This photo shows my personal finishing line - a glorious tunnel of trees, brambles and nettles that the local authority kindly trimmed back for me in the last 2 days. It’s been an amazing journey and one I thought unlikely I’d finish (I’m very good at STARTING things). Anyway I told everyone when I began so I’d feel obliged to keep going but after week 6 (the dreaded) I realised I would get there. How fantastic. I’m 63 (and a half!) and had NEVER run before and every week I was horrified by what I was expected to achieve. But I did it.
You new starters and mid-programme doubters can get there too. It’s very emotional because family life and work means we often neglect ourselves. This is the first thing I’ve done just for me for decades. Not sure what I’ll do next but it’ll be another personal challenge. Well done to all the others who graduated today and all those who will follow us.