I am so over the moon as today I ran my first 5k even though I graduated several weeks ago!
You may have seen my last post about suffering with stich. This time I took the advice that was given to me, altering my posture, slowing it down, pushing out my tummy, watching my breathing. I'd also read that carrying a water bottle always on the one side could have an impact so I ditched that today. I still got a stich but I was able to breath it away and it wasn't severe and didn't last long.
I was running so very slowly but I was really enjoying plodding along and when I got to my usual finish point I thought I want to keep going. So I did, then had fun trying to work out where to run to, which road to go down etc. Finally, I got to a point where I was just too tiered and although I wanted to, I couldn't carry on. Thinking I'd not quite made the 5k I was elated when my Garmin told me I had just done it!!!!
It took me 45 mins to run it but I did it and now I can feel every muscle in my thighs. I started out on this journey in mid June so it's been nearly 5 months to get this far but I don't care because I've done it. I just hope I can do it again now LOL
This forum is awesome, I really don't think I would have stuck with this if it wasn't for everyones support and help & advice. I haven't really told many people that I run as I don't want people to make it a competition ie how far and fast do you go because I do this.... etc Although on here we do discuss distance and time it never feels like we are competing with each other but instead supporting and helping one another and for that I'm really grateful. So a huge thanks to everyone on here you all get a virtual hug (or high 5 if you prefer).
From the girl who never truly believed she would ever be able to run, let alone actualy run a 5k!