I've done it!!

I've completed the C25K plan! I've stuck at it and achieved my goal when I never thought I could.

I always told myself I wasn't a runner, no stamina. My confidence and self esteem has been so low for so long and now at last I'm beginning to think there are doors opening for me. This is largely down to the community on here, the encouragement and support has been awesome! Inspiring too!

Everyone has difficulties to overcome and reading the blogs about the obstacles some of you have had to face, physical health problems, confidence issues, bereavement, social anxiety and still you have taken them head on and achieved your goals. This has been a major motivator to me.

This sounds really cheesy but at the end of one of my hardest runs I saw the most vibrant rainbow I have ever seen and I thought "yes I'm going to reach my pot of gold" Sorry that's really bad isn't it!

This is the first step for me now, parkruns, Race for life, 10k, half marathon, marathon! Bring it on! I'm even thinking about getting a bike! Good luck to everyone starting out on this and all I can say is if I can do it anyone can!


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  • Congratulations Gridlet!

    What an inspiring post too. Do make sure to come back and tell us how you're getting on post-graduation - it sounds as if you will be doing plenty of running!

  • Thankyou! Yes I will!

  • Wow well done! Thats an inspirational post and I needed this this morning! :D

  • Thankyou! Good luck to you!

  • That's fantastic well done graduate! There's really no stopping you now! :)

  • Thankyou! It's nice to see that badge isn't it?

  • It's really amazing how much this programme can change your outlook on life. Great blog Gridlet!

  • Thankyou Jenson! It's unbelievable isn't it?

  • Many many Congratulations thats fantastic!

  • Thankyou so much!

  • Well done :) Don't forget to get your graduate badge ;)

  • Thankyou! Yes, got it now!

  • Congratulations :D

  • Thankyou:)

  • Stupendous achievement... Well done on doing this for yourself. Onward and upward now...

  • Aah Thankyou!

  • Congratulations! Welcome to the graduate club :)

  • Thankyou! I'm honoured!

  • Hey, Gridlet, you beat me :-) Congratulations on finishing and I am seriously impressed by your future plans.


  • Ha ha! I'd have to get up early to beat you Duncan! Thankyou so much, the sky's the limit now!

  • Congratulations! What an achievement, and what an inspiration!

    Well done


  • Thankyou Jane!

  • Congratulations!! Great feeling isn't it?! I love the image of the pot of gold - you have achieved something 'priceless' - fitness and confidence (doubly cheesy , but why not?!)

  • Thankyou Tapira! It's wonderful! I agree, a bit of cheese doesn't do any harm!

  • Hi Gridlet ... and that was fantastic and not at all cheesey to me! :) We see signs along the way all the time ... most of the time we don't notice ... maybe now you are seeing that you can do great things ... just follow the signposts ... or in your case ... The Rainbow! :)

    Power to you ... there is so much misery around that it is so refreshing to read a post so full of possitivity and inspiration! :)

    Do stay in touch with the forum as it is great to see how you can progress after starting this great program. Way to go Girl! :)

  • Thankyou so much Powerhealer! I agree, we don't always see the signs even when they're staring us in the face! Perhaps we have to be more open and receptive, I know I do!

  • Well done Gridlet! What a lovely blog post, I'm really happy for you :-)

  • Thankyou for that!

  • Huge congrats! Great blog, now keep at it (the running and the blogging) :)

  • Thankyou! Will do!

  • Congratulations Gridlet, great to chase rainbows :) It's lovely to read how enthusiastic you are to reach new goals. Keep us updated

  • sorry, posted this twice, so I've deleted one. pc hiccup

  • Thankyou blue boots! I will!

  • Congratulations! Keep blogging :)

  • Thankyou! I will!

  • That's brilliant news, well done ! I'm very happy for you - love reading how good people feel on graduating :-)

  • That was a lovely post. Many many congratulations to you!

  • Sorry only just seen this, WELL DONE!!!! what a lovely post and keep at it now. The sky's the limet! x

  • Aah thanks! Xx

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