I’m a little numb. How did that happen? 🤔😀🤔😀🤔
On June 11th this year I set out on my C25K journey and was thrilled to bits to be able to run for 1 minute 8 times. I graduated on August 10th. 🏃♀️🏅
Slowly but surely I worked my way to 5k, became a parkrun addict, started building my distance through 6k, 7k, 8k and 9k, with no dramas at all. Just lots of snails. 🐌🐌🐌
My snails have made this all possible, so today I rounded up my most trusted slow 🐌 and headed out. It was dank, grey, on and off rain and still mild enough to wear my bonkers running lady vest and crop leggings. No jacket required (hi Phil Collins 👋👋).
I can truthfully say I found the run almost easy. Not one gremlin, never a doubt in my mind I wouldn’t complete it. My breathing wasn’t an issue at all. 👍
Almost 3 circuits of my regular 3.7k route. Slightly tired legs from 8.5k onwards, but nothing really. My music gave up around the same time, so there was a momentary panic that MMR might have stopped too. Thankfully the friendly lady piped up that I’d run for 8.75k and I was able to trot merrily to my goal. I uttered a rather loud “yessss” and did the obligatory fist pump at 10k just as a gazelle streaked past me!
I kept running to get back to my car, retrieve my patient dog and take her for a celebratory walk, curtailed a bit by the heavens opening big style! 💦 💦 💦
Clearly I could run faster (not even breathing heavily at the end), but do I want to? I love my runs. I enjoy trotting along taking in the familiar lovely scenery, and I have no competitive streak at all, just with myself sometimes. So I’m going to start ju-ju’s plan next week and get to 10k all over again - see what happens. 😀
I’m volunteering at parkrun this weekend. My little pins might grumble after their effort today! 🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃🏃
I’m grinning widely. I’ve run 10k. I really have and it’s all pretty surreal! 🎉🏃♀️🎉🏃♀️🎉
Sorry this is so long. I was meaning to keep it concise. Fat chance! 😅😀😀😅
You guys have helped massively with all your support, so thank you all! ❤️