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.
What can I say: Thank you for all the support... - Couch to 5K
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
Oh wow! What a day. I saw your post this morning and was interested to read more. How wonderful that your mum knew you completed C25K. So sorry to hear you had this health scare. Sincerely hope that’s behind you now. I started in the summer & still have 2 runs left but have had a bad cold then chest infection so it run since the end of October. I think I will show my family the medal site - will make a lovely ‘surprise’ Xmas gift 🎁