W9R3 --------- Done. Like really really DONE!

So I am a lurker and all this time I just read other blog posts and kept wondering if I would actually be able to run the whole way. I was worse than a couch potato and W1R1 was a total shock to me. Why the heck do folks run I asked myself?? What on earth are you doing out here Kay was my other question. Well I could not quit because I had opened my big mouth and convinced my closest friend to run as well. She called after run 1 and sounded so optimistic I figured...drat gotta do at least W1R2 before I quit. That way I look like I tried. Long story short I stuck it out and by week 4 I was totally elated with my progress. I mean I could run for longer than 90 seconds and not call an ambulance.. Who knew such was possible.

About three weeks ago I know I was well on my way to becoming a "runner". The temperature was dropping in Chi town and I was STILL heading out to run. Pinched myself a lot of days.

Today is a "balmy" 30 degrees with crazy winds and I STILL DID IT!!!!!!!! Wow. I have never felt so proud of myself. And I have this community to thank. reading other peoples experiences made each week seem possible. How, I had no idea but someone out there was doing it and I darn well was going to try. Now on to the next thing. Working on speed and stamina.


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9 Replies

  • WELL DONE Kay - not only for completing the course, but getting round to blogging too. This is such a fab site, there is no way I'd still be going without it!

  • How brilliant are youi! Fantastic achievement - only only us totally unfit couldn't do W1R1 people can truly appreciate how far we have come. 30 - is that C or F?

  • Sorry I forget this is an international community here. It is 30F.

  • Beautifully done, Kay!! You should be incredibly proud of your accomplishment and even more proud of yourself!! YOU DID IT!!

    Bask in the glory of your success and request that beautiful "Graduate" badge to go up there by your name!! You have certainly earned it!!

    Keep Running!! :-)


  • Great stuff, Kayrowe! It's amazing what we can achieve, isn't it? :)

  • Thanks so for the kind words everyone. I am STILL grinning at everything and everyone. So happy I could burst.

  • Well done Kayrowe an inspiration to us all, congratulations enjoy your gradulation and keep running :-)

  • Well done Kay, it's an amazing feeling isn't it - you should be very proud of yourself and your achievement. Hopefully now that you have written your first blog you will keep updating us with your adventure :-)

  • Congratulations, Kay - what a great achievement!

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