The final Run.....Week 9

The final Run.....Week 9

I can't believe it's over

I can't believe I'm through

I can't believe it's over

I don't believe it's true..

Well it certainly is, I finished, I've graduated, and with a new pb! I decided to give it my all today, and go out with a bang ;) . My fellow runners, new comers, and countrymen...."Do NOT under estimate the power of a hill!". Flippin hell, It completely knocked the wind out of me. Took me a good few minutes to get my breathing back under control (sometimes you just have to love traffic lights :) ) and run normal again. Other than that no major hiccups, the usaul speedy gonzales Saul!

It's been an emotional journey for me and on the way met new people and found a great community, with great folk, who genuinely are out there to support you positively with no recourse.

I'd like to thank you all for all the support and advise you have given me over the time. If anyone needs any help/advise from me, please feel free to pm me or put up a post.

Hell just put up a post so we can all stop by, say hello and have a cuppa.☺

Alas for the very last time (as a novice :) I will add my stats! ( yes you read it right)

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  • Well done running buddy! You are a star! I was getting worried about you! Get on over and get your graduate badge!

    We must stay in touch, I feel like I've gained a real pal in you.

    Whooooooop we are graduates Saul, real proper runners and everything!

    Elsie xxx

  • We are indeed running bud! Half Marathon next, whatcha think.....he he he

  • Oooooo look at our spangly new grad badges!!!!! So exciting! I'm going to run along the beach (on concrete) if the weather is good on Sunday. I always see people doing it and been envious! Now I can! Whooop! x

  • Fantastic Saul ! Well done , Many Congratulations to you and Happy Running ! :-) xxx

  • Thank you Poppypug, it's been a good ole 9 weeks here.

  • Oh my would you look at that...I'm a graduate! Thanks admin.

  • Blimey thats speedy with hills thrown in!😆congratulations Saul and welcome as a new graduate!!😊

  • Whoop whoop Saul. I didn't see your post so have written to you on Elsie's feed. Congratulations. :)

  • Noo problem part of the same running club. Thank you very much for all your support along the way.

    Heck choose yourself a fox, I'll have it in the post for ya on Monday 😂😂

  • Great achievement. Well done for getting there

  • Thank you

  • We wondered where you were... GO YOU! Fantastic!!!!!!

    Bask in the glory! :)

  • Thankyou. Sorry had probs with the pc, took longer to fix that than the run

  • Congratulations Saul, you've earnt your 🏅

  • Thank you

  • Congrats!!!

  • Whoop! Whoop! Well done!

  • Well done, amazing :) I'm somewhat restricted with my running because of the winter air and my asthma but have returned to it in the gym on a treadmill, I'm back up to 20 mins now and feeling accomplished so you must be feeling woohoo! :)

  • Thank you. I think the winter air has helped out in a way, the program would have certainly been different in the summer weather. The longer runs would certainly be different case.

    Yeh feeling quite chuffed tbh, complete opposite to what the legs are feeling this morning 😂😂

  • Congratulations!

    However, nothing is over - this is just the beginning!

    Happy running!

  • Thanks Ullyrunner.

    It certainly is a new beginning. I have my 5k run to look forward to in March, and then maybe progressing onto 10K by summer. Well that's the plan anyhow☺.

  • Fantastic effort! Well done!!!! :-)

  • Wow! Very well done to you, fantastic achievement. Shiny badge time for you! Congrats on your graduation run :)

  • Thank you

  • Speedy Gonzalez indeed!!! Howzat for a graduation run ?! Really enjoyed following you and Elsie through the programme. Life long runners now eh? Good work Saul :)

  • Arriba! Arriba! Andale Arriba! Thank you boptillyoudrop. Graduated as a runner! Even though Julie didn't turn up (think she's defected to the private sector..😅😅) , I'm sure everyone will still be seeing me around here for a while.

  • Really well done, congratulations :)

  • well done mate, and wow fast times!

    just don't overdo it now. ive so far twisted my ankle and pulled my calf since graduation lol

  • Hi Paul,

    Thank you. Definately won't be over doing it. In the end decided to go for a big graduation run.

    One lesson learnt from last night though is "don't chase it, just run it" or as Nike would say "Just do it"

    Off to Westfield shopping centre today to have a look at the watches!

  • Good on you Saul, well done

  • Look at that lovely badge! Wear it with pride - you certainly earned it! :) Very well done!

  • Brought tears to my eyes.. a huge congratulations ...week two run two tomorrow.. it's posts like yours that gives me faith x

  • Thank you very much... It's a loving community this forum and there have been some truly inspirational hopes.

    I am humbled that mine is now among one of them, good luck on the program. It will be week 9 before you even know it.

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