Hiya wonderful forum
I done it and in glorious style !! I'm sat here happy tears running down my cheeks
Today was the most amazing day.. I am soooo proud of myself.. !!
It's taken since 12th of February.. it's been a truly amazing journey for me.. from deciding to take those first steps of the program..
How tough was that first run!! It was the toughest!!!
Every run after..was sheer determination.... hard work , sweat and pain.. but somehow something inside me changed
I found inner strength I never knew I had..
I found this forum and the inspiration and courage.. I made some great friends..every story..everyone's flights to get through.. just made it seem impossible to fail.. that just was no longer an option!
So the runner in me was born and today.. Omg today I really ran.. I ran because it was graduation day.. I ran because of you all.. I ran coz I knew the gremlins had gone into hiding!!
Everything I learned was for the taking :)somehow today I knew I had to reach deeper..I wanted that 5k... 2k in and I struggled it had all been really tough.. then I let your words sink in.. I pulled it back.. I slowed it down.. I didn't care how slow I was.. I was running.. I was going to graduate...
Then it just happened.. it stopped hurting.. the sun came out..my music tempo slowed and I knew I was going to go for it.. I knew then I was reaching for the 5k...
It just felt right..
As I turned the corner on the feild there in front on the hill were a beautiful herd of cattle.. thier beautiful coats gleaming in the sunshine I had reached 4k... I was comfortable and smiling..and had to stop the happy tears there and then..
Now I was running for glory!! Today I graduated and you were all there with me.. thankyou all.. I can't tell you how much this means to me.. you all know xxx I've made a small gesture of thanks and I'm so sorry if I've missed anyone.. but you all are.were with me all the way xxx