So this morning I completed my first ever 5K at Yorks Race For Life. I ran with my friend and we spurred each other on to run the whole thing and finish in 37 minutes, which is a miracle to think that only 7 weeks ago I struggled with 60 second intervals.
It wasn't easy by any means, it was very hot and we missed the warm up because the queue for the loos was about a mile long. At one point (about 4.5k) I was convinced I was going to be sick the second I stopped, which spurred me on to keep running if I'm honest. Anyway that feeling past and we even managed a sprint finish.
Someone on this lovely site gave me a tip of being at the back of the joggers and the front of the walkers and this worked really well, I think we'd have gone off too quickly if we'd have seen the runners in front of us.
I feel incredibly proud of my friend and I, we're half thinking of signing up for the Jane Tomlinson 10k, which is in 2 months time. It'll be a lot of hard work to do it, and I think we'd allow ourselves a 60 second walk every 2k or something, instead of running it all, but I suppose that's what trainings for!
Anyway, if I can run a whole 5k then anyone can!
It's now time for a celebratory Sunday roast and a nap!