Hello everyone, well I finally ran week 9 run 3 yesterday. I'm so happy and proud of myself for achieving what I thought was impossible. It has been a long road, with an injury right at the very start but after a month's rest I started the programme again. My target was to finish before Christmas, but life and the weather got in the way however what better day to graduate - New Year's Day!!! I must admit that I had a tear in my eye towards the end of the run. This fantastic programme which I stumbled across has literally changed my life. I feel healthier, fit for the first time in years AND I have lost loads of weight! What a result! When people look at me and tell me I look fantastic and notice how much weight I've lost, I feel so happy. I wouldn't say I've particularly enjoyed going out in the wind and rain and ice the last few months but boy has it been so worth it!! I know this is just the start - the story is not going to end here. My next challenge is to run 5k in 30 minutes, I'm nowhere near that yet. After that, I will build on speed and distance and maybe sign myself up for a race. I would just like to thank everyone here for all their words of advice and encouragement. You kept me going when I was at my lowest and shared in my moments of joy after reaching a particular milestone. I think the highlight was going for my penultimate run on Christmas Day. Anyway, thank you - I couldn't have done it without you! I am so proud to say I'm a RUNNER!!