I finally did it!

Well, after 16 months of training, multiple injuries, physical therapy, 2 different podcast series and lots of insecurity, I finally completed my goal of running a 5K today! I actually set a PR in the process!

I had started in July 2012 and made it as far as Week 8 Run 3 when I had to quit due to severe pain in my groin. I tried restating the program several times but never quite made it all the way through.

However, this time I completed all the podcasts and then did a 33 minute run and then finally a 35 minute run and even went a bit beyond 5K. I'm very proud of myself but need to quickly transition to a new goal since the dream of graduating from the podcast series and completing a 5K for the first time in my life at age 53 has sustained me. I'll need to sign up for a race and try the bridge podcasts.

Anyway, if I could do it with my many serious setbacks, you can too!

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  • Wow good for you. It's inspirational reading posts like yours. I am still to reach my 5 km goal. I run a quest were every 6 weeks, we sign up to personal goals. You are welcome to join us anytime. Well done In spite of all your setbacks.

  • Thanks! How do I join the quest group? I am so goal oriented that I'm really worried I will be directionless and lose all motivation to run.

  • Hi saelewis, well done on your achievement. You would need to type in your question to Realfoodclub in the "reply to this" box on her post. That way she'll be notified of your reply. Otherwise she'd have to come across it by scanning all the posts & there are so many sometimes she may miss it. The quest thing is really great because you just give yourself a goal & once you've posted it, it just seems to motivate you. To find out more type in Xmas quest in the search box. Good luck

  • Well done, you did it!

  • Congratulations on your achievement, especially with all the setbacks :)

  • Congratulations, Have you thought about signing up for parkrun that would give you a goal every week you could even set yourself the goal of completing every parkrun in your region or look for a 10k for early next year and sign up for that to keep you focussed

  • Thanks for all the congratulations and encouragement. I'd love to sign up for parkrun but as I am located in the U.S. that would be challenging. However, I am signed up for a run on Dec. 15 and ran 5K today and almost that on Wednesday. I listened to cardo workout music on Pandora today while using Runkeeper and it worked quite well!

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