Never thought I'd get to this day and was so in awe of everyone who had got their 'graduate' badge because it felt like something that was totally out of my reach. It was the first time I've been really nervous of a run - because I get so roasting hot running even on a cold day I couldn't face going in this heat, but due to other committments I had to get my last run done today even though it has been scorching. At 15 minutes I was struggling and the last 10 minutes were pure punishment but was determined to not fail at this run and almost collapsed in a heap when 30 minutes was up. The brisk 5 minute walk at the end was more a case of stumbling along in disbelief that I hadn't passed out in the heat! This site has been fantastic for so much advice, support and encouragement and my thanks go to all of you out there for passing on your knowledge, experience and kind words - you've all really helped me to keep going and reach graduation. Yippee!!!
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