They say nothing in life is easy and working hard gets you to were you want to be. Well today after 9 tough weeks filled with wisdom tooth extractions, hot weather illness, hospital visits and never having run in my life, I have finally gone and done it without needing to stop once, Week 9 R3 ticked off. Al. Of the above in the past would have been excuses that i would have used to prevenet me doing any activity. This time however this programme has helped me get through , it has provided me with a time to strenghten my reserve so that i could keep on going. As i have said before running is good for the head as well as the body . And with over 2 stone off the body is feeling great !!!! I ran a different route today whicvh basically meant i started very clsoe to home so on my return i was a little concerned for my neighbours because out of no where and surprising to me the tears started tripping me amd i havent stopped yet. I am crying because i feel brilliant and cant believe it but i am also crying for my mum who i cared for but passed away through cancer my sister in law who passed away as a result of a brain tumour and my husband who is in remission. I guess you all now know who my fisrt charity race will be for. Never felt able to do one before because knew i would nt be able to run it all but now i will complete one with pride. Sorry to let it all out on here but feel you have all been on similar journeys for one reason or another so will really get and understand this moment. Anyway now that is all out. Howbdo i get that graduation badge and how do i buy a metal pin badge cos boy do i want one. saw the link on here but cant find it now. To all you newbies out tbre , it has been said before but will say it again, believe in yourself you can do it !!!!