So its week 9 run 3 and I've graduated. Can't quite believe it. Back in November I could barely manage 1 minute continuous running and today I completed my 4th Parkrun.
I've reflected on my journey so far and it's clearly been a team effort.
Firstly this forum for your inspiring stories, examples and advice as well as the great admin and support work behind the scenes.
IannodaTruffe for his sage advice which I am sure has helped me avoid injury.
Special mention to Laura from the podcast who should receive a sticker every time someone graduates.
The guy in the run Swindon shop who's comment "that sock should go on your other left foot sir" was a highlight. (There are left and right socks available for running). Despite this the gait analysis and road shoes made a huge difference.
And for getting me over the line all those involved in the Parkrun movement to remind everyone that its all about participation and having a good time and not about getting a good time.
My wife would also like to thank you all for my loss of a tea tray belly and curing my snoring. perhaps TMI.