New found confidence after discovering I am a real runner after all - my first sub 30 min 5K!

I had a mini epiphany at my RfL 10K on Saturday.

Before the start of the race, we were asked to join one of three groups: Walkers, joggers or runners. There was some debate among our group as to whether we were joggers or runners. After much deliberation, and with reluctance on my part, we decided to join the runners group.

It was so the right choice. I more than held my own with the other runners and, carried along with the surge of the other ladies, I finished with a very respectable time of 57mins.

Whoop whoop, after nine months of being utterly convinced that I was pretending to be a runner, I finally realised that NO, I truly am a real runner.

On the back of this realisation, I went out tonight and smashed my recent 5K time, completing the distance in 29 mins 30 secs. Funny how much of a psychological element there is to this game :-)

11 Replies

  • Well done Saruma! 2 great achievements this week and it's only Wednesday!

  • Congratulations! Fab times you must be really chuffed. Amazing feeling isn't it when you realise you are a real runner!

  • Many congratulations. Of course you are a runner and a sub one hour 10k runner at that. That's SOOOOO impressive and something I would aspire to. Respect. :)

  • Well done a couple of great times.

    I would say anyone who can confront a 10K 'faster than walk' event is definitely a runner. Though I do share your thought, when do I become a runner, not a jogger. (I hate the term 'jogger' it has such a stereotype associated with it.)

  • Fantastic! I'm on week 2 run 2 and these kinds of posts make me feel even more excited about the prospect of one day being able to confidently say that I am a runner to!

    You are the person I see whizz past me and who I aspire to be, you are certainly a runner.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Amazing! Well done you. Xx

  • Well done you, that's pretty amazing!

  • What a great confidence booster. Well done you. :-)

  • Brilliant! Hope you are proud of yourself - you deserve to be!

  • must be elated, well done!

  • Fantastic Saruma! Great times and a great achievement!! Well done you!! :-)

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