Finally ran 5k!

Yesterday while on holiday in the heat of the French sun I finally ran 5k! Didn't set out to do it but was running on a straight (if undulating ) road through a forest in rural Brittany and realised I had the stamina to carry on and run the last bit I had planned as my cool down walk - and I did. 3,2 miles achieved in 39 minutes 40 secs. Not fast but my first ever 5 k a few weeks after graduation and I am dead proud of it!! Feel a fully fledged couch to 5ker now and in March when I started I struggled to run the one minute sessions! Look at me now running 5k on my holidays and loving it!

And yes a celebratory Breton cidre was had after!!

15 Replies

  • Well done Hilary!!!

  • Brilliant HilaryC well done!!!! what a lovely place to do the 5km. And that's a great time for your first 5k, particularly in the heat so give yourself a pat on the back 👍

  • Fantastic Hilary! Sounds a beautiful place to do your first 5k - that's one to remember with a smile!😊

  • Fab x well done , and what a lovely first 5 k to remember

  • Well done! It is such a good feeling isn't it? Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  • Brilliant! Well done. Sounded a lovely run too as did the celebratory tipple :-)

  • Well done Hilary! That's quite a milestone!

  • Fabulous and sounds like a gorgeous place to run:) congratulations!!!

  • Brilliant ! Congratulations Hilary, really Well done ! :-) xxx

  • well done. Find a local park run great for improving your pace without the pressure of a race. I have run on holiday but never abroad put my gear in the case and it has stayed there. Very impressed

  • Well done, Congratulations Hillary ☺

  • Congrats HilaryC one proud moment there!

  • Awesome! :) :)

  • Oh you fabulous HilaryC! Congratulations! You must be over the moon. You get that Bretton cider down you 😊 🍻🍸

  • Well done

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