Well did my 5k run for our Tri For Life relay team and was waiting for my time to tell you all as Miss Garmin ran out of battery half way around. Well our team finished in 1.46.19 which was 144th out of 255 competitors! Very happy with that and hopefully can get individual event times later on today. Great day out for all the family, especially as it was literally on my back door!

Hadn't done a 5k for ages and I was determined to run it all which I did, even in that 2pm heat yesterday! Has given me the bug again so back on line today to look for my next event (no charity ones this time).

We have had numerous discussions here in the past about friends and family not encouraging you or being interested in your running. Well the BEST news from my weekend is that my darling husband was there to see me run for the first time and actually cheered me up the very tough hill finish. He told me last night that he didn't realise how much it meant to me and he was very impressed that I have kept it up and he enjoyed the day. He said it was nice that I had something to do for myself. He also said I was a great roll model for our children.........lumpy throat!! So happy that the penny has dropped with DH.

Hope you all had a good weekend and are enjoying this lovely Indian Summer.

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  • Yay! Take it that means you managed to scrape together enough money to compete? Yesterday was so hot wasn't it? Too hot for running! Great news about DH, that's some lovely words he said, would have given me a lump in my throat too :) looking forward to see if you get a split time, darn Miss Garmin going flat!

  • Just got the split time, 34.26 really happy with this, have aimed to keep my 5K under 35! Transition was only 1.13 which is good too!

  • That's a fab time :) well done x

  • Yes really pleased as training was rubbish!

  • aww.. that's so lovely that your husband was there to cheer you on and realises how much running means to you! Well done, Nelly :-)

  • Well done :) so glad you were able to compete :) it is great you had family there with you. Lovely words indeed from DH :)

    Congratulations on your time.

    Have you found your next event?

    Happy running :)

  • Thanks net68, have been scouring for next event but only thing I can find is a duathlon in 10 days at Silverstone which sounds great but my bike partner can't make it......might have to take up cycling now!

  • That's brilliant - well done!

  • Oh fantastic. How lovely for you to get such affirmation from your OH. Sounds like you've well and truly revived your love of running. :)

  • Yes Am I am feeling more confident again and hoping I can keep it up without any more IC or set backs. Scouring now for next event......

  • Glad you were able to take part after all and it sounds as though you had a great run in the heat! How lovely that your OH has come to appreciate what running means to you.

  • Thanks Ully, it was no fun when DH scowled as he had to mind the kids again so hopefully that will all change now!

  • Hells Bells Nells ! So glad that common sense prevailed in the end and you competed , brilliant stuff !

    Sounds like a great team effort by you all and plus you and your family had a fab day out . Double Brucie Bonus ! :-D

    Oh that bit at the end with your hubby made me well up to be honest, how lovely.

    Sniff , gulp, wheres mi'hankie :-)

    Amazing, Well done Nelly ! xxx

  • Ah thanks pp, where would I be without this forum, probably a stone heavier and on a couch still!! Might even get the DH running! Will chose carefully next time and no charity pressures!

  • Awesome work there Nelly, and dead chuffed that your hubby went along too and what lovely words from him. High fives all round then :)

  • Thanks MM I am still grinning widely and happy wifey! You see us gals are easily pleased all we need is a few kind words! :) :)

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