My first Post Graduate run today without Laura and wondered if the motivation would still be there now the initial target of completing the C25K program was achieved. But I needn’t have worried I knew where my 5 minute warm up walk would start/end I had my own music on the iPod with the Nike+ fitness lady counting me through the minutes, I set it for 30 minutes but was aiming to run 5K which I did in 35 minutes . I didn’t miss Laura’s music choice I preferred mine but I did miss her encouragement the Nike+ lady is very clinical and cold with her time call outs but it still helps me knowing how long I have run and how much more to go. I think a Garmin device is going to be on my Santa wish list but I might wait for the January sales which always start on Boxing Day anyway to see if there are any bargains out there. In the New Year I might look at the C25K+ and stamina podcasts but for the moment I will just enjoy my running.