Woohoo. Graduated today!

Woohoo. Graduated today!

I kept to slow and steady, (as opposed to my usual slow and unsteady) and treated the last run as a victory lap. On my way I even overtook someone walking and a dog ( a tiny yorkie but they all count don't they?). I managed almost 3.5km in the 30 mins which I know is slow but as an asthmatic, overweight woman who was paralysed and in intensive care 12 years ago I'm pretty happy with that.

Thank you so much to everyone on here for all the encouragement and support. I don't think I'd have managed it without you all.

Off to a little family get together this afternoon to eat the above chocolate cake. They have no idea I've been doing this so I might take the opportunity to share and see what they think.

Off to see if my badge is ready. Happy running everyone.


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20 Replies

  • Congratualtions - you deserve a whopping slice of that cake!

  • That is amazing!!! What a fantastic story. Well done to you for getting out there and completing it. Enjoy that cake - it looks delicious!!! Your family will be blown away by your achievement!

  • Brilliant! Well done - another inspirational story! How on earth did you do the whole programme without anyone finding out??!!

  • Congratulations on your Graduation ! Enjoy your well deserved cake . I bet your family will be soooo proud of you !

    Well done ! Xxx

  • Fantastic and inspiring! Well done! Make sure you tell everyone they will be so proud of you x

  • BIG BIG congratulations , well deserved :D and that cake - I would do a couple of laps for a slice :D

  • Well done 😃 hope the cake was as nice as it looks 😉

  • Congratulations and really well done, Inspirus.

    Pretty much everyone who does this program has some obstacles to overcome but, I suspect, very few are quite comparable with what you have overcome.

    Enjoy the cake, it is thoroughly deserved.

  • Congratulations! Enjoy that cake - you've done your running for today!

  • Wow well done. Your family are going to be so proud of you and so they should. But most of all you should be very proud of yourself. Enjoy your cake you certainly deserve it.

  • What a great achievement! I hope your family are as impressed as we are!

  • An amazing achievement - it's fantastic stories like yours that keeps the likes of me going! Enjoy that cake and basking in the praise your family are bound to give you - it is something to be truly proud of!!

  • omg well done you! What an achievement! !

    you should be extremely proud of yourself! !

    I can't wait to graduate,

    because g celebrations time now. :)

  • Congratulations and very well done! Enjoy the cake and breaking the news to the family!

  • Congratulations, what a great achievement! And 3,5 km is not particularly slow. I hope the cake was a worthy - and not the only - reward.

  • Congratulations. Great achievement. Keep running :)

    Ps Let us know how impressed the family is. ....

  • Great stuff. Enjoy the cake it looks amazing!

  • Very well done hope your family are really proud I really don't know how you have kept it quiet though :)

  • Thanks everyone. I have to admit that my family were far more impressed by the cake than the running but I expected that! My brother and sister in law were pleased for me and very surprised and my brother was mostly interested in shoes/gait analysis (he's a techy type).

    Anyway, a successful day all round and there's even a little bit of cake left for tomorrow.

    Looking forward to getting to 5k next and maybe even entering a race....

  • Hi Inspirus. i just saw you have graduated. congratulations!!! your cake looks so delicious. i hope you enjoyed it and had a good time! Enjoy your future runs. i should graduate tomorrow i hope!!!

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