Another medal to add to the collection!

Another medal to add to the collection!

Well I did it guys! The great north 5k done and dusted!

What a great morning, the crowds were out in force and the atmosphere was brilliant!

I'm pleased to say the tape helped my shins, not even a twinge from them which is great! But....something happened to my calf, I'm not sure what, but it felt like it was going to pop so I walked for a minute, started up again then had to stop again and stretch it. :-(

It's still giving me grief now but I'm stretching it gently and massaging it so fingers crossed its nothing too bad! Just when my shins were behaving themselves too!

Anyway it didn't spoil the day, I absolutely loved it! My time is 35.37 so not too bad with the two stops and I have my medal and I feel like a kid on Christmas morning!

Thank you so much for all your support on here, it means so much. Oh and I wore the capris!! ;-) x


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14 Replies

  • Congratulations on your achievement Jefna :) Now take good care of that calf ;)

  • Thank you so much!

  • Well done. Really great & a smashing photo too. That's not how I look after running.

  • Haha I don't tend to get the infamous beetroot face but I sweat a lot! Not pretty! Haha. Thank you :-)

  • Well done J ....and wow, what a great pic ! You must be very proud of yourself....and so you should be :) Hope your calf is back to normal soon....take care .

  • Thank you lovely! I loved it! The calf is still niggling a bit but not too bad thankfully

  • Well done, it sounds like you had a great time and I'm with waletta - you look fresh as a daisy in your pic. :-) Sorry to hear about your calf playing up, hope it settles down soon - wouldn't you just know it mine did today too, aghh! Enjoy resting up and perhaps watching the GNR tomorrow?

  • Thank you! Ahhh no, is it the same injury?? How did you get on yesterday?

  • Well done you! Hope that medal is the first of many..... look after that calf; more tape needed??


  • Thank you Sue. Yes I think I might try the tape on my calf and just do an short easy run tomorrow

  • Great feeling isn't it completing the 5k, what next?

  • Thank you! Well watching the GNR this morning, I would love to do that but maybe try a 10k first! Haha

  • Well done!! Great pic, you are looking very fresh :-) if you anything like me I keep looking at my medal and smiling!

  • Ah thank you and well done to you again! Yes I keep looking at it and showing it off to my family! :-)

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