Couch to 5K

1st Park Run

Hi,

Today I completed a park run of 5k, my first, in just under 50mins.... not the most impressive time but as I live with rheumatoid arthritis and have only just got back into running a bit I am chuffed. The run is a 2 looper and on both loops I walked the one hilly part and ran/jogetted the rest. I will stick with the park run because there are others there who morally support you on your way round and this has helped me run the route rather than walk it.

I'd like to thank your good selves for your positive forum because I have drawn from this over the past few weeks and it is what has given me a little umph to my notion to getting running again so THANK YOU! 😎

I don't follow the NHS podcast/recorded 9 week programme cos I don't have an MP3 player or phone that will play the recordings as I run so I tune into you guys and draw on your positiveness. Thanks again for being out there.

All the best

Ali

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Good on you Ali-H. Dont be concerned about the time, just take joy from the fact you did it! Brilliant start to your weekend👍🏼

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Well done - a fantastic achievement with rheumatoid arthritis! Post whenever you want, there'll always be someone on here to cheer you on!

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Well done :-

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Well done :-)

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Well done -completing a 5k is my ambition - and I would be delighted with 50 minutes!!

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That is a fantastic achievement, huge well done :)

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'Today I completed a park run of 5k' You could stop right there and it would be impressive enough Ali :) But to do it with RA...well, I bet Usain Bolt would cry like a baby if he had to run with that condition so please be very proud of what you did. I know I am darned impressed and will remember this when I next feel that a run is 'getting too hard'. My hat is genuinely off to you. :)

Well done Runner! :)

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You'd be surprised... my Dad is 82 and has RA (late onset) and runs. But he does take his scary medication...

Which is absolutely not to take anything away from Ali_H's achievement - RAs a variable beast, and I am delighted to hear of another runner around my pace.

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Well done Ali, that is a fantastic achievement and you should be very proud of yourself ! :-) xxx

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Thanks guys... I am quietly chuffed and feel my weekend is a success already 😎

And Dwynne you keep going cos your day will surely come! 🏃🏽

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Wow! 'nuff said :)

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Well done 👏👏👏

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