Woo! First post graduation run!

Today was my first run since graduation and Tuesday evenings I usually run with my new running club.

It's very damp and drizzle outside so I was worried about whether or not it would effect my breathing. I am not very confident in my running ability and my running club have picked up on it, so today they firmly told me that I would be running 4 miles/6.4km with a lovely lady and my very experienced marathon running friend. Obviously I could have said no and they would have let me either run with the beginners or run 3miles/5k with some of the other runners but they very warmly and encouragingly pointed out that by changing my mentality into one of a confident runner the running rewards will be endless.

I found the pace comfortable as my two running companions chatted as we run along, before I knew it we were at the 2 mile mark and turning to head for home. The wind was against me for the last 2 miles and I did have to concentrate on my breathing so that I didn't become breathless because of the gusts that kept catching it but I felt good and continued to plod on.

I completed 4 miles/6.4km in 44:44 and I am completely ecstatic with my achievement. I was received by the other runners to a huge round of applause and a pat on the back. It was a nice feeling.

I have two more 3mile/5k runs planned this week then Sunday I am doing a sponsored tandem skydive for charity! Getting nervous now!!

20 Replies

  • Fabulous achievement amen. Congratulations and very impressed with your time. Very jealous as sat here getting fatter by the second nursing my rib. Good luck for the skydive. What charity is it?

  • How's the rib feeling? It's for a local charity called Aiden's walking appeal, he is a 4 year old little boy who was born prematurely and also has cerebral palsy and needs an operation to his hips to enable him to walk. The nhs won't fund the op in our primary care trust :(

  • Rib ok. Thanks. Will try no pain killers tomorrow with a light jog at weekend probably week 1 to establish what the aftermath is... Do you have a just giving page for your skydive?

  • Yes I do. I can be found by searching friends and typing in my full name which is Jenner Moore :) I have a couple of charity's on there but the skydive is for Aiden's walking appeal.

  • All done. Good luck x

  • Wow thank you, that's very kind of you and I really am very grateful :) I am having photos done during my jump so I will post a photo on here once I've done it.

  • That was supposed to say fabulous achievement Jen

  • Lol

  • Very jealous, I've been sticking with the 5k since graduation (but trying some 'threshold' training to up my capacity, perhaps I picked a too easy a week to start on my 10mile training plan) I should grab the bull by the horns and start increasing my runs, you've shown it can be done! :)

  • I am so shocked that I did it and felt comfortable all through the run. My new club obviously knows how to bring out the best in people.

  • 4 miles running ! Sky diving! No stopping you now girl Looks like you struck lucky with your running club - they sound really great bunch

  • Wohoo! Way to go Jen

  • :)

  • They really are a great bunch of people. I will keep everyone posted on how the skydive goes.

  • The thing I find with skydiving, Jenner, is try not to go too fast to start with or you will have trouble breathing... just build your speed up gently until you reach terminal velocity.

    Is there nothing this woman cannot do? We all know the answer to that... Throwing yourself out of an aeroplane is something that everybody should do once in their life. I did a static line jump 25 years ago and it is amazing. Just remember to stop at the right place.

    Good luck. Keep jumping, keep smiling.

  • Its a tandem skydive and I am very nervous but how I look at it is you only live once, and it's one to tick off the bucket list :) I would love to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower but 2014 is all booked up.

  • Fantastic achievement - well done! And now for a Skydive, you're giving the rest of us something to aim at!

  • Oh thank you :)

  • My skydive was cancelled this morning because of the weather. I am gutted but will let everyone know the new date when I do.

  • Wow! Your like Superwoman. Well done.

    I haven't even finished the C25k yet. Oh well...

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