Graduation Day

In the last couple of weeks I thought I would never get here! Not as I planned, running along the seafront, wind in my hair, but on a shiny funky treadmill in a shiny funky devoid of nature gym. It wasn't exactly a punch in the air moment, more of a "thank god I did it finally" moment. As much as I love Laura and I don't mind her music, I have listened to the Week 9 podcast more times than I care to remember in my battle to finish this programme. Yesterday I made my own playlist, called "Running 1". The first of many I hope .. What next? More 30 minute runs that don't make me feel as if I have given every single bit of energy I could possibly give (was barely able to walk out of the shiny funky place). Maybe 40 minute runs, or faster 30 minute ones. The possibilities are endless I guess. *Sigh* I am a happy kitten today! Thank you to everyone here who has helped me along the way. What a fabulous forum with such nice people.

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  • Yay, well done! In some ways the hard won victories are always sweeter! (maybe that's why starting wk9 keeps eluding me, most recently because of a cough and cold!). Enjoy the rest of your day.

  • Thank you Polly, I know you'll get there too! Have a great day :)

  • Delighted for you cairokitten. I knew you could do it ! Perseverance always pays off in the end. Keep running 😊

  • Lovely news. Congratulations and a big well done!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Congratulations!! You didn't give up when things got tough, you should be so so proud! That punch in the air moment will come at some point. Now you can just try to enjoy your running without needing to put pressure on yourself. Well done, so pleased for you!

  • Wooohooo - very very well done you!! As you say the possibilities are endless now - you are a runner! 👏👏👏

  • Well done kitten.😊 congratulations on graduating... You are a proper runner now capable of that seafront run with the wind in your hair... hope you get chance to do it...

    Your determination won through and you should be very proud of yourself.

    Keep running.😊

  • Well done Cairokitten ! What an achievement and a story and don't worry you will do that running along a windy seafront soon!!

  • Congratulations cairokitten! We made it. Feels good☺☺


  • Congratulations

  • Congratulations, you have so deserved and earng your graduation.

    Hope you now get to enjoy your running future 👍👌

  • Aw I am so pleased for you ! Many Congratulations to you on your Graduation !

    Its all the sweeter as you have had a few setbacks and despite them , you did it . !!

    Well done and you so deserve that badge ! :-) xxx

  • Congratulations! From running round your front room to struggling outside to finishing on the treadmill - that's real dedication and you have my utmost respect. You really wanted to do this and you have! Soon you'll be powering along that seafront!

  • Congratulations Cairokitten! I think you should be very proud after the conditions you've had to put up with to get to this stage .

    Lots of lovely running adventures to plan now.

  • Huge congratulations... Graduate!!!! Wow.. now the fun begins :)

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