Today is graduation day for me! A week later than planned but so what. A few weeks ago I thought this would be a momentous occasion for me, but actually it feels like any other run.
I say this because around W7 I was thinking of what I'd do next-faster/further/10k? Lots of the experienced runners on here said to reign in expectation and consolidate the 30min runs...I just didn't get it-why so negative? Coming up to my graduation run, I get it. This isn't a program to be completed and done with, it's a program to start you off in the right direction, and to encourage good running habits.
After today, I intend to keep on running my favourite routes, 3 times a week-some only 20mins, some a good 30, some hilly, some flat. The point of my rambling is this-for me there is no "end date" Graduation is the start. I don't care (for now) how far or fast I go, I just want to run because I enjoy it, and because after 10 weeks I have a level of fitness I didn't think I would ever achieve. So if you are wondering "what next" try and look at it as running because you want to not because there's another level, the rest will come I'm sure.
Thanks to everyone for their support and stories, they keep me going. 🏃