Face as pink as my trainers but am I happy?

Face as pink as my trainers but am I happy?

For the second time this week I have run 5k without stopping - this time with hills! Slow as a tortoise but the park was so beautiful. Wanted to do a selfie because I felt so proud of myself but found I couldn't do one on the phone I use as an mp3 player - so accosted a stranger putting her dog back into her car. She asked if she could know my age - 57 and three quarters I said. Didn't I feel so proud!

Another first as well - I high-fived another runner. A Boldmere Bullet just starting her run as I was struggling up my last hill.

Ran with Laura on the Stepping Stones podcast, rewound after 20 minutes. I am really glad I found both the NHS C25K podcasts and this forum. Reading everyone else's achievements has helped me maintain my enthusiasm when the mojo has run out the door without me.

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  • well done on your run. A lovely picture :) however you don't look like you have just done a hilly 5km rather a nice stroll around the park.

  • Great post and pic!!Gives me encouragement!!!

  • Wow a great run and a great photo, you look as fresh as a daisy. Be proud of your achievements, and of your age, your fab x ;-)

  • Well done Moonie, you look amazing, you are amazing !

    You should be soo chuffed with yourself after that !

    Fab stuff ! :-) xxx

  • Brilliant Moonmar. You look like you're just about to go for a run not like you've just finished one. Enjoy your weekend

  • Excellent work, well done that girl, I like high 5- ing its fun! :) great photo you are right to be proud of that achievement :)

  • Nice togs! You don't look pink at all, apart from your very attractive feet!

  • Looking great Moonmar - what a great feeling!

  • Lovely pic, you dont look pink at all! Well done on your runs, do you mean you rewound Stepping Stones and did it twice? Hardcore you are, proper hardcore!

  • I needed Laura's company to get me through the whole run. There is no way I can do 5k in 30 minutes. I think the fastest I have ever done it - and that was a parkrun run/walk - was 39 minutes.

  • Well done for showing that age is no barrier Moonmar

  • Way to go Moons! You're doing really well. I love that name "Boldmere Bullets"! Fantastic.

    I'm 57 too. We're flying the flag here for mature runners. I think Baz might well be the oldest and he's off running round NZ at the moment.

  • Just brilliant - well done.

    And don't you look fab too :) xx

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