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First Post Graduation Run

Hi All, went out and did my first run since Graduation at the weekend, really pleased, I struggled as usual for the first half but it did include a hill, but it evened out as I went round. The good news is I ran 5.02km in 51.36secs, slow I know, but wanted to get the 5km under my belt. We were so excited at doing the 5K we walked back to the wrong car park , so in all I did 7k . Played my own playlist did my five minute warm up walk to Elvis Presley G I Blues, silly old fool or what :-) :-)

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Hi Pat and wow you did the 5k ... wish I had the dancing icon from skype for a celebratory dance. CONGRATULATIONS!

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HI Delia.Thanks it was quite a struggle today. But a few months ago we had a lovely man at our exercise class, who gave us a demonstration on tai chi , and the music was lovely, so I downloaded it from Itunes, put it on my playlist and when I was getting out of breath I play it and it really calmed me down. Pat :-)

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Thats brilliant, well done you and dont worry about the speed; you have just achieved something really special! Congrats!

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Hi SBG356, thanks for your support, I know I should not worry about speed but when you have been one of life's doers its very hard. Pat

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Thats great Pat - took me ages to attempt 5K and I've still only managed it once! I would also say don't worry about the speed (I am slow too) its the fact you have been moving for over 50 mins that counts ~ how fab is that :)

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Thanks doggymum for all your support Pat :-)

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Well done Pat. Wow you kept moving for 50mins!! That in it's self is something to celebrate. I nearly collapsed after 25mins this morning.

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Hi AnnaDJ. After my first 25mins I was physically sick ,went home to bed and woke up with a terrible head, but I survived, good luck you, will get there Pat. :-)

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Well done Pat, getting that first 5k under your belt is such a great feeling!

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Thanks Pat :-)

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Wow! 50 minutes solid - I am still st the stage of dreading week 5, so I'm massivley in awe! Well done!

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Hi there, I felt just the same, take it slow and you will get there.Pat :-)

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Well done Pat. It's a great feeling and such an inspiration to others too. I just graduated and already two people I work with have downloaded the podcasts and are starting on their journey so I'll cheer them all the way, just like the lovely welsh-woman and others did for me.

I feel good da da da da da - and I am sure you do toooo.

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Well done Pat, you should be very proud of running for 50 minutes - that's great stamina (& a hill too, you're braver than me!). :-)

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Way to go Mum.. :-) (wrong car park indeed, what a pair!! )

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Just had to say - the badge looks good! And well done on your 5K run. You're a legend!

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Thanks soozz. Been and had my gait done and new running shoes. See what tomorrow brings Pat

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Well done Pat, that's brilliant. :) I managed 5K for the first time last week and it took me about 50 minutes too, but it's great to finally smash that target. :D Hope I can do it again now. ;)

I've been wondering about doing Tai Chi. Any tips?

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Hi Legion.We only had the chappie as a stand in for one night ,it was very relaxing and the music was really lovely. Pat

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I've booked in for Tai Chi now, but it's not until the week after next.

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