After graduating 2 weeks ago, I decided to go out of my comfort zone and do back to back 5Ks over the weekend. I live in the Middle East and there aren't many running friendly locations accessible easily. I usually run in my residential compound along the road.
There is an abandoned runway in the city where I live and loads of running enthusiasts gather there by the night to run, train and compete. For the first time, I was confident to go out and run with a colleague. We did 6k in 37mins. My feet were numb after 5k mark but having company of a colleague really pushed my limits. It was tiring but I enjoyed it.
Next evening, I took it out on the treadmill and ran 5k in 32"18'. Treadmill allowed better management of pace. The run was a mixture of steady jog with bouts of sprints. My shins hurt real bad today but I am proud to have managed 2 back-to-back 5Ks.