So this morning whilst the rest of the village were all still tucked up in bed, I graduated
As some of you will know from my previous post, this was a very bittersweet run and my heart felt so heavy when I left the house. The run itself was physically fine, mentally a bit tougher - a few tears, much sweary stuff (from someone who doesn't normally swear!) and some smiles as I thought about the happier times my little monkey had.
I really want to thank everyone for their support both from the start of the programme but particularly the last couple of days - it really meant a lot to me. As Sarah-A put it, I ran with Ernest in my heart.
On a much more positive note, I honestly cannot believe I can now run for 30 mins without feeling like I'm going to collapse into a messy, beetroot faced heap! (OK, the beetroot part is still there but that's fine). My next step is to get to 5k without stopping - at the moment I'm getting around 3.7k so I think it's a good goal to aim for.
To anyone reading who's just starting this programme, have faith in it, it really does work!
For now I'm off to raise a cup of tea to my little one...oh and to get my badge x