Graduation complete

I have done my final run week 9, run 3. But it was so special and poignant. Fate took me all the way to the south coast (350 miles) to drop my 82 yr old aunt home after she had been up for a friends party. Was going to leave my run, but I found myself outside my grandparents house that I visited in the 1970s and 80s. I adored my grandad and he always encouraged me so ..... running gear was in the car .. I got changed and ran two of the dog walk routes we always did when I went to stay. I felt like my grandad was with me and I did it, ran the full 30 mins and covered 5k .... and enjoyed it so much. It’s odd how things work out. For anyone on the journey, keep going, it’s an amazing feeling when you finish.


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  • Ah what a lovely post and a memorable final run. Congratulations graduate πŸ˜€πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“πŸƒ

  • Well done you πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ such a lovely ending .. or should I say beginning 😘 I have just done my first 30 mins week 9 so really hoping to cross that line just behind you. You are a true runner now keep up the good work .. onwards I say πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ˜β€οΈπŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈX

  • CONGRATULATIONS! Isn't it the most wonderful feeling?! You should be very proud of yourself!

  • Nice that your grandad helped you cross that barrier! Us grandparents have our usesπŸ‘πŸ½

  • That sounds like a true rite of passage graduation run.

    Many congratulations, fellow runner.

    The real journey now begins...........

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • How lovely FlossnCharlie, a real run down memory lane. Congratulations on a great run.

    Don't forget to ask for your shiny new badge. :) xxx

    Happy running

  • Who do I ask for my badge?


    Get your badge here😊xx

  • Wow that really should have come with a mascara alert😒 what a great post and congratulations on your graduation run. Great way to end this chapter in your running journey and start a new one. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

  • Thank you. I have to admit I shed a tear or two 😒

  • That was a lovely post, and how wonderful that you completed your graduation run with your grandad in mind. Well done and congratulations.πŸŽ‰πŸ‘¨β€πŸŽ“

    This is just the start of your running adventure. Happy running. :-)

  • Wonderful! Congratulations. Happy that your graduation run had that extra layer of personal significance. Makes it all the more special.

  • Brilliantly done F and C, and I am sure your grandad was with you on your graduation run and proud of you... Enjoy that bling.

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