So I graduated last night! I am so, so happy! I did a little jig at the end of my run, right in the middle of a main street in Brussels and people thought I was a bit weird :-)

I just want to tell you all who are starting out that this is possible! I was out of shape when I started with a baby at home and so very little free time but the program is just genius and I did it!

I also want to thank all of you on these boards. Just getting the digest in my mailbox every morning kept me in touch with my running "me" and so helped me keep my focus. It's just a great booster, even just for a lurker :-)

And now a question: what now? I ran 4.8 kms in 30 minutes yesterday so I'll work on getting to 5K but then I don't know what to do. I'm not sure I want to run longer and longer periods of time because the half hour length is easiest for me to manage with my kid. So is there a program that focuses on speed? I'm just afraid of loosing the motivation that comes with following a program...

Can't wait for my badge :-)



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  • Well done on graduating and doesn't it feel great. The NHS Choices website has a 5k+ series of podcasts that focus on speed, stamina etc so you could give them a try. Although you enjoy the thirty minutes you might want to mix it up a bit to avoid boredom/overtraining by having at least one of you weekly sessions as an interval run. Whatever you decide enjoy the moment and send a message to JR21 to get your green badge (or at least join the queue waiting for it. lol)

  • Congratulations on graduating!

  • Congratulations.

    My aim is, after graduating, to start from week one again at a faster pace but Im sure there are plenty of other podcasts to motivate.

  • That's my aim for my next run; begin at week 1 but doubling my current pace. I'll let you know how it goes.

  • Congratulations and welcome to the Grad Club! :) Enjoy the moment.... ;)


  • Well done graduate! :D

  • Yaaay whoop well done :)

  • *jigs in sitting room*

    Bxlkl, congratulations!

  • Oh well done!!! You have made me smile this morning!! Love the fact you did a jig! Congratulations on graduating. Onwards and upwards!

  • Thanks guys and gals! Such positive energy on these blogs, it's really incredible! I found the speed podcast and I'm going to try it today :-)

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