Fab First 5k

Fab First 5k

Well, WOW, what a feeling! I am still on a high several hours after completing my first 5K. I read all your comments before I set out and was feeling that I couldn't possibly let you all down! It was hot and sunny so I solved the mascara issue by wearing big sunglasses! My family was with me to cheer me on and it was great!

I started out slowly and gradually found my pace and just kept going. The last one-fifth was hard, because I hadn't fun that far before. My legs were ok but my breathing was a bit laboured. So I slowed it down for a short while and that helped. I hadn't known beforehand but there is a not particularly steep but very long hill along the circuit that I had to go up twice, so that was a bit of a "oh dear" moment. But when I saw I was in the "home straight" as it were, I got a second wind and sped up a little.

I did the obligatory hands in the air celebration and it was wonderful! I had no idea how long it would take me but my time was 37.52 and I am thrilled to bits with that!

Thanks for all your support and to all those along the journey, keep going because the feeling you get when you achieve your goal is absolutely amazing.

27 Replies

  • FANTASTIC!! Well done, what a fab photo & wow what a great time for your first 5K.

    I bet you haven't been able to wipe that smile off your face all day long. X ☺☺

  • Thanks very much. Still smiling!

  • Brilliant :) :)

    You look amazing. Like you've only just set off, not ran 5k in hot weather!!!!!

    That time is not too dissimilar to my first 5k too (which I was rather chuffed with).

    Really, really well done.

    I hope you are now having something nice to drink ................

  • Thank you. Yes on the vino! I shall have to keep doing it as it feels so good!

  • Brilliant Lynda ! A massive Well done to you, you did fantastic ! I bet you have got the bug now and will be looking for your next one ha ha :-)

    Love the photo,and I love your celebration. Its just an amazing feeling crossing that finishing line arms in air , cant beat it ! :-)

    You look so happy ! :-)

    Congratulations ! xxx

  • Thanks very much. A very happy day. You are right I shall have to keep doing it now!

  • Well done to you.

    Fab pic. So pleased for you and your time is great.


  • Thank you

  • well done you and a good time too :D definitely cause for celebration .

  • Thanks very much

  • Well done!

  • That's brilliant Lynda, well done you, and that time, fantastic, had your billy whizz legs on! Fab picture! That's something I haven't done yet, but have a plan to aeroplane my way across a finish line soon, you see I told you, that smile, how gorgeous are you! 😄

    You'll want to do that again, and again, and again.......and again........


  • Thanks so much for your support. I am still smiling!

  • Fantastic! Well deserved huge smiles and post-achievement high. Well done indeed :)

  • Thanks for your kind words

  • Fantastic! You look great crossing that finish line. Proud of you fellow c25ker and what an awesome time. X

  • Thanks a lot. It's an awesome experience!

  • What a great pic, you look fab. That's a great first 5K time, you should feel very proud, well done. The first of many I reckon x :-)

  • Thanks I am very proud. Will definitely be keeping going!

  • You did it ! YOU !! Very well done and what a great picture to remember the event with. Hope you will keep it up now....

  • Thank you for your kind words. Yes will be keeping it up!

  • Wow! Amazing! Well done you! How come you're not all red and sweaty?!?! You look sooo happy too 😅

  • The closeups are sweaty! A very happy day!

  • That's brilliant, I particularly admire you on the 2 x hill as they are still my hate and I specifically try and route my run to avoid them.

  • Thank you - yes the hills were a bit of a shock - I think maybe not knowing in advance was a good thing as I may have stressed about that a lot! Thanks very much for your kind words.

  • Many many congratulations Lynda, that's brilliant. Well done! :) That's almost exactly the same time I did my first 5k in and, if I remember rightly, I was wearing exactly the same coloured kit too. :D

    Edit: Forgot to say, that's a fab photo. Definitely one for the mantlepiece x

  • Thanks a lot. Still feeling wonderful the day after! Nice to get to my age and accomplish something I never would have thought possible!

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