 9 weeks nor how much I've improved in the last 2 weeks. Did my first PR two weeks ago 45.36 and I had to walk a bit but yesterday I ran all the way in 41.03 - thats a massive improvement of 4min 33sec less by my calculation. Not bad for a 60+ I think and a gal who always said she never ever could run. Well I can thanks to the support of my friends and Laura. If you are at the start of your journey, never fear. Listen to Laura and go at your own pace and you'll get there. If I can - anybody can. Yipede doo dah !!

Next challenge - a small group of us are doing the Great North Run 5K race on Saturday 15 Sept. Doing this along with Slimming Word friends and the only downside being I need a new wardrobe (WHAT a pity) !!!!! Dropped two sizes already andt there's more to come.

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  • Well done Jean-Jeannie, that's brilliant! It's worth it to have to buy new clothes! I envy you doing the Great North Run 5K, you'll certainly be a real runner then!!

  • Fantastic well done! This is great inspiration to those of us just starting out.

  • Absolutely fantastic, well done :-)

  • Wonderful! Enjoy your 5k Great North Run :)

  • Fantastic!!!!! Congratulations on graduating and that MASSIVE PB..think I need to get my pom poms out and wave them for you

  • Well done, I'm on week 7 and get inspiration from people like you, who are a few weeks ahead of me.

  • Congratulations on graduating Jean-Jeannie. :) I just graduated today and now it's time to look to the next challenge. i didn't know there was a 5K in the Great North Run, that's brilliant. Hope you have a great day.

  • Congratulations to you too. Doesn't it feel good - yabadabadoooo.

    The GNR 5K is on the Saturday, the day before the big GNR half-marathon on the Sunday when elite athletes and anybody else who'se up for the challenge take part. For me and my little group the 5K is an equal challenge and we are all looking forward to it (I think) !!

  • Congratulations! Well done for not just graduating but improving your time in the Parkrun. All the best for the Great North Run 5K.

  • Well done you how lovely to be in York my son lives there its such a lovely city. Good luck with your great north run. Pat :-)

  • Thanks to all for all your lovely comments. Very much appreciated.

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