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Thank you for all the support and encouragement I received over the last few weeks. This evening my mum passed whilst in the hospice in her sleep earlier this evening after hearing I had graduated as a runner. So pleased she waited and is now out of pain. Thank you all.

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So sorry to here from you that your mother has died, deepest sympathy to you Papillon17.

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Thank you the support has been amazing

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Deepest sympathy at this very sad time for you.

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So very sorry to hear your news 😞. Thinking of you xx

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My sincere condolences to you and your family. Sorry for your loss. :(

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A blessed relief...be strong and know we are all holding you in our hearts x

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Thank you

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Gosh. That’s so hard, but you know she’s at peace.

I can only speak from experience after losing my Dad in November, that I find running is so good for the mind, body and soul. When things get difficult, there’s nothing better than going out, whatever the weather, and losing yourself for half an hour or so. It really does help.

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Thank you

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I agree JRTrunner, my mum died at Christmas and my running friend and I agree that our mental health has benefitted hugely since starting R25K in January.

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You are all in my thoughts and prayers Papillon17

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You're very welcome. Btw, Congratulations on your graduation. It's obviously something your mum wanted for you, she will be with you every step of the way on your future runs xx

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So sorry to hear your sad news. Very best wishes, xxx

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My best to you. So wonderful that you could be there with her, that’s everything that any of us could ever wish for x

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Thank you

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I’m so sorry to hear this news, Papillon. She must have been so proud of you graduating. All sympathies with you at this time x

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Maybe she was waiting for you to cross that line. My condolences of course, but I’m pleased she went in her sleep... I think we’d all choose that way given the choice. I’m a believer that this life is followed by something even better, and I’m sure your mum will be very proud as you continue to achieve more in running and in life. Take care.

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Thank you

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I’m really sorry for your loss. I’m glad it was peaceful at the end and that she is no longer in pain.

She must have been so impressed with you graduating and so proud. Oxox

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I'm sorry to hear about that.

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Thank you Catgirl1976

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Im sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and I shall pray for you and your family. I bet she was glad you had graduated

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Thanks bizteach

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Very sorry for your loss.

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Thanks JoP61

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My heart goes out to you at this moet difficult of times.

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Thanks Pianism

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So sorry for your loss, much love x

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Thanks Blue-runner

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Hello sorry to hear about your Mum, and I will say congratulations on graduation.

You will have a bundle of emotions flooding you, even ones that are negative, embracing them helps and so does screaming at the wind and hugs.

I'm still in the screaming at the wind stage for my Mum xx

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💐((hug))

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Thanks grumpyoldgirl

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Thanks and sorry Jellylegs1

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Big hugs cc

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So sorry to hear this but wonderful that she knew you had achieved your graduation.

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Thanks Runners

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So sad to hear this. She will be so proud of you. I started running when I lost my mam 5 years ago and it helped me so much, still does. I talk to her often when I run and often cry when I do, but it helps. Take 1 day at a time. Lots of love and hugs xx

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Thanks Toonlou24

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I’m so sorry to hear about your Mum. xx

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Thanks HelenB23

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So sorry to hear of your loss. I'm sure she would have been proud of you for getting, on top of everything else she was proud of you for.

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Jundai

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Such sad news, thinking of you

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Thanks Piawackitt

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Oh Papillon I am so sorry. 💗💗. You were there for her all the way. She was truly blessed 💗💗. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Take care. Rest well. And try and get out if you can even if it’s for a short time. You may find it helps no matter how small. Big hug to you 🙏🤗

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Thanks Wimborne

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So sorry. Having lost both my parents (in a car accident) I can relate to how you must be feeling. Take strength in yourself and use the running as a release (I found exercise helped a great deal). Take care xx

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Thanks joannashaw

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Such a difficult time, and even though you know its coming, its still a lot to process. I am glad she had such a comfortable end. Please accept my sincere condolences.

I never thought I would get over my dad going, but as time goes on I have reached a stage where I just enjoy the memories, triggered by anything and everything.

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Thanks Jell6

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I am so very sorry to hear about your mum Papillon17.

I hope you know that we are all running beside you.

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Thank you Yeti5

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So sorry I really feel for you, such a sad time for you xxx My mum has had a series of strokes and now has seizures daily. She needs so much support which I give unconditionally. Sometimes I think running is my only escape.

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Thanks and sorry Huffinpuffer

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Very sorry about your mum’s passing Papillon. You did her proud. Bless you. Your mum’s at peace now. My condolences to you and your family.

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Thanks Agelesslass

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Well done you 🥇⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sorry about your Mum, glad you were able to make her proud. Thinking of you and yours xx

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Thanks ButtercupKid

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So so sorry to hear of your loss. It's something we all have to go through but it's great that she knew you had become a runner a legacy for you now. I'm sure it will spur you on on those rainy days when none of us want to go out!!!

good luck to you

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Thanks Fuggs

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So sorry for your loss Papillon17

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Thanks 101susie

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💐 and a ((hug)) for you, (and to the other runners going through this) . Papillon, huge well done for graduating. It will have done your mum so much good to have seen you doing this program and achieving so much. The running can help you like jellylegs said, when it gets tough xx

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Thanks grumpyoldgirl

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have been in my thoughts since I read your original post.

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Thanks RosemaryandParsley

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So sorry to hear about your mum she will be as proud of you as you are of her. Hope you can continue with your running if you feel like it 😊🙏🙏

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Even expected, it’s such a shock. As my friend said to me, “Oh dear, we are the grownups now.” Amidst it all, so glad you graduated and she knew. Love all around. 💕

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Thanks Granspeed

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Oh no. So,so sorry for your loss. I was just thinking about you earlier as we are very close together in the programme. Your Mum must have been very proud of you. I am planning my graduation run this morning and you will remain in my thoughts as I ( hopefully) make my way round. Once again, my sincere condolences. Xx

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Thanks Greysixty

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My thoughts and prayers are with you ❤️

Congratulations on graduating, your mum must've been so proud of you x

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Thanks Running_Giraffe

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So sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy to you x

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Thanks Jen302

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Sad to hear about your mum, go easy on yourself now, take care

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Thanks Edlene

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I'm so sorry to hear what has happened although we all know that we have to experience these sad events during our lives. Like many of the posters above I am a great believer in the therapeutic power of exercise/the outdoors/nature. My passion has always been horses and over the years many a tear has been shed into my horse Sparky's mane during quiet rides in the woods. It definitely helped to have that peaceful mental processing time which running gives us as well. Take care of yourself (I'll bet that's what your lovely Mum would be saying too)

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Thanks Runner_and_rider

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Sincere condolences in your loss💕

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Thanks Tonkabella

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Bless her and you. That was obviously the news she was waiting to hear before knowing she could leave you. She must have had faith in you all this time to complete the course.

Very sorry for your loss but well done for graduating and making her proud.

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Thanks Bexstone17

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So pleased you were able to share your acheivement with her in time. 💛 sending you strength at this difficult time.

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Thanks GoGo_JoJo

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So very sorry for your loss ❤️

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Thanks SeeJillRun

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I am so sorry to hear this. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

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Thanks Poochpotato

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Sorry for you loss. Your mum will always be with you and perhaps especially when you run. I took up running after my mum died as a way of chanelling my grief and being fitter - it still keeps me going. Thinking of you. X

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Thanks Slinkymalinki

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So sorry, Papillon. You have been in my thoughts as I ran this weekend. Difficult as it is I’m pleased that she was at peace. Look after yourself xx

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Thanks molly1973

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It sounds as if you and your mum had a great connection - and you know, that will continue, I’m sure. I bet she’ll be with you in spirit on your runs ❤️

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Thanks TigerBiscuit

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So sorry to hear of your loss, but so lovely that you made your Mum proud one last time. Big hugs xx

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Thank you Franglaise

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So sorry to hear your sad news. Take care of yourself. xxx

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Thanks SmashedPotato

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So very sorry to hear your news. Condolences to you and your family.

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Thanks Anniemurph

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So sorry and she must have been proud of you.

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Thanks CatMo13 I think she was

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So sorry. It’s lovely that you had a chance to share your graduation with her.

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Thank you Ladyvickster

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♥ 🤗

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