Well that's it then, the end of the beginning. Ten pounds lighter since the first run thanks to Slimming World and a generally healthier lifestyle. Just six pounds to a healthy bmi and a whole fresh start at the grand old age of 57! Two years ago this summer I was at Thorpe Park wondering if I was too big to go on some of the rides. I felt I needed to lose some weight before I started running and lost nearly four stone to start with. Now I am looking forward to starting building up a little more speed, maybe intervals and some inclines on my runs. I really just want to be a regular runner now. Could that be me, I still can't believe it. I think this has been a wonderful programme, thanks to Laura and the NHS. Thanks for all the encouragement from fellow runners, the support has made all the difference to me. Off to claim my graduate badge and a nice cuppa!