So it's a day later than I expected to post given the blogs were down yesterday (and still seem to be a bit wonky), but now I am posting and my badge is next to my name!! Woohoo...
To say I am pleased with myself is a little understated. What I am also pleased with is the fact that in the final week, with each run I pushed myself further. I was able to build speed each time and ended my final run on my personal best. I learned a few things along the way; how to increase my stride and how to give a little more propulsion.
In anticipation of graduating, I created a playlist and had it eagerly waiting to try after graduation. However, I decided to give it a go on my last run. A couple of things happened, the run didn't seem as long, my speed increased and yet I didn't seem as tired. I honestly have to say I missed Laura telling me how many minutes in I was though. But I loved listening to my own style of music. To add to the greatness of my final run, in the foreground I had the men's triathlon on the TV.. and I was running with men on the last leg of their journey... it was so inspiring.
Thanks NHS for getting me running. Thanks for all the words of encouragement along the way fellow C25Kers, I honestly would have given up this journey without the shared triumphs and struggles this community offers.
Now onto my next leg in the journey... increasing speed, getting to complete 5K, signing up for my first race and venturing into the great outdoors for my runs. I am slightly concerned that I am going on holidays in two days and worried about my level of commitment, given I am a closet runner with no access to a treadmill