Hi everyone, I started c25k 10 weeks ago & I did it to raise money & said I'd do a parkrun on 14/11/15. I've posted a couple of times as I had a really bad chest 2-3 weeks ago & at the beginning I really didn't believe I would ever be able to run for even 5 minutes let alone 5k. I did my last run on Tuesday & did 3.2k in the 30 mins with Laura, my legs were really aching & i'd really pushed myself, so I was very nervous about the 5k yesterday. I did the parkrun at Hanley, and gosh it's not easy. I've been used to running on flat surfaces but there were plenty of inclines that I found so hard. But, I ran the whole 5k! I finished in 47.09, which I know is slow, and I was last! But to be able to run for 47 mins when i'd only just got to 30, I'm pleased with that! And I survived, which is always nice 😊 I'm really aching today, my ankles were really sore yesterday & today it's my hips, but I'm going to continue building up slowly and not push myself for another 5k for a few weeks, until I feel ready. Thanks for the support on here, oh and if anyone is contemplating a parkrun but doesn't know if they will be accepted by all the excellent runners, well I found them to be lovely, when people passed me they were shouting encouragement, the volunteers were excellent, and I got a lovely big cheer when I finished! So go for it!!
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