Hi all, I don't normally post but just wanted to say thank you for all the posts I have read whilst training for my 10k road race that was today! Just wanted to share my story as I relate to how many people feel through this journey. When I first started running I couldn't run more than 2 mins without it really making my legs ache ,wanting to cry and having to stop , I gradually built up to ten, fifteen, twenty mins etc and it took a few months to be able to run 5k without stopping. My legs still ache now but I embrace it and understand that that's part of it for me! Nothing beats that feeling of achievement once you have completed your run. I have been doing the park run since last august which is filled with lovely people and is a great way to get your run in surrounded by support! And running with an experienced runner friend of mine gradually I have has helped me improve my time! I'll never be the fastest runner and sometimes I have a wobble about whether I am a proper runner and fight the negativity that runs through my mind about whether I can get this done. However I have been training and did manage a couple of 10ks before today's race, however this was the acid test and I did it in 1hr and 5 mins and I'm truly delighted and so glad I've stuck with this! I've realised that my legs will always ache and I have to dig really deep but running past those marker signs today and crossing that finish line was just the best feeling in the world! I guess what I'm trying to say is that we are all capable of pushing through and achieving our goals in the end! I will be training to do the half marathon in October but I'll still be reading your inspirational posts! Stick with it and I know you'll all get there ! Thanks again for your help and for inspiring me with your story's and posts!!!