It is with some regret that Laura and myself are announcing a mutually agreed trial separation because I have finished Week 9 Run 3 and I think that means graduation. We have had had a lot of good times together, the odd fight and I am sure that we will be back together soon in C25K+. Todays final run was really good, a total of 5.2k including the warm-up and down walks and a total time of 45 minutes. Actually something strange happened that I don't remember happening before, as I was getting to the end of the 30 minute run I had a surge of energy and just felt I could keep on going so I did although then hit a point where I knew it was sensible to stop but that was encouraging for the future. What have I learnt, don't give up, just take small steps (I don't mean small physical steps) and you will get there, get the right shoes, I know they are expensive but they make a huge difference and use this forum for support if things are not going well, actually use this forum even if they are going well. How do I feel? Good. I have more energy, no more getting out of breath going up and down flights of stairs, probably a bit more confident because I have lost a few pounds, not many but my posture has improved so I feel better about myself and I think my general health is better, my blood pressure is heading down so that's a huge bonus. Thank you all for your encouragement and when can I stop sweating!!