I went out and did my final wk 9 run and it was a success. After my 30min of continuous running I decided to walk 1minute and then resume running the remaining distance to complete the 5k. So I'm not far off from doing it in one full swoop. The 'finish line' was met with a lot of emotion for me. I have been having a really rough week emotionally so the flood gates opened when I reached that 5k mark. Thankfully it was still dark outside and not a soul in sight. lol There has been so much self doubt along the way and still there are days it creeps up. I am pleased with following this program to the finish and clearly I am a testament it works. For all the newbies out there,if this 44yr old, very overweight women can do it I am convinced anyone can do it. Thank you to EVERYONE who has cheered me on, gave me advise or was just a shoulder to lean on through it all. I appreciate it more than you know. I guess I can only get better from here. Happy running everyone..oh and graduation badge please.