Well its been delayed by a couple of weeks due to a sustained knee injury right before starting W9. But today I ran my last run of the C25k program and I'm still not sure how I feel.
It was a subdued mood to begin with, maybe down to the fact that I had got so into this program that I am a bit sad to see it finish; perhaps due to the injury and the broken momentum that this last week feels separate; maybe its the way the program is designed that your graduation run is the same as your previous two - I'm not knocking the program (I love the program); maybe I am unsure what to do next; or perhaps because after 27 runs together, my constant companion Michael Johnson signed off this run the exactly same way he had the last two - what no fanfare, no emotional speeches? Eye of the tiger...
So I feel the same way I felt after W5R3. I know I was supposed to feel euphoric, but it was only another run in the journey. That said W6R3 was an amazing feeling as was W8R2 and W9 R1. So I guess its different for everyone. And after all this wasn't my last run, not the end - the end of the beginning perhaps - but not the end... and perhaps that's the point
Anyway, I did it, and I am immensely proud. I will have more opportunity to reflect during my next "post-graduation" run.
Can I have a badge now please?