Back with a BOOM!!!

I have spent the last 6 months only ever blogging about my miserable aches and pains. Not anymore folks, I am back with a boom, and no more sulking!

I have at last managed to get my aches and pains under control ('Run & Roll' works for me), and am up to running twice a week again. Three times next week.

That all said, in the past 3 weeks I have managed to run 10K for the first time. (I just threw caution to the wind and went for it). Then today I have just been out for a nice flat 5K around Emberton Park. Two highlights today;

1) I overtook a couple of cyclists. Really, I did. They passed me earlier on, as you would expect, then I found that I was as good as pacing with them. (How slow can you ride a bike?). Within a mile I was right up behind them, then past. They soon passed me again, probably too ashamed!

2) Then to put the icing on the cake, a new 5K PB of 24:49 (7 second improvement). So pleased with that. I broke 25 mins about 8 months ago, and have got no nearer than 40 seconds since. I was starting to wonder if Endomondo was lying to me. But nope, today I really did it. So pleased with that.

I'm back up and running again folks, bring on the summer :-)


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8 Replies

  • Brilliant! It must feel great to be back out there.

  • It sure is. Running has become a great release and unwind. It was frustrating when I was down to 1 run a week, and suffering. I feel so good today :-)


  • Well done, sir; you, understandably, seem so very happy to be back running again, after such a long lay-off, which must have been frustrating to say the least!

    Sounds like a great run you had: congratulations! :-)

  • WOW! That's an amaaaaaazing 5K time Nerdio? Jeeeez! AND you ran a 10'er. Well done. You are certainly back with a BANG BANG BANG!!

  • Thanks. I really feel that I am back in the zone!

  • After a while I just felt I had to go for the overtake. They were the slowesf cyclists ever!

  • That is so fantastic, well done you, and your 5k PB...WTF thats amazing, stuff of dreams for me...a huge well done :)

  • Running that fast -- do you get windburn??? :) Good for you -- but don't hurt yourself in your new found enthusiasm!! :)

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